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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sparkassen Chess Meeting: Vladimir Kramnik Top Seed in Dortmund

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The 2012 Sparkassen Chess Meeting begins on July 13 and runs until July 22, 2012 in Dortmund, Germany. Ten players are competing in the round-robin event. Former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia is the top seed. The just-crowned World Rapid Chess Champion, also from Russia, Sergey Karjakin, is the second seed. Four of the five members of the German national chess team that won the gold medal at the recent European Team Chess Championship are also taking part, according to the official website.

1. Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2799 (Dortmund 2011 winner)
2. Karjakin Sergey RUS 2779 (World Rapid Chess Champion 2012)
3. Caruana Fabiano ITA 2775
4. Leko Peter HUN 2730
5. Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2726
6. Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2700
7. Bartel Mateusz POL 2674 (winner of the 2012 Aeroflot Open)
8. Fridman Daniel GER 2655 (Reigning German champion)
9. Meier Georg GER 2644
10. Gustafsson Jan GER 2629

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