Kramnik loses to Naiditsch

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Dortmund will see a pretty exciting fight for first place this year, because Vladimir Kramnik went down with Black today, against Arkadij Naiditsch. The other three games ended in a draw. Update: Naiditsch-Kramnik with commentary.

A big surprise in this third rond, or actually not really. We know that Naiditsch can beat the very best, which he proved three years ago in the same city. Yesterday he did it against eight times winner and ex-world champion Vladimir Kramnik in a line of the Petroff which wasn't known to be dangerous. This verdict won't really change, but for this some deep computer analysis should be checked.

In the other games not much happened; especially Ivanchuk had something else on his mind apparently. Van Wely-Leko was a correct GM draw which they've played many times before and Gustafsson passed his theory test again, this time against Mamedyarov. And so the last seeded German leads the field together with Leko.

Here are the games of the third round:






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