Kramnik Secures 10th Dortmund Title

Kramnik Secures 10th Dortmund Title

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 30, 2011, 1:57 PM |
11 | Chess Event Coverage

A draw with Anish Giri in 28 moves was enough for Vladimir Kramnik to secure an incredible 10th Dortmund title with a round to spare.

Kramnik's tournament performance rating so far is well over 2900 Elo, and this has pushed his live rating back to around 2800 Elo and #4 in the rankings.

In the other games in round nine, Hikaru Nakamura finally scored his first win of the event by beating Georg Meier, and Ruslan Ponomariov versus Le Quang Liem ended in a draw.

The standings with one round remaining:

 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2781 7
 Le, Quang Liem  VIE  2715 5
 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  2764
 Giri, Anish  NED  2701
 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2770
 Meier, Georg  GER  2656

 

Kramnik eased his way to an incredible 10th Dortmund title

giri-kramnik 1 rd9.jpg

 

 

Nakamura finally scored his first win

nakamura-meier rd9.jpg

 

 

Ponomariov couldn't make any headway against Le

ponomariov-le quang rd9.jpg

 

 

The final round tomorrow (Sunday 31 July) starts 2 hours earlier than usual at 1pm local time.

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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