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Ponomariov, Karjakin, Caruana, Leko, and Naiditsch lead the Dortmund Sparkassen 2012 in Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 21, 2012 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2726 5
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2775 5
4 Leko, Peter HUN 2730 5
5 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2700 5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2799 4.5

Leko,P (2730) – Karjakin,Sergey (2779) [E06]
40th GM Dortmund GER (6), 2012-07-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qd3 c5 12. Nc3 Bc6 13. Rfd1 Qa5 14. Ne5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 cxd4 16. Qxd4 Rd8 17. Qc4 Qxe5 18. Rxd8+ Bxd8 19. Bf4 Qa5 20. Qc8 Qb6 21. f3 g5 22. a5 Nc6 23. Qxa8 Qxb2 24. Bxg5 Kg7 25. Rd1 Qxc3 26. Rxd8 Nxd8 27. Qxd8 Nd5 28. e4 Ne3+ 29. Bxe3 Qxe3 30. g4 Qe2+ 31. Kg3 Qe1+ 32. Kg2 Qe2+ 33. Kg3 Qe1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ponomariov,R (2726) – Bartel,Mat (2674) [C84]
40th GM Dortmund GER (6), 2012-07-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1 b5 9. Bc2 Nd7 10. d4 Bb7 11. Nbd2 Bf6 12. Nf1 Re8 13. Ne3 Nb6 14. Ng4 Bc8 15. h3 Bxg4 16. hxg4 g6 17. d5 Ne7 18. g3 Qd7 19. g5 Bg7 20. Kg2 c6 21. dxc6 Qxc6 22. Nh2 d5 23. exd5 Nexd5 24. Be4 Rad8 25. Qf3 Qe6 26. Ng4 Na4 27. Rd1 Nc7 28. Rxd8 Rxd8 29. Bc2 Nc5 30. Be3 Nd3 31. Rd1 e4 32. Nf6+ Bxf6 33. Qxf6 Qxf6 34. gxf6 Nd5 35. Bd4 Nxb2 36. Re1 e3 37. Be4 exf2 38. Kxf2 h5 39. Kf3 Nc7 40. Bb7 Rb8 41. Re7 Rxb7 42. Be5 Rb6 43. Rxc7 Nc4 44. Bd4 Re6 45. Kf4 Nd6 46. Ra7 Nf5 47. Be5 Nxg3 48. Re7 Nf5 49. Rd7 Nh6 50. Re7 Ng4 51. Bd4 Kf8  0 – 1 (view game)

Gustafsson,J (2629) – Naiditsch,A (2700) [E94]
40th GM Dortmund GER (6), 2012-07-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Na6 8. Be3 Ng4 9. Bg5 Qe8 10. Re1 exd4 11. Nxd4 Qe5 12. Nf3 Qc5 13. Bh4 Be6 14. Nd2 h5 15. Nb3 Qb6 16. Bxg4 Bxg4 17. Qd3 Nb4 18. Qb1 a5 19. Nd2 Qd4 20. Bg5 Qd3 21. Nd5 Qxb1 22. Raxb1 Nxd5 23. cxd5 a4 24. Rec1 Rfc8 25. Be3 Be2  0 – 1 (view game)

