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Dortmund Sparkassen 1999
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The 27th Dortmunder Sparkassen Chess-Meeting took place in the Dortmunder Opernhaus (Theater, Schauspielhaus) in Dortmund, Germany 10-17 July 1999. Rest day: July 13. Games started at 2 pm local time. Organizers: Dortmund city, Stadtsparkasse Dortmund and Schachfreunde DO-Brackel. The young Hungarian Peter Leko won with 5/7, half a point over future world champion Kramnik. This was Leko's first elite tournament victory.

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Leko 19 2701 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 5 2 Kramnik 24 2760 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 4˝ 3 Karpov 48 2700 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 4 4 Anand 29 2771 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 4 5 Adams 27 2708 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 1 4 6 Sokolov 31 2656 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ 2˝ 7 Topalov 24 2690 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 * 0 2 8 Timman 47 2650 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 * 2

Category: XIX (2705).

The Masters tournament (10-player round robin, Category X) was won by Eckhard Schmittdiel ahead of Zoltan Varga, both with 6/9. The Open A Swiss tournament was won by 17-year-old Olaf Wegener with 8/10.

Wikipedia article: Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
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Rediff: https://www.rediff.com/sports/1999/...
Délmagyarország, 19 July 1999, p. 1: https://library.hungaricana.hu/en/v...

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Original collections: Game Collection: Dortmund 1999 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Dortmund Sparkassen 1999 by User: Tabanus.

Round 1 July 10
Adams vs Timman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

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

Karpov vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 July 11
Adams vs Anand, 1999
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Timman vs I Sokolov, 1999
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Leko, 1999 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 48 moves, 0-1

Round 3 July 12
Anand vs Timman, 1999 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

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

Leko vs Adams, 1999 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Round 4 July 14
Adams vs Karpov, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Leko, 1999
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Round 5 July 15
Karpov vs Anand, 1999
(E15) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Topalov, 1999 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Timman, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

I Sokolov vs Adams, 1999
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6 July 16
Adams vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko vs Karpov, 1999
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Topalov, 1999 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Round 7 July 17
Karpov vs Timman, 1999
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Anand, 1999 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Sokolov vs Leko, 1999
(D85) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Adams, 1999 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

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