|Dortmund Sparkassen (2000)|
Sponsored by the Sparkasse Dortmund, the 28th Dortmund Chess-Meeting was played from July 6th to July 16th 2000. Nine grandmasters participated: the World Championship challenger Vladimir Kramnik (Elo ranked #2 in the world), Viswanathan Anand (#3), Michael Adams (#5), Peter Leko (#7), Evgeny Bareev (#11), FIDE World Champion Alexander Khalifman (#25), Vladimir Akopian (#28), Jeroen Piket (#34), and Robert Hübner (#66). In additon, and for the very first time in such an event, a computer chess program (Deep Junior 6) was entered into the contest. (1, 2, 3) One of the four white wins in Round 1 was Adams' win against Piket, who lost on time. (4) In Round 2, Junior beat Hübner in 20 moves, while Leko played the Nimzo-Indian for the first time in his career (with the black pieces). (4) The star of the event was Kramnik, who had just surpassed Anand on the rating list. Kramnik started out well but lost against Adams in Round 4. To prevent Adams from putting his knight on f5, he should have exchanged bishops and been almost equal with
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45...Bh6. Play went instead 45...Bf6? 46.Bxd4! Kramnik must now have realized that 46...cxd4 47.Nf5 Qe6 48.Rc2 Rc7 49.a4! (creating an outside passer) would lose. He tried 46...Bxh4, but after 47.Bxc5 the situation was equally hopeless (Stockfish). This was Kramnik's first loss in 85 games. (5) A round later (after having defeated Junior) he stated in an interview that he did not take the event very seriously, but rather as a training before the upcoming Kasparov - Kramnik Classical World Championship Match (2000) in October. (6) However, this did not prevent him from beating Anand in Round 6, and Hübner in Round 8. Kramnik and Anand tied for first, as they did in Dortmund (1996). Kramnik was declared the winner, based on his better Sonneborn-Berger score. (5) It was his fifth win at Dortmund. (7)
Dortmund, Germany, 7-16 July 2000
Category: XIX (4) (2703). Chief arbiter: Lothar Schmid. (2)
Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 SonBe
1 Kramnik 2770 * 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6 25.75
2 Anand 2762 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6 23.75
3 Adams 2755 1 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 21.75
4 Leko 2743 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 5 20.75
5 Akopian 2660 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5 20.75
6 Junior 6 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 4½
7 Khalifman 2667 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 4 17.50
8 Bareev 2702 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 4 16.50
9 Piket 2649 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 3½
10 Hübner 2615 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 2
In addition to the main event there was a Category IX tournament, won by Eckhard Schmittdiel (ahead of 14-year-old Arkadij Naiditsch and two other players), an Open A, won by Jozsef Pinter, and an Open B, won by Igor Eismont. (2)
(1) FIDE Rating List July 2000 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo200...)
(2) TeleSchach, Dortmund 2000 page (http://teleschach.de/dortmund/erg20...)
(3) Kjell Krantz in Tidskrift för Schack, Sept. 2000, pp. 456-462 (http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo...)
(4) Schach.com, Dortmund 2000 page (http://www.schach.com/berichte/2000...)
(5) Leontxo García in Jaque, No. 523 (Sept. 2000), pp. 8-20 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
(6) CanalWeb, Dortmund 2000 video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Y...)
(7) Wikipedia article: Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting#2000
Previous: Dortmund Sparkassen (1999). Next: Dortmund Sparkassen (2001)
Original collections: Game Collection: Dortmund Sparkassen 2000 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Dortmund Sparkassen 2000 by User: Tabanus. Round dates (July 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) are from Schach.com and Jaque 523.
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|1. Leko vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||28||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C42 Petrov Defense|
|2. Adams vs Piket
||1-0||37||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C42 Petrov Defense|
|3. Anand vs Khalifman
||1-0||47||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C18 French, Winawer|
|4. Bareev vs Junior
||½-½||73||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|5. Kramnik vs Akopian
||1-0||41||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|6. Leko vs Huebner
||1-0||53||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|7. Piket vs Kramnik
||½-½||19||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3|
|8. Khalifman vs Leko
|| ||½-½||15||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|9. Junior vs Huebner
||1-0||20||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line|
|10. Bareev vs Adams
||½-½||27||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|11. Akopian vs Anand
|| ||½-½||16||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|12. Leko vs Akopian
|| ||½-½||15||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C11 French|
|13. Kramnik vs Bareev
||½-½||22||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|14. Huebner vs Khalifman
||½-½||36||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|15. Anand vs Piket
||1-0||28||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|16. Adams vs Junior
|| ||½-½||42||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|17. Piket vs Leko
|| ||½-½||45||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|18. Junior vs Khalifman
||½-½||65||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||B06 Robatsch|
|19. Bareev vs Anand
|| ||½-½||61||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|20. Akopian vs Huebner
|| ||½-½||27||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|21. Adams vs Kramnik
||1-0||50||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|22. Leko vs Bareev
||1-0||50||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|23. Kramnik vs Junior
||1-0||33||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|24. Khalifman vs Akopian
|| ||½-½||24||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||C02 French, Advance|
|25. Huebner vs Piket
|| ||½-½||48||2000||Dortmund Sparkassen||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
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