Naiditsch,A (2700) – Ponomariov,R (2726) [C84]
40th GM Dortmund GER (7), 2012-07-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c4 O-O 8. h3 Nd7 9. Be3 Bf6 10. Nc3 Nd4 11. Bxd7 Bxd7 12. Nd5 b5 13. c5 dxc5 14. Rc1 c6 15. Nxf6+ Qxf6 16. Rxc5 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 Qxf3 18. gxf3 Rae8 19. Kh2 f5 20. Rg1 Rf6 21. d4 exd4 22. Bxd4 Rg6 23. Rxg6 hxg6 24. Be5 Kf7 25. h4 Rh8 26. Kg3 Rh5 27. Bf4 fxe4 28. Rxh5 gxh5 29. fxe4 Be6 30. a3 c5 31. Bd6 b4 32. a4 a5 33. Bxc5 Bd7 34. Bb6 Bxa4 35. Bxa5 b3 36. Kf4 g6 37. Bc3 Bd7 38. Kg5 Bg4 39. f4 Bf3 40. f5 Bxe4 41. fxg6+ Bxg6 42. Kf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2779) – Caruana,F (2775) [B42]
40th GM Dortmund GER (7), 2012-07-20
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Ba7 7. O-O Nc6 8. Qg4 Nf6 9. Qg3 d6 10. Kh1 e5 11. Nc3 Nh5 12. Qf3 Qh4 13. g3 Qg4 14. Qxg4 Bxg4 15. Nd5 Rc8 16. Kg2 Be6 17. Nd2 Nf6 18. Nc4 Bc5 19. Nxf6+ gxf6 20. c3 h5 21. h4 Ne7 22. Ne3 d5 23. exd5 Nxd5 24. Nf5 Rg8 25. Be4 Rd8 26. Re1 Rd7 27. Bh6 Nf4+ 28. Bxf4 exf4 29. b4 Bb6 30. Rad1 fxg3 31. fxg3 Rxd1 32. Rxd1 Bc7 33. c4 Rg4 34. Kf3 Bxf5 35. Bxf5 Rxc4 36. a3 Rc3+ 37. Rd3 Rxd3+ 38. Bxd3 Kf8 39. Be4 b6 40. a4 b5 41. axb5 axb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2775) – Kramnik,V (2799) [C65]
40th GM Dortmund GER (8), 2012-07-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8. d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Bb6 10. b3 d5 11. e5 Ne4 12. Bd3 Bf5 13. Qe2 Nc6 14. Bb2 Nxd2 15. Qxd2 Be4 16. Be2 f6 17. b4 fxe5 18. dxe5 Kh8 19. b5 Ne7 20. Ng5 Ng6 21. g3 Qe7 22. e6 Rf5 23. Nxe4 dxe4 24. Qd7 Raf8 25. Qxe7 Nxe7 26. Ba3 Re8 27. Rad1 h5 28. Rd7 Nd5 29. Rf7 Nf6 30. Bc4 Bc5 31. Bb2 Re7 32. Bd4 Bd6 33. Re1 b6 34. Rf8+ Kh7 35. Rxe4 Rxf2 36. Kxf2 Nxe4+ 37. Kg2 Nc5 38. Ra8 Nxe6 39. Bd3+ Kh6 40. h4 g6 41. Rh8+ Rh7 42. Rg8 Rg7 43. Bxg7+ Kh7 44. Re8 Nxg7 45. Re3 Kh6 46. a4 Kh7 47. Kh3 Kh6 48. Bc2 Kh7 49. g4 hxg4+ 50. Kxg4 Kh6 51. Re2 Bb4 52. Re5 Nh5 53. Re6  1 – 0 (view game)

Gustafsson,J (2629) – Ponomariov,R (2726) [D45]
40th GM Dortmund GER (8), 2012-07-21
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 e5 10. Bb3 h6 11. h3 Re8 12. Bd2 e4 13. Nh4 Bb8 14. Nf5 Nb6 15. Ng3 Bxg3 16. fxg3 Be6 17. g4 Bc4 18. Bxc4 Nxc4 19. Ne2 Nd6 20. Nc3 Rc8 21. Be1 Nd5 22. Nxd5 cxd5 23. Qe2 Re7 24. Bh4 f6 25. Rac1 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Rc7 27. Qe1 Rxc1 28. Qxc1 Qc8 29. Qxc8+ Nxc8 30. Kf1 Kf7 31. Ke2 Kg6 32. Bg3 h5 33. gxh5+ Kxh5 34. Bc7 Ne7 35. Bd6 Nc6 36. b3 g5 37. g3 f5 38. Kd2 f4 39. gxf4 gxf4 40. Bxf4 Kh4 41. Bd6 Kxh3 42. Ke2 Kg2 43. Bc5 a6 44. Bd6 Nd8 45. Be5 Nf7 46. Bf4 Nd8 47. Be5 Kg1 48. Ke1 Nc6 49. Bd6 Na7 50. a4 Nc6 51. b4 Kg2 52. Ke2 Na7 53. Bc5 Nc8 54. a5 Kg3 55. Bf8 Na7 56. Bd6+ Kg2 57. Bc5 Nb5 58. Bf8 Na3 59. Be7 Nc4 60. Bc5 Nb2 61. Be7 Nd3 62. Bd6 Nf2 63. Bf4 Nh1 64. Kd2 Kf3 65. b5 axb5 66. Kc3 Nf2 67. Bg5 Nd1+ 68. Kb4 Nxe3 69. Kxb5 Nc4 70. Kc5 e3  0 – 1 (view game)

Leko,P (2730) – Bartel,Mat (2674) [C19]
40th GM Dortmund GER (8), 2012-07-21
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8. Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Ne2 dxc3 11. f4 Nbc6 12. h4 Bd7 13. h5 O-O-O 14. Qd3 Nf5 15. h6 Rg6 16. h7 Rh8 17. Be3 d4 18. Bf2 Qa5 19. Rh3 f6 20. Nxd4 fxe5 21. Nxf5 exf5 22. Rd1 Rg7 23. Qxc3 Qxc3+ 24. Rxc3 exf4 25. Bxa7 Rhxh7 26. Bc5 Be8 27. Bd6 Rh4 28. Kf2 Rd7 29. Rdd3 Bh5 30. Rc4 Rg4 31. Bxf4 Re7 32. g3 Rg8 33. Ra4  1 – 0 (view game)

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