As at the Training Session

Время публикации: 13.07.2012 13:58 | Последнее обновление: 15.07.2012 21:48

The traditional tournament starts in Dortmund  

The games of Round of 1 of the traditional tournament held in July in Dortmund start at 17:00 Msk time; this year the competition can hardly be qualified as a "super-tournament."

This year the number of participants is expended to ten. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2799), Sergey Karjakin (Russia, 2779), Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2775), Peter Lelo (Hungary, 2730), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine, 2726), Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany, 2700), Mateusz Bartel (Poland, 2674),  Daniel Fidman, Georg Meier, Jan Gustaffson 2629 (all from Germany) will compete in a round-robin. 

Despite the fact that the competition is held in Germany it's the first time the tournament has this many German players. According to to the agreement with the German Chess Federation the memebers of the national team are given an ability to practice before the Olympiad which will take place in Istanbul (as you know Germans are current European champions). 

The rating favourite of the competition Vladimir Kramnik has won the oturnament 10 times, he was the winner in last year as well.

The official website should publish the link for the LIVE transmission of the games soon. Follow us to get more information. 

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