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Dortmund Tournament

Ian Nepomniachtchi2.5/4(+1 -0 =3)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik2.5/4(+1 -0 =3)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev2.5/4(+1 -0 =3)[games]
Anish Giri2/4(+1 -1 =2)[games]
Georg Meier2/4(+0 -0 =4)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek1.5/4(+0 -1 =3)[games]
Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu0.5/4(+0 -3 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Dortmund (2018)

The annual Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting takes place July 14-22, 2018. Players: Kramnik, Giri, Nisipeanu, Nepomniachtchi, Kovalev, Meier, Wojtaszek, and Duda.

Official site: https://www.sparkassen-chess-meetin...

Schedule: https://www.sparkassen-chess-meetin...

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 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs Nisipeanu ½-½462018DortmundD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. R Wojtaszek vs G Meier ½-½312018DortmundA10 English
3. J K Duda vs V Kovalev ½-½722018DortmundE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
4. I Nepomniachtchi vs A Giri ½-½602018DortmundC42 Petrov Defense
5. R Wojtaszek vs Kramnik ½-½472018DortmundE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
6. Nisipeanu vs J K Duda 0-1322018DortmundB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. G Meier vs A Giri  ½-½282018DortmundA14 English
8. V Kovalev vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½902018DortmundB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. J K Duda vs R Wojtaszek 1-0402018DortmundA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. I Nepomniachtchi vs Nisipeanu 1-0502018DortmundD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
11. Kramnik vs G Meier ½-½492018DortmundC10 French
12. A Giri vs V Kovalev 0-1732018DortmundB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
13. Nisipeanu vs A Giri 0-1562018DortmundB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. R Wojtaszek vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½422018DortmundD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. G Meier vs V Kovalev  ½-½402018DortmundE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. Kramnik vs J K Duda 1-0372018DortmundA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
17. I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik 02018DortmundA00 Uncommon Opening
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  rogge: You should return to the Fischer page, and stay there.
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  whiteshark: < Not the best start for <Nisi>...> it continues...
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  moronovich: Once Donald Trump was bitten by a snake.

After a few minuttes,the snake died.

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  diceman: <perfidious:

There are posters who should absent themselves from here for good and all>

Yet, you still show up!

I guess the remora doesn't want to start paying for transportation?

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  Big Pawn: < ChessHigherCat: < Lambda: The only reasons for supporting Brexit are being a racist, wanting to throw workers' rights into the bin, or having been confused and/or misinformed by such people>

You forgot to mention being a terrorist: they're delighted by the fragmentation and collapse of Europe.

e pluribus chaos>

Such sophisticated commentary!

So well educated!

So well traveled!

Someone should tell these bottomfeeders that if they want to talk about politics, they should go to the <rogoff> page or the <cafe>.

I will be blowing the whistle on this thread. I will be policing this page for repeat offenders like <perf>.

Blowing the whistle.

Jul-18-18  JimNorCal: A pleasure to see Vlad playing with such determination in the last couple of tournaments. He doesn't always win but the level of effort is excellent.
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  ChessHigherCat: After a short-lived but much-appreciated retirement from the public eye, the sty is back, living up to his name of <Big Yawn>. Ho, hum, life goes on, or a reasonable facsimile....
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  Big Pawn: I blew the whistle on your boring off topic posts, <chesshighercat>. You're a dreadful bore with nothing of much value to add to most topics, even though you seem overly pleased with yourself.


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  ChessHigherCat: It's always a laugh to see people call me boring and yet they can't resist quoting me, stalking me and slobbering on me instead of simply putting me on ignore. I know, you have a duty to protect humanity from dying of boredom...

I simply forgot you (if there was anything to forget) but you're back on ignore as of now, so you can start raving about your amazing masculinity LOL!

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  Big Pawn: < ChessHigherCat: It's always a laugh to see people call me boring and yet they can't resist quoting me, stalking me and slobbering on me instead of simply putting me on ignore>

The reason for quoting is for reference, so you know what exactly is being replied to.

So well educated.
So sophisticated.
So well traveled.

I don't use the ignore button because I'm extremely tolerant. Only intolerant people need to hide behind the ignore button.

On another note, I wonder why you have to live in a @#$%hole country when you are supposedly and American citizen.

But that's merely a rhetorical question.

