Leko….the winner of Dortmund 2008….
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Sparkassen round 7…the final round…click on images for a larger view
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Standings after round 6…today it’s round7, the final round!
Round 6…Sparkassen…Dortmund…please click on the images for a larger view….
Gustafsson vs Leko round 6 move 15…final results : 0 – 1
Results of round 5…Sparkassen….Dortmund….
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Van Wely vs Gustafsson round 5 final position results: 0-1
Mamedjarov vs Kramnik round 5 move 33…end results… 1/2
Ivanchuk vs Naiditsch round 5 move 33…end results… 1- 0
Leko vs Nepomniachtchi round 5 move 29… move 30 f4 and game ends in a draw
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Dortmund 2008.06.28 – 2008.07.02
2: Leko, P 2.5
3: Nepomniachtchi, I 2.5
4: Mamedyarov, S 2
5: Naiditsch, A 2
6: Kramnik, V 2
7: Ivanchuk, V 1.5
8: Van Wely, L 1
Kramnik vs Leko 1/2
Gustafsson vs Ivanchuk 1/2
Litwak vs Trella 0-1
Naiditsch vs Mamedjarov 1/2
Nepomniachtchi vs Van Wely 1-0
Dortmund – Sparkassen round 3 results…
Ivanchuck vs Nepomniachtchi round 3 move 13 end results: 1/2
Van Wely vs Leko round 3 move 16 end results : 1/2
Naiditsch vs Kramnik round 3 move 19 end results: 1-0
Naiditsch vs Kramnik…end position….1 – 0
Sparkassen results round 2….please click on the images for a larger view.
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Kramnik vs van Wely round 2 move 10
Sparkassen Chess Meeting from 28th June to 6th July
The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting is an elite chess tournament held every summer in Dortmund, Germany. It is one of the three “majors” on the chess tournament circuit along with Corus and Linares. The reigning champion is Vladimir Kramnik.
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Source: Wikipedia…The Town Hall
Image: Wikipedia…The City Centre of Dortmund
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The tournament rules: there will be a total of seven rounds so that each of the eight grand masters will play each opponent once. Once again the spectators in the Civic Theatre can follow the matches of the chess stars closely and in a pleasant environment: all games will be displayed live on big screens, and the German Grand Masters Dr Helmut Pfleger and Klaus Bischoff will provide live commentaries via headphones.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Azerbaijan 2752
Peter Leko, Hungary 2741
Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukraine 2740
Loek Van Wely, Netherlands 2676
Ian Nepomniachtchi, Russia 2634
Arkadij Naiditsch, Germany 2623
Jan Gustafsson, Germany 2603
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Time Schedule Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2008
Grand Masters‘ Tournament [Civic Theatre]
Saturday, 28th June 3 p.m. 1st round
Sunday, 29th June 3 p.m. 2nd round
Monday, 30th June day of rest
Tuesday, 1st July 3 p.m. 3rd round
Wednesday, 2nd July 3 p.m. 4th round
Thursday, 3rd July day of rest
Friday, 4th July 3 p.m. 5th round
Saturday, 5th July 3 p.m. 6th round
Sunday, 6th July 1 p.m. final round
(2) 1951 Albéric O’Kelly de Galway
(3) 1961 Mark Taimanov
1 1973 Hans-Joachim Hecht
2 1974 Victor Ciocâltea
3 1975 Heikki Westerinen
4 1976 Oleg Romanishin
5 1977 Jan Smejkal
6 1978 Ulf Andersson
7 1979 Tamaz Giorgadze
8 1980 Raymond Keene
9 1981 Gennady Kuzmin
10 1982 Vlastimil Hort
11 1983 Mihai Suba
12 1984 Yehuda Gruenfeld
13 1985 Yuri Razuvayev
14 1986 Zoltán Ribli
15 1987 Yuri Balashov
16 1988 Smbat Lputian
17 1989 Efim Geller
18 1990 Alexander Chernin
19 1991 Igor Stohl
20 1992 Garri Kasparov
21 1993 Anatoly Karpov
22 1994 Jeroen Piket
23 1995 Vladimir Kramnik
24 1996 Vladimir Kramnik
25 1997 Vladimir Kramnik
26 1998 Vladimir Kramnik
27 1999 Péter Lékó
28 2000 Vladimir Kramnik
29 2001 Vladimir Kramnik
30 2002 Péter Lékó
31 2003 Viktor Bologan
32 2004 Viswanathan Anand
33 2005 Arkadij Naiditsch
34 2006 Vladimir Kramnik
35 2007 Vladimir Kramnik
Image: Vladimir Kramnik…chess.com
Vladimir Kramnik (pictured) was born on 25 June 1975 in Tuapse, on the shores of the Black Sea in Russia. His father was Boris, a renowned sculptor and his mother was Irina, a music teacher. He learnt to play chess at the age of 5 and by the time he was 12 he was studying at the prestigious Botvinnik school in Moscow.
Dortmund seen by the artist Luigi Kasimir…source: http://www.mosgallery.com
Dortmund by the artist: JOSEF EIDENBERGER …source: http://www.eidenbergeretchings.com