Dortmund starts today – with Vladimir Kramnik

6/23/2007 – You can uncross your fingers: world champion Vladimir Kramnik has recovered sufficiently to play in the Super-GM tournament in Dortmund. This is a Category 20 event which includes the world's top ranked player, Viswanathan Anand, and other stars like Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Leko, Boris Gelfand and 16-year-old Magnus Carlsen. Details.

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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.

Participants

Rank
Name Fed. Rating Birth

1

Viswanathan Anand IND 2786 12.12.1969

3

Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2772 25.06.1975

6

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2757 12.04.1985

8

Peter Leko HUN 2738 08.09.1979

11

Boris Gelfand ISR 2733 24.06.1968

22

Magnus Carlsen NOR 2693 30.11.1990

30

Evgeny Alexeev RUS 2679 28.11.1985

52

Arkadij Naiditsch GER 2654 25.10.1985

The oldest player is Boris Gelfand, who starts the event on the eve of his 39th birthday. The world's top-ranked player, Viswanathan Anand, is a year and a half younger. By far the youngest player in the field is 16-year-old Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen, who is playing in Dortmund for the first time. Russian GM Evgeny Alexeev qualified for Dortmund by winning the Aeroflot Open 2007 in Moscow, and Arkadij Naiditsch, the only German player, sensationally won the tournament two years ago.

Full Schedule and Results

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

Live coverage by Yasser Seirawan on Playchess


Playchess commentator GM Yasser Seirawan

The games of Dortmund 2007, which start at 15:00h local time (CEST), will be broadcast live on the official site and on Playchess.com server. On the latter, starting from Sunday, June 24, there will be daily live audio commentary by GM Yasser Seirawan, with a minimum of three one hour lectures per round, beginning approximately thirty minutes after play has started. For a charge of ten Ducats (about one Euro) a visitor gets a twelve hour pass to listen to the live lectures.

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