Dortmund Starts Tomorrow
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:58PM
Dennis Monokroussos in 2019 Dortmund

Vladimir Kramnik - "Mr. Dortmund" - won't be playing, but it's a very strong all the same. The action begins tomorrow, Saturday, with the following first round pairings in this eight player round-robin:

Richard Rapport (2735) - Ian Nepomniachtchi (2775)
Leinier Dominguez Perez (2760) - Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (2667)
Teimour Radjabov (2759) - Radoslaw Wojtaszek (2737)
Daniel Fridman (2644) - Kaido Kulaots (2574)

The elite events never stop! If the draw disease strikes once again in Riga, just change the channel to Dortmund (or vice-versa).

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