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Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2016

The Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2016 took place in Dortmund (Germany) 9th-17th July. Free day - 11th, Autograph session - 14th July.
1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 5.5 out of 7 scores, 2-4. Leinier Dominguez Perez, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana - 4, 5-6. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Ruslan Ponomariov - 3.5, 7. Evgeniy Najer - 2, 8. Rainer Buhmann - 1.5.

Round 7: Kramnik beat Najer in the English Opening. Dominguez Perez - Vachier-Lagrave, a draw by repetition. Buhmann-Nisipeanu, a draw. Ponomariov-Caruana, a quick draw.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2016. Round 7 Games

Round 6: Vachier-Lagrave - Ponomariov 1-0, the Spanish Game, Maxime had the better pawn structure, checkmated the rival, 53.Bf3#. Caruana-Buhmann 1-0, Fabiano obtained a clear advantage, grabbed a pawn (25.Rxc8 Rxc8 26.Nxf7 was interesting). Nisipeanu-Kramnik 1/2, with counterplay, the endgame 'rook' vs 'bishop+knight', a draw in 146 moves! Najer-Dominguez 1/2, with more or less equal play, a draw.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2016. Round 6 Games

Round 5: Kramnik-Caruana 1/2, Vladimir obtained a small or slight advantage, won a pawn in the endgame, a draw. Najer - Vachier-Lagrave 0-1, Maxime simply grabbed two pawns. Dominguez-Nisipeanu 1/2, with equality, a draw. Buhmann-Ponomariov 0-1, Ruslan had the better chances, two knights vs two bishops.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2016. Round 5 Games

Round 4: Ponomariov-Kramnik 1/2, with equality, a draw. Caruana-Dominguez , with equality, a draw. Vachier-Lagrave - Buhmann 1-0, with equality, but Rainer made mistakes 30...Qxc5, 32...Kg7 and lost. Nisipeanu grabbed a pawn vs Najer, a draw.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2016. Round 4 Games

Round 3: Kramnik-Buhmann 1/2, Vladimir sacrificed a queen to attack, but Rainer could have won with 27...Bg6, a draw. Nisipeanu grabbed the exchange vs Vachier-Lagrave for a pawn, a draw. Caruana obtained a slight edge vs Najer, Evgeniy made a mistake, 40.Qe1? and lost quickly. Dominguez grabbed a pawn in the endgame vs Ponomariov and won.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2016. Round 3 Games

Round 2: Caruana had a slight advantage vs Nisipeanu, a draw. Vachier-Lagrave - Kramnik, 1/2, a draw in the Spanish Game, Berlin Variation. Ponomariov grabbed a pawn and beat Najer, 28...g5 was better. Buhmann won the exchange vs Dominguez, a draw in 77 moves.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2016. Round 2 Games

Round 1: Caruana sacrificed pawns and lost to Vachier-Lagrave. Najer won the exchange and the game vs Buhmann. Dominguez-Kramnik 1/2, a draw in the endgame. Ponomariov had good chances in the middlegame vs Nisipeanu, but in the engame Liviu-Dieter equalized, a draw.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2016. Round 1 Games

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