Dortmund 2018, 5: Nepo crushes Kramnik
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Dortmund 2018, 5: Nepo crushes Kramnik

Ian Nepomniachtchi was announced on Friday as part of the Russian Olympiad team alongside Vladimir Kramnik, but after their Round 5 game in Dortmund there may be some arguments over board order! Nepo was surprised by Kramnik in the opening, but later sacrificed a pawn in order to shut one of his opponent’s bishops out of the game. The positional win that followed was one Kramnik himself would have been proud of, and gave Ian the sole lead with two rounds to go after the other games all ended in draws.

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