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The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting is an elite chess tournament held every summer in Dortmund, Germany. Dortmund is an invite-only event, with the exception that one slot at Dortmund is awarded to the winner of the annual Aeroflot Open in Moscow.

The tournament is usually played in a round-robin or double round-robin format. However, it took the form of a series of heads-up matches in 2002 and 2004. The 2002 Dortmund event was also notable in that it served as the Candidates Tournament for the Classical World Chess Championship 2004. Péter Lékó won, defeating Veselin Topalov in the finals.

The title sponsor is Sparkasse Dortmund.[1]

List of winners[edit]

# Year Winner
(1) 1928 Germany Fritz Sämisch
(2) 1951 Belgium Albéric O'Kelly de Galway
(3) 1961 Soviet Union Mark Taimanov
1 1973 Finland Heikki Westerinen
2 1974 Hungary László Szabó
3 1975 Finland Heikki Westerinen
4 1976 Soviet Union Oleg Romanishin
5 1977 Czech Republic Jan Smejkal
6 1978 Sweden Ulf Andersson
7 1979 Soviet Union Tamaz Giorgadze
8 1980 England Raymond Keene
9 1981 Soviet Union Gennady Kuzmin
10 1982 Czech Republic Vlastimil Hort
11 1983 Romania Mihai Suba
12 1984 Israel Yehuda Gruenfeld
13 1985 Soviet Union Yuri Razuvayev
14 1986 Hungary Zoltán Ribli
15 1987 Soviet Union Yuri Balashov
16 1988 Soviet Union Smbat Lputian
17 1989 Soviet Union Efim Geller
18 1990 Soviet Union Alexander Chernin
19 1991 Czech Republic Igor Štohl
20 1992 Russia Garry Kasparov
21 1993 Russia Anatoly Karpov
22 1994 Netherlands Jeroen Piket
23 1995 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
24 1996 Russia Vladimir Kramnik and India Viswanathan Anand
25 1997 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
26 1998 Russia Vladimir Kramnik, England Michael Adams and Russia Peter Svidler
27 1999 Hungary Péter Lékó
28 2000 Russia Vladimir Kramnik and India Viswanathan Anand
29 2001 Russia Vladimir Kramnik and Bulgaria Veselin Topalov
30 2002 Hungary Péter Lékó
31 2003 Moldova Viktor Bologan
32 2004 India Viswanathan Anand
33 2005 Germany Arkadij Naiditsch
34 2006 Russia Vladimir Kramnik and Russia Peter Svidler
35 2007 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
36 2008 Hungary Péter Lékó
37 2009 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
38 2010 Ukraine Ruslan Ponomariov
39 2011 Russia Vladimir Kramnik
40 2012 Italy Fabiano Caruana and Russia Sergey Karjakin
41 2013 England Michael Adams
42 2014 Italy Fabiano Caruana
43 2015 United States Fabiano Caruana
44 2016 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
45 2017 Poland Radosław Wojtaszek
46 2018 Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi

Events by year[edit]

2000[edit]

28th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 7 – 16, 2000)[2]
28th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, SuperGM group, 7–16 July 2000, Dortmund, Category XVI (2632)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2770 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6 25.75 2789
2  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2762 0 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6 23.75 2836
3  Michael Adams (England) 2755 1 0 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 21.75 2739
4  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2743 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 5 20.75 2792
5  Vladimir Akopian (Armenia) 2660 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5 20.75 2750
6  Deep Junior 6 (Israel) Does not appear 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 2702
7  Alexander Khalifman (Russia) 2667 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 4 17.50 2664
8  Evgeny Bareev (Russia) 2702 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 4 16.50 2659
9  Jeroen Piket (Netherlands) 2649 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 2568
10  Robert Hübner (Germany) 2615 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 2 2520
28th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, GM group, 7–16 July 2000, Dortmund, Category IX (2456)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points TPR
1  GM Eckhard Schmittdiel (Germany) 2490 Does not appear 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 6 2577
2  IM Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2442 1 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 2538
3  GM Zoltán Varga (Hungary) 2530 0 0 Does not appear 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 2528
4  GM Arshak Petrosian (Armenia) 2476 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 2534
5  GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (Slovenia) 2552 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5 2488
6  FM Fabian Döttling (Germany) 2477 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 1 5 2497
7  IM Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska (Germany) 2437 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 0 1 4 2415
8  IM Almira Skripchenko-Lautier (Moldova) 2444 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 2377
9  FM Olaf Wegener (Germany) 2359 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ Does not appear 0 2301
10  Gregor Mainka (Germany) 2357 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 Does not appear 2301

