The Dortmund 2001

A Super Event, Matches and a Festival Two World Champions at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2001: Toughest Competition of the Year in Dortmund .


                         1  2  3  4  5  6
1 Kramnik,V 2802 +56    ** 1˝ ˝˝ 1˝ ˝˝ ˝1 6.5/10 30.75
2 Topalov,V 2711 +165   0˝ ** ˝˝ 11 ˝˝ 11 6.5/10 28.25
3 Leko,P 2730 +66       ˝˝ ˝˝ ** ˝˝ 1˝ ˝˝ 5.5/10
4 Morozevich,A 2749 +7  0˝ 00 ˝˝ ** 11 ˝1 5.0/10
5 Adams,M 2744 -99      ˝˝ ˝˝ 0˝ 00 ** ˝˝ 3.5/10
6 Anand,V 2794 -200     ˝0 00 ˝˝ ˝0 ˝˝ ** 3.0/10
Average elo: 2755 <=> Category: 21 gm = 3.00 m = 1.00

Round 1, 12/7/2001
Leko - Adams 1:0
Morozevich - Anand 1/2
Topalow - Kramnik 0-1
  Round 2, 13/7/2001
Kramnik - Leko 1/2
Anand - Adams 1/2
Morozevich - Topalow 0-1
  Round 3, 14/7/2001
Leko - Morozevich 1/2
Adams - Kramnik 1/2
Topalow - Anand 1-0
         
Round 4, 15/7/2001
Leko - Anand 1/2
Kramnik - Morozevich 1-0
Adams - Topalow 1/2
  Round 5, 16/7/2001
Topalov - Leko 1/2
Anand - Kramnik 1/2
Morozevich - Adams 1-0
  Round 6, 18/7/2001
Kramnik - Topalov 1/2
Anand - Morozevich 0-1
Adams -Leko 1/2
         
Round 7, 19/7/2001
Leko - Kramnik 1/2
Adams - Anand 1/2
Topalow - Morozevich 1-0
  Round 8, 20/7/2001
Kramnik - Adams 1/2
Anand - Topalov 0-1 
Morozevich - Leko 1/2
  Round 9, 21/7/2001
Kramnik - Anand 1-0
Leko - Topalov 1/2
Adams - Morozevich 0-1
         
Round 10, 22/7/2001
Topalov - Adams 1/2
Morozevich - Kramnik  1/2
Anand  - Leko 1/2
       

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The „Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2001“ - the return of the 29th International Dortmund Chess Days - will be held from July 12th to July 22nd in the Dortmund Theatre (Big Opera House/1200 seats). Participants in the Super-Tournament - double round robin - (cat. 21/ELO 2754) are: BGN World Champion Wladimir Kramnik (Russia), FIDE World Champion Viswanathan Anand (India), Michael Adams (England), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Peter Leko (Hungary) and Weselin Topalow (Bulgaria).
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The days from July 12th to July 22nd 2001 are made red-letter days in the calendars of millions of chess enthusiasts all over the world. Then the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2001 will take place in Dortmund, captivating once again the world of the "royal game". After all, it is the 29th issue in a long-standing tradition of chess festivals, this time under the patronage of German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

While six super-grandmasters are spinning their heads in the Dortmund Schauspielhaus, daily newspapers, chess magazines and even book publications on all five continents will overflow with information on this event. Whether on the channel of Westdeutsches Fernsehen (WDR) or in the Internet: Everybody will play through, commentate or analyse the games of the masterminds. Special attention will go to the appearance of Germany's living chess legend Dr. Robert Hübner in his fight "Man versus Machine". But also the challenge of former Women's World Champion through the Dortmund super-talent Arkadi Naiditsch (15) is of high interest. Being a model pupil of the Dortmund chess school and one of the biggest talents world-wide, Naiditsch wants to score a convincing win against his higher-rated opponent to collect precious experience on his way to the top.

Additional tension on the stage of the opera can be expected from contributions of the Dortmund chess school and the Schachgemeinschaft Dortmund, the latter celebrating their 75th anniversary of their existence. 300 participants in two categories will play in the big Sparkasse Open which will round off the chess festival.


The match
                                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Naiditsch, Arkadij          m  GER 2524   1 1 = = = 1 1 = = =  7.0  2643
Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira m  MDA 2494   0 0 = = = 0 0 = = =  3.0  2375
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Naiditsch, Arkadij          - Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira  1-0   47  B44 Sicilian Paulsen 
Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira - Naiditsch, Arkadij           0-1   35  B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation 
Naiditsch, Arkadij          - Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira  1/2   56  B44 Sicilian Paulsen 
Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira - Naiditsch, Arkadij           1/2   24  B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation 
Naiditsch, Arkadij          - Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira  1/2   46  B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov Variation 
Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira - Naiditsch, Arkadij           0-1   49  B25 Sicilian Closed System 
Naiditsch, Arkadij          - Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira  1-0   32  C41 Philidor's Defence 
Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira - Naiditsch, Arkadij           1/2   39  B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation 
Naiditsch, Arkadij          - Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira  1/2   46  B44 Sicilian Paulsen 
Skripchenko-Lautier, Almira - Naiditsch, Arkadij           1/2   21  B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation 
Man - Machine Match

                              1   2   3   4   5   6       
Huebner, Robert g GER 2612    =   =   =   =   =   =   3.0  2000 
DEEP FRITZ            ----    =   =   =   =   =   =   3.0  2612
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DEEP FRITZ      - Huebner, Robert  1/2   24  A28 English Four Knights Variation 
Huebner, Robert - DEEP FRITZ       1/2   45  C96 Ruy Lopez 
DEEP FRITZ      - Huebner, Robert  1/2   50  D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted 
Huebner, Robert - DEEP FRITZ       1/2   21  C96 Ruy Lopez 
DEEP FRITZ      - Huebner, Robert  1/2   29  D17 Slav Defence 
Huebner, Robert - DEEP FRITZ       1/2    9  B17 Caro Kann 

From 6-21 July 2002 the City of Dortmund will host the BGN

Candidates tournament for the world championship under the aegis of the Dortmunder Sparkassen Chess Meetings. The victor of this competition will face BGN World Champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the title play-off later that year. Six top players will be invited to Dortmund including ex world champion Garry Kasparov of Russia and FIDE champion Vishy Anand ( India).Two places remain open for a world wide BGN internet competition starting August 2001 for which anyone in the world is eligible to take part.
From August 2001 onwards several internet qualifying tournaments will be held on the BGN website
www.braingames.net and the exact field of competitors for Dortmund should be known by march 2002. BGN world champion Vladimir Kramnik-who defeated Kasparov by two wins to zero with 13 draws for the title in London last year- said today at the press conference in the Dortmund Holiday Inn hotel: " There is actually no reason for Kasparov to avoid this candidates tournament. The conditions are outstanding and I hope and believe that he will be there ."

Raymond Keene BGN Games Director said that Dortmund was the ideal host for such an event on account of its long tradition and service to the cause of classical chess." Dortmund has proposed the most appropriate and convincing framework for the BGN Championship . Other cities which have expressed interest in the BGN qualifying cycle are London; Leon Buenos Aires and

Bahrain, where Kramnik will be challenged for 1m dollars by the Hamburg computer program Fritz 7 in October 2001.