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Kevin Bonham
02-07-2009, 02:26 AM
Includes four of the world's top seven rated players. Starts in <24 hours I think, haven't checked times yet.

Tony Dowden
02-07-2009, 07:53 PM
Go Magnus! :D

Miranda
02-07-2009, 09:37 PM
Begins at 11pm.. Melbourne time anyway. I'm guessing Carlsen will end up winning - although I have no idea whatsoever.

Kevin Bonham
02-07-2009, 10:08 PM
Very interested to see how Jakovenko goes. He has risen to a very high rating with relatively little fanfare.

Redmond Barry
02-07-2009, 11:11 PM
the k-dog will prevail !

Kevin Bonham
03-07-2009, 03:54 AM
Very interested to see how Jakovenko goes.

Badly in this endgame against Carlsen. Quite instructive this one. White's small advantage grows and eventually he is able to completely run the bishop out of effective defensive squares. I suspect that Black made serious errors but do not feel confident yet to state exactly what they were.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Ke8 10.h3 h5 11.Ne2 Be7 12.Bg5 Be6 13.Nf4 Bd5 14.Bxe7 Kxe7 15.Ng5 Nd4 16.Rad1 Ne6 17.Ngxe6 Bxe6 18.h4 a5 19.a3 a4 20.Rfe1 g6 21.f3 Ra5 22.c3 Rb5 23.Re2 Ra8 24.Rd4 Raa5 25.Kf2 Rxe5 26.Rxe5 Rxe5 27.Rxa4 Rb5 28.b4 c5 29.Ra7 cxb4 30.cxb4 Kd7 31.Ne2 Rb6 32.Ke3 Bc4 33.Nd4 Kd6 34.Ra5 Ra6 35.Rxa6+ bxa6 36.g4 hxg4 37.fxg4 Ke5 38.Nc6+ Kf6 39.Kf4 Ke6 40.h5 gxh5 41.gxh5 Bd3 42.Ke3 Bf1 43.h6 Kf6 44.Ne5 Bb5 45.Kd4 Ba4 46.h7 Kg7 47.Nxf7 Kxh7 48.Ng5+ Kg6 49.Ne6 1-0

ER
03-07-2009, 05:51 AM
I voted for Kramnik since I knew Jenny, Miranda and Sally (note the alphabetical order) :whistle: would vote for Magnus! :P :owned:

Garvinator
03-07-2009, 07:24 AM
Leko,P - Kramnik,V [E04]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (1), 02.07.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 a5 7.Qc2 Bxd2+ 8.Qxd2 c6 9.a4 b5 10.axb5 cxb5 11.Qg5 0-0 12.Qxb5 Ba6 13.Qa4 Qb6 14.Nbd2 Bb5 15.Qa3 Nc6 16.0-0 Rab8 17.Rfc1 Nxd4 18.Nxd4 Qxd4 19.Nf3 Qb6 20.Qxa5 Qxa5 21.Rxa5 Bc6 22.Rxc4 Bxf3 23.Bxf3 Rxb2 24.h4 draw.

Naiditsch,A - Bacrot,E [C89]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (1), 02.07.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0? Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0? 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d3 Bd6 13.Re1 Bf5 14.Qf3 Qh4 15.g3 Qh3 16.Bxd5 cxd5 17.Qxd5 Rad8 18.Qg2 Qxg2+ 19.Kxg2 Bxd3 20.Be3 Be4+ 21.f3 Bc6 22.Nd2 Rfe8 23.Nb3 f6 24.Nd4 Bb7 25.g4 Bc5 26.b4 Bxd4 27.Bxd4 Rxe1 28.Rxe1 Kf7 29.Bc5 Rd7 30.h4 Bd5 31.a3 Be6 32.Bd4 Bc4 33.Kg3 Re7 34.Rd1 Bb3 35.Rd2 Re1 36.h5 Rd1 37.Re2 Rd3 38.Kf4 Bd5 39.Re3 Rxe3 40.Kxe3 Bb3 41.Kf4 Bd1 42.Ke3 draw.

AzureBlue
03-07-2009, 09:19 AM
I voted for Kramnik since I knew Jenny, Miranda and Sally (note the alphabetical order) :whistle: would vote for Magnus! :P :owned:
Yep! :)
Though I actually have no idea...

