Dortmund R6: Anand, Svidler, Kramnik, Leko

7/27/2004 – Anand was already through, Svidler clinched it with a sixth-round draw against Anand. In Group two once again all games were drawn, leaving all players tied at 3.0/6 points. In the rapid chess (10 min + 5 sec) tiebreak Kramnik and Leko were successful and progress to the semifinals. For now we bring you results, games and pictures.

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SPARKASSEN
CHESS-MEETING
2004
22 July to 1 August 2004

Round six – Tuesday, July 27

Round 5: Mon. July 26, 14:00h
A. Naiditsch
0-1
P. Svidler
V. Anand
1-0
S. Rublevsky
S. Karjakin
½-½
P. Leko
V. Kramnik
½-½
V. Bologan
Round 6: Tues. July 27, 14:00h
S. Rublevsky
0-1
A. Naiditsch
P. Svidler
½-½
V. Anand
V. Bologan
½-½
S. Karjakin
P. Leko
½-½
V. Kramnik
Games – Report

Group 1 – final standings

Group 2 – final standings

Tiebreak games in Group 2 (rapid chess: 10 min + 5 sec/move)

1 Karjakin – Bologan
0-1
  Leko – Kramnik
½-½
2 Karjakin – Leko
0-1
  Bologan – Kramnik
0-1
3 Leko – Bologan
½-½
  Kramnik – Karjakin
1-0
4 Bologan – Karjakin
½-½
  Kramnik – Leko
½-½
5 Bologan – Leko
½-½
  Karjakin – Kramnik
1-0
6 Kramnik – Bologan
1-0
  Leko – Karjakin
½-½
  • Tiebreak not availble yet

Final standings

Vladimir Kramnik: 4.0; Peter Leko: 3.5; Viorel Bologan: 2.5; Sergey Karjakin: 2.0.

It is interesting to note that Peter Leko qualified by winning a single rapid chess game (in round two of the tiebreaks) against Karjakin. Also: 14-year-old Sergey Karjakin scored 2:2 in his four games against classical chess world champion Vladimir Kramnik.

Semifinals

Semifinal 1: Thurs. July 29, 14:00h
P. Leko
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V. Anand
V. Kramnik
-
P. Svidler
Games – Report
Semifinal 2: Fri. July 30, 14:00h
V. Anand
-
P. Leko
P. Svidler
-
V. Kramnik
Games – Report

Picture Gallery

By Jeroen van den Belt


Chess on the stage of the Dortmund State Theater


The first to qualify: Vishy Anand, who had already secured a place the day before


Peter Svidler needed only a draw with white against Anand to qualify


Viorel Bologan, last year's suprise winner, had a chance to qualify by beating...


...the 14-year-old wunderkind Sergey Karjakin, who held


A big man with a big name, but Rublevsky lost to German hopeful Arkadij Naiditsch


A key game which could have seen one top seed qualify and the other bomb


"Mr Leko, tear down this wall". Leko could not overcome Kramniks famous Berlin Defence


Lékó Péter produces arguably the neatest scoresheets in the game


Sometimes chess is quite painful, especially when you have to defend an inferior line


In the end the game is drawn – like all twelve games in this group


Alone on the stage, it is a battle between man and super-boy


Peter Leko with wife Sofi at the end of round six in Dortmund


Boys and their toys: our photographer tests the macro function of his Sony


Marina of Russian TV doing a wrapup of the day's action


A local German TV station is also producing a report on the chess event


Participants

Group 1 Country Birthday
Rating
Viswanathan Anand India 11 Dec. 1969
2774
Peter Svidler Russia 17 June 76
2733
Sergei Rublevsky Russia 15 Oct. 74
2671
Arkadij Naiditsch Germany 25 Oct. 85
2571

Group 2 Country Birthday
Rating
Vladimir Kramnik Russia 25 June 75
2764
Peter Leko Hungary 08 Sep. 79
2741
Viorel Bologan Moldavia 14 Dec. 71
2665
Sergey Karjakin Ukraine 12 Jan. 90
2580

Full schedule and scoresheet

Round 1: Thurs. July 22, 14:00h
V. Anand
½-½
A. Naiditsch
P. Svidler
½-½
S. Rublevsky
V. Kramnik
½-½
S. Karjakin
P. Leko
½-½
V. Bologan
Round 2: Friday. July 23, 14:00h
A. Naiditsch
½-½
S. Rublevsky
V. Anand
1-0
P. Svidler
S. Karjakin
½-½
V. Bologan
V. Kramnik
½-½
P. Leko
Round 3: Sat. July 24, 14:00h
P. Svidler
1-0
A. Naiditsch
S. Rublevsky
½-½
V. Anand
P. Leko
½-½
S. Karjakin
V. Bologan
½-½
V. Kramnik
Round 4: Sun. July 25, 14:00h
A. Naiditsch
½-½
V. Anand
S. Rublevsky
½-½
P. Svidler
S. Karjakin
½-½
V. Kramnik
V. Bologan
½-½
P. Leko
Round 5: Mon. July 26, 14:00h
A. Naiditsch
0-1
P. Svidler
V. Anand
1-0
S. Rublevsky
S. Karjakin
½-½
P. Leko
V. Kramnik
½-½
V. Bologan
Round 6: Tues. July 27, 14:00h
S. Rublevsky
0-1
A. Naiditsch
P. Svidler
½-½
V. Anand
V. Bologan
½-½
S. Karjakin
P. Leko
½-½
V. Kramnik
Games – Report
Wednesday July 28 – Rest Day
Semifinal 1: Thurs. July 29, 14:00h
 
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Games – Report
Semifinal 2: Fri. July 30, 14:00h
 
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Games – Report
Final 1: Sat. July 31, 14:00h
 
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Games – Report
Final 2: Sun. Aug. 1, 11:30h
 
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Games – Report

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