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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dortmund Chess Update R8: Kramnik leads comfortably, Liem 2 points away

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Hi everyone,

Like Carlsen held forth in Biel, Kramnik is doing thus in Dortmund. After Round 8, the former world chess champion leads with a comfortable 6.5 points. Two points away is Liem Quang Le at 4.5 points. Both Ruslan Ponomariov and Anish Giri are at 4 points each while Hikaru Nakamura and Georg Meier are at 2.5 points each. 

Liem-Kramnik: Another hard day's draw

In the eighth round, the only decisive game was Ponomariov beating Nakamura. Liem nearly beat Kramnik but the latter was just too precise and the game ended in a draw. The Meier and Giri game too was a draw.

You can access the official website at this link. Meanwhile, here are the great games of the eight round. You can run them in our special gameplayer that has no problem on any platform - whether the iPad or your regular netbook. Enjoy.

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