ER
03-07-2009, 09:37 AM
Yep! :)
Though I actually have no idea...
lol neither have I!!! :lol:

Miranda
03-07-2009, 05:26 PM
I follow elite chess fairly closely, though not as much lately because of school and exams. I think Carlsen and Kramnik are definatly top of the bunch here, and it's just up to who's having a good day that wins.

AzureBlue
03-07-2009, 05:36 PM
I follow elite chess fairly closely, though not as much lately because of school and exams. I think Carlsen and Kramnik are definatly top of the bunch here, and it's just up to who's having a good day that wins.
Lol yeah I flipped through the games in dortmund last year, when I had ICC :lol:
mine's a month expired now :wall:

Miranda
03-07-2009, 05:42 PM
Lol yeah I flipped through the games in dortmund last year, when I had ICC :lol:
mine's a month expired now :wall:
Yeah, ICC relays all the major events and has live commentary. So I don't even have to attempt to analyse the games myself :lol:

Carlsen is currently leading the field on 1 point.. however after only one round I don't think it's that significant.

AzureBlue
03-07-2009, 05:43 PM
Yeah, ICC relays all the major events and has live commentary. So I don't even have to attempt to analyse the games myself :lol:

Carlsen is currently leading the field on 1 point.. however after only one round I don't think it's that significant.
Yay go Carlsen! :lol:
Who's tipped to win Dortmund '09?

Miranda
03-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Yay go Carlsen! :lol:
Who's tipped to win Dortmund '09?
Not sure, I just got back from holidays so couldn't watch the coverage last night. I just want Carlsen to win though, I don't think he's won anything interesting for a while.

Miranda
03-07-2009, 07:10 PM
They are having a 15-minute delay on the relay of the moves, as an anti-cheating measure. Interesting idea...

Kevin Bonham
03-07-2009, 08:41 PM
They are having a 15-minute delay on the relay of the moves, as an anti-cheating measure. Interesting idea...

This has been the case in several tournaments over the last year or so, the idea being to prevent anyone who might find a sneaky way to transmit moves to the players from outside the venue.

Garvinator
04-07-2009, 10:09 AM
Leko,P (2756) - Carlsen,M (2772) [A32]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (2), 03.07.2009
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.g3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 Nc6 8.Bf4 0-0 9.0-0 Qb6 10.Nb5 a6 11.Bc7 Qc5 12.Bd6 Bxd6 13.Nxd6 Nd4 14.e3 Qxd6 15.Qxd4 Qxd4 16.exd4 Rb8 17.Nc3 b6 18.Ne4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 Bb7 20.Bxb7 Rxb7 21.Rac1 Rc8 22.Rc3 d5 23.Rfc1 Rxc4 24.Rxc4 dxc4 25.Rxc4 draw.

Kramnik,V (2759) - Bacrot,E (2721) [E15]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (2), 03.07.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qa4 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.dxc5 bxc5 8.0-0 Be7 9.Nc3 0-0 10.Rd1 Qb6 11.Bf4 Rd8 12.Rab1 h6 13.a3 a5 14.Qb5 Qxb5 15.cxb5 d5 16.Ne5 g5 17.Be3 Nbd7 18.Nc6 Bxc6 19.bxc6 Ne5 20.Na4 Nxc6 21.Bxc5 Bxc5 22.Nxc5 Rab8 23.e4 dxe4 24.Rxd8+ Rxd8 25.Nxe4 Nxe4 26.Bxe4 Nd4 27.Kg2 Nb3 28.Bc2 Rb8 29.Bxb3 Rxb3 30.Rc1 draw.

Jakovenko,D (2760) - Naiditsch,A (2697) [B90]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (2), 03.07.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.f4 exf4 10.Bxf4 Ne5 11.0-0-0 Be7 12.Nd4 0-0 13.Nf5 Bxf5 14.exf5 b5 15.Kb1 b4 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.Qxd5 Qc7 18.g4 Rfc8 19.Bd3 Nxd3 20.Qxd3 Qc4 21.Rhf1 h6 22.h3 d5 23.Be5 Rc6 24.b3 Qxd3 25.Rxd3 Rac8 26.Rf2 Bh4 27.Rg2 f6 28.Bb2 Rc5 29.Re2 Bg5 30.a3 bxa3 31.Bxa3 Rc3 32.Bb2 Rxd3 33.cxd3 Kf7 34.Re6 a5 35.Rd6 Re8 36.Rd7+ Kg8 37.Bc3 Re3 38.Rxd5 Rxh3 39.Bxa5 Rh4 40.b4 Rxg4 41.b5 Be3 42.Kc2 Rg2+ 43.Kb3 Rg1 44.Ka2 Rg2+ 45.Ka3 Bc1+ 46.Kb3 h5 47.b6 h4 48.Bc3 h3 49.b7 Bf4 50.Be5 h2 51.b8=Q+ Kh7 52.Bxf4 h1=Q 53.Rd8 Qd1+ 54.Kc4 Rc2+ 55.Kd4 Qa1+ 56.Kd5 Qa5+ 57.Ke4 Qe1+ 58.Be3 Qh1+ 59.Kd4 Qa1+ 60.Kd5 Qa5+ 61.Ke4 Qa4+ 62.d4 1-0.

