Ponomariov Beats Nakamura In Dortmund

Ponomariov Beats Nakamura In Dortmund

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 23, 2011, 2:22 PM |
7 | Chess Event Coverage

Ruslan Ponomariov (pictured) beat Hikaru Nakamura with the black pieces in the third round of the 2011 Dortmund tournament.

It was a fine win for Ponomariov, and some measure of revenge for his match loss to the American in St.Louis in May.

Vladimir Kramnik was held to a draw by Le Quang Liem in a entertaining encounter, while Georg Meier slipped up after a long struggle with Anish Giri, missing a nice combination to lose in 75 moves.

The standings after round three:

1  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2781
2  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2764 2
3  Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2715
4  Giri, Anish  NED 2701
5  Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2770 1
6  Meier, Georg  GER 2656 ½

 

Nakamura suffered a bad loss to Ponomariov

nakamura-ponomariov_rd3.jpg

 

 

Giri beat Meier after a long struggle

giri-meier_rd3.jpg

 

 

Kramnik was held to a draw by Le

kramnik-le quang liem_rd3.jpg

 

 

The tournament runs from 21-31 July, with 26 July being a rest day.  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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