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  perfidious: Re <whiteshark>'s kibitz on Nisipeanu's poor form, a line from Arthur Hailey's <The Moneychangers> comes to mind:

<They like dogs, with you a b**** in heat....>

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  wtpy: I had to go back and review some of Onsey's posts--he has an interesting take on things and seems to be increasing his contributions. You have to appreciate the whimsy, particularly when the politics gets heated.
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  ChessHigherCat: I'm still trying to figure out what kind of syntax could give rise to Onsey's style. At first I thought Turkish, but I now I think it's probably the Amharic language of Ethopia, based on the name "Seyon", but he could really be from Kensington for all I know.
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  Dionysius1: This thread has gone badly wrong. I see normally enjoyable, sensible people posting political discussions and getting heated about them on a TOURNAMENT thread, in contravention of rules.

Can't you sort yourselves out?

Jul-19-18  JimNorCal: "Can't you sort yourselves out?"

Clearly they cannot. CG has become populated by disagreeable people being disagreeable. Sad.

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  whiteshark: <Dortmund 2018, 4: Kramnik halts Duda’s rise <>>

"<Vladimir Kramnik> has blown the race to win the 2018 Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund wide open after scoring a convincing win over rising star <Jan-Krzysztof Duda> in Round 4.

Both players are now in a 4-way tie for 1st place alongside <Ian Nepomniachtchi> and <Vladislav Kovalev>, who drew their games, while Anish Giri is just half a point off the lead after inflicting a third loss in a row on <Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu>...."

chess24 report w/ analysis:

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  ChessHigherCat: <Dionysius1: This thread has gone badly wrong. I see normally enjoyable, sensible people posting political discussions and getting heated about them on a TOURNAMENT thread, in contravention of rules. Can't you sort yourselves out?>

I don't think many people post political discussions per se (with the exception of the well-known agent provocateur), it's just that people never talk purely about one subject on any kind of blog like some kind of broken record or for people who don't remember what an LP was, like a recurrent loop. To digress is normal, but the problem is some people react to apparently anodyne comments violently and fights break out.

Anyway, wouldn't it be bizarre if in times of extreme political crisis people continued to discuss nothing but chess (okay, there's the Rogoff page, but that's like asking a homeless person to sleep in some cut-throat homeless shelter). For example, what if nobody ever expressed anything remotely critical about what's going on a German blog when Hitler took power (if blogs had existed at the time, of course)? You would be shocked by the lack of reaction, right?

To sum up, to digress is human. For anybody who is bored by another poster the simple solution is the ignore list, which I find keeps me perfectly happy with only 12 or so people on the list out of thousands of kibbitzers. There's no need to (vainly attempt to) impose totalitarian control over what people can or cannot say, especially since there are no objective judges.

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  Sokrates: Very eloquently said, <ChessHigherCat>, and with, dare I say, astonishingly diplomatic grace! :-)

Even chessplayers sometimes live in the real world and it's inevitable that a true international game as chess occasionally evokes some comments that are not directly chess-related. Most of us are certainly not "just only" chessplayers.

Jul-19-18  WorstPlayerEver: You wouldn't expect this from <CHC>...
Jul-19-18  WorstPlayerEver: <Sokrates>

I beg to differ; <CHC> deliberately spells 'kibitzers' wrong. I would not call that diplomatic at all.

Furthermore he sneers at <BP>, while sneering wasn't necessary to strengthen their case. At all.

I know... you admit you were wrong and totally concur with me ;)

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  Dionysius1: Hi <CHC>. I see what you mean - a remark in a post mostly about chess stimulates a whole argument which dominates for a while. But you'd want the thread to be self regulating - people getting back into the chess. And in practice that seems to happen. Just annoying when it takes a while - what chess fan wants to have to sift through the off topics or even worse find themselves tempted by the distractions? Can't find a defence for the agents provocateurs. Pains in the ass.
Jul-19-18  WorstPlayerEver: <Dionysius1>

I think you are overreacting; I'm pretty sure you are not married to Caissa.

I know - putting people on ignore here is hard work.

Now, get your lazy butt off the couch!

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  HeMateMe: VK just owns this tournament.
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  ChessHigherCat: <HeMateMe: VK just owns this tournament.> You mean he's just one of four co-owners, with two players just half a point behind them.

Don't you think Nepo's games are much more interesting than Kramnik's? Kramnik seems to just grind it out, although I admit he had some brilliant games years ago.

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  HeMateMe: has Nepo won this event 8 times?

but yes, I love Nepo's style. Kramnik is a Carlsen type player--build up small advantages and strangle your opponent. Nepo goes for the home run. He sometimes whiffs at bat, too...

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