Kevin Bonham
04-07-2009, 02:48 PM
Nice interference with 50.Be5! in that game.

Saragossa
04-07-2009, 11:22 PM
I'm placing a bet that when Kramnik gets the white pieces against Carlsen it will be like Petrosian Fischer thing where Petrosian attacked and Fischer defended a complete role reversal.

Garvinator
05-07-2009, 09:47 AM
Carlsen,M (2772) - Kramnik,V (2759) [E32]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (3), 04.07.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 d5 7.Nf3 dxc4 8.Qxc4 b6 9.Bg5 Ba6 10.Qa4 c5 11.dxc5 bxc5 12.Rd1 Qb6 13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.Rd2 Nc6 15.Qg4+ Kh8 16.Qh4 Kg7 17.Qg4+ Kh8 18.Qh4 Kg7 19.Qg4+ draw.
Bacrot,E (2721) - Jakovenko,D (2760) [C67]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (3), 04.07.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Ke8 10.h3 h5 11.Bf4 Be7 12.Ne4 Nh4 13.Nxh4 Bxh4 14.Ng5 Bf5 15.c3 Bxg5 16.Bxg5 Kd7 17.Rad1+ Kc8 18.Rd2 b6 19.Rfd1 Kb7 20.Rd8 Raxd8 21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.Bxd8 Bg6 draw.
Naiditsch,A (2697) - Leko,P (2756) [B13]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (3), 04.07.2009
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Nf3 Be7 8.c5 0-0 9.Bb5 Ne4 10.Bxe7 Nxe7 11.Rc1 b6 12.c6 Qd6 13.Qa4 a6 14.0-0 Bd7 15.cxd7 axb5 16.Qxb5 Nxc3 17.Rxc3 Rxa2 18.Ne5 f6 19.Nc6 Qxd7 20.Nxe7+ Qxe7 21.Qxb6 Ra7 22.Rc6 Rb7 23.Rxe6 Rxb6 24.Rxe7 Rxb2 25.Rd7 Rd2 26.Rxd5 Rb8 27.Re1 Rbb2 28.Rd7 h5 29.Rf1 draw.

Redmond Barry
05-07-2009, 11:23 PM
can someone tell me why bacrot - jakovenko is a draw ?

surely they could both have gone a few moves. i know its opposite bishops but still.
isnt whites e pawn advanced enough to enable difficulties in blacks kingside as opposed to black being able to create the same problems on the queenside.

cant white playing g4,hxg,f4 then f5 and e6 to create more of an immediate problem ?

is this a case of a cautious draw ?

Metro
06-07-2009, 03:07 AM
Live
http://sparkassen-chess-meeting.dokom21.de/live2.htm

Kevin Bonham
06-07-2009, 05:52 PM
cant white playing g4,hxg,f4 then f5 and e6 to create more of an immediate problem ?

After g4, Black could immediately play ...Kf8 with tempo followed by ...Ke7 and white's kingside push is going nowhere.

Saragossa
06-07-2009, 07:30 PM
Kramnik won....with the black pieces. This is a good omen, he has to win the tourney now.

Kevin Bonham
07-07-2009, 04:53 PM
Kramnik-Jakovenko

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.e3 0-0 8.Be2 dxc4 9.0-0 Bxc3 10.bxc3 b5 11.a4 c6 12.Ne5 Qe7 13.f4 a6 14.Bf3 Bb7 15.Qb1 Qc7 16.f5 Nd7 17.Ng4 Rae8 18.fxe6 Rxe6 19.Qf5 draw.

Lame.

