In Dortmund!

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After a week of 'regular holiday' in Berlin I have now arrived at the new location of the grand tour: Dortmund. Here, within a few moments, the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2007 will start, the next super tournament on the calendar after Wijk aan Zee, Morelia/Linares and Sofia. The participants are world champion Kramnik (yes, he plays!), Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Magnus Carlsen, Peter Leko, Arkadij Naiditsch, Evgeny Alekseev (who qualified at the Aeroflot Open) and Viswanathan Anand.

For now I start with a small pictorial report. Very soon there will be videos, of course!

Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

The huge Sparkasse building opposed to the train station

As said before, you have to be a bit crazy

Some window shopping

The main sponsor of the tournament

The playing venue: the Dortmund Theater

The tournament hasn't started yet...

...but the book selling has!

Famous chess commentator Helmut Pfleger, second from the left




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