Philippines, 18 Nov 2018
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


Caruana wins Dortmund 2015; Wesley So @ 2nd place


PhilBoxing.com





The 43rd edition of Sparkassen Chess Meeting also popularly known as Dortmund Chess 2015, a Super-Tournament,  took place from 27 June-5 July 2015, in the NRW Orchestra Centre in Dortmund, Germany.




The event is an 8-player single round-robin super tournament with the participation of Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Wesley So, Arkadij Naiditsch, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Hou Yifan,  Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, and Georg Meier.



The super-tournament had an average rating of 2724, a category 19 (2701-2725). The Top 3 seed players (Caruana, Kramnik & So) are  in the Top-10 players in the World. The 4th & 5th seed ( Naiditsch  & Nepomniachtchi)  are rated at  2700+,  Hou, Yifan is the Women’s highest rated player and a former Women’s World Champion.   Nisipeanu &  Meier are the host country-Germany other top two rated player next to Naiditsch.



GM  Fabiano Caruana, who now represents U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) since 25 June 2015,  had a  slow  start with 0.5/2 but had  an impressive run winning five games in a row to win the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the 3rd time (2012. 2014 & 2015). In the last round(R7) he completed his fantastic streak of five wins, to win the tourney, defeating GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in the Evans gambit resurrected by Nisipeanu (against the Ruy Lopez) in his own quest for the title, to score 5.5/7 points (+5=1-1) a 1.5 points ahead of his nearest rivals  So and Nisipeanu who tied at 4.0/7.

GM  Fabiano Caruana, who now represents U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) since 25 June 2015,  had a  slow  start with 0.5/2 but had  an impressive run winning five games in a row to win the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the 3rd time (2012. 2014 & 2015). In the last round(R7) he completed his fantastic streak of five wins, to win the tourney, defeating GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in the Evans gambit resurrected by Nisipeanu (against the Ruy Lopez) in his own quest for the title, to score 5.5/7 points (+5=1-1) a 1.5 points ahead of his nearest rivals  So and Nisipeanu who tied at 4.0/7.



Caruana’s triumph at Dortmund, placed him back @ the elite level above 2800 and Top 5 in the World’s Live Rating standings.  His amazing TPR of 2942 and a +11.3 in rating points place him back on track to his elusive quest of becoming a World Champion.



Wesley So tied for 2nd place  (2nd place overall)

Philippines born GM Wesley So now also representing USCF  a first timer in this strong Category 19  Sparkassen Chess Meeting,  scored 4.0/7 points(+3=2-2)  and tied for 2nd place with Germany’s #2 top rated GM  Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu(2654) but after tiebreak the second U.S. player in Dortmund took 2nd place honors because of the 1st tie-break criteria – higher number of games played with Black pieces.  Wesley So played 4-games with black VS Nisipeanu 3-games. 



It was a bizarre tourney for Wesley. After two losses (R1 & R3) in his first three games it seemed he was having an awful event, but in the final analysis he beat his two top rivals #1 seed Caruana(R2) and  #2 seed Kramnik(R7) to compensate his 2-losses [Nisipeanu(R1) & Naiditsch(R3)] and even managed to catch up and grab 2nd place, a  one-two finish for the USCF.



The #3 seed Wesley So Tournament Performance Rating (TPR) was 2766. Though he loss -0.9 in rating points his final game(R7) win VS Mr ‘Dortmund’ Kramnik, a 10-time winner in Dortmund, the 14th World Champion, against Kramnik’s Berlin pet defense was enough to propel him back to 7th place and relegating Kramnik to 8th place in the  World Chess Live Rating List.

Next stop for GM Wesley So

1.   2015 Metropolitan Summer chess Camp
July 22 – July 26
Hilton Glendale, Los Angeles,

2.   2015 St. Olaf College  Lecture &  25  Board Simultaneous
July 29, 2015

3.  Turkish Super League
August 3 – August 15
Istanbul

4. The Sinquefield Cup
21 Aug – 3 Sep 2015
St. Louis Chess Club,

See more;
http://wesleyso.com/calendar/


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Jose "joeyj" Jereos Jr..


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • NBA -- Bucks rally from 22 down to upset Bulls
    By Japheth Bandi, Sun, 18 Nov 2018
  • NBA - - Wolves bite Blazers 112-96, notch third straight win
    By Daniel Quindao Guden, Sun, 18 Nov 2018
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Green-Durant fiasco: Loyalty vs money
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • PINOY PRIDE 45: MEXICAN, GHANIAN OPPONENTS ARRIVE MONDAY
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • WBA OCEANIA CHAMPION ANDREW MOLONEY vs WBA ASIA CHAMPION CRIS “THE KING” PAULINO SET FOR DECEMBER 14 IN PERTH
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • The Match of all matches – Tiger vs Phil
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • Hooker Stops Saucedo in 7, Retains 140-Pound Title
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • TOP WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT JARON ENNIS ELECTRIFIES HOMETOWN CROWD WITH DEVASTATING SECOND-ROUND KNOCKOUT OF RAYMOND SERRANO
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • Deontay Wilder Media Conference Call Transcript
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • SENIESA ESTRADA VS. DEBORA RENGIFO OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • Former World Champion Dennis Orcollo banners Pacquiao 40th Birthday 10-Ball Tournament in Gensan
    By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • PACQUIAO-BRONER NEWS AND INFO 5: DANNY GARCIA PICKS BRONER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • Undefeated Gadwin Rosa looks to stay undefeated against 113-fight veteran German Meraz Tonight at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • Kenneth Sims Jr. ready for Samuel Teah TONIGHT on ShoBox: The New Generation from Philadelphia
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • Santiago-Barros, López-Rodríguez, and Ortíz-Santiago headline event in Puerto Rico
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • Time-limited Black Friday deal revealed for Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 online Pay Per View on FITE.TV
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • NBA -- Clips hold off Spurs to win three straight
    By Carlo Jay Cabagnot, Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • NBA -- Rockets rain 16 triples to sink Warriors
    By Franco Ching Alsay, Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • New Linear Network on Roku Channel COMBAT GO Delivers International Coverage from the World’s Top MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, & Wrestling Promotions
    By , Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • FIDE arbiter seminar in Makati City
    By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 17 Nov 2018
  • Michael Dutchover Plans to Close out 2018 with Another Win on Friday Night
    By , Fri, 16 Nov 2018
  • Vargas Having His Best Training Camp Ever, Preparing to Face Espinoza at “Rumble at the Rock III”
    By , Fri, 16 Nov 2018
  • “I can’t comment on that, and I won’t” – LeBron on Green-Durant squabble
    By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 16 Nov 2018
  • Pacquiao, Jawo and others support Guiao’s action on Blatche
    By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 16 Nov 2018


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.