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Dortmund Sparkassen Tournament

Vladimir Kramnik6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Viswanathan Anand6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Michael Adams5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Peter Leko5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Junior (Computer)4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Alexander Khalifman4/9(+0 -1 =8)[games]
Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Jeroen Piket3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Robert Huebner2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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 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

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

Chief Arbiter: Jörg Braun. (2) Tournament Category: XIX (4)

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)

Notes

(1) FIDE Rating List July 2000 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo200...)
(2) TeleSchach, Dortmund 2000 page (http://teleschach.de/dortmund/)
(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

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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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs Kramnik  ½-½282000Dortmund SparkassenC42 Petrov Defense
2. Adams vs Piket 1-0372000Dortmund SparkassenC42 Petrov Defense
3. Anand vs Khalifman 1-0472000Dortmund SparkassenC18 French, Winawer
4. Bareev vs Junior ½-½732000Dortmund SparkassenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Kramnik vs Akopian 1-0412000Dortmund SparkassenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Leko vs Huebner 1-0532000Dortmund SparkassenC12 French, McCutcheon
7. Piket vs Kramnik ½-½192000Dortmund SparkassenE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
8. Khalifman vs Leko  ½-½152000Dortmund SparkassenE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
9. Junior vs Huebner 1-0202000Dortmund SparkassenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
10. Bareev vs Adams ½-½272000Dortmund SparkassenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. Akopian vs Anand  ½-½162000Dortmund SparkassenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Leko vs Akopian  ½-½152000Dortmund SparkassenC11 French
13. Kramnik vs Bareev ½-½222000Dortmund SparkassenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Huebner vs Khalifman ½-½362000Dortmund SparkassenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Anand vs Piket 1-0282000Dortmund SparkassenC78 Ruy Lopez
16. Adams vs Junior  ½-½422000Dortmund SparkassenC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
17. Piket vs Leko  ½-½452000Dortmund SparkassenA34 English, Symmetrical
18. Junior vs Khalifman ½-½652000Dortmund SparkassenB06 Robatsch
19. Bareev vs Anand  ½-½612000Dortmund SparkassenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Akopian vs Huebner  ½-½272000Dortmund SparkassenD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. Adams vs Kramnik 1-0502000Dortmund SparkassenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. Leko vs Bareev 1-0502000Dortmund SparkassenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. Kramnik vs Junior 1-0332000Dortmund SparkassenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Khalifman vs Akopian  ½-½242000Dortmund SparkassenC02 French, Advance
25. Huebner vs Piket  ½-½482000Dortmund SparkassenD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
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