Kramnik Wins Dortmund

Kramnik Wins Dortmund

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 12, 2009, 2:21 PM |
13 | Chess Event Coverage

Going into the last round at Dortmund, Vladimir Kramnik (pictured) only needed a draw to clinch his ninth title.  He did better than that, winning the only decisive game of the round against back-marker Naiditsch to finish a point clear on 6.5/10.

The tournament was marred by some 'Grandmaster Draws' but there were enough gems among the games to leave some happy memories - especially for Kramnik fans.

The final standings:

Kramnik, Vladimir   RUS 2759 
*   *   ½   ½   ½   1 ½   ½   ½   ½   1 1   
Leko, Peter  HUN  2756 
½  ½  *  *  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  ½   
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2772 
½  0 ½  ½  *  *  1 ½  ½  ½  1 ½   
Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS  2760 
½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  *  *  ½  1 1 ½   
Bacrot, Etienne  FRA  2721 
½  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  0 *  *  ½  ½  4
Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2697 
0 0 ½  ½  0 ½  0 ½  ½  ½  *  *  3


Kramnik and Naiditsch colour co-ordinate with their pieces in the final round (pic from official site)

 

 

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