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🏆 Dortmund Candidates (2002)

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Veselin Topalov, Alexander Morozevich, Boris Gelfand, Peter Leko, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Evgeny 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 tiebreaks): 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 8 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 KO tournament with four Classical games, and if necessary Rapid and Blitz games. Peter Leko won the event by beating Topalov 2½-1½ in the final:

Group A (6-11 July):

01 02 03 04 =1 Shirov 2697 ** ½½ ½1 ½1 4 =1 Topalov 2745 ½½ ** 1½ 1½ 4 3 Gelfand 2710 ½0 0½ ** 1½ 2½ 4 Lutz 2655 ½0 0½ 0½ ** 1½

Group A playoff (12 July):

Shirov ½1 1½ Topalov ½0 ½

Group B (6-11 July):

01 02 03 04 1 Bareev 2726 ** 10 ½½ 11 4 2 Leko 2722 01 ** ½1 ½½ 3½ 3 Adams 2752 ½½ ½0 ** ½½ 2½ 4 Morozevich 2716 00 ½½ ½½ ** 2

Knockouts (13-21 July):

Leko 1½1- -- 2½ Shirov 0½0- -- ½ Leko 110½ 2½ Topalov 001½ 1½ Topalov 1001 ½1 3½ Bareev 0110 ½0 2½

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 Vasyl Ivanchuk did not participate.

The match between David Baramidze and Alisa Maric was won by the former with 4½-3½. The match between 16-year-old Arkadij Naiditsch and Jan Timman ended 4-4. The Open A swiss tournament was won by Tigran Nalbandian with 9/11.

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:
Wikipedia: Wikipedia article: Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting#2002

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

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs Leko  ½-½442002Dortmund CandidatesB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. Topalov vs C Lutz 1-0342002Dortmund CandidatesB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. Gelfand vs Shirov  ½-½392002Dortmund CandidatesD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Morozevich vs Bareev 0-1402002Dortmund CandidatesB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
5. Bareev vs Leko 1-0372002Dortmund CandidatesE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. C Lutz vs Shirov  ½-½502002Dortmund CandidatesC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
7. Topalov vs Gelfand 1-0392002Dortmund CandidatesB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Morozevich vs Adams ½-½272002Dortmund CandidatesC42 Petrov Defense
9. Shirov vs Topalov  ½-½352002Dortmund CandidatesB33 Sicilian
10. Gelfand vs C Lutz 1-0372002Dortmund CandidatesE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
11. Adams vs Bareev  ½-½312002Dortmund CandidatesB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
12. Leko vs Morozevich ½-½412002Dortmund CandidatesC42 Petrov Defense
13. Topalov vs Shirov ½-½582002Dortmund CandidatesC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
14. C Lutz vs Gelfand  ½-½252002Dortmund CandidatesB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Bareev vs Adams  ½-½252002Dortmund CandidatesE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
16. Morozevich vs Leko ½-½552002Dortmund CandidatesB30 Sicilian
17. Adams vs Morozevich ½-½462002Dortmund CandidatesC42 Petrov Defense
18. Gelfand vs Topalov  ½-½192002Dortmund CandidatesA33 English, Symmetrical
19. Shirov vs C Lutz 1-0692002Dortmund CandidatesB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. Leko vs Bareev 1-0782002Dortmund CandidatesB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. Shirov vs Gelfand 1-0512002Dortmund CandidatesB30 Sicilian
22. Bareev vs Morozevich 1-0402002Dortmund CandidatesA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Leko vs Adams 1-0452002Dortmund CandidatesC42 Petrov Defense
24. C Lutz vs Topalov  ½-½342002Dortmund CandidatesC67 Ruy Lopez
25. Topalov vs Shirov  ½-½382002Dortmund CandidatesD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-08-20  amadeus: July 2002 - FIDE Rating List

1 . Kasparov, Garry RUS : 2838
2 . Kramnik, Vladimir RUS : 2807
3 . Anand, Viswanathan IND : 2755
4 . Adams, Michael ENG : 2752
5 . Topalov, Veselin BUL : 2745
6 . Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR : 2743
7 . Bareev, Evgeny RUS : 2726
8 . Leko, Peter HUN : 2722
9 . Morozevich, Alexander RUS : 2716
10 . Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR : 2711

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