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Dortmund Sparkassen Tournament

Leinier Dominguez Perez4.5/7(+2 -0 =5)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Richard Rapport4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Teimour Radjabov4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
Kaido Kulaots2.5/7(+0 -2 =5)[games]
Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Dortmund Sparkassen (2019)

The 47th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting took place from 13-21 July 2019 in the Orchesterzentrum NRW in Dortmund, Germany. Rest days: July 15 & 18. The eight-player round-robin field was headed by Ian Nepomniachtchi and Leinier Dominguez. Players received 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. (1) Leinier Dominguez Perez won with 4.5/7.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Dominguez 2760 * 1 4 2 Nepomniachtchi 2775 0 * 0 1 1 1 4 3 Wojtaszek 2737 * 1 4 4 Rapport 2735 1 * 4 5 Radjabov 2759 * 1 4 6 Nisipeanu 2672 0 0 0 * 1 2 7 Kulaots 2560 0 * 0 2 8 Fridman 2638 0 0 0 1 * 2

Category: XIX (2705). Chief arbiter: Andrzej Filipowicz

The Open A swiss-system tournament was won by Thomas Michalczak with 7/9.

Wikipedia article: Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting#2019
Official site: http://www.sparkassen-chess-meeting...

Previous edition: Dortmund Sparkassen (2018)

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Radjabov vs R Wojtaszek ½-½402019Dortmund SparkassenC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
2. D G Fridman vs Kulaots 1-0392019Dortmund SparkassenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. L Dominguez vs Nisipeanu 1-0382019Dortmund SparkassenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. R Rapport vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-0562019Dortmund SparkassenA04 Reti Opening
5. R Wojtaszek vs D G Fridman 1-0522019Dortmund SparkassenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. I Nepomniachtchi vs Kulaots 1-0492019Dortmund SparkassenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. Nisipeanu vs Radjabov 0-1402019Dortmund SparkassenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. R Rapport vs L Dominguez ½-½472019Dortmund SparkassenA14 English
9. Radjabov vs R Rapport ½-½282019Dortmund SparkassenE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
10. Kulaots vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½412019Dortmund SparkassenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. D G Fridman vs Nisipeanu 0-1382019Dortmund SparkassenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. L Dominguez vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-0252019Dortmund SparkassenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. R Rapport vs D G Fridman ½-½712019Dortmund SparkassenC49 Four Knights
14. I Nepomniachtchi vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½452019Dortmund SparkassenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Nisipeanu vs Kulaots  ½-½672019Dortmund SparkassenA15 English
16. L Dominguez vs Radjabov ½-½422019Dortmund SparkassenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. D G Fridman vs L Dominguez ½-½692019Dortmund SparkassenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. R Wojtaszek vs Nisipeanu  ½-½742019Dortmund SparkassenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. Kulaots vs R Rapport ½-½912019Dortmund SparkassenC67 Ruy Lopez
20. Radjabov vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½332019Dortmund SparkassenB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. R Rapport vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½242019Dortmund SparkassenA20 English
22. I Nepomniachtchi vs Nisipeanu 1-0192019Dortmund SparkassenC42 Petrov Defense
23. Radjabov vs D G Fridman  ½-½272019Dortmund SparkassenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. L Dominguez vs Kulaots ½-½442019Dortmund SparkassenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. R Wojtaszek vs L Dominguez ½-½402019Dortmund SparkassenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Jul-16-19  Pedro Fernandez: Hey everyone! I was some busy this morning so I went late to CG to watch the game Radjabov-Rapport, so I clicked on <review game> and got the following error message: <Unable to Parse Tag-pairs section of game# 1>

But if I check any other game such a problem does not exist. Surely some of our pals has happened the same and perhaps one of them knows what the issue is. Thanks for your help! Greetings!

Jul-16-19  Pedro Fernandez: <<ragtag>: Can I get myself a drink?> Why not? Of course, yes!
Jul-16-19  Keyser Soze: Round 4:
Nepomniachtchi - Wojtaszek 1/2
Nisipeanu - Kulaots 1-0
Rapport - Fridman 1-0
Dominguez - Radjabov 1/2
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  plang: I wish I was such a "weakling"
Jul-16-19  Pedro Fernandez: <Again the Caro-Kann surprises us!> This time the victim was the strong player Nepomniachtchi, in just 25 moves! Okay, it is clear that 19...Qa7?! was a dubious move, but, honestly, I don't see the consequences of the move 20...g4? I was surprised about how bad was this move. However Dominguez got it. Who will win this interesting tournament? We don't know yet.
Jul-16-19  Pedro Fernandez: <<Keyser Soze>: Round 4: Nepomniachtchi - Wojtaszek 1/2
Nisipeanu - Kulaots 1-0
Rapport - Fridman 1-0
Dominguez - Radjabov 1/2 >
Perfectly logic my dear <KS>. However the first and fourth predictions are not that sure (IMO). I mean, it could be the former 1-0 and the latter 0-1, or viceversa! Greetings.
Jul-16-19  Keyser Soze: <Pedro> lol sorry posted on wrong forum.
Jul-16-19  parmetd: <plang> me too. Me too.
Jul-17-19  Pedro Fernandez: <<Keyser Soze>: <Pedro> lol sorry posted on wrong forum.> Why! I think what you wrote entails perfectly at this forum. Rd. 4, just the GMs who are participating, and your predictions are totally logic and quite probable that you are right! Greetings!
Jul-17-19  Pedro Fernandez: << plang>: I wish I was such a "weakling">

<<parmetd>: <plang> me too. Me too.>

Hey my great friends <Planck> and <Octo π>, too hard English for me. I don't understand the context. What it does mean? Greetings for both!

