Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting LIVE

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7/21/2119 – The sixth and penultimate round of the Sparkassen Meeting in Dortmund saw Ian Nepomniachtchi getting a quick win over Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, while Leinier Dominguez held a draw from an inferior position against Kaido Kulaots to keep the sole lead. Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Teimour Radjabov and Richard Rapport are a half point behind the Cuban-born grandmaster with a round to go. Round seven kicks off two hours earlier than usual, at 11:15 UTC (13:15 CEST / 7:15 AM EDT). | Photo: Georgious Souleidis

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Round 7

After his hiatus from classical chess, Leinier Dominguez has climbed to the tenth place in the live ratings list. However, he could have lost a big share of the Elo points garnered since the US Championship had he lost his round six game against Kaido Kulaots, the underdog in Dortmund. Kulaots was a piece down with Black but had strong attacking chances as compensation. Dominguez gave back the piece and ended up getting a 44-move draw.

Meanwhile, Ian Nepomniachtchi defeated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in barely 19 moves from the white side of a Petroff Defence. The defending champion has won two and lost two in Dortmund this year. Teimour Radjabov v Daniel Fridman and Richard Rapport v Radoslaw Wojtaszek finished drawn. 

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Current standings





  • Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia, Elo 2775)
  • Leinier Dominguez Perez (USA, Elo 2760)
  • Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan, Elo 2759)
  • Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Poland, Elo 2737)
  • Richard Rapport (Hungary, Elo 2735)
  • Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany, Elo 2672)
  • Daniel Fridman (Germany, Elo 2638)
  • Kaido Kulaots (Estonia, Elo 2560)


Times in CEST.

Sat, 7/13, 15.00: Round 1

Sun, 7/14 15.00: Round 2

Mon, 7/15 - Rest day

Tue, 16.7., 15.00: Round 3

Wed, 17.7., 15.00: Round 4

Thu, 18.7. - Rest day

Fri, 19.7., 15.00: Round 5

Sat, 20.7., 15.00: Round 6

Sun, 21.7., 13.00: Round 7 


Topics: Dortmund 2019

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Gustavo Brandao Gustavo Brandao 7/21/2019 09:10
Tomo a liberdade de sugerir à alguém da equipe de ChessBase uma análise mais abrangente da mencionada vitória em 19 lances entre os GMs Ian Nepomniachtchi e Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu . Não é sempre que ocorre uma miniatura entre dois GMs desse nível ...daí minha humilde sugestão. Obrigado!
PEB216 PEB216 7/21/2019 06:29
@HolaAmigo Escaping a communist dictatorship is a commendable choice on anyone's part.
hurwitz hurwitz 7/21/2019 12:52
@HolaAmigo: Very unfair statement about Dominguez. Every professional has every rights to legally improve his skills and opportunities. This is an absolutely selfish expectation that one can have from a professional athlete.
johorsky johorsky 7/21/2019 10:04
I don’t know if Dominguez has shaved or not. Should be save instead of shave?
HolaAmigo HolaAmigo 7/21/2019 01:56
Dominguez is Cuban born and Dollar reborn