Dortmund Tournament Underway

Dortmund Tournament Underway

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The Dortmund tournament got underway today, with 9-time winner Vladimir Kramnik getting off to a winning start.

Kramnik beat recently crowned Ukrainian champion Ruslan Ponomariov in a King's Indian.

In the other games Hikaru Nakamura and Anish Giri fought out a lively draw, and local hopeful Georg Meier drew with Le Quang Liem.

The tournament runs from 21-31 July, with 26 July being a rest day.  Games start at 3pm local time, except the final round which starts 2 hours earlier.

More information on this double round-robin event can be found at the official website (in German). The live games link is here.

Left to right: Meier, Le Quang Liem, Kramnik, Ponomariov, Giri, Nakamura

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Photo: George Souleidis (official website)

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