Perspective from a Patzer: Dortmund, Round 6

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Patzer24
Jun 30, 2007, 3:29 PM |
0 | Chess Event Coverage

Today was Round 6 action from the Dortmund Tournament. The pairings today were:

Kramnik-Naiditsch, Anand-Alekseev, Gelfand-Leko, Mamedyarov-Carlsen

There were some interesting games today! Two draws with the other two being decisive (Kramnik defeating Naiditsch and Leko defeating Gelfand).

 

The new standings going into the last round:

1 = Kramnik(4.5/6)

2-3 = Anand, Alekseev(3.5/6)

4-5 = Mamedyarov, Leko(3/6)

6-7 = Gelfand, Carlsen(2.5/6)

8 = Naiditsch(1.5/6) 

Ok, lets take a look at the Kramnik - Naiditsch game. This was the game of the day and made the biggest impact on the standings. I will provide full annotations:

 

With this victory Kramnik guarantees himself AT LEAST a tie for first place in this elite tournament. All he needs to win the tournament tomorrow is a draw against Alekseev with the black pieces. 

 

Ok, here are the other 3 games from Round 6 without notes. The other notable game you should check out was the Gelfand-Leko where Leko wins the game with some nice technique! 

 

 
 
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