2001[edit]

29th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 12 – 22, 2001)[3]
29th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 12–22 July 2001, Dortmund, Germany, Category XXI (2755)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2802 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2855
2  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2711 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 2873
3  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2730 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2796
4  Alexander Morozevich (Russia) 2749 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 1 ½ 1 5 2756
5  Michael Adams (England) 2744 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 2647
6  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2794 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 3 2598

Germany IM Arkadij Naiditsch (2524) defeated Moldova IM Almira Skripchenko-Lautier (2494) in Dortmund Sparkassen Match with the score 7:3.

The Dortmund Sparkassen Man-Machine Match between Germany GM Robert Hübner (2612) and Deep Fritz ended in a draw with the score 3:3 (all the games were drawn).

2002[edit]

30th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 6 – 21, 2002)[4]

Candidates Tournament[edit]

The main event was a Candidates Tournament to determine a challenger for Vladimir Kramnik's Einstein Group World Chess title.

30th Sparkassen Chess, Group 1, 6–11 July 2002, Dortmund, Cat. XIX (2701)[5]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 Points TB TPR
1  Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2697 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 4 2826
2  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2745 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 1 ½ 4 ½ 2810
3  Boris Gelfand (Israel) 2710 ½ 0 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 2640
4  Christopher Lutz (Germany) 2650 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 2524
Group 1 first place playoff, 12 July 2002, Dortmund, Germany
Player Rating 1 2 Points Place TPR
 Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2697 ½ 1 1 2938
 Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2745 ½ 0 ½ 2 2504
30th Sparkassen Chess, Group 2, 6–11 July 2002, Dortmund, Cat. XX (2728)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 Points TPR
1  Evgeny Bareev (Russia) 2726 Does not appear 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 4 2853
2  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2717 0 1 Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ 2788
3  Michael Adams (England) 2752 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 2662
4  Alexander Morozevich (Russia) 2716 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 2 2606
Semifinals Final
      
 Alexei Shirov (Spain) ½
 Peter Leko (Hungary)
 Peter Leko (Hungary)
 Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)
 Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)
 Evgeny Bareev (Russia)

Side events[edit]

Armenia IM Tigran Nalbandian (2458) won Dortmund Open Swiss-system tournament with the score 9/11.

The match between Germany GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2581) and Netherlands GM Jan Timman (2623) ended in a draw with the score 4:4.

Germany David Baramidze (2351) defeated Federal Republic of Yugoslavia IM Alisa Marić (2470) in Dortmund Sparkassen Match with the score 4½:3½.

2003[edit]

31st Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 31 – August 10, 2003)[6]

Moldova GM Victor Bologan qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2003.

31st Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 31 July – 10 August 2003, Dortmund, Category XVIII (2695)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points TPR
1  Victor Bologan (Moldova) 2650 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 2814
2  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2785 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2713
3  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2774 0 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2715
4  Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2648 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 5 2704
5  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2739 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 4 2614
6  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2574 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 2609

Germany IM Yuri Boidman (2407) won Dortmund Open A Swiss-system tournament with the score 8/9 and performance rating 2616.

Russia GM Vladimir Belikov (2499) defeated Germany IM David Baramidze (2470) in Dortmund Match with the score 6:4.

2004[edit]

32nd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 22 – August 1, 2004)[7]

Russia GM Sergei Rublevsky qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2004.

