It is a big day in Dortmund. Kramnik and Leko are trailing Carlsen by 1/2 point. Leko is facing Naiditsch (who is having a bad tournament) with the White pieces while Kramnik is taking on Carlsen also with White.

Round 8

Kramnik, Vladimir – Carlsen, Magnus
Leko, Peter – Naiditsch, Arkadij
Jakovenko, Dmitry – Bacrot, Etienne

Standings after 7 rounds:

1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2772












2-3. Leko, Peter g HUN 2756











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2-3. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2759











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4. Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2760












5. Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2721











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6. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2697











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