Dortmund 02: Jakovenko defeats Naiditsch

7/4/2009 – In the July 2009 FIDE ratings he is listed as the highest ranked GM in Russia. On the second day in Dortmund Dimitri Jakovenko defeated Germany's Arkadij Naiditsch in a nice endgame effort. The game was a Sicilian Najdorf and lasted 62 moves. Vladimir Kramnik drew Etienne Bacrot in 30 moves, Peter Leko held Magnus Carlsen in 25. The Norwegian leads. Round two report.

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From 2nd to 12th July 2009 six of the world's strongest grandmasters are taking part in the annual Sparkassen Chess-Meeting – the 37th edition. Each player has to play two games against each other, one with white and one with black pieces. The winner of this tournament will be determined after ten rounds. Games start at 15:15 = 3:15 p.m. local time (CEST, = 17:15 Moscow, 14:15 p.m. London, 9:15 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 (by FM Valeri Lilov, with a 10 Ducat charge per evening). 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.

Round two

Round 2: Friday, July 3rd, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Etienne Bacrot
Dmitry Jakovenko 
1-0
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Peter Leko 
½-½
 Magnus Carlsen

The second round of the Sparkassen Chess-Meetings in Dortmund Magnus Carlsen defended his lead with a secure black-piece draw against Hungarian GM Peter Leko. The game was a Symmetrical English and ended after two hours and 25 moves.

Leko,P (2756) - Carlsen,M (2772) [A32]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (2), 03.07.2009
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.g3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 Nc6 8.Bf4 0-0 9.0-0 Qb6 10.Nb5 a6 11.Bc7 Qc5 12.Bd6 Bxd6 13.Nxd6 Nd4 14.e3 Qxd6 15.Qxd4 Qxd4 16.exd4 Rb8 17.Nc3 b6 18.Ne4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 Bb7 20.Bxb7 Rxb7 21.Rac1 Rc8 22.Rc3 d5 23.Rfc1 Rxc4 24.Rxc4 dxc4 25.Rxc4 draw.

Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik had some advantages against top French GM Etienne Bacrot, but he could not make enough headway and agreed to a draw after 30 moves.

Kramnik,V (2759) - Bacrot,E (2721) [E15]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (2), 03.07.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qa4 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.dxc5 bxc5 8.0-0 Be7 9.Nc3 0-0 10.Rd1 Qb6 11.Bf4 Rd8 12.Rab1 h6 13.a3 a5 14.Qb5 Qxb5 15.cxb5 d5 16.Ne5 g5 17.Be3 Nbd7 18.Nc6 Bxc6 19.bxc6 Ne5 20.Na4 Nxc6 21.Bxc5 Bxc5 22.Nxc5 Rab8 23.e4 dxe4 24.Rxd8+ Rxd8 25.Nxe4 Nxe4 26.Bxe4 Nd4 27.Kg2 Nb3 28.Bc2 Rb8 29.Bxb3 Rxb3 30.Rc1 draw.

The only victory of the day was scored by Russia's currently highest rated GM, Dimitri Jakovenko, who defeated Germany's Arkadij Naiditsch in a nice endgame effort. The game was a Sicilian Najdorf and lasted 62 moves.


Russian GM Dmitri Jakovenko

Jakovenko,D (2760) - Naiditsch,A (2697) [B90]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (2), 03.07.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.f4 exf4 10.Bxf4 Ne5 11.0-0-0 Be7 12.Nd4 0-0 13.Nf5 Bxf5 14.exf5 b5 15.Kb1 b4 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.Qxd5 Qc7 18.g4 Rfc8 19.Bd3 Nxd3 20.Qxd3 Qc4 21.Rhf1 h6 22.h3 d5 23.Be5 Rc6 24.b3 Qxd3 25.Rxd3 Rac8 26.Rf2 Bh4 27.Rg2 f6 28.Bb2 Rc5 29.Re2 Bg5 30.a3 bxa3 31.Bxa3 Rc3 32.Bb2 Rxd3 33.cxd3 Kf7 34.Re6 a5 35.Rd6 Re8 36.Rd7+ Kg8 37.Bc3 Re3 38.Rxd5 Rxh3 39.Bxa5 Rh4 40.b4 Rxg4 41.b5 Be3 42.Kc2 Rg2+ 43.Kb3 Rg1 44.Ka2 Rg2+ 45.Ka3 Bc1+ 46.Kb3 h5 47.b6 h4 48.Bc3 h3 49.b7 Bf4 50.Be5 h2 51.b8Q+ Kh7 52.Bxf4 h1Q 53.Rd8 Qd1+ 54.Kc4 Rc2+ 55.Kd4 Qa1+ 56.Kd5 Qa5+ 57.Ke4 Qe1+ 58.Be3 Qh1+ 59.Kd4 Qa1+ 60.Kd5 Qa5+ 61.Ke4 Qa4+ 62.d4 1-0.

Current standings:


Schedule and results

Round 1: Thursday, July 2nd, 15:00h
Peter Leko 
½-½
 Vladimir Kramnik
Magnus Carlsen 
1-0
 Dmitry Jakovenko
Arkadij Naiditsch 
½-½
 Etienne Bacrot
Round 2: Friday, July 3rd, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Etienne Bacrot
Dmitry Jakovenko 
1-0
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Peter Leko 
½-½
 Magnus Carlsen
Round 3: Saturday, July 4th, 15:00h
Magnus Carlsen 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Peter Leko
Etienne Bacrot 
-
 Dmitry Jakovenko
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Round 4: Sunday, July 5, 15:00h
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Etienne Bacrot 
-
 Magnus Carlsen
Dmitry Jakovenko 
-
 Peter Leko
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Round 5: Monday, July 6th, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Dmitry Jakovenko
Peter Leko 
-
 Etienne Bacrot
Magnus Carlsen 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
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Round 6: Wednesday, July 8th, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Peter Leko
Dmitry Jakovenko 
-
 Magnus Carlsen
Etienne Bacrot 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
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Round 7: Thursday, July 9th, 15:00h
Etienne Bacrot 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Dmitry Jakovenko
Magnus Carlsen 
-
 Peter Leko
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Round 8: Friday, July 10th, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik  
-
 Magnus Carlsen
Peter Leko 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Dmitry Jakovenko 
-
 Etienne Bacrot
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Round 9: Saturday, July 11th, 15:00h
Dmitry Jakovenko 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Etienne Bacrot 
-
 Peter Leko
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Magnus Carlsen
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Round 10: Sunday, July 12th, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Magnus Carlsen 
-
 Etienne Bacrot
Peter Leko 
-
 Dmitry Jakovenko
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