| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
|1. Kramnik vs Wang Hao
||1-0||26||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|2. D Andreikin vs Caruana
||0-1||43||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D80 Grunfeld|
|3. D G Fridman vs Adams
||½-½||54||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||C47 Four Knights|
|4. Khenkin vs Leko
|| ||½-½||60||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D85 Grunfeld|
|5. G Meier vs Naiditsch
||1-0||53||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation|
|6. Adams vs D Andreikin
||1-0||64||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|7. Khenkin vs G Meier
|| ||½-½||45||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|8. Wang Hao vs D G Fridman
||1-0||48||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||C42 Petrov Defense|
|9. Naiditsch vs Kramnik
||½-½||39||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Leko vs Caruana
||½-½||28||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|11. Kramnik vs Khenkin
|| ||½-½||47||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|12. Caruana vs Adams
||0-1||41||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|13. G Meier vs Leko
|| ||½-½||41||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation|
|14. D Andreikin vs Wang Hao
||½-½||12||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|15. D G Fridman vs Naiditsch
|| ||½-½||23||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D85 Grunfeld|
|16. Leko vs Adams
|| ||½-½||27||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||D36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2|
|17. Naiditsch vs D Andreikin
||1-0||49||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||C70 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Wang Hao vs Caruana
||1-0||39||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|19. Khenkin vs D G Fridman
|| ||½-½||44||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|20. G Meier vs Kramnik
||0-1||38||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|21. D G Fridman vs G Meier
|| ||½-½||52||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||A35 English, Symmetrical|
|22. Caruana vs Naiditsch
|| ||½-½||53||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||C45 Scotch Game|
|23. D Andreikin vs Khenkin
||1-0||27||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|24. Adams vs Wang Hao
||1-0||31||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||A15 English|
|25. Kramnik vs Leko
||1-0||47||2013||Dortmund Sparkassen||A37 English, Symmetrical|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
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|Aug-04-13|| ||BUNA: < csmath: I think this is precisely why he failed in London Candidates Tournament. In the "must-win" situation he had nothing prepared against e4.>|
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2013 1.d4 d6 :)
|Aug-04-13|| ||csmath: Fridman blew it but at least he fought courageously this time.|
|Aug-04-13|| ||DcGentle: Fridman blundered in time trouble, that's why he lost in the end.|
|Aug-04-13|| ||csmath: << csmath: I think this is precisely why he failed in London Candidates Tournament. In the "must-win" situation he had nothing prepared against e4.>
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2013 1.d4 d6 :)>
That is e4 opening even though it started with d4.
|Aug-04-13|| ||Overgod: My heartfelt congratulations go to Michael Adams for a tremendous +5 performance at Dortmund!|
Well done! I am very excited to see him back at his best and giving some of the top players in the world a run for their money again!
Also congratulations to Kramnik, who's recovered to reach close to his peak again!
Thanks to all the players who provided some really interesting, hard fought and thoroughly entertaining games!
|Aug-04-13|| ||DcGentle: The game will soon be over.|
|Aug-04-13|| ||DcGentle: Fridman resigned.|
|Aug-04-13|| ||Overgod: I also think a special honorable mention should go to Igor Khenkin, for his crushing round 8 win against Wang Hao. I honestly felt that he played like a Carlsen in that game. Totally outplayed his opponent from the late opening, through the middle game onwards and there was no room left even for an endgame.|
It's rare to see a super gm crushed so thoroughly like this. It might well be the game of the tournament -- if only for such a convincing win by a comparatively low ranked player against a top GM like Hao.
He should get a special brilliancy prize! He has my vote.
|Aug-04-13|| ||csmath: Fabiano avoided the company of Fridman in tail of the tournament. |
This game is a win by patience but it is a good win nonetheless.
|Aug-04-13|| ||Doniez: I just arrived afte my trip and it was a nice surprise to see that Caruana won his match. I sincerely hope that he can regroup and face the August world cup in his best form.|
|Aug-04-13|| ||csmath: Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2013|
That is precisely aimed at Kramnik's weakness in e4.
Ivanchuk knew that and instead of playing 2. c4 or 2. Nf3 he simply forced Kramnik into e4 opening.
