Monday, June 23, 2008

Dortmund Chess Tournament

The tournament in Dortmund will start on 28th June until the 6th July. The player who will take part :

Vladimir Kramnik Russia 2788

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan 2752

Peter Leko Hungary 2741

Vassily Ivanchuk Ukraine 2740

Loek Van Wely Netherlands 2676

Ian Nepomniachtchi Russia 2634

Arkadij Naiditsch Germany 2623

Jan Gustafsson Germany 2603

Kramnik has been inactive lately and it will be interesting to see how he fares compared to

Ivanchuk who has been so active and successful that he is now rated higher that Kramnik on the

unoffical live ratings. However, Kramnik will be very much at home in Dortmund, being the

current champion and having won there an amazing 8 times over 15 years!