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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dortmund Sparkassen Chess: Sixth round marked by Mamedyarov's blunder

Arkadij Naiditsch whose opponent decided to self-destruct

Hello Everyone!

This is possibly going to go down as the 'blunder of the year'. A sad one for Mamedyarov during the sixth round at the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting.

Blunders are the most horrifying aspect of chess. You can play hard all through the game and then one careless thought can ruin hours of toil. Check out this step-by-step commentary on how Mamedyarov lost to Naiditsch.

You can look at the full game below in flash or run the pgnplayer with the moves.

Meanwhile, Le Quang tried a novelty against Kramnik and managed to trouble the latter a bit but the game ended in a draw. The Leko-Ponomariov game too ended in a draw. Ponomariov continues to lead with Liem a half point away at second spot. You can find more details at the official website of the tournament.

Results of Round 6
Peter Leko-Ruslan Ponomariov 1/2-1/2
Le Quang Liem-Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2
Shak. Mamedyarov-Arkadij Naiditsch 0-1

Standings after Round 6
1. Ponomariov R. 4.0
2. Le Quang Liem 3.5
3. Kramnik V. 3.0
4. Mamedyarov S. 3.0
5. Naiditsch 2.5
6. Leko P. 2.0

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Nbd7 6. e4 a6 7. Bxc4 c6 8. Qd1 b5 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. e5 Nd5 11. Nxd5 cxd5 12. Ng5 Be7 13. h4 Qb6 14. Qg4 h6 15. Nf3 g6 16. Bd2 a5 17. O-O b4 18. a3 Ba6 19. Bxa6 Rxa6 20. Rfc1 Qb7 21. h5 g5 22. Nh2 bxa3 23. bxa3 O-O 24. Qg3 Qb2 25. Nf3 Rb6 26. Bc3 Qb5 27. a4 Qa6 28. Bd2 Kh7 29. Rc7 Rb7 30. Rac1 Rxc7 31. Rxc7 Rd8 32. Nh2 Qe2 33. Bxa5 Qd1+ 34. Nf1 Qxa4 35. Qc3 Ra8 36. Rxd7 0-1

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