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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dortmund Chess R6: Three exciting draws but Kramnik leads

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news from Dortmund is - for a change all games were drawn in the sixth round - after the Sparkassen Chess Meeting resumed on Wednesday. Vladimir Kramnik is still 1.5 points ahead of Le Quang Liem with four rounds to go.

As you know, the 39th Sparkassen Chess Meeting takes place July 21-31, 2011 in the City Theater of Dortmund, Germany. Like Biel, it’s a 6-player double round robin event. This year Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Ruslan Ponomariov, Anish Giri, Le Quang Liem and Georg Meier play. For the second time Dortmund uses an anti-draw rule: the players are not allowed to offer a draw during the game. The game will be declared a draw when a win for either side is not possible any more, or in case of a three-fold repetition.

Here are the fighting games of Round 6 for you to enjoy and learn, Just use our pop-down menu to see the games and - don't worry - the gameplayer works on the iPad too. You can access the official website at this link.

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