Kramnik Marches On In Dortmund

Kramnik Marches On In Dortmund

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 28, 2011, 1:25 PM |
20 | Chess Event Coverage

Vladimir Kramnik continues to march inexorably towards his 10th Dortmund title, today beating Georg Meier to stretch his lead to 2 full points, with just 3 rounds remaining.

In contrast Ruslan Ponomariov's uneven tournament continued with a loss to Anish Giri, who leaps above him in the standings.

Le Quang Liem had a strong position against Hikaru Nakamura, but failed to capitalise on it. A fortunate escape for Nakamura, who has dropped to #11 on the live ranking list, just below his compatriot Gata Kamsky.

The standings after round seven:

 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2781 6
 Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2715 4
 Giri, Anish  NED 2701
 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2764 3
 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2770
 Meier, Georg  GER 2656 2

 

Kramnik defeated Meier to reach +5 at Dortmund

kramnik-meier rd7.jpg

 

 

Giri beat Ponomariov to move up to third place

giri-ponomariov - rd7.jpg

 

 

Nakamura escaped from Le's grasp to draw

nakamura-le quang - rd7.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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