Leko takes the lead in Dortmund

Leko takes the lead in Dortmund

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 5, 2008, 3:59 PM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

Leko defeats Gustafsson to take sole lead

The lead changed hands yet again today in Dortmund as a novelty by Gustafsson, 16.Qb3, in the Queen's Indian did not prove a worthwhile move.  Leko (pictured) took advantage of the resulting doubled b-pawns to eventually win the game.

At the bottom of the standings, poor Loek Van Wely lost again in ugly fashion, this time to Arkadij Naiditsch.  He managed to last a few more moves than yesterday's quick loss, but somehow contrived to have tripled f-pawns at one point.  Oh dear. 

Will Leko hang on to win in Dortmund?  The last round is tomorrow.

The results in round 6:

Gustafsson, Jan - Leko, Peter 0-1 45 E15 Queens Indian
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 29 E25 Nimzo Indian Saemisch
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 39 D11 Slav Defence
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 26 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

 

The standings after round 6:


Leko, Peter   HUN   2741 
*   ½   1 ½   1 ½   .   ½   4

Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS  2634 
½  *  .  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  

Gustafsson, Jan  GER  2603 
0 .  *  ½  ½  ½  1 1  

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE  2752 
½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  ½  .  3

Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2740 
0 ½  ½  ½  *  .  1 ½  3

Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2788 
½  ½  ½  ½  .  *  0 1 3

Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2624 
.  ½  0 ½  0 1 *  1 3

Van Wely, Loek  NED  2677 
½  0 0 .  ½  0 0 *  1

 

 



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