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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dortmund Chess Update R9: Kramnik already winner, one round to go

Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

Hello everyone,

Technically of course former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik has won the title at the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meet 2011 but the tournament's 10 rounds have to be played.

So, here is the latest chess news after the ninth round which saw Kramnik settling for a draw with Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura beating Georg Meier and Le Quang Liem also drawing with Ruslan Ponomariov.

Standings after Round 9 have Kramnik with 7 points, Liem with 5 points, Ponomariov and Giri with 4.5 points, Nakamura with 3.5 points and Meier with 2.5 points. 

You can access the official website at this link. Meanwhile, here are the nice games of Round 9. 

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