Friday, June 20, 2008

Dortmund Sparkassen Chess 2008

Venue: Dortmund Theatre, Schauspielhaus, Hiltropwall (Germany).

Congratulations to Peter Leko of Hungary who wins the annual Dortmund super tournament in Germany. Some great chess was played and some great analysis was given of the games by The Game of the Day by ICC. Vassily Ivanchuk won his last game by beating Vladamir Kramnik from Russia. Vassily Ivanchuck I must mention is back up there at the number two position in the world overtaking Magnus Carlsen.

Dortmund Sparkassen 2008 chess competition will take place June 28 - July 6. It will be a round robin tournament with 8 players. Vladamir Kramnik has won this event eight times a fantastic personal achiement. Will Kramnik continue to win this event? Or will someone like GM Vassily Ivanchuk number three in the world from the Ukraine take his place because Ivanchuk has been playing so well in all of this years tournaments. The Wunderkind is not playing, yes I am referring to the worlds number two, GM Magnus Carlsen just 17 years of age!
This event is one of the three "majors" on the chess tournament circuit along with Corus and Linares. Games will be transmitted 15 minutes after the initial start of the tournament.

First Round Pairings:

Saturday, 28th June, 10.00 PM Australian time.

1-8 Gustafsson - Kramnik 1/2-1/2
2-7 Naiditsch - Nepomniachtchi 1/2-1/2
3-6 Mamedjarow - Leko 1/2-1/2
4-5 Ivanchuk - van Wely 1/2-1/2


1. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS 2788)
2. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE 2752)
3. Peter Leko (HUN 2741)
4. Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR 2740)
5. Loek Van Wely (NED 2676)
6. Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS 2634)
7. Arkadij Naiditsch (GER 2623)
8. Jan Gustafsson (GER 2603)

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VisionQuest said...

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