Dortmund R1: Shak Mamedyarov beats Naditsch

6/23/2007 – Top Azerbaijani GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, rated 2757 and number six in the world, defeated to German GM Arkadij Naiditsch, 2654, in a tense 44-move battle. Kramnik-Anand was a Slav which Anand held comfortably in 35 moves. Gelfand-Alekseev, a Symmetrical English was drawn in 23. Carlsen-Leko was an Anti-Marshall that ended in a 29-move draw. Report , games and pictures.

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SPARKASSEN
CHESS MEETING
Dortmund 2007
June 23 to July 1, 2007

The Sparkassen Chess Meeting will take place from June 23rd to July 1st, 2007, in the Dortmund Civic Theater, with eight players competing in a single round robin. The average rating is 2727, making the event a Category 20 tournament.

Round 1: Saturday, June 23, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Vishy Anand
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Evgeny Alekseev
Shak. Mamedyarov 
1-0
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Magnus Carlsen 
½-½
 Peter Leko


The new President of the German Chess Federation, Prof. Dr. Robert von Weizsäcker, ceremonially executes the first move in the game Kramnik vs Anand.

Kramnik,V (2772) - Anand,V (2786) [D12]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (1), 23.06.2007
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.0-0 Bd6 9.g3 0-0 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Qc2 Qe7 12.Bd2 dxc4 13.Bxc4 c5 14.dxc5 Nxc5 15.Rfd1 Rac8 16.Be1 a6 17.Rac1 Rc7 18.Qb1 Rfc8 19.Bf1 Ncd7 20.Bg2 Ne5 21.Ne4 Rxc1 22.Rxc1 Rxc1 23.Qxc1 Nxe4 24.Bxe4 Bb4 25.Qc8+ Kh7 26.Bc3 Bxc3 27.Qxc3 Ng4 28.Bf3 Nf6 29.Qc8 Nd5 30.a3 a5 31.h4 b6 32.Qc6 Qd8 33.Bxd5 exd5 34.Qc3 Qd7 35.Kg2 1/2-1/2.


The start of the game Magnus Carlsen vs Peter Leko

Carlsen,M (2693) - Leko,P (2738) [C88]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (1), 23.06.2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.d4 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 exd4 10.e5 Ne8 11.Qxd4 Bb7 12.c4 bxc4 13.Qxc4 d5 14.exd6 Nxd6 15.Qg4 Nb5 16.Nc3 Nxc3 17.bxc3 Bd6 18.Bf4 Qf6 19.Bxd6 cxd6 20.Rad1 Rad8 21.Re3 Rfe8 22.Rde1 Rxe3 23.Rxe3 g6 24.h4 h5 25.Qb4 Rd7 26.Rd3 Re7 27.Qd4 Re1+ 28.Kh2 Qe7 29.Re3 1/2-1/2.

Gelfand,B (2733) - Alekseev,Evgeny (2679) [A32]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (1), 23.06.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Nc3 a6 7.Bg2 Qxc4 8.0-0 Nc6 9.Nb3 d5 10.Bf4 Be7 11.Rc1 Qb4 12.e4 dxe4 13.Bc7 Nd5 14.a3 Nxc3 15.Rxc3 Qb5 16.Bxe4 0-0 17.Qc2 Qh5 18.f4 a5 19.Qf2 a4 20.Nc5 e5 21.Bf3 Bg4 22.Bxg4 Qxg4 23.fxe5 1/2-1/2.


The start of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Arkadij Naiditsch

Mamedyarov,S (2757) - Naiditsch,A (2654) [C58]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (1), 23.06.2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.Be2 Nxd5 8.d4 Be7 9.Nf3 exd4 10.Qxd4 Nf6 11.0-0 Nc6 12.Qc4 0-0 13.Rd1 Qe8 14.Nc3 Be6 15.Qf4 Rc8 16.a3 a6 17.h3 Bd6 18.Qh4 Ne7 19.Bd3 Bf5 20.Bg5 Bxd3 21.Rxd3 Ng6 22.Qd4 Nd7 23.Re1 Nde5 24.Nxe5 Bxe5 25.Qd5 Qc6 26.Qxc6 bxc6 27.Na4 f6 28.Be3 Rfd8 29.Red1 Rd6 30.b3 Rcd8 31.Nc5 Rxd3 32.Nxd3 Bc3 33.Kf1 Kf8 34.Ke2 Ke8 35.Nc5 Rxd1 36.Kxd1 a5 37.Ne6 Ne7 38.Nxg7+ Kf7 39.Nh5 Nd5 40.Nf4 Bb2 41.Nxd5 cxd5 42.a4 c6 43.Ke2 Be5 44.Bb6 1-0.


"Shak" at work against Naiditsch [Photos by Dagobert Kohlmeyer]

Full Schedule and Results

Round 1: Saturday, June 23, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Vishy Anand
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Evgeny Alekseev
Shak. Mamedyarov 
1-0
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Magnus Carlsen 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Round 2: Sunday, June 24, 15:00h
Vishy Anand 
 
 Peter Leko
Arkadij Naiditsch 
 
 Magnus Carlsen
Evgeny Alekseev 
 
 Shak. Mamedyarov
Vladimir Kramnik 
 
 Boris Gelfand
Games – Report
Round 3: Tuesday, June 26, 15:00h
Boris Gelfand 
 
 Vishy Anand
Shak. Mamedyarov 
 
 Vladimir Kramnik
Magnus Carlsen 
 
 Evgeny Alekseev
Peter Leko 
 
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Games – Report
Round 4: Wednesday, June 27, 15:00h
Vishy Anand 
 
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Evgeny Alekseev 
 
 Peter Leko
Vladimir Kramnik 
 
 Magnus Carlsen
Boris Gelfand 
 
 Shak. Mamedyarov
Games – Report
Round 5: Friday, June 29, 15:00h
Shak. Mamedyarov 
 
 Vishy Anand
Magnus Carlsen 
 
 Boris Gelfand
Peter Leko 
 
 Vladimir Kramnik
Arkadij Naiditsch 
 
 Evgeny Alekseev
Games – Report
Round 6: Saturday, June 30, 15:00h
Vishy Anand 
 
 Evgeny Alekseev
Vladimir Kramnik 
 
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Boris Gelfand 
 
 Peter Leko
Shak. Mamedyarov 
 
 Magnus Carlsen
Games – Report
Round 7: Sunday, July 1, 13:00h
Magnus Carlsen 
 
 Vishy Anand
Peter Leko 
 
 Shak. Mamedyarov
Arkadij Naiditsch 
 
 Boris Gelfand
Evgeny Alekseev 
 
 Vladimir Kramnik
Games – Report

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