Dortmund 2018, 1: "Chess is ugly and a draw"
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Dortmund 2018, 1: "Chess is ugly and a draw"

Ian Nepomniachtchi almost celebrated his 28th birthday in style by beating Anish Giri in Round 1 of the 2018 Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund, but one false king move at the end allowed Anish to escape with a draw. The other games were also interesting battles, though Vladimir Kramnik quipped “chess is ugly and a draw” after he couldn't convert an extra pawn in a smashed pawn structure against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. Jan-Krzysztof Duda put up the toughest fight, subjecting Vladislav Kovalev to an almost 7-hour ordeal.

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