Dortmund 2017 Starts with KGB
The traditional Dortmund supertournament started with 1 decisive game. Kramnik has won 10 times in Dortmund, but the last time was in 2011. Probably pumped up for an eleventh triumph and playing the Aeroflot winner and rising Russian star Fedoseev, he went berserk.
So in case you were wandering about the KGB in the title, it is not the notorious Soviet establishment, but rather my own concoction of “Kramnik Going Berserk.”
This wasn’t a first time that Kramnik loses with White in Round 1 in Dortmund. He has lost to Georg Meier and Arkadij Naiditsch in previous editions. This is definitely not a good omen for Mr. Dortmund.
The other games were drawn, so for now Kramnik is last. Less KGB and more solidity should do the trick for him. An interesting tournament lies ahead!