The 42nd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2014 is set to take place on 12-20th July as an 8-player round robin tournament.
The event is organized by the City of Dortmund and the German Chess Federation. The playing venue is Orchesterzentrum NRW, Brückstraße 47, Dortmund, Germany.
The field includes World N4 Fabiano Caruana ITA 2789 (Dortmund winner in 2012), former World Champion and ten-times Dortmund winner Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2777, the defending champion Michael Adams ENG 2743, Peter Leko HUN 2737 (winner in 1999, 2002 and 2008), Ruslan Ponomariov UKR 2723 (winner in 2010), Arkadij Naiditsch GER 2705 (winner in 2005), Georg Meier GER 2632 and David Baramidze GER 2616.
Round 1 pairings on 12.7.2014:
Baramidze – Caruana
Naiditsch – Adams
Kramnik – Meier
Leko – Ponomariov