:: Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2002
The organizers of Dortmund Sparkassen announced a press release and the regulations of the Chess Meeting. The invited top eight World Players were seeded using the average ratings of the both World Rating Lists published on January 1, 2002: Topalov Veselin BLG 2739, Morozevich Alexander RUS 2742, Adams Michael ENG 2742, Gelfand Boris ISR 2703, Shirov Alexei ESP 2715, Leko Peter HUN 2713, Bareev Evgeny RUS 2707, Lutz Christopher GER 2644
For chess aficionados 6 to 21 July 2002 is a time they have been waiting for:
this period is ringed in their diaries for the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess
Meeting 2002. Dortmund as one of the traditional chess strongholds in the
world will have the world of the "Game of Kings" spellbound once again - after
all, this 30th anniversary of the International Dortmund Chess Days deserves a
celebration. The Federal Chancellor, Dr Gerhard Schroeder, will be the patron
of this top-level event.
On the stage of the Goldsaal further excitement will be provided by two high-class
and fascinating matches that are to be played parallel to the semi-final and
final of the Candidates' Tournament. Germany's greatest chess talent, the
Dortmund Grand Master Arkadi Naiditsch (16) will play against the Dutch star
Jan Timman who once played against Anatoli Karpov in the final of a Classical
World Chess Championship. Timman is very careful in the evaluation of his
chances against Naiditsch, "Arkadi is an enormous talent, he will go far.
After what I have seen of him over recent months this will be a very difficult
task for me".
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