Carlsen-Naiditsch

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 h6 10.h3 Ne7 11.Bf4 Ng6 12.Bg3 Ke8 13.Rad1 Bb4 14.Ne2 h5 15.Ned4 h4 16.Bh2 Nf8 17.Bf4 Bd7 18.Bg5 Be7 19.Rfe1 c5 20.e6 fxe6 21.Bxe7 Kxe7 22.Nf5+ Kf6 23.Ne3 Be8 24.Ng4+ Ke7 25.Nge5 Bg6 26.Rd5 b6 27.Rd2 Bf5 28.Ng5 Kf6 29.f4 Ng6 30.Nd7+ Ke7 31.Nxe6 Bxe6 32.f5 Nf4 33.fxe6 Rhd8 34.Rf2 g5 35.Kh2 a5 36.a4 Rg8 37.Ne5 Rae8 38.Nf3 Nxe6 39.Re5 Kd6 40.Rd2+ Kc6 41.Rde2 Kd6 42.Nxg5 Ng7 43.Rxe8 Rxe8 44.Rxe8 Nxe8 45.Nf3 c4 46.Nxh4 c3 47.b3 Kc5 48.Nf5 Kb4 49.g4 Ka3 50.Kg3 Kb2 51.Ne3 Kc1 52.Kf3 Kd2 53.h4 Ng7 54.h5 Ne6 55.h6 c6 56.Ke4 b5 57.Ke5 Ng5 58.Kf5 Nf7 59.h7 Kxe3 60.g5 1-0.

Leko-Bacrot

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.d5 exd5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.0-0 Be7 10.Rd1 Nc6 11.Qa4 Nf6 12.Nh4 Qc8 13.Nf5 Nd4 14.Bxb7 Qxb7 15.Nxd4 cxd4 16.Rxd4 Bc5 17.Rd3 b5 18.Qf4 0-0 19.b4 Bb6 20.Bb2 Rfe8 21.e3 Rac8 22.Nd2 Bd8 23.Rd1 Rc2 24.Bxf6 Bxf6 25.a3 Ra2 26.Nf3 Qa6 27.g4 h6 28.h4 Rxa3 29.Rd6 Qa4 30.g5 hxg5 31.hxg5 Ra1 32.Rxa1 Bxa1 33.Rxd7 Rf8 34.Qd6 g6 35.Nh2 Bc3 36.Ng4 Bg7 37.Nf6+ Bxf6 38.gxf6 Rc8 39.Rxf7 1-0.

Garvinator
09-07-2009, 11:49 AM
Kramnik,V (2759) - Leko,P (2756) [E55]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (6), 08.07.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0-0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.Qe2 b6 10.dxc5 Bxc3 11.c6 Bb4 12.cxd7 Qxd7 13.Rd1 Qb7 14.b3 Qe7 15.Bb2 Ba3 16.Be5 Bb7 17.Nd4 Bc5 18.Nb5 Bc6 19.Nd4 Bb7 20.Ba6 Bd5 21.Nb5 Rad8 22.Nc3 Ba8 23.Rxd8 Rxd8 24.Rd1 Bd6 25.Bxd6 Rxd6 draw.

Bacrot,E (2721) - Naiditsch,A (2697) [E18]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (6), 08.07.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Nxe4 Bxe4 9.Nh4 Bxg2 10.Nxg2 d5 11.Qa4 dxc4 12.Qxc4 c5 13.Be3 cxd4 14.Bxd4 Qc8 15.Rfc1 Qxc4 16.Rxc4 Na6 17.Rac1 Rfd8 18.a4 f6 19.Ne3 Kf7 20.Kg2 Nc5 21.Bxc5 Bxc5 22.b4 Bxe3 23.Rc7+ Ke8 24.fxe3 draw.

Jakovenko,D (2760) - Carlsen,M (2772) [B33]
Sparkassen GM Dortmund GER (6), 08.07.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c3 Bg5 12.Nc2 Ne7 13.Ncb4 0-0 14.a4 bxa4 15.Qxa4 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 Bd7 17.Qc2 a5 18.Bc4 Rc8 19.Qe2 Kh8 20.0-0 f5 21.exf5 Bxf5 22.Bd3 Be6 23.Be4 Rb8 24.Qc2 Bg8 25.b3 Rb5 26.c4 Rb8 27.Nc3 Qb6 28.Rab1 h6 29.Bd5 Bh7 30.Be4 Bg8 31.g3 Qc5 32.Kg2 Bd8 33.Rbd1 Qb4 34.Rb1 Bb6 35.Nd5 Bxd5 36.Bxd5 Bd4 37.Be4 Qc3 38.Qe2 Rf6 39.Bd3 Qb4 40.h4 Qb7+ 41.Be4 Qf7 42.Bd5 Qg6 43.Be4 Qf7 44.Bd5 Qg6 45.Be4 draw.