Preliminaries[edit]

32nd Sparkassen Chess, Group A, 22–27 July 2004, Dortmund, Cat. XVIII (2692)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 Points TPR
1  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2782 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4 2787
2  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2727 0 ½ Does not appear 1 1 ½ ½ 2737
3  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2574 ½ ½ 0 0 Does not appear ½ 1 2674
4  Sergei Rublevsky (Russia) 2686 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 2 2569
32nd Sparkassen Chess, Group B, 22–27 July 2004, Dortmund, Cat. XVIII (2691)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 Points TB TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2770 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 3 4 2665
2  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2741 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 3 2674
3  Victor Bologan (Moldova) 2663 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 3 2700
4  Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine) 2591 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 3 2 2724
Group B Rapid playoff, 27 July 2004, Dortmund, Cat. XVIII (2691)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 Points TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2770 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 4 2790
2  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2741 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 2731
3  Victor Bologan (Moldova) 2663 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 2643
4  Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine) 2591 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 2 2599

Knockout[edit]

  Semifinals     Final
                 
  1A  Viswanathan Anand (India) 4  
  2B  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2    
      1A  Viswanathan Anand (India)
      1B  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)
  2A  Peter Svidler (Russia) 3    
  1B  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 5   Third place
 
2B  Peter Leko (Hungary)
  2A  Peter Svidler (Russia)
  Playoffs 5th-8th     Playoffs 5th-6th
                 
  3A  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2  
  4B  Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine) 0    
      3A  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany)
      4A  Sergei Rublevsky (Russia) ½
  4A  Sergei Rublevsky (Russia) 3    
  3B  Victor Bologan (Moldova) 1   Playoffs 7th-8th
 
4B  Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine) ½
  3B  Victor Bologan (Moldova)
Final standings
Place Player Rating
1  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2782
2  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2770
3  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2727
4  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2741
5  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2574
6  Sergei Rublevsky (Russia) 2686
7  Victor Bologan (Moldova) 2663
8  Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine) 2591


2005[edit]

33rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 8 – 17, 2005)

Israel GM Emil Sutovsky qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2005.

33rd Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 8–17 July 2005, Dortmund, Germany, Category XIX (2709)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points TPR
1  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2612 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 2800
2  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2788 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ ½ 5 2743
3  Étienne Bacrot (France) 2729 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 5 2750
4  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2738 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5 2749
5  Loek van Wely (Netherlands) 2655 ½ 0 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 0 1 ½ 5 2758
6  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2744 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 2705
7  Michael Adams (England) 2719 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 2708
8  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2763 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 4 2660
9  Emil Sutovsky (Israel) 2674 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 2633
10  Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark) 2668 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ Does not appear 3 2589

2006[edit]

34th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 29 – August 6, 2006)

Georgia (country) GM Baadur Jobava qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2006.

34th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 29 July – 6 August 2006, Dortmund, Category XIX (2720)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points SB TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2743 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 14.50 2819
2  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2742 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 13.50 2819
3  Michael Adams (England) 2732 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 4 14.00 2768
4  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2738 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ 4 12.50 2768
5  Boris Gelfand (Israel) 2729 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 4 11.75 2769
6  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2665 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 11.00 2728
7  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2761 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 6.75 2612
8  Baadur Jobava (Georgia) 2651 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ Does not appear 2 5.00 2572

2007[edit]

35th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (June 23 – July 1, 2007)

Russia GM Evgeny Alekseev qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2007.

35th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 23 June – 1 July 2007, Dortmund, Category XX (2727)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2772 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 5 2878
2  Evgeny Alekseev (Russia) 2679 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 4 2783
3  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2738 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 4 2775
4  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2786 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 4 2768
5  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) 2757 ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 2722
6  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2693 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 3 2681
7  Boris Gelfand (Israel) 2733 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 2624
8  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2654 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 2 2579

2008[edit]

36th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (June 28 – July 6, 2008)

Russia GM Ian Nepomniachtchi qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2008.

