:: Dortmund 2004

Anand is the winner of Dortmund 2004!

Final Matches, 31.07-01.08.2004
1-2
Kramnik - Anand 1/2, 1/2 Rapid Games: 1/2 0-1
3-4 Svidler
- Leko 1/2, 1/2 Rapid Games: 1/2 1-0
5-6 Naiditsch
- Rublevsky 1-0, 1/2
7-8
Bologan - Karjakin
1/2, 1-0

Final Standings of Dortmund 2004:
1.Anand, 2.Kramnik, 3.Svidler, 4.Leko, 5.Naiditsch, 6.Rublewski, 7.Bologan, 8.Karjakin

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Semi-final 1: 29.07.2004
Kramnik, Vladimir - Svidler, Peter 1/2, 1/2 Rapid Playoff 1/2, 1/2 Blitz Playoff 0-1, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0
Anand, Viswanathan - Leko, Peter 1/2, 1/2 Rapid Playoff 1/2, 1/2 Blitz Playoff 1-0, 1-0

Positons 5-8: 29.07.2004
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0, 1-0
Bologan, Viktor - Rublevsky, Sergei 1/2, 1/2, 0-1, 0-1

Final Standings of Tie-Breaks: Kramnik 4.0, Leko 3.5, Bologan 2.5, Karjakin 2.0
No tiebreaks needed for Anand, Svidler, Rublevsky and Naiditsch.
The t
iebreaks (all play all twice rapid games 10'+5''):
 
1st phase
Karjakin – Bologan 0-1
Leko - Kramnik 1/2
Bologan - Kramnik 0-1
Karjakin - Leko 0-1
Kramnik - Karjakin 1-0
Leko - Bologan 1/2
2nd phase
Bologan - Karjakin 1/2
Kramnik - Leko 1/2
Bologan - Leko 1/2
Karjakin - Kramnik 1-0
Kramnik - Bologan 1-0
Leko - Karjakin 1/2

Final Standings after round 6
Group 1: 1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2782 4.0, 2. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2727 3.5, 3. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2574 2.5, 4. Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2686 2.0
Group 2: 1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2770 3.0, 2. Leko, Peter g HUN 2741 3.0, 3. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2591 3.0, 4. Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2663 3.0

Round 6, 27.07.2004
Rublevsky, Sergei – Naiditsch, Arkadij 
Svidler, Peter – Anand, Viswanathan
Bologan, Viktor – Karjakin, Sergey
Leko, Peter  – Kramnik, Vladimir
Round 5, 26.07.2004
Naiditsch, Arkadij – Svidler, Peter 0-1
Anand, Viswanathan – Rublevsky, Sergei 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey – Leko, Peter 1/2
Kramnik, Vladimir – Bologan, Viktor 1/2
Round 4, 25.07.2004
Naiditsch, Arkadij – Anand, Viswanathan 1/2
Rublevsky, Sergei – Svidler, Peter 1/2
Karjakin, Sergey – Kramnik, Vladimir 1/2
Bologan, Viktor – Leko, Peter 1/2
Round 3, 24.07.2004
Svidler, Peter - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0
Rublevsky, Sergei - Anand, Viswanathan 1/2
Leko, Peter - Karjakin, Sergey 1/2
Bologan, Viktor - Kramnik, Vladimir 1/2
Round 2, 23.07.2004
Naiditsch, Arkadij – Rublevsky, Sergei 1/2
Anand, Viswanathan – Svidler, Peter 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey – Bologan, Viktor 1/2
Kramnik, Vladimir – Leko, Peter 1/2
Round 1, 22.07.2004
Anand, Viswanathan - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1/2
Svidler, Peter - Rublevsky, Sergei 1/2
Kramnik, Vladimir - Karjakin, Sergey 1/2
Leko, Peter - Bologan, Viktor 1/2

Top Grandmasters and an exciting system of play at the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2004

Among the players are Classical World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Viswanathan Anand (India), Peter Leko (Hungary) and Peter Svidler (Russia) – four excellent Top Grandmasters who are actually placed among the best six players of the world. They try to get the title from Viorel Bologan (Moldavia), the sensational winner of the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2003. Sergei Rublevsky (Russia) qualified with his win at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow for the Dortmund Tournament. Also at the start are two young and gifted players: Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) from Dortmund, who will start in the Super Tournament for the second time, and the only 14 year old Sergei Karjakin (Ukraine): at the age of 12 he became youngest Grandmaster in chess history.


For Vladimir Kramnik and his challenger Peter Leko the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting is also the last big tournament and test before the Classical World Chess Championship Match, which will be held from 25 September to 18 October at the Centro Dannemann in Brissago/Switzerland.

By keeping the Dortmund tradition for classical chess, a new system of play promises an exciting competition: To win the Super Tournament, the players have to run through preliminaries, semifinals and final matches. The system of play is known from the Candidates‘ Tournament at Dortmund in 2002. In a double round robin system each player will play 6 games. The two winners of each group will advance to the semifinals. The winners will play the final match, the losers will play the match for the 3rd place. Number 3 and Number 4 in each preliminary group will play for the places 5 to 8.

Dortmund is also the first tournament, where players can score qualifying points for the ACP-Masters (Associaton of Chess Professionals) at the end of 2005.

The traditional Open tournament of the title sponsor Sparkasse Dortmund and an art exhibition about chess in the Dortmund theatre show the festival character of the event. Several TV broadcastings are expected.


Qualifying Round (Rating dated 1 April 2004)

Group 1
Viswanathan Anand (India); date of birth: 11 Dec. 1969; Rating: 2774
Peter Svidler (Russia); 17 June 76; 2733
Sergei Rublevski (Russia); 15 Oct. 74; 2671
Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany); 25 Oct. 85; 2571

Group 2
Vladimir Kramnik (Russia); 25 June 75; 2764
Peter Leko (Hungary); 08 Sep. 79; 2741
Viorel Bologan (Moldavia); 14 Dec. 71; 2665
Sergei Karjakin (Ukraine); 12 Jan. 90; 2580


Schedule
Thursday July 22 at 14.00 Round 1
Friday July 23 at 14.00 Round 2
Saturday July 24 at 14.00 Round 3
Sunday July 25 at 14.00 Round 4
Monday July 26 at 14.00 Round 5
Tuesday July 27 at 14.00 Round 6 (and tie break)
Wednesday July 28 Rest Day
Thursday July 29 at 14.00 Semifinal game 1
Friday July 30 at 14.00 Semifinal game 2 (and tie break)
Saturday July 31 at 14.00 Final game 1
Sunday August 1 at 11.30 Final game 2 (and tie break)



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