Dortmund Chess 2017 will be an eight player single round robin event that will take place from 15-23rd July. It includes GM Vladimir Kramnik, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek, GM Dmitry Andreikin, GM Wang Yue, GM Vladimir Fedoseev, and GM Matthias Blubaum.
Live games with analysis will be daily on Chessdom and you can follow the event on the ChessArena android application for mobile phones.
Vladimir Kramnik loves playing in Dortmund, he has won the title ten times, the most successful player of the event.
Who is number 1 in chess according to ratings? This question has not been a central topic of conversation in chess circles for years. For 73 rating lists Magnus Carlsen has dominated the FIDE rankings, with spectacular performances and convincing wins.
But for the past several months a wind of change is in the air. Carlsen’s rating has gone on a slight but steady decrease, while his opposition is making huge leaps in a race towards the top. Within 22 ELO points of Carlsen are five players, all above 2800 ELO – GM Vladimir Kramnik, GM Wesley So, GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Levon Aronian, and GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
The one that will first have a shot at the number 1 spot from the chasing pack is the ex Wold Champion Vladimir Kramnik. He is just 10 ELO points behind Carlsen and he has a chance to strike at the Dortmund Chess Sparkassen Meeting 2017.