36th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 28 June – 6 July 2008, Dortmund, Category XVIII (2694)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points TPR
1  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2741 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2790
2  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2740 0 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 4 2738
3  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) 2752 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4 2736
4  Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 2634 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 4 2753
5  Jan Gustafsson (Germany) 2603 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 1 4 2758
6  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2624 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 1 1 2705
7  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2788 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 1 3 2631
8  Loek van Wely (Netherlands) 2677 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 Does not appear 1 2388

2009[edit]

37th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 2 – 12, 2009)

France GM Étienne Bacrot qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2009.

37th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 2–12 July 2009, Dortmund, Germany, Category XX (2744)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2759 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2851
2  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2756 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2778
3  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2772 ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2775
4  Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia) 2760 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ 2777
5  Étienne Bacrot (France) 2721 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 4 2677
6  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2697 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 3 2605

2010[edit]

38th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 15–25, 2010)

Vietnam GM Lê Quang Liêm qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2010.

38th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 15–25 July 2010, Dortmund, Germany, Category XX (2731)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points SB TPR
1  Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 2734 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2840
2  Lê Quang Liêm (Vietnam) 2681 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2777
3  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2790 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 5 24.25 2719
4  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) 2761 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 1 0 ½ 1 5 24.00 2725
5  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2684 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 Does not appear ½ 0 4 20.75 2668
6  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2734 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 Does not appear 4 19.50 2658

2011[edit]

39th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 21 – 31, 2011)

Vietnam GM Lê Quang Liêm qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2011.

39th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 21–31 July 2011, Dortmund, Germany, Category XX (2731)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points SB Wins TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2781 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 7 31.00 5 2870
2  Lê Quang Liêm (Vietnam) 2715 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 27.00 1 2770
3  Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 2764 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 5 23.25 3 2761
4  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2701 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 23.00 2 2737
5  Hikaru Nakamura (United States) 2770 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 22.00 2 2687
6  Georg Meier (Germany) 2656 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 3 15.25 0 2597

2012[edit]

40th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 13 – 22, 2012)

Poland GM Mateusz Bartel qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2012.

40th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 13–22 July 2012, Dortmund, Germany, Category XIX (2711)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points Black Wins SB TPR
1  Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 2775 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6 4 4 23.00 2829
2  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2779 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6 4 3 23.00 2829
3  Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 2726 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 5 3 24.50 2789
4  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2799 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5 5 3 20.50 2744
5  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2700 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5 5 2 21.50 2755
6  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2730 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 5 4 2 21.50 2752
7  Georg Meier (Germany) 2644 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 4 4 1 16.00 2676
8  Daniel Fridman (Germany) 2655 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 4 0 14.75 2637
9  Mateusz Bartel (Poland) 2674 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 2 5 1 8.00 2495
10  Jan Gustafsson (Germany) 2629 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 5 0 4.75 2447

2013[edit]

41st Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 26 – August 4, 2013)
41st Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 26 July – 4 August 2013, Dortmund, Category XIX (2709)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points Wins TPR
1  Michael Adams (England) 2740 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 7 5 2925
2  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2784 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 5 2866
3  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2737 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2705
4  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2710 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 3 2708
5  Dmitry Andreikin (Russia) 2727 0 1 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 4 2 2664
6  Georg Meier (Germany) 2610 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 0 ½ ½ 4 1 2677
7  Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 2796 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 1 4 2 2656
8  Wang Hao (China) 2752 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 Does not appear 0 1 4 3 2661
9  Igor Khenkin (Germany) 2605 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 Does not appear ½ 1 2640
10  Daniel Fridman (Germany) 2629 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ Does not appear 3 0 2592

2014[edit]

42nd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 12 – 20, 2014)

The 42nd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place between July 12 and July 20th, 2014, in the "Orchesterzentrum NRW" in Dortmund, Germany. The eight-player round-robin tournament consisted of 7 games of Classical Chess. The field was led by Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, and Michael Adams. Players received 100 minutes for 40 moves, then an additional 50 minutes for 20 additional moves, and finally 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

