Fabiano Caruana wins Dortmund

7/19/2014 – Fabiano Caruana turned in yet another win at the Dortmund International, by beating Michael Adams in round six, giving him a monstrous 5.0/6 and 2972 performance. With this he takes first place in advance as he now leads with 1.5 points with a round to go, and the rivals will now fight over second and third. Moreover, Caruana's live rating is now over 2800.

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The traditional Dortmund Sparkassen Tournament is now under way in Dortmund, Germany. The event is being held at the Orchestra Center and it features three of the top German players alongside five foreign grandmasters.

Round six

Round 06 – July 19, 2014 15:00h
Caruana, Fabiano
Adams, Michael
Naiditsch, Arkadij
Ponomariov, Ruslan
Kramnik, Vladimir
Leko, Peter
Baramidze, David
Meier, Georg

The game between David Baramidze and Georg Meier was the quickest to end in round six. They played a Closed Catalan that went nowhere very quickly and they drew. The game between Fabiano Caruana and Michael Adams was epic for reasons that had little to do with the action on the board. The Englishman played the Berlin that is so ever-popular with the elite, but things went seriously wrong after he exchanged off his dark-squared bishop. He was left with a nightmare situation, having to fight off White's kingside pawnroller with no activity of his own, forced to wait passively as the Italian improved his position. Players of the Ruy Lopez Exchange will commiserate, and the Italian was up to the task.

Caruana's win was not the only one of the round, as German Arkadij Naiditsch defeated Ruslan Ponomariov, when the Ukrainian made a slip that had a domino effect. After a series of almost forced moves, White had a monster windmill on the dark squares around his king, which he converted. This put him in equal second with Peter Leko who drew Vladimir Kramnik, both of whom have 3.5/6. Round seven will determine the rest of the podium.

Round six games

[Event "42nd GM 2014"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2014.07.19"] [Round "6.1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Adams, Michael"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2743"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2014.07.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 11. Nc3 Kc8 12. g4 Nh4 13. Nxh4 Bxh4 14. Be3 b6 15. Rd2 c5 16. Nd5 Re8 17. Rad1 Bc6 18. Bf4 h6 19. Kg2 Kb7 20. c4 a5 21. Re1 Rad8 22. Bg3 Bxg3 23. Kxg3 f6 24. f4 Re6 25. Rdd1 fxe5 26. Rxe5 Red6 27. f5 a4 28. Kf4 b5 29. b3 a3 30. Ke4 b4 31. h4 R6d7 32. Rd2 Rf7 33. g5 hxg5 34. hxg5 Rh8 35. Kf4 Rh1 36. Rf2 Rg1 37. Ne7 Bh1 38. g6 Rf6 39. Rxc5 Rd6 40. Rb5+ Ka6 41. Nd5 Bxd5 42. Rxd5 Rxd5 43. cxd5 Kb6 44. f6 gxf6 45. Kf5 Kc5 46. Kxf6 Kxd5 47. g7 c5 48. Rf5+ 1-0 [Event "42nd GM 2014"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2014.07.19"] [Round "6.2"] [White "Baramidze, David"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E01"] [WhiteElo "2616"] [BlackElo "2632"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2014.07.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Rd1 b6 10. Bf4 Bb7 11. Nc3 dxc4 12. Nd2 Nd5 13. Nxc4 Nxf4 14. gxf4 Qc7 15. e3 Rad8 16. Rac1 c5 17. d5 exd5 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. Rxd5 b5 20. Ne5 Nxe5 21. Rxe5 Bd6 22. Rd5 Be7 23. a4 a6 24. axb5 axb5 25. Re5 Bd6 26. Rd5 Be7 27. Rcd1 Rxd5 28. Rxd5 Rd8 29. b3 g6 30. Rxd8+ Bxd8 31. Bf1 Qd7 32. Qe2 c4 33. bxc4 bxc4 34. Qxc4 Qg4+ 35. Bg2 Qd1+ 36. Bf1 Qg4+ 37. Bg2 Qd1+ 38. Bf1 1/2-1/2 [Event "42nd GM 2014"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2014.07.19"] [Round "6.3"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Ponomariov, Ruslan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C95"] [WhiteElo "2705"] [BlackElo "2723"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2014.07.12"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d6 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. a4 Bf8 14. Bd3 c6 15. Qc2 Qc7 16. b3 g6 17. Bb2 Rac8 18. Rad1 Nh5 19. Qb1 bxa4 20. bxa4 exd4 21. cxd4 d5 22. Rc1 Nf4 23. Bf1 Qb8 24. g3 Ne6 25. h4 Bg7 26. Bh3 c5 27. dxc5 Bxb2 28. Qxb2 Ndxc5 29. Ne5 Red8 30. Bxe6 Nxe6 31. Rxc8 Qxc8 32. Rc1 Qa8 33. exd5 Bxd5 34. Ng4 Bh1 35. Nf6+ Kf8 36. Nxh7+ Kg8 37. Nf6+ Kf8 38. f3 Bxf3 39. Qa3+ Kg7 40. Nxf3 Kxf6 41. Qb2+ Ke7 42. Ne5 Nd4 43. Rf1 f5 44. Re1 Qd5 45. Qb6 Rd6 46. Qc7+ Kf8 47. Nxg6+ Rxg6 48. Qe7+ Kg8 49. Qe8+ 1-0 [Event "42nd GM 2014"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2014.07.19"] [Round "6.4"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Leko, Peter"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E14"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2737"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2014.07.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Bd3 d5 6. b3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Bb2 c5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nbd2 Nd7 11. Qe2 Rc8 12. Rfd1 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Qc7 14. Nc4 a6 15. Rac1 b5 16. Nd2 Qb8 17. Ne4 Rxc1 18. Rxc1 Rc8 19. Rd1 N7f6 20. Nxf6+ Bxf6 21. Qd2 Be7 22. Be4 Nf6 23. Bxb7 Qxb7 24. Rc1 h6 25. Rxc8+ Qxc8 26. Qc2 Qxc2 27. Nxc2 Nd5 28. Kf1 f6 29. e4 Nb4 30. Nxb4 Bxb4 31. Ke2 Kf7 32. g4 e5 33. h4 g5 34. h5 Ke6 35. Kd3 Kd6 36. f3 Kc6 37. a3 Bd6 38. b4 Be7 39. Kc2 Bd6 40. Kd3 Be7 41. Kc2 Bd6 1/2-1/2

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Standings after six rounds


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dr.genial@yahoo.com.br dr.genial@yahoo.com.br 7/20/2014 01:52
Caruana wil challenge Magnus only if he wins the Candidates, and we know there anybody can hit a wall. Ask Aronian.
vincero vincero 7/20/2014 01:34
it is now clear that caruana will be THE challenge to magnus.

i predict today that within 3 years they will meet for the WC and caruana will become the next world champion of chess.