Dortmund Round 8: Pono Extends Lead

Dortmund Round 8: Pono Extends Lead

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 24, 2010, 12:49 AM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

Former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov extended his lead to a full point at Dortmund with just two rounds to go.

Ponomariov beat local hope Naiditsch, while both other games were draws in the Catalan. That makes seven Catalans so far in the event!

Is that a smile or a glare? Ponomariov is in fine form at Dortmund (pic by Georgios Souleidis)

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The standings after eight rounds:

Ponomariov, Ruslan   UKR  2734  
Le Quang Liem  VIE  2681  
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE  2761  
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2790 4
Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2684 3
Leko, Peter  HUN  2734  

 

 

 

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