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Four Rounds Remaining at Dortmund Sparkasse 2012

Stanislav Pavlovič | July 19, 2012 – 12:49One Comment | 437 views
Four Rounds Remaining at Dortmund Sparkasse 2012

After five rounds and subsequent rest day, Dortmund Sparkasse 2012 chess tournament continues today with the sixth round. Whole tournament has been very well balanced, there have been a lot of draws and three leading players have the score of 3 and a half. Moreover, another three players are just a half point behind them, with the score of 3. The results from the first five rounds can be found bellow:

 

Round 1
White Black Result
Caruana,F Naiditsch,A ½-½
Fridman,D Gustafsson,J ½-½
Karjakin,S Kramnik,W ½-½
Leko,P Ponomariov,R ½-½
Meier,G Bartel,M 1-0
Round 2
White Black Result
Bartel,M Karjakin,S 0-1
Fridman,D Leko,P ½-½
Gustafsson,J Kramnik,W 0-1
Naiditsch,A Meier,G ½-½
Ponomariov,R Caruana,F 1-0
Round 3
White Black Result
Caruana,F Fridman,D 1-0
Karjakin,S Naiditsch,A ½-½
Kramnik,W Bartel,M 1-0
Leko,P Gustafsson,J 1-0
Meier,G Ponomariov,R 0-1
Round 4
White Black Result
Fridman,D Meier,G ½-½
Gustafsson,J Bartel,M ½-½
Leko,P Caruana,F ½-½
Naiditsch,A Kramnik,W ½-½
Ponomariov,R Karjakin,S ½-½
Round 5
White Black Result
Bartel,M Naiditsch,A 0-1
Caruana,F Gustafsson,J 1-0
Karjakin,S Fridman,D 1-0
Kramnik,W Ponomariov,R ½-½
Meier,G Leko,P ½-½

 

Current standings after 5 rounds:

No. Name Nat. Rtg. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Tot.
1. Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2726 * ½ ½ - ½ 1 1 - - - 3 ½
2. Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2729 ½ * ½ ½ - - - 1 - 1
3. Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2799 ½ ½ * ½ - - - - 1 1
4. Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2700 - ½ ½ * - ½ ½ - - 1 3
5. Leko, Peter HUN 2730 ½ - - - * ½ ½ ½ 1 - 3
6. Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2775 0 - - ½ ½ * - 1 1 - 3
7. Meier, Georg GER 2644 0 - - ½ ½ - * ½ - 1
8. Fridman, Daniel GER 2655 - 0 - - ½ 0 ½ * ½ -
9. Gustafsson, Jan GER 2629 - - 0 - 0 0 - ½ * ½ 1
10. Bartel, Mateusz POL 2674 - 0 0 0 - - 0 - ½ * ½

It seems that there is a lot of interesting games ahead at this tournament. Stay tuned for the roundup from the next round, played today, 19th July 2012.

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  • Ricky says:

    This is clear proof that strong yroegstnus who get proper coaching go places. Hope Wesley So gets his quality coach very soon. He’s been showing weak areas and wavering confidence lately. The elite club will be so near yet so far if he doesn’t get a good coach.

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