42nd Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 12–20 July 2014, Dortmund, Germany, Category XIX (2715)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Wins TPR
1  Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 2789 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 5 2934
2  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2737 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 3 2762
3  Georg Meier (Germany) 2632 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 4 2 2777
4  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2705 ½ 0 0 Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 1 3 2716
5  Michael Adams (England) 2743 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 2711
6  Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 2723 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 3 1 2664
7  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2777 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 0 2604
8  David Baramidze (Germany) 2616 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 2 0 2571

2015[edit]

43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (June 27 – July 5, 2015)

The 43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place between June 27 to July 5 in the "Orchesterzentrum NRW" in Dortmund, Germany. The eight-player round-robin tournament consisted of 7 games of Classical Chess. The field was led by Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, and Wesley So. Players received 100 minutes for 40 moves, then an additional 50 minutes for 20 additional moves, and finally 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

The tournament was also the final Dortmund appearance for Arkadij Naiditsch before his transfer to the Azerbaijan Chess Federation.

Russia GM Ian Nepomniachtchi qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2015.

43rd Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 27 June – 5 July 2015, Dortmund, Category XIX (2724)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Black TPR
1  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2805 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 2942
2  Wesley So (United States) 2778 1 Does not appear 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ 4 4 2766
3  Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) 2654 0 1 Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 4 3 2784
4  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2783 0 0 ½ Does not appear 0 1 1 1 2715
5  Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) 2722 0 1 0 1 Does not appear 0 ½ ½ 3 4 2674
6  Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 2720 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 3 3 2674
7  Hou Yifan (China) 2676 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 4 2628
8  Georg Meier (Germany) 2654 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 3 2632

2016[edit]

44th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 9 – 17, 2016)

The 44th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place between July 9th to 17th in the "Orchesterzentrum NRW" in Dortmund, Germany. The eight-player round-robin tournament consisted of 7 games of Classical Chess. The field was led by Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Players received 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 additional moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Russia GM Evgeniy Najer qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2016.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the tournament on July 16th with 1 game to spare. This was his first Dortmund tournament victory.

44th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 9–17 July 2016, Dortmund, Germany, Category XX (2732)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Black Wins TPR
1  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2798 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 2954
2  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2812 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4 4 2771
3  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2810 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4 3 2 2771
4  Leinier Domínguez (Cuba) 2713 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 4 3 1 2786
5  Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 2706 0 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 1 1 4 2735
6  Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) 2674 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 3 2740
7  Evgeniy Najer (Russia) 2687 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 2 2574
8  Rainer Buhmann (Germany) 2653 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 2512

2017[edit]

45th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 15 – 23, 2017)

Russia GM Vladimir Fedoseev qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2017.

45th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 15–23 July 2017, Dortmund, Germany, Category XIX (2725)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Black Wins SB TPR
1  Radosław Wojtaszek (Poland) 2736 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4 2 14.75 2826
2  Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia) 2726 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 4 4 2 13.75 2775
3  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2791 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 4 3 1 13.50 2766
4  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2812 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 3 1 11.75 2713
5  Matthias Blübaum (Germany) 2642 ½ 1 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 0 ½ 3 4 1 11.25 2687
6  Dmitry Andreikin (Russia) 2712 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 3 4 0 10.50 2677
7  Wang Yue (China) 2699 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 3 3 1 9.75 2679
8  Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) 2683 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 3 3 0 10.25 2681

2018[edit]

46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (July 14 – 22, 2018)

Belarus GM Vladislav Kovalev qualified as the winner of Aeroflot Open 2018.

46th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, 14–22 July 2018, Dortmund, Germany, Category XIX (2720)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Black Wins SB TPR
1  Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 2757 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 5 3 3 15.50 2873
2  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2782 ½ Does not appear 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 4 4 2 12.25 2761
3  Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) 2655 ½ 1 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 4 1 14.00 2778
4  Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland) 2737 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 0 1 1 4 3 2 12.75 2776
5  Georg Meier (Germany) 2638 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 4 1 10.50 2732
6  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2792 0 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 3 3 1 10.00 2668
7  Radosław Wojtaszek (Poland) 2733 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 3 3 0 10.50 2660
8  Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) 2672 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 4 0 5.00 2501

References[edit]

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