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Monday, August 1, 2011

Dortmund Chess Final Report: Kramnik wins Sparkassen Meet

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Hi everyone,

As already sure, former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik has won Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2011 despite one loss in the final round 10 to Hikaru Nakamura! The other games - le Quang Liem-Anish Giri and Georg Meier-Ruslan Ponomariov ended in draws. 

The final standings saw Kramnik close the tournament with 7 points, Liem with 5.5 points, Ponomariov and Giri with 5 points, Nakamura with 4.5 points and Meier with 3 points. You can access the official website at this link while here are the games of the last round.

The 39th Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place July 21-31, 2011 in the City Theater of Dortmund, Germany. It was a 6-player double round robin event. This year Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Ruslan Ponomariov, Anish Giri, Le Quang Liem and Georg Meier played. For the second time the organizers in Dortmund used an anti-draw rule: the players were not allowed to offer a draw during the game. The game would be declared a draw when a win for either side was not possible any more, or in case of a three-fold repetition.

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  • At August 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congrats to Kramnik. Awesome performance. Sad that the last round loss made the 2800 mark slip. I think in the live ratings after the ninth round he was 2799.1 or something. Hmmmm.


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