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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dortmund Sparkassen Chess: Ponomariov back in lead after five rounds

Ruslan Ponomariov: Back in lead at Dortmund

Hello Everyone,

Ruslan Ponomariov regained his lead at the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting after beating Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the fifth round.

Vladimir Kramnik won his first game in the tournament with white against Arkadij Naiditsch. Peter Leko played a sober Caro-Kann Advance variation against Le Quang Liem. Leko lost eventually thanks to a blunder. Ruslan Ponomariov found a slight advantage as White against Mamedyarov and managed to regain the lead.

You can check the official website here. Here is the interesting Ponomariov-Mamedyarov game that you can run in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Rd1 Ba6 10. Qa4 Qd5 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Nh3 Rd8 13. f3 Qc6 14. Qxc6 Nxc6 15. e3 Bb7 16. Rc1 Rac8 17. Bd3 Ne7 18. Ke2 e5 19. dxe5 fxe5 20. Nf2 Kg7 21. b4 f5 22. Rhd1 h5 23. g3 Kf6 24. Bc4 Rd6 25. f4 exf4 26. exf4 h4 27. Rxd6+ cxd6 28. Kd2 hxg3 29. hxg3 Bd5 30. Be2 Rh8 31. Ke3 Be6 32. Rh1 Rg8 33. Rh6+ Ng6 34. Bh5 Bf7 35. Rh7 Nh8 36. Bf3 Kg6 37. Rh1 Be6 38. Nd1 Nf7 39. Nc3 Kf6 40. Kf2 Rc8 41. Rc1 Nh6 42. Nd5+ Kf7 43. Nc7 Bd7 44. Rc3 Kf8 45. Ke3 Ng8 46. Bb7 Rb8 47. Bc6 Rd8 48. Kd4 Nf6 49. Bxd7 Rxd7 50. Nd5 Nh5 51. Kc4 1-0

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