Kramnik Keeps Lead In Dortmund

Kramnik Keeps Lead In Dortmund

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Vladimir Kramnik moved one step close to another Dortmund title after drawing with Le Quang Liem in the 8th round.

Le has managed to draw both games with Kramnik at Dortmund, which is no mean feat given Kramnik's excellent form.

Ruslan Ponomariov once again got the better of Hikaru Nakamura to complete a double-victory over the American.

Georg Meier versus Anish Giri was an interesting fight which slowly dissipated into a draw.

The standings after eight rounds:

 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2781
 Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2715
 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2764 4
 Giri, Anish  NED 2701 4
 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2770
 Meier, Georg  GER 2656


Le had an edge against Kramnik but the game ended drawn

le quang-kramnik rd8.jpg



Ponomariov made it 2-0 against Nakmura at Dortmund

ponomariov-nakamura rd8.jpg



Meier and Giri played a hard fought draw

meier-giri 4 - rd8.jpg



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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