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Dortmund Candidates 2002
Compiled by Tabanus
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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: http://fidelists.blogspot.com/2008/...
TeleSchach 1: http://teleschach.de/dortmund-2002/
TeleSchach 2: http://teleschach.de/dortmund-2002/...
Chess.gr: http://www.chess.gr/tourn/2002/dort...
TWIC 1: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
TWIC 2: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
Rediff: https://www.rediff.com/sports/2002/...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...
Mark Weeks: https://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/a2...
Délmagyarország, 22 July 2002, p. 14: https://library.hungaricana.hu/en/v...
Christopher Lutz and Juergen Daniel in Jaque 557, pp. 36-39: http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...

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

Round 1 July 6
Topalov vs C Lutz, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Shirov, 2002
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs Leko, 2002
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Bareev, 2002 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 2 July 7
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2002 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

C Lutz vs Shirov, 2002
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bareev vs Leko, 2002
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Adams, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 July 8
Shirov vs Topalov, 2002
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gelfand vs C Lutz, 2002
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 37 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs Bareev, 2002
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4 July 9
Topalov vs Shirov, 2002
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

C Lutz vs Gelfand, 2002
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bareev vs Adams, 2002
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Leko, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5 July 10
Shirov vs C Lutz, 2002
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 69 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Topalov, 2002
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko vs Bareev, 2002 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 78 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6 July 11
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2002
(B30) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

C Lutz vs Topalov, 2002
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bareev vs Morozevich, 2002 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Adams, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Rapid playoff July 12
Topalov vs Shirov, 2002
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Topalov, 2002
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Semifinals Game 1 July 13
Shirov vs Leko, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

Semifinals Game 2 July 14
Leko vs Shirov, 2002 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

Semifinals Game 3 July 15
Shirov vs Leko, 2002 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

Semifinal Game 4 July 16
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Semifinal Rapid playoff July 17
Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(A20) English, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Final Game 1 July 18
Leko vs Topalov, 2002 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 81 moves, 1-0

Final Game 2 July 19
Topalov vs Leko, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 66 moves, 0-1

Final Game 3 July 20
Leko vs Topalov, 2002 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 61 moves, 0-1

Final Game 4 July 21
Topalov vs Leko, 2002 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

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