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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting

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The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting is an elite chess tournament held every summer in Dortmund, Germany. Dortmund is an invite-only event, with the exception that one slot at Dortmund is awarded to the winner of the annual Aeroflot Open in Moscow.

The tournament is usually played in a round-robin or double round-robin format. However, it took the form of a series of heads-up matches in 2002 and 2004. The 2002 Dortmund event was also notable in that it served as the Candidates Tournament for the Classical World Chess Championship 2004. Péter Lékó won, defeating Veselin Topalov in the finals.

List of winners

# Year Winner
(1) 1928 Fritz Sämisch
(2) 1951 Albéric O'Kelly de Galway
(3) 1961 Mark Taimanov
1 1973 Heikki Westerinen
2 1974 László Szabó
3 1975 Heikki Westerinen
4 1976 Oleg Romanishin
5 1977 Jan Smejkal
6 1978 Ulf Andersson
7 1979 Tamaz Giorgadze
8 1980 Raymond Keene
9 1981 Gennady Kuzmin
10 1982 Vlastimil Hort
11 1983 Mihai Suba
12 1984 Yehuda Gruenfeld
13 1985 Yuri Razuvayev
14 1986 Zoltán Ribli
15 1987 Yuri Balashov
16 1988 Smbat Lputian
17 1989 Efim Geller
18 1990 Alexander Chernin
19 1991 Igor Štohl
20 1992 Garry Kasparov
21 1993 Anatoly Karpov
22 1994 Jeroen Piket
23 1995 Vladimir Kramnik
24 1996 Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand
25 1997 Vladimir Kramnik
26 1998 Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams and Peter Svidler
27 1999 Péter Lékó
28 2000 Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand
29 2001 Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov
30 2002 Péter Lékó
31 2003 Viktor Bologan
32 2004 Viswanathan Anand
33 2005 Arkadij Naiditsch
34 2006 Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Svidler
35 2007 Vladimir Kramnik
36 2008 Péter Lékó
37 2009 Vladimir Kramnik
38 2010 Ruslan Ponomariov
39 2011 Vladimir Kramnik
40 2012 Fabiano Caruana and Sergey Karjakin
41 2013 Michael Adams
42 2014 Fabiano Caruana
43 2015 Fabiano Caruana
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