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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Dortmund Tournament

Radoslaw Wojtaszek3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu3.5/7(+0 -0 =7)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin3/6(+0 -0 =6)[games]
Matthias Bluebaum3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave3/6(+0 -0 =6)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik3/7(+0 -1 =6)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Wang Yue3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Dortmund (2017)

Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Andreikin, Yue, Fedoseev, Nisipeanu, and Blübaum.

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Dortmund Round 7: Kramnik - Bluebaum
Dortmund Round 7: Fedoseev - Wang Yue
Dortmund Round 7: Andreikin - Vachier-Lagrave
Dortmund Round 7: Wojtaszek - Nisipeanu

 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs V Fedoseev 0-1292017DortmundB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. M Vachier-Lagrave vs R Wojtaszek ½-½602017DortmundC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Wang Yue vs D Andreikin  ½-½582017DortmundD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. Nisipeanu vs M Bluebaum ½-½682017DortmundA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. D Andreikin vs Kramnik  ½-½482017DortmundC26 Vienna
6. M Bluebaum vs V Fedoseev 1-0312017DortmundD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. R Wojtaszek vs Wang Yue 1-0362017DortmundE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
8. Nisipeanu vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½272017DortmundA34 English, Symmetrical
9. V Fedoseev vs D Andreikin ½-½372017DortmundC18 French, Winawer
10. M Vachier-Lagrave vs M Bluebaum ½-½362017DortmundC11 French
11. Wang Yue vs Nisipeanu  ½-½362017DortmundD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Kramnik vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½462017DortmundD05 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Nisipeanu vs Kramnik  ½-½362017DortmundE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. Nisipeanu vs Kramnik  ½-½362017DortmundE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. M Bluebaum vs D Andreikin ½-½1212017DortmundE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. R Wojtaszek vs V Fedoseev ½-½1022017DortmundD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Wang Yue  ½-½462017DortmundC42 Petrov Defense
18. Wang Yue vs M Bluebaum 1-0592017DortmundD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
19. V Fedoseev vs Nisipeanu ½-½592017DortmundB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. D Andreikin vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½572017DortmundA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½582017DortmundA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
22. M Vachier-Lagrave vs V Fedoseev  ½-½562017DortmundB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
23. Nisipeanu vs D Andreikin  ½-½372017DortmundB06 Robatsch
24. Wang Yue vs Kramnik  ½-½402017DortmundD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. M Bluebaum vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½522017DortmundE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <Tamar .... Rf2+ and g1N+ draw>

Well, <1...Rf2 2.Kxf2 g1Q+ 3.Rxg1 =>, due to a stale-mate.

In contrast, <1...g1N+> seems like a theoretical draw, but after a possible who-knows-what-torture.

Jul-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <After 2 rounds:

+1 Wojtasek, Bluebaum
== all others
-1 Wang, Kramnik>

And after 3 rounds; and after 4 rounds as well.

Jul-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: Position after 57... Re5


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Blübaum should have gone "roundhouse" with 58. Rd8

Jul-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <<WorstPlayerEver> Yes, but it was a clear win from move 47>

Probably so, but apparently not to Bluebaum.

Jul-19-17  Mirovsk: So far, more than 80% of draws...is this "normal"?
Jul-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Fourth round. What a frustrating day for the players; everyone fought hard for the full point, but everyone had to settle for halves. The wildest game was the shortest, Nisipeanu v. Kramnik.
Jul-19-17  JPi: <chessgames.com> Please could you check the Tournament results I doubt that Kramnik and Nisipeanu played 2 times the same game... Thanks again for this wonderful site.
Jul-20-17  paavoh: @JPi: Hello, everyone can submit a correction to CG at the link placed at the bottom of each game, which reads:

<Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!>

I did that this morning for the game you suggested. And it was corrected in less than one hour.

Jul-20-17  ChessEscudero: Boring.
Jul-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi paavoh,

They are on the ball. This one too was correct fairly quickly.

G Neumann vs Blackburne, 1867

Jul-20-17  JPi: Thanks <paavoh> I got it.
Jul-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  botvinnik64: Mr.M Blue in shared lead while Uncle Vlady shares the cellar with Yue Wang - who woulda thought it? Still, there's plenty of chess left. I agree with JPi: Kramnik-Nisi was short, but very entertaining!
Jul-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tuttifrutty: <So, again, I say that live ratings are irrelevant in terms to see how a player is doing in his attempt to qualify for the 2018 Candidates by rating.>

Hogwash...baloney...

Much like saving your money...you need to be on top of it everyday. Much like playing the stocks...it changes daily. What is it that you do not understand???...you tell me.

Jul-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Are they on an extended break? I haven't seen any games from them in 2 days.
Jul-21-17  stst: Big names may not play big, but Dortmund is definitely getting smaller...

Kramnik, MVL, then ... the rest is 2nd/3rd tier stuff...

Jul-21-17  John Abraham: That is a bit harsh. Wojtaszek was Anand's second in at least two world championship matches, Andreikin is one of the Russian 'up and coming' players of the modern generation, and Wang Yue was only the first or second Chinese player to have had the opportunity to compete internationally several years ago.
Jul-21-17  jphamlore: In an event such as Dortmund with relatively few rounds and a relatively relaxed schedule with a couple of breaks, why shouldn't nearly all the games be draws? These players are spending countless hours of their lives figuring out how to not lose games out of the opening. Eventually they get very good at it.
Jul-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: <jphamlore> Sadly, I have to agree with your notion.

Unfortunately for classical chess, the recent rapid/blitz tournaments have offered much more entertaining and interesting games.

The time they get in classical chess is supposed to raise and improve the quality of the game, but if that quality becomes synonymous with levelling all attempts to shake the balance, we shall all suffer boredom and classical games will lose further ground to quicker formats.

Jul-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Fedoseev trying to singlehandedly change Dortmund's boring reputation.

24 h4


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if 24...h6 25 h5!!

Jul-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Bluebaum will lose his game today - the other three games are already drawn. I guess they all deserve a couple of resting days - again.
Jul-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: <I guess they all deserve a couple of resting days - again> :))

Standings after two rest days and five of (only) seven rounds:

Wojtaszek 3

MVL (all games drawn), Andreikin, Yue and Blue, Fedoseev, Nisi (all games drawn) 2.5

Kramnik 2

Jul-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: In other words: 80 % of the games in this tournament have been drawn so far.

After, I hope, a good and comfortable night's sleep the players will be ready for another day at the office, sharing the hardship of sitting at tables moving wooden figurines. This will be exciting!

Jul-22-17  rokko: Always the same debate about draws but, personally, I found Kramnik-MVL (forced "sacrifice" and counter-sacrifice) and Fedoseev-Nisipeanu (what a pawn structure!) more exciting than Wang-Bluebaum (even if the conversion is certainly of educational value).
Jul-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Agreed <rokko>, adding Nisipeanu-Kramnik, which also was an exciting draw. I know I may have been slightly exaggerating in my irony :-)
Jul-22-17  devere: One round to go, and Wojtaszek at +1 is in first place, while Kramnik at -1 is in last place!
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