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Dortmund 1999
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 1999 Dortmund International Chess Tournament was a category XIX event. Eight players competed in a round robin format, including (in order of ELO): Vishwanathan Anand (2771), Vladimir Kramnik (2760), Michael Adams (2708), Peter Leko (2701), Anatoli Karpov (2700), Veselin Topalov (2690), Ivan Sokolov (2656), and Jan Timman (2650). This tournament would mark Leko's first major elite tournament victory, taking clear first with 5/7, half a point over future world champion Kramnik. It was also a tournament marked by the top four finishers going undefeated through all seven rounds. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 Leko 5/7 * = = = 1 = 1 1

2 Kramnik 4.5/7 = * = = = = 1 1

3 Karpov 4/7 = = * = = 1 = =

4 Anand 4/7 = = = * = = = 1

5 Adams 4/7 0 = = = * = 1 1

6 Sokolov 2.5/7 = = 0 = = * 0 =

7 Topalov 2/7 0 0 = = 0 1 * 0

8 Timman 2/7 0 0 = 0 0 = 1 *

Round One, Game #1
Adams vs Timman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Anand vs Topalov, 1999
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Karpov vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #4
Leko vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #5
Adams vs Anand, 1999
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #6
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #7
Timman vs I Sokolov, 1999
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Topalov vs Leko, 1999 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #9
Anand vs Timman, 1999 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #10
Karpov vs Topalov, 1999
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #11
Leko vs Adams, 1999 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #12
I Sokolov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #13
Adams vs Karpov, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #14
Anand vs Leko, 1999
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #15
Timman vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #16
Topalov vs I Sokolov, 1999
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #17
Karpov vs Anand, 1999
(E15) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #18
Kramnik vs Topalov, 1999 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #19
Leko vs Timman, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #20
I Sokolov vs Adams, 1999
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #21
Adams vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #22
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #23
Leko vs Karpov, 1999
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #24
Timman vs Topalov, 1999 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #25
Karpov vs Timman, 1999
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #26
Kramnik vs Anand, 1999 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #27
I Sokolov vs Leko, 1999
(D85) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #28
Topalov vs Adams, 1999 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

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