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Dortmund Sparkassen Has Ended – Caruana Victorious

Stanislav Pavlovič | July 24, 2012 – 12:45No Comment | 391 views
Dortmund Sparkassen Has Ended – Caruana Victorious

After nine thrilling rounds, the Dortmund Sparkassen tournament has ended on Sunday. There was a lot of draws, although no draw offers were permitted, as every draw had to be a decision of arbiters or a consequence of a threefold repetition.

Most interestinlgy, round 7 ended in 5 draws. After the eigth round, there still were 5 players at the top of the standing table, all gaining 5 points. The ninth round left two chess players tie-breaked with 6 points and the absolute winner had to be chosen according to additional criteria.

BothFabiano Caruana and Sergey Karjakin played the same number of games as black, but Caruana had more wins in total. Thus, he was declared the winner of the whole tournament.

Round 7
Meier ½-½ Gustafsson
Karjakin ½-½ Caruana
Kramnik ½-½ Leko
Bartel ½-½ Fridman
Naiditsch ½-½ Ponomariov
Round 8
Gustafsson 0-1 Ponomariov
Fridman ½-½ Naiditsch
Leko 1-0 Bartel
Caruana 1-0 Kramnik
Meier ½-½ Karjakin
Round 9
Karjakin 1-0 Gustafsson
Kramnik 1-0 Meier
Bartel 0-1 Caruana
Naiditsch ½-½ Leko
Ponomariov ½-½ Fridman

Final standings
Std. Name Rating Fed Points # Blacks # Wins
1. Caruana,Fabiano 2775 ITA 6.0 4 4
2. Karjakin,Sergey 2779 RUS 6.0 4 3
3. Ponomariov,Ruslan 2726 UKR 5.5 5 3
4. Kramnik,Vladimir 2799 RUS 5.5 5 3
5. Naiditsch,Arkadij 2700 GER 5.5 5 2
6. Leko,Peter 2730 HUN 5.5 4 2
7. Meier,Georg 2644 GER 4.0 4 1
8. Fridman,Daniel 2655 GER 3.5 4 0
9. Bartel,Mateusz 2674 POL 2.0 5 1
10. Gustafsson,Jan 2629 GER 1.5 5 0
Tournament winner Caruana in his last round against Polish Bartel.

Tournament winner Caruana in his last round against the Polish Bartel.

All participants after the end of the tournament.

All participants after the end of the tournament.

 

All games from all rounds of the tournament can be viewed here:

If games by these great players have been inspirational to you, you may try playing at our online chess server.

Images ©Georgios Souleidis  and courtesy of the tournament’s official site.

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