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Friday, July 29, 2011

Dortmund chess update R7: Kramni all set to win title

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Hi everyone,

Former world chess champion, Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik is all set to win his tenth title at the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting. In the seventh round, he beat Georg Meier to extend his lead to a full two points. Meanwhile, Le Quang Liem drew with Hikaru Nakamura and Anish Giri beat Ruslan Ponomariov. 
Kramnik close to 10th Dortmund titleAs you know, the 39th Sparkassen Chess Meeting is taking place from  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.
According to the standings after Round 7, we have Kramnik at 6 points, Liem at 4, Giri at 3.5, Ponomariov at 3, Nakamura at 2.5 and Meier at 2.

Here are the nice games of Round 7 and you can access the official website at this link.

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  • At July 29, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Live ratings - Look where Kramnik is
    Last update: 29 July 2011, 12:54 GMT
    # Name Rating +/− Games FIDE Age
    1 Carlsen 2823.0 +2.0 10 Chart
    20 (30.11.1990)
    2 Anand 2817.0 0.0 0 Chart
    41 (11.12.1969)
    3 Aronian 2807.0 +2.0 8 Chart
    28 (06.10.1982)
    4 1 Kramnik 2800.0 +19.0 7 Chart
    36 (25.06.1975)


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