Kevin Bonham
09-07-2009, 09:05 PM
I have taken to thinking of this event in my mind as being called "Doormouse"; probably has something to do with the boredom factor of many of the games.

Redmond Barry
09-07-2009, 11:36 PM
After g4, Black could immediately play ...Kf8 with tempo followed by ...Ke7 and white's kingside push is going nowhere.

thanks for the reply kevin. its difficult for me to gauge when games are drawn.

im yet to find a book that addresses drawn situations only. most titles usually relate to winning or losing only, or gaining/losing momentum.

it would be nice to find a book that gave good examples of how drawn situations generally occur. i know some basic patterns but ive never come across a whole book dedicated to the subject.

anybody know of any books that would be handy ?

Saragossa
10-07-2009, 12:48 AM
thanks for the reply kevin. its difficult for me to gauge when games are drawn.

im yet to find a book that addresses drawn situations only. most titles usually relate to winning or losing only, or gaining/losing momentum.

it would be nice to find a book that gave good examples of how drawn situations generally occur. i know some basic patterns but ive never come across a whole book dedicated to the subject.

anybody know of any books that would be handy ?

A collection of Kramniks games? Or Petrosians. Mostly I think studying endgames will help you here. Because often there are features in the middlegame which suggest drawable endgames and if you can notice these then you can exploit them.

Desmond
11-07-2009, 12:16 AM
I have taken to thinking of this event in my mind as being called "Doormouse"; probably has something to do with the boredom factor of many of the games.I was thinking Shortdrawmund.

Garvinator
11-07-2009, 02:06 AM
I was thinking Shortdrawmund.
Shortboredom.

Basil
11-07-2009, 05:28 AM
I have taken to thinking of this event in my mind as being called "Doormouse"; probably has something to do with the boredom factor of many of the games.
I have said it before, and I'll say it again that this is the very thing that retards the development of our game into the 3rd millenium (and I'll also iterate that JaK picked me very early as ahead of my time).

Carry on!

WhiteElephant
11-07-2009, 12:40 PM
Whoa! Was this the same Kramnik who played last night? What a great attacking game. Same for Bacrot, he tried his hardest to win but unfortunately wasn't rewarded.

Leko did not let the draw team down by doing his utmost to earn the half point.

If only every round had a game or 2 like K & B's.

Kevin Bonham
11-07-2009, 03:24 PM
Kramnik - Carlsen

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.a3 Nc6 9.Qc2 Qa5 10.Rd1 Be7 11.Be2 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Nh5 13.0-0 Nxf4 14.exf4 g6 15.g3 Rd8 16.Rxd8+ Qxd8 17.Rd1 Bd7 18.f5 gxf5 19.Qd2 Qb6 20.Qh6 Be8 21.Ng5 Bxg5 22.Qxg5+ Kf8 23.Qh6+ Kg8 24.Qg5+ Kf8 25.Rd6! Qc7?? 26.Qh6+ Ke7 27.Qh4+ Kf8 28.Qh6+ Ke7 29.Nb5 Qa5 30.b4 Nxb4 31.Rxe6+ fxe6 32.Qxe6+ Kd8 33.Qf6+ Kc8 34.Qxf5+ Kd8 35.Qf6+ Kc8 36.axb4 1-0

