Dortmund R2: All games drawn

7/30/2006 – The two Peters, Svidler and Leko, stayed at the top of the table with a 23-move draw at the Dotrmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting. Naiditsch and Jobava, who had lost in round one, drew against Boris Gelfand and Michael Adams. Aronian and Kramnik drew in 43 moves. There is also a women's match to watch.

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SPARKASSEN
CHESS MEETING
2006
July 28 to August 6, 2006

The Dortmunder Sparkassen Chess Meeting is taking place in the State Theatre (Schauspielhaus) in Dortmund, Germany, from July 29th to August 6, 2006. It is a single round robin tournament with eight players, averaging 2720 Elo and making for a category 19 event.

Round two report

Round 2: Sunday, July 30, 15:00h
Levon Aronian
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik
Arkadij Naiditsch
½-½
Boris Gelfand
Peter Svidler
½-½
Peter Leko
Michael Adams
½-½ 
Baadur Jobava

The first game to end in the second round of the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting was Peter Svidler vs Peter Leko. Both players had won their first-round games and the 23-move draw left them at the top of the table. The longest game was Levon Aronian vs Vladimir Kramnik, which lasted 43 moves and a total of four hours and 15 minutes.


Levon Aronian vs Vladimir Kramnik in round two

Aronian,L (2761) - Kramnik,V (2743) [D20]
Sparkassen Dortmund GER (2), 30.07.2006
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 e5 4.Nf3 exd4 5.Bxc4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Bxd2+ 7.Nbxd2 Qf6 8.0-0 Ne7 9.e5 Qg6 10.Nxd4 Nbc6 11.Nxc6 Nxc6 12.f4 0-0 13.Nf3 Bg4 14.Bd3 Qh6 15.Qa4 Rad8 16.Be4 Bxf3 17.Rxf3 Rd4 18.Qc2 Nb4 19.Qe2 Qb6 20.Kh1 Rfd8 21.Raf1 Rd2 22.Qe1 Qd4

23.e6 Rd1 24.Qxd1 Qxd1 25.e7 Qxf1+ 26.Rxf1 Re8 27.Rd1 f5 28.Bxf5 Rxe7 29.g3 g6 30.Bb1 c6 31.a3 Nd5 32.Bd3 Kg7 33.Kg1 Ne3 34.Re1 Kf6 35.h3 Nf5 36.Rxe7 Nxe7 37.Kf2 h6 38.Ke3 b6 39.b4 Nf5+ 40.Bxf5 Kxf5 41.g4+ Ke6 42.Kd4 h5 43.a4 ½-½.


Last year's winner Arkadij Naiditsch, Germany, vs Boris Gelfand, Israel

Arkaidij Naiditsch and Baadur Jobava both scored their first half-points, after their losses in the first round. Naiditsch did it on the white side of a Najdorf against specialist Boris Gelfand, while Jobava held his black game with a Caro Kann Panov against Michael Adams.


The two Peters, Svidler and Leko, drew after 23 moves

Standings after two rounds

On the same stage as the Super-GMs two women are playing a match: Germany's strongest female player, and former Women's Junior World Champion Elisabeth Pähtz, 21, Elo 2456 and number 22 in the current women's world rankings, vs the strongest female player in the USA, Irina Krush, 22, Elo 2436, women's world ranking 34.


Irina Krush of the US vs Elisabeth Pähtz of Germany

The first two games between the two ended in draws, in 28 and 18 moves. Click here to replay and download these games.

Photos by Jeroen van den Belt


Full Schedule and Results

Round 1: Saturday, July 29, 15:00h
Michael Adams
½-½
Levon Aronian
Baadur Jobava
0-1
Peter Svidler
Peter Leko
1-0
Arkadij Naiditsch
Boris Gelfand
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik
Round 2: Sunday, July 30, 15:00h
Levon Aronian
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik
Arkadij Naiditsch
½-½
Boris Gelfand
Peter Svidler
½-½
Peter Leko
Michael Adams
½-½ 
Baadur Jobava
Round 3: Tuesday, August 1, 15:00h
Baadur Jobava
 
Levon Aronian
Peter Leko
 
Michael Adams
Boris Gelfand
 
Peter Svidler
Vladimir Kramnik
 
Arkadij Naiditsch
Games – Report
Round 4: Wednesday, August 2, 15:00h
Levon Aronian
 
Arkadij Naiditsch
Peter Svidler
 
Vladimir Kramnik
Michael Adams
 
Boris Gelfand
Baadur Jobava
 
Peter Leko
Games – Report
Round 5: Friday, August 4, 15:00h
Peter Leko
 
Levon Aronian
Boris Gelfand
 
Baadur Jobava
Vladimir Kramnik
 
Michael Adams
Arkadij Naiditsch
 
Peter Svidler
Games – Report
Round 6: Saturday, August 5, 15:00h
Levon Aronian
 
Peter Svidler
Michael Adams
 
Arkadij Naiditsch
Baadur Jobava
 
Vladimir Kramnik
Peter Leko
 
Boris Gelfand
Games – Report
Round 7: Sunday, August 6, 13:00h
Boris Gelfand
 
Levon Aronian
Vladimir Kramnik
 
Peter Leko
Arkadij Naiditsch
 
Baadur Jobava
Peter Svidler
 
Michael Adams
Games – Report

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