Dortmund 2001
 
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By Arvind Aaron
 
Braingames world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik won the 29th Sparkassen Chess Meeting on better tie-break score than Veselin Topalov. Like in the Amber Tournament, Topalov was impressive but was the runner up on the same 6.5/10 score.
 
Leko had a low plus one score for third place. Anand had one of his career low when he lost four games and drew six and went without a victory. It was a category 21 tournament, the strongest ever outside Spain. Anand was tired, out of preparation and in general bad form. "I was shaky" he said in Mainz and this trend continued here.
 
In two other exhibition matches, Robert Huebner drew Fritz6 3-3 by drawing all six games. In another match, Arkadi Naiditch of Dortmund beat Almira Lautier of Moldova 7-3 in the best of 10 series.
 
The final table:
 
1. V.Kramnik     RUS XX 1= == 1= == =1  6.5
2. V.Topalov     BUL 0= XX == 11 == 11  6.5
3. P.Leko        HUN == == XX == 1= ==  5.5
4. A.Morozevich  RUS 0= 00 == XX 11 =1  5.0
5. M.Adams       ENG == == 0= 00 XX ==  3.5
6. V.Anand       IND =0 00 == =1 == XX  3.5

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