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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Dortmund Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Fabiano Caruana4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu3.5/7(+0 -0 =7)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Evgeny Najer2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Rainer Buhmann1.5/7(+0 -4 =3)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Dortmund (2016)

Previous: Dortmund (2015)

Website: http://www.sparkassen-chess-meeting...

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Najer vs R Buhmann 1-0342016DortmundC11 French
2. Nisipeanu vs Ponomariov ½-½512016DortmundE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1422016DortmundB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. L Dominguez vs Kramnik ½-½542016DortmundC67 Ruy Lopez
5. R Buhmann vs L Dominguez ½-½772016DortmundE97 King's Indian
6. Ponomariov vs E Najer 1-0452016DortmundD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. Caruana vs Nisipeanu ½-½432016DortmundB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kramnik ½-½512016DortmundC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Kramnik vs R Buhmann ½-½462016DortmundC11 French
10. E Najer vs Caruana 0-1462016DortmundB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. Nisipeanu vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½562016DortmundD85 Grunfeld
12. L Dominguez vs Ponomariov 1-0752016DortmundB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Caruana vs L Dominguez  ½-½372016DortmundC42 Petrov Defense
14. Nisipeanu vs E Najer  ½-½442016DortmundD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Ponomariov vs Kramnik ½-½272016DortmundD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. M Vachier-Lagrave vs R Buhmann 1-0352016DortmundC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
17. L Dominguez vs Nisipeanu  ½-½362016DortmundB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. E Najer vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1362016DortmundB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. R Buhmann vs Ponomariov 0-1362016DortmundE17 Queen's Indian
20. Kramnik vs Caruana ½-½852016DortmundB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Nisipeanu vs Kramnik ½-½1462016DortmundE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Najer vs L Dominguez  ½-½542016DortmundD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ponomariov 1-0522016DortmundC67 Ruy Lopez
24. Caruana vs R Buhmann 1-0302016DortmundA08 King's Indian Attack
25. Ponomariov vs Caruana ½-½182016DortmundE10 Queen's Pawn Game
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Jul-16-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: With first place clinched I doubt he will be looking for fight.
Jul-17-16  not not: "I ve got perfect 6/6 - six draws out of six games. Now off to Bilbao, to follow my friend Giri, achieving same feat!" (Kramnik on his blog)
Jul-17-16  not not: Nispanau and Kramnik spent 146 moves trying to figure out who is a better drawmaster; they should have agreed draw at move 18, in the true spirit of drawmasters
Jul-17-16  not not: "I had mixed feelings before the game: the only way to become sole drawmaster in Dortmund was to beat or lose against Nispeanu who drew all his game so far too. But it would affect my own flawless drawing streak! Dear reader, I invite you to follow 146 moves of my inner torment and dispair in what I consider the hardest game of my life: it is a tale of how hard is to stop a drawmaster whilst being a drawmaster yourself. Oh what a pity there is no scoring system (yet) that would award win or lose to your opponent, and give you a half point!" (Kramnik "Why chess scoring system needs changes")
Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Absentee: Are you trying to get into everybody's ignore list?
Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: After round 6, MVL has a live rating of 2812!

Simultaneously, Carlsen in Bilbao is 2860! The challenger Karjakin almost 100 below (2768).

I have no idea why Kramnik manages to stay above 2800.

Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <fisayo123: MVL <5/6> destroying the field, proving why he's one of the top two players in the chess world right now.>

Until the next tournament, at any rate.

Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <keypusher> Perhaps merely the next loss: the eternal hype machine has yet another hare to chase.
Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <parmetd: MVL having the best tournament of his life.>

MVL found the key to winning tournaments.

Make sure Magnus is "occupied" somewhere else.

Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: Rating doesn't say too much, it is about being consistent. And it seems Carlsen is the only one who can live up to the expectations for the time being. When a player has any reasonable doubt how good they are, that doubt will affect their games in a negative way. A man can only deal with so much pressure as they are reasonably worth in cash. And it gets worse; in Southern Europe the levels of unemployment of people in the age between 16-24 years are astonishing. While the EU spent billions on that regio. I'm drifting off from the subject? Don't think so.
Jul-17-16  Atking: Congrats to Maxime for winning a major Tournament with 1.5 lead on only 7 rounds and becoming world number 2 in live rating for the first time up to 2800 ! Many things are coming in the same time...! What an happy day!
Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <... I have no idea why Kramnik manages to stay above 2800.>

This year:

Zurich Chess Challenge (2016) ... +1 (5)

Norway Chess (2016) ... +1 (9)

Russian Team Championship (2016) ... +3 (5)

Dortmund (2016) ... +1 (7)

Total ... +6 (26)

(Consistency, I guess -- either excellent or fair results, no bad ones.)

Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: That is indeed consistency from Kramnik, something none of the other putative challengers for that second spot has managed to the point of retaining a hold on it.

For all the hyperbole heaped on Vachier's head through this outstanding performance, it is one thing to get to such a rarefied spot in the rankings as he has attained, and quite another to stay there.

Just ask Caruana, Nakamura or Kramnik himself.

Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Congrats to MVL for this superb and convincing tournament win. I hope he manages to become the challenger to Carlsen in the next cycle.
Jul-17-16  TheIronChancellor: It's a nice tournament win, but one should not forget it is just one. There are other players who achieved such successes, who's results trailed off; Petrosian Memorial (2014)
Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Nisipeanu is merely half the player Amish Girl is--he drew all seven games.
Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: This was a pretty good field. Nispeanu survived quite well. MVL will probably go over 2800. Maybe Nispeanu will go over 2700!

Rule Number One: If you like to open e4, do NOT let MVL play the Najdorf against you.

He got 2 wins just in Dortmund. You would think players would learn by now.

Maybe it might be worth a try with 6.h3 or 6.g3. My first move against MVL would be 1.Nf3. If he plays 1...c5 DO NOT play e4!

Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Sure, <TheIronChancellor> and <perfidious>, one swallow doesn't make a summer. There are, indeed, a number of quite equal contestants for the throne, contestants whose results have varied a deal over the last 3-4 years. Besides, the - admittedly - rather unexpected Karjakin, I'd name Caruana, MVL and a bit more aggressive Giri to be the most likely of the bunch. But you're right, it's tough to stay at the very top.
Jul-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  SirRuthless: Congrats to MVL for a dominant tournament victory.
Jul-17-16  Overgod: Keep it up MVL!
Jul-17-16  Rolfo: MVL has taken a step!
Jul-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <kingfu....My first move against (Vachier) would be 1.Nf3. If he plays 1...c5 DO NOT play e4!>

This reminds me of a droll tale from the student days of Vaganian: then as later, he answered 1.e4 with the French or Alekhine's, but not a Sicilian.

In a student team event, his opponent opened 1.Nf3 and some mad impulse forced Vaganian to latch on to the c-pawn and reply 1....c7-c5.

His opponent responded 2.e4 and Vaganian wound up in a Sicilian, was totally at sea and lost fairly quickly.

Jul-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Keyser Soze: MVL the number 2 at ratings. Big deal! Congrats. Another force to reckon in next candidates tourney.
Jul-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Thanks, perfidious. You really have to watch those pesky transpositions!

A guy at the Friday afternoon club plays c4 against my French. 1. e4 e6 2. c4. Now if I play c5 we are in Sicily.

I don't want to be in Sicily. Last time I was in Sicily, I got shot full of holes! France, much better.

Jul-21-16  Conrad93: Is MVL the most prepared player in chess? There seems to be no opening he's not an expert in.
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