Jakovenko - Bacrot

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Qe2 Bg4 16.Qf1 Qh5 17.Be3 Rae8 18.Nd2 Re6 19.f3 Nxe3 20.Qf2 Nd5 21.fxg4 Qxg4 22.Qf3 Qg5 23.Rxe6 fxe6 24.Ne4 Qg6 25.Qd3 h5 26.Bc2 Bf4 27.Re1 h4 28.Nf2 Qxd3 29.Nxd3 Be3+ 30.Kg2 Bd2 31.Re2 Ne3+ 32.Kh3 hxg3 33.Kxg3 Nf1+ 34.Kh3 Rf6 35.Ne5 Bc1 36.Ng4 Rf3+ 37.Kg2 Rf4 38.Bb3 Rxg4+ 39.Kxf1 Rg6 40.Bxe6+ Kf8 41.b4 Rf6+ 42.Kg2 Rg6+ 43.Kf3 Rf6+ 44.Kg3 Bf4+ 45.Kg4 Bc7 46.Bd7 Rd6 47.Bf5 a5 48.a3 Rf6 49.h4 g6 50.Be4 axb4 51.axb4 Kg7 52.Bg2 Kh6 53.Re8 Bf4 54.Re2 Bc1 55.Bf3 Kg7 56.Kg3 Kf7 57.Kg2 Bf4 58.Kf2 Re6 59.Be4 Rf6 60.Kg2 Bh6 61.Ra2 Ke7 62.Bf3 Kd7 63.Ra6 Ke7 64.Ra7+ Kd8 65.Ra6 Ke7 66.Ra2 Kd7 67.Re2 Kd6 68.Bg4 Kd5 69.Re5+ Kc4 70.Rc5+ Kd3 71.d5 Bf8 72.Rxc6 Rxc6 73.dxc6 Bd6 74.Kf3 Kxc3 75.Ke4 Kxb4 76.Kd5 Bg3 77.Bf3 Ka5 78.Ke6 b4 79.Be4 Kb5 80.Kd7 Kc5 81.Bxg6 1-0

Tony Dowden
11-07-2009, 09:33 PM
Nice attacking technique from Kramnik.

Presumably Carlsen hallucinated because in all those Rxe6 lines its hard to see him missing an eventual Nb5 forking the Qc7 & Kd6.

I still reckon that Carlsen could win the event (well, tie the event). This next round will be interesting.

Go Magnus :D

Basil
11-07-2009, 09:36 PM
If someone would enlighten me as to why Krammers can't play 20. Qxd7 I'd be grateful. Save plugging into box. Carry on!

Edit: Coz of 20...Rd8?

Kevin Bonham
11-07-2009, 09:46 PM
Edit: Coz of 20...Rd8?

Yep, ...Rd8 kills queen.

Tony Dowden
13-07-2009, 01:29 PM
OK, well done Kramnik but Carlsen will have his day, I mean era, soon ;)

Kevin Bonham
13-07-2009, 01:32 PM
Yes, the majority of voting which went with "horses for courses" given Kramnik's track record in this event was right, and those like me who went for Magnus based on rating and recent form got this one wrong; well done to those who tipped it correctly.

Garvinator
13-07-2009, 02:06 PM
Yes, the majority of voting which went with "horses for courses" given Kramnik's track record in this event was right, and those like me who went for Magnus based on rating and recent form got this one wrong; well done to those who tipped it correctly.
At least you kept your usual form of being able to stop anyone just by picking them to win the tournament ;)

Kevin Bonham
13-07-2009, 02:21 PM
At least you kept your usual form of being able to stop anyone just by picking them to win the tournament ;)

Indeed; I think that method only fails to stop them when I really badly want it to work. :lol:

AzureBlue
13-07-2009, 03:10 PM
Final Standings

1. Vladimir Kramnik - 6,5
2-4. Magnus Carlsen, Peter Leko and Dmitry Jakovenko - 5,5
5. Etienne Bacrot - 4,0
6. Arkadij Naiditsch - 3,0

http://www.chessdom.com/news-2009/dortmund-results-standings

AzureBlue
13-07-2009, 03:16 PM
Results

Round 1, 2nd July

Peter Leko - Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2
Magnus Carlsen - Dmitry Jakovenko 1-0
Arkadij Naiditsch - Etienne Bacrot 1/2-1/2

Round 2, 3rd July

Vladimir Kramnik Etienne Bacrot 1/2-1/2
Dmitry Jakovenko Arkadij Naiditsch 1-0
Peter Leko Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2

Round 3, 4th July

Magnus Carlsen Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2
Arkadij Naiditsch Peter Leko 1/2-1/2
Etienne Bacrot Dmitry Jakovenko 1/2-1/2

Round 4, 5th July

Arkadij Naiditsch Vladimir Kramnik 0-1
Etienne Bacrot Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2
Dmitry Jakovenko Peter Leko 1/2-1/2

Round 5, 6th July

Vladimir Kramnik Dmitry Jakovenko draw
Peter Leko Etienne Bacrot 1-0
Magnus Carlsen Arkadij Naiditsch 1-0

