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MichaelBaron
13-07-2014, 02:59 PM
A supertournament started in Dortmund, Germany.
Highlight of the round 1 - Kramnik losing with the white pieces!

MichaelBaron
14-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Karuana leads on 2/2. While watching games live, I was under the impression that Adams was losing to Kramnik as white. But somehow he managed to draw the game.
Also check out Karuana-Ponomarev. Final mating position is rather cute.

Capablanca-Fan
14-07-2014, 02:52 PM
A supertournament started in Dortmund, Germany.
Highlight of the round 1 - Kramnik losing with the white pieces!

One commentator called it Kramnik's worst game in 25 years (https://chess24.com/en/read/news/dortmund-2014-rd-1-kramnik-s-worst-game-in-25-years).

MichaelBaron
14-07-2014, 03:38 PM
One commentator called it Kramnik's worst game in 25 years (https://chess24.com/en/read/news/dortmund-2014-rd-1-kramnik-s-worst-game-in-25-years).

Well, it was indeed quite bad. He did not blunder. Just played well below his usual level. Or well, it happens. Also, not sure why he failed to win his round 2 ending.

Agent Smith
16-07-2014, 08:10 AM
[Event "42nd GM 2014"]
[Site "Dortmund GER"]
[Date "2014.07.13"]
[Round "2.1"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Ponomariov, Ruslan"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 Be6 9.O-O-O Qd7 10.Kb1 Bf6 11.h3 h6 12.b3 a6 13.g4 O-O-O 14.Bg2 g5 15.Nd4 Nxd4 16.cxd4 d5 17.f4 gxf4 18.Bxf4 h5 19.g5 Bg7 20.Rde1 h4 21.Be5 Rdg8 22.Qf4 Qd8 23.Bf1 Kb8 24.Bd3 Bc8 25.Kb2 Bxe5 26.Rxe5 Rg7 27.a4 a5 28.Ka2 Ka7 29.Qd2 Kb8 30.Qf4
( 30.Qxa5 Rxg5 31.Ree1 )
30...Ka7 31.Rhe1 Bxh3 32.Rh1 Bc8 33.Rxh4 Rxh4 34.Qxh4 b6 35.Qh6 Rg8 36.Qc6 Be6 37.g6 Rg7 38.gxf7 Bxf7
( 38...Rxf7 39.Qxe6 )
39.Re7 Qxe7
( 39...Be8 40.Rxe8 Qxe8 41.Qxe8 )
40.Ba6 Kxa6 41.Qa8# 1-0

MichaelBaron
16-07-2014, 11:37 AM
And in in Rd3, Kramnik almost lost as white to the bottom seed!

Agent Smith
16-07-2014, 03:20 PM
It wasnt pretty ... but always under control i think.

[Event "42nd GM 2014"]
[Site "Dortmund GER"]
[Date "2014.07.15"]
[Round "3.2"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Baramidze, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.Qd3 c6 8.O-O b6 9.b3 a5 10.e4 Ba6 11.e5 Ne8 12.h4 h6 13.Rd1 b5 14.cxb5 cxb5 15.Ne2 b4 16.Qe3 Bxe2 17.Qxe2 a4 18.Be3 Qa5 19.Rac1 Nc7 20.Nh2 Rfc8 21.Qg4 Kf8 22.f4 Qb6 23.Nf3 Nb5 24.Rxc8+ Rxc8 25.f5 axb3 26.axb3 Rc3 27.f6 Rxe3 28.Qxg7+ Ke8 29.fxe7 Rxf3 30.Bxf3 Nxd4 31.Kg2 Nf5 32.Qh8+ Kxe7 33.Rc1 Qd8 34.Rc8 Qxh8 35.Rxh8 Nxe5 36.Bh5 Kf6 37.Rb8 Nc6 38.Rb7 Nfe7 39.Kf2 e5 40.g4 Ke6 41.g5 hxg5 42.hxg5 e4 43.Ke3 Kf5 44.Bxf7 Kxg5 45.Bxd5 Nxd5+ 46.Kxe4 Nde7 47.Rb6 Kf6 48.Kd3 Ke6 49.Kc4 Kd6 50.Kb5 Kd5 51.Ka4 Kd4 52.Rxb4+ Nxb4 53.Kxb4 1/2-1/2

MichaelBaron
16-07-2014, 04:40 PM
It wasnt pretty ... but always under control i think.