Why Kramnik allowed that with his first move is anybody's guess. I do not know the history of these two very well.
In the last 20+ years Kramnik used Pirc 6 times in a serious game with classical time controls losing to Naiditsch and Ivanchuk while winning twice with Smeets and Galkin.
I do not think Pirc can be possibly considered a regular black repertoire for aggressive play on the top level. It is only good for occassional surprise and blitz games.
|Aug-04-13|| ||Dionysius1: Does anyone have a tournament performance rating for Adam's success?|
|Aug-04-13|| ||Refused: <Dionysius1: Does anyone have a tournament performance rating for Adam's success?>|
2923 according to chessbase. Elo-points gained: 21
Ah why do I say that.
knock yourself out. Scroll down.
|Aug-04-13|| ||Dionysius1: Thanks.|
|Aug-04-13|| ||notyetagm: <DcGentle: Naiditsch - Khenkin, position after move 34:>|
Great job pointing out the <MATE IN 5> from this Naiditsch game, <DCGENTLE>.
In the future please post any puzzle you create like this in my forum, if you have the time.
|Aug-04-13|| ||notyetagm: Naiditsch vs Khenkin, 2013|
33 ... ?
click for larger view
Naiditsch playing White has allowed the White a6-rook <DEFENDER> of the valuable White b6-passer to be <DRIVEN OFF> by the sequence 32 ... ♗d7-c8 33 ♖a6-a7. Can Black take this crucial pawn? Or has White set a diabolical trap?
33 ... ♕c6xb6??
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Black has fallen into a *wicked* trap set by Naiditsch as White now has a forced <MATE IN 6> (!!) beginning with 34 ♖a7xf7!!.
34 ♖a7xf7!! <mate in 6>
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|Aug-04-13|| ||optimal play: I commented yesterday that <Mickey must begin the game in a positive frame of mind, fully intending to win, and only guiding the game to a safe draw if opportunity permits.> Well, that opportunity certainly presented itself very early on!|
Congratulations Mickey Adams on a well-deserved first place!
|Aug-05-13|| ||Sokrates: Huge congrats to Adams. He played a superb tournament, no defeats in such a strong company and becoming a clear first. Very well done!|
Also many congrats to Kramnik for great games with surprising twists.
|Aug-05-13|| ||Emmykarpov: I have to give Mickey the Honour... Congrats man you beat my expectation....keep it up|
|Aug-05-13|| ||Appaz: My congratulations to Michael Adams for magnificent tournament!|
7/9 is a great score on this level.
Mickey seems to me like one of the nicest GMs around, which makes it even easier to join in on the celebrations.
|Aug-05-13|| ||chesssalamander: Congrats to GM Adams for winning Dortmund 2013! WC Kramnik also played some great chess!|
|Aug-05-13|| ||DcGentle: In my opinion the following games were the best of the tournament:|
Naiditsch vs Khenkin, 2013
Beautiful mate combination
Khenkin vs Wang Hao, 2013
Persuasive power play
D Andreikin vs Khenkin, 2013
Only one blunder was enough for checkmate
Often there is a brilliancy prize award with a bigger tournament, but I haven't heard anything official.
What do you think, should we have a voting on <chessgames.com>? Are there other candidate games for the best of Dortmund 2013?
|Aug-05-13|| ||Everett: Both of Adams wins on either side of the Berlin Ruy were very impressive.|
|Aug-05-13|| ||Catfriend: I know people will use the numerous imprecisions, and of course the final blunder, against it, but Kramnik vs Caruana, 2013 is among the best games in 2013 IMO.|
It is easy to quote Houdini evaluations, but in terms of ideas, complexity, intensity, originality - it beats them all hands down.
I watched it live, playing it a bit against myself, sometimes looking ahead at depth 25-30, and most of the time both players performed at an unbelievable, mind-blowing level.
Of course, both time pressure and exhaustion took their toll, but given the breathtaking depth of some of the lines (many of them in sideline variations), I can only admire the game.
|Aug-05-13|| ||jurado96: why didnt he go for a win
second anyway if he lost
i guess its the spirit he has lost
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