7th July - Rest day

Round 6, 8th July

Vladimir Kramnik Peter Leko 1/2-1/2
Dmitry Jakovenko Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2
Etienne Bacrot Arkadij Naiditsch 1/2-1/2

Round 7, 9th July

Etienne Bacrot Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2
Arkadij Naiditsch Dmitry Jakovenko 1/2-1/2
Magnus Carlsen Peter Leko 1/2-1/2

Round 8, 10th July

Vladimir Kramnik Magnus Carlsen 1-0
Peter Leko Arkadij Naiditsch 1/2-1/2
Dmitry Jakovenko Etienne Bacrot 1-0

Round 9, 11th July

Dmitry Jakovenko Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2
Etienne Bacrot Peter Leko 1/2-1/2
Arkadij Naiditsch Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2

Round 10, 12th July

Vladimir Kramnik Arkadij Naiditsch 1-0
Magnus Carlsen Etienne Bacrot 1/2-1/2
Peter Leko Dmitry Jakovenko 1/2-1/2

Miranda
13-07-2009, 04:09 PM
Pity that Carlsen came close to winning, but didn't manage it - athougth it wouldn't have made any difference the final standings anyway.

ER
13-07-2009, 05:23 PM
I voted for Kramnik since I knew Jenny, Miranda and Sally (note the alphabetical order) would vote for Magnus! add smilies at will here!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: for me, not only did I pick the winner, I also picked which one the girls (sans Sally) would vote for! :P:P:P

AzureBlue
13-07-2009, 06:31 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: for me, not only did I pick the winner, I also picked which one the girls (sans Sally) would vote for! :P:P:P
:lol: I just voted randomly :lol:

Miranda
13-07-2009, 06:41 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: for me, not only did I pick the winner, I also picked which one the girls (sans Sally) would vote for! :P:P:P
Congrats on picking the winner! Carlsen almost won though, so I had a good reason to pick him :)

AzureBlue
13-07-2009, 06:45 PM
:lol: I've only heard of Carlsen, Kramnik and Leko out of those so I just chose Carlsen cos of Jak's comment :)

Miranda
13-07-2009, 07:12 PM
I figure I should back Carlsen now, because he's a junior.. but who knows, in a few years it might be him I need to beat to become World Champion ;)

AzureBlue
21-07-2009, 05:45 PM
I figure I should back Carlsen now, because he's a junior.. but who knows, in a few years it might be him I need to beat to become World Champion ;)
HE'S A JUNIOR???!!! How old is he?

Miranda
21-07-2009, 06:15 PM
HE'S A JUNIOR???!!! How old is he?
Turned 18 last November

AzureBlue
21-07-2009, 06:40 PM
Turned 18 last November
Not quite a junior anymore then, but still quite young!

Capablanca-Fan
24-07-2009, 06:54 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: for me, not only did I pick the winner, I also picked which one the girls (sans Sally) would vote for! :P:P:P
Very good. Kramnik at his best: avoiding loss while winning a few key games.

AzureBlue
30-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Very good. Kramnik at his best: avoiding loss while winning a few key games.
Yeah congrats to Kramnik! :)

Tony Dowden
01-08-2009, 10:36 AM
Not quite a junior anymore then, but still quite young!

Actually Azure, you were wrong to 'correct' Miranda.

Carlsen is No 1 on FIDE's list of top juniors (Under 20's). Presumably you are determined Carlsen's status as a 'junior' according to the Australian yardstick of under 18. This would be logical only if he was Australian and we were referring to the domestic Australian chess scene ...

Nicholas D-C
01-08-2009, 10:48 AM
I wish he was Australian!

AzureBlue
09-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Actually Azure, you were wrong to 'correct' Miranda.

Carlsen is No 1 on FIDE's list of top juniors (Under 20's). Presumably you are determined Carlsen's status as a 'junior' according to the Australian yardstick of under 18. This would be logical only if he was Australian and we were referring to the domestic Australian chess scene ...
Ok right... so overseas juniors are under 20 and Aussie juniors are under 18.
Never heard of that one before, sorry Miranda! :hmm:

Kevin Bonham
09-08-2009, 05:32 PM
Why FIDE uses U20 as a definition of junior is beyond me.

AzureBlue
09-08-2009, 08:44 PM
Why FIDE uses U20 as a definition of junior is beyond me.
Yeah I'm pretty sure you're an adult once you hit 18?