Fighting Chess In Dortmund

Fighting Chess In Dortmund

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Vladimir kramnik rd6.jpgRound six at the Dortmund tournament produced plenty of fighting chess, but despite some close calls, there were no decisive games.

Vladimir Kramnik (pictured) turned the tables on Ruslan Ponomariov with the black pieces, but the Ukrainian champion held on for a draw.

Hikaru Nakamura won a pawn against Anish Giri, but after a long struggle the points were split.

The encounter between Le Quang Liem and Georg Meier also ended in a draw.

The standings after round six:

 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2781 5
 Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2715
 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2764 3
 Giri, Anish  NED 2701
 Meier, Georg  GER 2656 2
 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2770 2


Kramnik's great form continued, but Ponomariov survived




Nakamura pushed hard but Giri held on




Le failed to close the gap to leader Kramnik

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The tournament runs from 21-31 July.  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.


Photos: Georgios Souleidis (official website)

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