[Event "42nd GM 2014"]
[Site "Dortmund GER"]
[Date "2014.07.15"]
[Round "3.2"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Baramidze, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.Qd3 c6 8.O-O b6 9.b3 a5 10.e4 Ba6 11.e5 Ne8 12.h4 h6 13.Rd1 b5 14.cxb5 cxb5 15.Ne2 b4 16.Qe3 Bxe2 17.Qxe2 a4 18.Be3 Qa5 19.Rac1 Nc7 20.Nh2 Rfc8 21.Qg4 Kf8 22.f4 Qb6 23.Nf3 Nb5 24.Rxc8+ Rxc8 25.f5 axb3 26.axb3 Rc3 27.f6 Rxe3 28.Qxg7+ Ke8 29.fxe7 Rxf3 30.Bxf3 Nxd4 31.Kg2 Nf5 32.Qh8+ Kxe7 33.Rc1 Qd8 34.Rc8 Qxh8 35.Rxh8 Nxe5 36.Bh5 Kf6 37.Rb8 Nc6 38.Rb7 Nfe7 39.Kf2 e5 40.g4 Ke6 41.g5 hxg5 42.hxg5 e4 43.Ke3 Kf5 44.Bxf7 Kxg5 45.Bxd5 Nxd5+ 46.Kxe4 Nde7 47.Rb6 Kf6 48.Kd3 Ke6 49.Kc4 Kd6 50.Kb5 Kd5 51.Ka4 Kd4 52.Rxb4+ Nxb4 53.Kxb4 1/2-1/2

Kramnik missed a win at some point though, after Rxe3

Agent Smith
16-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Yes - but Computers make everything look easy to see. It's actually a trifle complicated after fxg7
29...Bg5 hxg5 Re4 is even. Only 29... Bg5 Ng5 (if 30. Re4 Nxe4)
.. though i daresay he *will* be kicking himself.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.Qd3 c6 8.O-O b6 9.b3 a5 10.e4 Ba6 11.e5 Ne8 12.h4 h6 13.Rd1 b5 14.cxb5 cxb5 15.Ne2 b4 16.Qe3 Bxe2 17.Qxe2 a4 18.Be3 Qa5 19.Rac1 Nc7 20.Nh2 Rfc8 21.Qg4 Kf8 22.f4 Qb6 23.Nf3 Nb5 24.Rxc8+ Rxc8 25.f5 axb3 26.axb3 Rc3 27.f6 Rxe3 28.Qxg7+
( 28.fxg7+ Kg8 29.Qf4 Kxg7
( 29...Rxf3 30.Qxh6 -- 31.Qh8# )
( 29...Bg5 30.Nxg5
( 30.hxg5 Re4 31.Qd2 h5 )
30...hxg5 31.Qxe3 Kxg7 32.Qxg5+ Kf8 33.Qf4 )
30.Qxe3 )
28...Ke8 29.fxe7 Rxf3 30.Bxf3 Nxd4 31.Kg2 Nf5 32.Qh8+ Kxe7 33.Rc1 Qd8 34.Rc8 Qxh8 35.Rxh8 Nxe5 36.Bh5 Kf6 37.Rb8 Nc6 38.Rb7 Nfe7 39.Kf2 e5 40.g4 Ke6 41.g5 hxg5 42.hxg5 e4 43.Ke3 Kf5 44.Bxf7 Kxg5 45.Bxd5 Nxd5+ 46.Kxe4 Nde7 47.Rb6 Kf6 48.Kd3 Ke6 49.Kc4 Kd6 50.Kb5 Kd5 51.Ka4 Kd4 52.Rxb4+ Nxb4 53.Kxb4 1/2-1/2

MichaelBaron
21-07-2014, 02:09 AM
Karuana won the event convinsingly...and got his rating over 2800!

Agent Smith
22-07-2014, 06:41 PM
1: Caruana, Fabiano 2789 ITA 5.5 / 7 X = 1 = 1 1 = 1 2934 +12 (+4 -0 =3)
2: Leko, Peter 2737 HUN 4.0 / 7 = X = 1 = = = = 2762 +2 (+1 -0 =6)
3: Meier, Georg 2632 GER 4.0 / 7 0 = X 1 = = 1 = 2777 +14 (+2 -1 =4)
4: Naiditsch, Arkadij 2705 GER 3.5 / 7 = 0 0 X = 1 = 1 2716 +1 (+2 -2 =3)
5: Adams, Michael 2743 ENG 3.5 / 7 0 = = = X = = 1 2711 -4 (+1 -1 =5)
6: Ponomariov, Ruslan 2723 UKR 3.0 / 7 0 = = 0 = X 1 = 2664 -6 (+1 -2 =4)
7: Kramnik, Vladimir 2777 RUS 2.5 / 7 = = 0 = = 0 X = 2604 -17 (+0 -2 =5)
8: Baramidze, David 2616 GER 2.0 / 7 0 = = 0 0 = = X 2571 -4 (+0 -3 =4)