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Caruana and Karjakin win Dortmund-2012

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Sunday, 22 July 2012
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In this year's edition of the classical Dotrmund chess tournament there were at least two main plots. First of all, will Vladimir Kramnik clinch the 11th title? Second - how well will the German national chess team fare against the other participants?

At first it seemed that another record by the ex-World Chess Champion is quite likely. However, in the 7th round Vladimir Kramnik missed a few opportunities to win the game against his former Challenger Peter Leko. And in round 8 he suffered a defeat with Black from Fabiano Caruana. At the Tal Memorial the Italian super GM also won his game against the Russian chess legend. Too early to make generalizations, but still.

Arkadij Naiditch shared 3-6th places, thus proving that he is an underrated player and a clear leader of his team. His German colleagues were less succesful and occupied the last 4 places.

Young stars have overtaken the top of the standings. Fabiano Caruana shared 1st with Sergey Karjakin and was declared winner. They have both had 4 Black games, but Caruana had more wins than Karjakin: 4 vs 3. Thanks to this result, Sergey Karjakin has progressed to #5 on the live chess ratings (2784.8), leaving the World Chess Champion Anand behind (2780). Congratulations!

Final standings:
1-2. Caruana (2775), Karjakin (2779 - 6/9
3-6. Ponomariov (2726), Kramnik (2799), Naiditch (2700), Leko (2730) - 5/9
7. Meier (2644) - 4/9
8. Fridman (2655) - 3.5/9
9. Bartel (2674) - 3/9
10. Gustaffson (2629) - 1.5/9

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