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  moronovich: <Hey my great friends <Planck> and <Octo >, too hard English for me. I don't understand the context. What it does mean? Greetings for both!>

Good afternoon <Pedro> !

It is just irony.Saying the opposite of the real wish.As everyone here would like to be as "weak",as one of the 2600-2700 players.

Jul-17-19  Pedro Fernandez: <<moronovich>: <Hey my great friends <Planck> and <Octo >, too hard English for me. I don't understand the context. What it does mean? Greetings for both!> Good afternoon <Pedro> !

It is just irony.Saying the opposite of the real wish.As everyone here would like to be as "weak",as one of the 2600-2700 players.> Hey my great <monorovich> (you know very well I don't call you <moron...>), What's up! Time to communicate with you. Ok! But what a good inference have you! When <plang> writes: <I wish I was such a "weakling">, is it not correct: <I wish I ``were'' such a "weakling">? Greetings my friend!

PS. I would have write: I would wish to be a "weak" player as those guys.

Jul-17-19  Pedro Fernandez: BTW <monorovich>, use the following link to write correctly some math symbols as in <HTML> some published tables at the WEB don't work:

Please use the ``Numeric reference'' column. For instance, the uppercase omega is: Ω whereas the lowercase omega is: ω

Please look at the referred column.

Jul-17-19  parmetd: <Pedro>
It's irony and sarcasm creating a joke because one poster implied there folks are weak for being under 2800 and we are echoing our desire to be so weak as to be 2760+.
Jul-18-19  Pedro Fernandez: Yes my dear <parmetd>, and, as you can see, <moronovich> told me about the joke. Thank a lot my dear friend and a warm greetings for you and also to <plang>!
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  thegoodanarchist: When Kulaots gets a win, it is customary to say "Kudos to Kaido"
Jul-19-19  csmath: Wojtaszek completely messed up winning position and was forced to trade queens after couple of errors in such a way that he was not even able to get a passer.

Horrendously misguided play by the Polish GM. He had a couple of options to win the game after 59 moves and he missed them all.

He will not have a good sleep tonight.

Rapport did try hard to win his game including exchange sacrifice but could not find a plan to his advantage.

I begin to like the guy, he is surely hard working player.

Jul-20-19  Pedro Fernandez: No game today. One regrets all of those issues occurring at Hopefully all will be fine here again.
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  Annie K.: Sorry - we have Dominguez-Kulaots on live relay now.
Jul-20-19  csmath: That game is now pretty much dead. It was interesting until Kuloats blew huge advantage from the opening.

Nisipeanu played another bad game and suffered another defeat in a miniature. Kuloats, Fridman, and Nisipeanu are fighting for the honor of the last place. Since Nisipeanu has made that two years in a row I declare him a favorite.

Isn't it amazing that Germans organized so many chess competitions and yet there is no GM from the country that could be considered a super GM even after all the imports (Yusupov, Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, Khenkin, Baramidze ...)

If your rating is above 2600 and your great-great-grandpa has some German blood you could also play in Dortmund.

Jul-20-19  john barleycorn: I heard, Wesley So documented his blood line to Ferdinand Blumentritt.
Jul-20-19  csmath: Fridman is also another imported one from Latvia, this is Naiditsch connection I guess. If he survives encounter with Nepo tomorrow he will be likely invited the next year too.

There is something strange going on with Latvian chess players. Shirov was Spanish, back in Latvia nowadays back in Spain again, Gutman was Israeli then German, Naiditsch was German and now he is Azeri, Shabalov is currently American, Rausis the Cheater was Czech also to be found in Bangladesh and Algeria. It looks like Latvian Chess Federation is a front for foreign immigration services.

Jul-20-19  Pedro Fernandez: And Tal in Russia (URSS) my dear <csmath).
Jul-21-19  csmath: You could go further to Aron Nimzovitsch.

Onto the tournament at hand: Fridman joins the cellar after attempting to play for a draw and making a bad blunder in a bad position. Good for Nepo, somehow he salvaged this tournament after playing quite uneven chess, as it is the way with him.

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  whiteshark: DORTMUND 2019

<1> Dominguez Perez <4/7> (+2700)*

<2-5> Nepomniachtchi, Wojtaszek, Rapport, Radjabov <4/7> (all +2700)

<6-8> Nisipeanu (2667), Kulaots (2574), Fridman (2644) <2/7> **

* One of them ended up a little luckier.
** The point suppliers are at the end of the table as expected.

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