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🏆 Dortmund Sparkassen (2018)

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The annual Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place July 14-22, 2018. Crosstable: ... [more]

Player: Vladislav Kovalev

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J K Duda vs V Kovalev ½-½722018Dortmund SparkassenE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
2. V Kovalev vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½902018Dortmund SparkassenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. A Giri vs V Kovalev 0-1732018Dortmund SparkassenB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
4. G Meier vs V Kovalev  ½-½402018Dortmund SparkassenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. V Kovalev vs Nisipeanu  ½-½622018Dortmund SparkassenC07 French, Tarrasch
6. R Wojtaszek vs V Kovalev ½-½472018Dortmund SparkassenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
7. V Kovalev vs Kramnik ½-½1042018Dortmund SparkassenC44 King's Pawn Game
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Jul-17-18
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  whiteshark: Not the best start for <Nisi>...
Jul-17-18
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  PhilFeeley: <Wow, I certainly was not expecting Duda to be ahead of Kramnik by 2 points already!> He's ahead of Nisipeanu by 2, but Kramnik by only one.
Jul-17-18  tonsillolith: <<wow, I certainly was not expecting Duda to be ahead of Kramnik by 2 points already!> He's ahead of Nisipeanu by 2, but Kramnik by only one.>

Yes you're right. I was actually thinking *two victories*, which translates to two half-points. I may have been premature even with that, as I think Krammers may have been in the midst of his last game at the time.

Jul-17-18
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  ChessHigherCat: I was (am) expecting Nepo to win. Kram-who? Pero aún queda Duda.
Jul-18-18
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  Chessgames Bookie: By popular demand: Dortmund Round 6: PICK FOUR!

Pick the results of all four games for fabulous prizes, as well as the admiration of chess fans around the globe.

Jul-18-18
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  Joshka: <JAMESROOK> It's about core values, and Brits don't like seeing what's happening in the Islamic State of Europe. That's why they want OUT!
Jul-18-18
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  rogge: You should return to the Fischer page, and stay there.
Jul-18-18
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  whiteshark: < Not the best start for <Nisi>...> it continues...
Jul-18-18
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  moronovich: Once Donald Trump was bitten by a snake.

After a few minuttes,the snake died.

Jul-18-18
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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?

Jul-18-18
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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.
Jul-18-18
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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....
Jul-18-18
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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.

Whistle.

Jul-18-18
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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!

Jul-18-18
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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.

Jul-18-18
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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....>

Jul-19-18
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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.
Jul-19-18
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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.
Jul-19-18
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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 cg.com 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.

Jul-19-18
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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: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/do...

Jul-19-18
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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 cg.com 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.

Jul-19-18
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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>...
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