Dortmund 2010: category 20 tournament begins today

7/15/2010 – The Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, one of the most important traditional chess tournaments in Germany, is a favourite of former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, who has won it a record nine times. This year the average rating is 2734 – the six players are Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Ponomariov, Leko, Naiditsch and Le Quang Liem. Games begin at 15:00h, with audio commentary on Playchess.

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From Thursday July 15 to Sunday July 25, 2010 the 38th edition annual Sparkassen Chess-Meeting is taking place in Dortmund, Germany. It is a six-player round robin, in which each player has to play two games against each of the others, one with as White and one as Black. Draw offers are not allowed – a game can only be declared a draw, by the arbiter, if there is no possible win for one side, or if a position is repeated three times. The winner of the tournament will be determined after ten rounds.

Games start at 15:00h = 3 p.m. local time (CEST, = 17:00 Moscow, 14:00 p.m. London, 9:00 a.m. New York). All games will be broadcast by the official web site's "Live Games" page and on the Playchess.com server, with live audio commentary, in German, by Dennis Breder (July 15-18), Niclas Huschenbeth (19-21), Merijn van Delft (22, 24, 25) and Julian Zimmermann (July 23). As in the previous year the moves of the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting will be transmitted on the Internet with a delay of 15 minutes – which means that the moves stay in the playing hall for that period, before they are broadcast to the rest of the world. This is an important anti-cheating measure that has been proposed to FIDE since October 2005 and has the support of most of the top players. We commend the Dortmund organisers for taking the initiative.

Participants

Player
Title
Nat.
born
Rating
Kramnik, Vladimir
GM
RUS
1975
2790
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
GM
AZE
1985
2760
Ponomariov, Ruslan
GM
UKR
1983
2737
Leko, Peter
GM
HUN
1979
2735
Naiditsch, Arkadij
GM
GER
1985
2691
Le, Quang Liem
GM
VIE
1991
2689

The newcomer is the 19-year-old Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem, who won a place in Dortmund by coming first in the 9th Aeroflot Open, which took place from February 9th to 18th, 2010, in Moscow.


Schedule and results

Round 1: Thursday, July 15, 15:00h
Ruslan Ponomariov 
   Peter Leko
Vladimir Kramnik 
   Le Quang Liem
Arkadij Naiditsch 
   Shak. Mamedyarov 
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Round 2: Friday, July 16, 15:00h
Peter Leko 
   Shak. Mamedyarov
Le Quang Liem 
   Arkadij Naiditsch
Ruslan Ponomariov 
   Vladimir Kramnik
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Round 3: Saturday, July 17, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
   Peter Leko
Arkadij Naiditsch 
   Ruslan Ponomariov
Shak. Mamedyarov 
   Le Quang Liem 
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Round 4: Sunday, July 18, 15:00h
Arkadij Naiditsch 
   Peter Leko
Shak. Mamedyarov 
   Vladimir Kramnik
Le Quang Liem 
   Ruslan Ponomariov
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Round 5: Monday, July 19, 15:00h
Peter Leko 
   Le Quang Liem 
Ruslan Ponomariov 
   Shak. Mamedyarov
Vladimir Kramnik 
   Arkadij Naiditsch
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Round 6: Wednesday, July 21, 15:00h
Peter Leko 
   Ruslan Ponomariov
Le Quang Liem 
   Vladimir Kramnik
Shak. Mamedyarov 
   Arkadij Naiditsch
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Round 7: Thursday, July 22, 15:00h
Shak. Mamedyarov 
   Peter Leko
Arkadij Naiditsch 
   Le Quang Liem 
Vladimir Kramnik 
   Ruslan Ponomariov
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Round 8: Friday, July 23, 15:00h
Peter Leko  
   Vladimir Kramnik
Ruslan Ponomariov 
   Arkadij Naiditsch
Le Quang Liem 
   Shak. Mamedyarov
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Round 9: Saturday, July 24, 15:00h
Le Quang Liem 
   Peter Leko
Shak. Mamedyarov 
   Ruslan Ponomariov
Arkadij Naiditsch 
   Vladimir Kramnik
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Round 10: Sunday, July 25, 15:00h
Peter Leko 
   Arkadij Naiditsch
Vladimir Kramnik 
   Shak. Mamedyarov
Ruslan Ponomariov 
   Le Quang Liem 
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Links

The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse PGN games. New and enhanced: CB Light 2009!

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