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🏆 Dortmund Candidates (2002)

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Veselin Topalov, Alexander Morozevich, Boris Gelfand, Peter Leko, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev, Christopher Lutz Chess Event Description
Dortmund Candidates (2002)

The 30th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting took place in the "Golden Hall" of the Westfalenhallen Congress Center in Dortmund, Germany 6-21 July 2002. Rest days (except for tie-breaks): July 12 & 17. The tournament in 2002 also served as a Candidates tournament, to select a challenger for world champion Vladimir Kramnik. Chief arbiter: Andrzej Filipowicz. The eight players were divided into two groups (A and B), each playing a double round robin with Classical time control. Then the two best in each group played a knockout tournament with four Classical games, and if necessary Rapid and Blitz games. Peter Leko won the event by beating Topalov 2˝-1˝ in the final:

Group A (6-11 July):

01 02 03 04 =1 Shirov 2697 ** ˝˝ ˝1 ˝1 4 =1 Topalov 2745 ˝˝ ** 1˝ 1˝ 4 3 Gelfand 2710 ˝0 0˝ ** 1˝ 2˝ 4 Lutz 2655 ˝0 0˝ 0˝ ** 1˝

Group A playoff (12 July):

Shirov ˝1 1˝ Topalov ˝0 ˝

Group B (6-11 July):

01 02 03 04 1 Bareev 2726 ** 10 ˝˝ 11 4 2 Leko 2722 01 ** ˝1 ˝˝ 3˝ 3 Adams 2752 ˝˝ ˝0 ** ˝˝ 2˝ 4 Morozevich 2716 00 ˝˝ ˝˝ ** 2

Knockouts (13-21 July):

Leko 1˝1- -- 2˝ Shirov 0˝0- -- ˝ Leko 110˝ 2˝ Topalov 001˝ 1˝ Topalov 1001 ˝1 3˝ Bareev 0110 ˝0 2˝

Leko advanced to the Kramnik - Leko Classical World Championship Match (2004). The victory was no doubt deserved, but Garry Kasparov (who felt he should have a re-match with Kramnik), Viswanathan Anand (who was bound by his contract with FIDE), Ruslan Ponomariov (the FIDE world champion) and Vassily Ivanchuk did not participate.

The match between David Baramidze and Alisa Maric was won by the former with 4˝-3˝. The match between 16-year-old Arkadij Naiditsch and Jan Timman ended 4-4. The Open A swiss tournament was won by Tigran Vaanovic Nalbandian with 9/11.

Wikipedia: Wikipedia article: Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting#2002
FIDE rating list July 2002:
TeleSchach 1:
TeleSchach 2:
Mark Weeks:
Délmagyarország, 22 July 2002, p. 14:
Christopher Lutz and Juergen Daniel in Jaque 557, pp. 36-39:

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Original collection: Game Collection: Dortmund Candidates 2002 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morozevich vs Bareev 0-1402002Dortmund CandidatesB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
2. Adams vs Leko  ½-½442002Dortmund CandidatesB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. Topalov vs C Lutz 1-0342002Dortmund CandidatesB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. Gelfand vs Shirov  ½-½392002Dortmund CandidatesD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Topalov vs Gelfand 1-0392002Dortmund CandidatesB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. C Lutz vs Shirov  ½-½502002Dortmund CandidatesC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
7. Morozevich vs Adams ½-½272002Dortmund CandidatesC42 Petrov Defense
8. Bareev vs Leko 1-0372002Dortmund CandidatesE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. Adams vs Bareev  ½-½312002Dortmund CandidatesB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
10. Leko vs Morozevich ½-½412002Dortmund CandidatesC42 Petrov Defense
11. Shirov vs Topalov  ½-½352002Dortmund CandidatesB33 Sicilian
12. Gelfand vs C Lutz  1-0372002Dortmund CandidatesE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. Bareev vs Adams  ½-½252002Dortmund CandidatesE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. Topalov vs Shirov  ½-½582002Dortmund CandidatesC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
15. Morozevich vs Leko ½-½552002Dortmund CandidatesB30 Sicilian
16. C Lutz vs Gelfand  ½-½252002Dortmund CandidatesB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Leko vs Bareev 1-0782002Dortmund CandidatesB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. Shirov vs C Lutz  1-0692002Dortmund CandidatesB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. Adams vs Morozevich ½-½462002Dortmund CandidatesC42 Petrov Defense
20. Gelfand vs Topalov  ½-½192002Dortmund CandidatesA33 English, Symmetrical
21. Shirov vs Gelfand  1-0512002Dortmund CandidatesB30 Sicilian
22. Leko vs Adams 1-0452002Dortmund CandidatesC42 Petrov Defense
23. C Lutz vs Topalov  ½-½342002Dortmund CandidatesC67 Ruy Lopez
24. Bareev vs Morozevich 1-0402002Dortmund CandidatesA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Topalov vs Shirov  ½-½382002Dortmund CandidatesD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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