Dortmund Round Six

Dortmund Round Six

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 22, 2010, 8:50 AM |
11 | Chess Event Coverage

Whatever happens in the remainder of Dortmund 2010, Le Quang Liem has already made a big impact in this elite event.

In round six Quang Liem made former world champion Vladimir Kramnik sweat by establishing a dream knight at d6.  Kramnik eventually managed to reach a drawn ending with rook and bishop versus queen, but it was a close call.

Kramnik feels the heat against Quang Liem (picture by Georgios Souleidis at the official site)

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Mamedyarov had the upper hand against Naiditsch throughout their encounter, but the Azeri failed to land a fatal blow and then proved the maxim "you are only as good as your worst move" in spectacular fashion and resigned immediately.

Leko versus leader Ponomariov saw yet another Catalan played, but Pono never looked in trouble and drew quite comfortably.

The standings after six rounds:

Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2734 4
Le Quang Liem VIE 2681
Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2790 3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2761 3
Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2684
Leko, Peter HUN 2734 2

 

 

 

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