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Two games, two wins for Kramnik

Ruslan Ponomariov won today against Anish Giri © official site
Vladimir Kramnik won with Black against Georg Meier, and leads by one point. Ruslan Ponomariov bounced back with a win over Anish Giri. The other game between Le Quang Liem and Nakamura was a quick draw.

Summary of round 2:

White Rating Result Black Rating Moves Openings details
Ponomariov, Ruslan  2743  1-0 Giri, Anish  2690 (34) Semi-Slav Defence
Le, Quang Liem  2689  ½-½ Nakamura, Hikaru  2774 (22) Nimzoindian Defence
Meier, Georg  2669  0-1 Kramnik, Vladimir  2785 (32) Queen's Indian Defence

The transmission is with a 30 minute delay in order to avoid any possibility of 'external influences affecting the players decisions'.

Standings after two rounds:

Posn. Name Country Rating Kw Kb Nw Nb Lw Lb Pw Pb Gw Gb Mw Mb Score
1. Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2781 * * . . . . 1 . . . . 1 2
2. Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2770 . . * * . ½ . . . ½ . . 1
3. Le, Quang Liem VIE 2715 . . ½ . * * . . . . . ½ 1
4. Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2764 . 0 . . . . * * 1 . . . 1
5. Giri, Anish NED 2701 . . ½ . . . . 0 * * . . ½
6. Meier, Georg GER 2656 0 . . . ½ . . . . . * * ½

Schedule:

July 21st to 25th:  Rounds 1 to 5

July 26th: Rest day

July 27th to 30th: Rounds 6 to 9

July 31st: Round 10

The first nine rounds begin at 3pm local time (3pm Paris, 2pm London, 9am New York).

The final round will be two hours earlier.

The time limit is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 in 20, and finally 15 minutes for the remainder of the game. The players also receive an increment of 30 seconds per move.

Official site:  http://www.sparkassen-chess-meeting.de/2011 

Live games: http://schachtage.dokomserver.de/toma/live.htm 


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