Kramnik to Defend his London Chess Classic Title in Dec 2012
And London is becoming something of a happy hunting ground for Kramnik. Not only did he win here last year, but back in 2000, he shocked everyone by beating Garry Kasparov in a title match at the Riverside Theatre that saw him being crowned the 14th World Champion in a heritage line that stretches back to Wilhelm Steinitz in 1886.
Another happy hunting ground for Kramnik is Dortmund in Germany, where today (Friday, 13 July) he not only starts the defence of his Sparkassen Chess-Meeting title but will be looking for a 10th title to break his own record of nine wins in the same elite tournament!
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