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Rounds 1-10, Dortmund 2001

Round 1. July 12, 2001
Leko - Adams 1-0. White had a small edge. Better was 31...f5.
Morozevich - Anand 1/2
Topalov - Kramnik 0-1
Round 2. July 13, 2001
Kramnik - Leko 1/2. Vladimir won a pawn, but then lost it. Interesting was 26.Rd7.
Anand - Adams 1/2. Michael made a novelty in the Petrov's Defence .
Morozevich - Topalov 0-1. A very sharp fight. White had a clear advantage. Better was 20. Bh7+! Kh8 21. Bf5 hxg5 (21... Nd8 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Bg6 Re7 24. Ne5 Nc6 25. Rf3 Qd8 26. Nf7+ Rxf7 27. Rxf7) 22. Nxg5 g6 23. Nxe6 fxe6 (23... Rdxe6 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 25. Rxe6 fxe6 26. Qxe6) 24. Bxg6 Re7 25. Qh5+ Kg8 26. Rg3 Rg7 27. Bh7+ Kh8 28. Bf5+ Rh7 29. Bxh7 Qxh7 30. Qe8 Qe7 31. Re4! winning.
Round 3. July 14, 2001
Adams - Kramnik 1/2
Topalov - Anand 1-0
Leko - Morozevich 1/2
Round 4. July 15, 2001
Leko - Anand 1/2
Kramnik - Morozevich 1-0. A nice exchange sacrifice. Better was 18...f6.
Adams - Topalov 1/2. Veselin could win the game. Better was 32...Nd3 or 43...Qa4.
Round 5. July 16, 2001
Anand - Kramnik 1/2. A quick draw.
Morozevich - Adams 1-0. Alexander grabbed a pawn and won.
Topalov - Leko 1/2. Peter played very accurately.

Round 6. July 18, 2001
Anand - Morozevich 0-1. A quick Morozevich's victory in the Slav. Interesting is the bishop's sacrifice 17. Bg6.
Kramnik - Topalov 1/2
Adams - Leko 1/2. White had a small edge in the Sicilian Defence. But Black had a small edge in the endgame.
Round 7. July 19, 2001
Leko - Kramnik 1/2
Adams - Anand 1/2. A quick draw.
Topalov - Morozevich 1-0. A complicated ending. Better was 21...a5 or 26...Be6.
Round 8. July 20, 2001
Kramnik - Adams 1/2. A quick draw.
Anand - Topalov 0-1. A very long game.
Morozevich - Leko 1/2. Peter won only a pawn.
Round 9. July 21, 2001
Leko - Topalov 1/2
Kramnik - Anand 1-0. Vladimir attacked on the kingside.
Adams - Morozevich 0-1. A nice Black's game.
Round 10. July 22, 2001
Anand - Leko 1/2
Morozevich - Kramnik 1/2
Topalov - Adams 1/2

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