Dortmund R1: All games drawn in Sparkassen Meeting

6/28/2008 – Gustafsson-Kramnik, an Exchange Grünfeld, ended in a symmetrical rook ending and a draw in 29 moves. Naiditsch-Nepomnaichtchi, a Sicilian Najdorf, saw White with some chances but ended in repetition after 30 moves. Mamedyarov vs Leko was a Sämisch and drawn after 24 moves. Ivanchuk-van Wely was a Scheveningen with a drawn queen ending in 39 moves. Illustrated report.

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The Sparkassen Chess Meeting will take place from June 28rd to July 6th, 2008, in the Dortmund Civic Theater, with eight players competing in a single round robin. The average rating is 2695, making the event a Category 18 tournament.

Round 1: Saturday, June 28, 15:00h
Jan Gustafsson 
½-½
 Vladimir Kramnik
Arkadij Naiditsch 
½-½
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Shak. Mamedyarov 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Vassily Ivanchuk 
½-½
 Loek van Wely

Gustafsson,J (2603) - Kramnik,V (2788) [D85]
Sparkassen Dortmund GER (1), 28.06.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Bb5+ Nc6 9.0-0 cxd4 10.cxd4 0-0 11.Be3 Bg4 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.Rc1 Qa5 14.Qd2 Qxd2 15.Nxd2 Rfd8 16.Nb3 a5 17.Rxc6 a4 18.Nc5 Bxd4 19.Bxd4 Rxd4 20.f3 Rc8 21.Rxc8+ Bxc8 22.Rc1 a3 23.Nb3 Rd8 24.Rc7 Be6 25.Ra7 Rd1+ 26.Kf2 Bxb3 27.axb3 Rd2+ 28.Kg3 a2 29.b4 Rb2 ½-½

Naiditsch,A (2624) - Nepomniachtchi,I (2634) [B90]
Sparkassen Dortmund GER (1), 28.06.2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.0-0 g5 11.Nde2 Rg8 12.f4 gxf4 13.Nxf4 Qg5 14.Kh1 Ne5 15.Na4 Bd7 16.Nb6 Rd8 17.Qe2 Bb5 18.c4 Bc6 19.Rae1 Bg7 20.Bd1 Ng6 21.Nh5 Be5 22.Nd5 exd5 23.exd5 Bd7 24.Nf6+ Ke7 25.Ne4 Qh4 26.g3 Qh3 27.Nf2 Qf5 28.Ne4 Qh3 29.Nf2 Qf5 30.Ne4 ½-½

Mamedyarov,S (2752) - Leko,P (2741) [E25]
Sparkassen Dortmund GER (1), 28.06.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.dxc5 Qa5 9.e4 Ne7 10.Be3 0-0 11.Qb3 Qc7 12.Ne2 Nd7 13.Nf4 Nxc5 14.Qc4 b6 15.Bxc5 bxc5 16.Nd3 Nc6 17.Qxc5 Ba6 18.Nb4 Bxf1 19.Nxc6 Rfc8 20.Ne7+ Kf8 21.Ng6+ Kg8 22.Ne7+ Kf8 23.Ng6+ Kg8 24.Ne7+ ½-½

Ivanchuk,V (2740) - Van Wely,L (2677) [B84]
Sparkassen Dortmund GER (1), 28.06.2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.a4 Nc6 8.0-0 Be7 9.Be3 0-0 10.f4 Qc7 11.Kh1 Re8 12.Bf3 Bf8 13.Qd2 Rb8 14.Rfd1 Na5 15.Qf2 Nc4 16.Bc1 e5 17.Nde2 exf4 18.Nxf4 Be6 19.b3 Ne5 20.Bb2 g6 21.Ncd5 Bxd5 22.Nxd5 Nxd5 23.Rxd5 Bg7 24.c4 Nxf3 25.gxf3 Bxb2 26.Qxb2 Re5 27.Rad1 Rxd5 28.Rxd5 Qb6 29.Kg2 Rc8 30.Qc3 Rc5 31.h4 Rxd5 32.cxd5 Qd8 33.Kg3 Qb6 34.Kg2 Qd8 35.e5 Qxh4 36.exd6 Qg5+ 37.Kf2 Qh4+ 38.Kg2 Qg5+ 39.Kf2 ½-½


Picture gallery

By Jeroen van den Belt


The Dortmund Civic Theater, where the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting is being held


"Schachspielhaus" (shau-speel-haus) is German for Theatre, as in Goethe and Schiller


Camouflage? Vassily Ivanchuk and his second approach


What a pity, we were sooo good in the qualifiers: Dutch GM Loek van Wely


Haven't we been here before? Serial winner of Dortmund Vladimir Karmnik


A sunny Azeri: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov from Baku, Azerbaijan


A quick nicotine fix: Jan Gustafsson with his second Francisco Vallejo


Team Leko: papa-in-law and trainer GM Arshak Petrosian, Pétér, wife Sofi


The start of the game Gustafsson vs Kramnik (draw in 29 moves)


The President of the German Chess Federation Prof. Robert von Weizsäcker executes the first move


Arkadij Naiditsch, 2624, vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, 2634, in progress


Final shots by photographers on the stage in Dortmund


Schedule and results

Round 1: Saturday, June 28, 15:00h
Jan Gustafsson 
½-½
 Vladimir Kramnik
Arkadij Naiditsch 
½-½
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Shak. Mamedyarov 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Vassily Ivanchuk 
½-½
 Loek van Wely
Round 2: Sunday, June 29, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Loek van Wely
Peter Leko 
-
 Vassily Ivanchuk
Ian Nepomniachtchi 
-
 Shak. Mamedyarov
Jan Gustafsson 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
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Round 3: Tuesday, July 1, 15:00h
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Shak. Mamedyarov 
-
 Jan Gustafsson
Vassily Ivanchuk 
-
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Loek van Wely 
-
 Peter Leko
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Round 4: Wednesday, July 2, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Peter Leko
Ian Nepomniachtchi 
-
 Loek van Wely
Jan Gustafsson 
-
 Vassily Ivanchuk
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Shak. Mamedyarov
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Round 5: Friday, July 4, 15:00h
Shak. Mamedyarov 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Vassily Ivanchuk 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Loek van Wely 
-
 Jan Gustafsson
Peter Leko 
-
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
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Round 6: Saturday, July 5, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Jan Gustafsson 
-
 Peter Leko
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Loek van Wely
Shak. Mamedyarov 
-
 Vassily Ivanchuk
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Round 7: Sunday, July 6, 13:00h
Vassily Ivanchuk 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Loek van Wely 
-
 Shak. Mamedyarov
Peter Leko 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Ian Nepomniachtchi 
-
 Jan Gustafsson
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