Aerosvit - Round 10

Aerosvit - Round 10

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 18, 2008, 2:10 PM |
1 | Chess Event Coverage

Ivanchuk wins to move into shared second place

If you were told that a game between two Grandmasters ended in 21 moves, you could be forgiven for expecting it to be another dull draw, but today Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured) busted poor Loek Van Wely in just that number of moves with the Black pieces.  You gotta love the big guy!  Chucky therefore moves into joint second place with Pavel Eljanov with just one round to go.

The other winner today was Alexei Shirov who bounced back from his loss to Nisipeanu yesterday to beat Peter Svidler in a Semi-Slav.

All other games in this penultimate round were drawn, but some with considerably more fight than yesterday's unofficial day-off.  A case in point was the Magnus Carlsen v Andrei Volokitin battle which ended in a draw after 79 exhausting moves without either side ever really looking like winning.

So with one round to go, the winner can already be announced.  Magnificent Magnus Carlsen has dominated this high class field with almost indecent ease and by maintaining his 1.5 points lead today has guaranteed victory at Aerosvit 2008 with a round to spare.  Congratulations Magnus!

The results in round 10:

Carlsen, Magnus - Volokitin, Andrei ½-½ 79 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Eljanov, Pavel - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 32 D11 Slav Defence
Alekseev, Evgeny - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 45 E28 Nimzo Indian Saemisch
Shirov, Alexei - Svidler, Peter 1-0 43 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Onischuk, Alexander ½-½ 19 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Van Wely, Loek - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 21 A04 Dutch System

 

The standings after round 10:


Carlsen, Magnus   NOR   2765 *   1 1 .   ½   ½   ½   ½   1 1 ½   1   
 2 
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2740 0 *  .  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  1 6

Eljanov, Pavel  UKR  2687 0 .  *  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1 ½  1 ½  6

Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  2732 .  ½  ½  *  ½  1 ½  0 ½  1 ½  ½   

Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS  2711 ½  0 ½  ½  *  ½  1 .  ½  1 ½  0 5

Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS  2711 ½  ½  ½  0 ½  *  ½  1 0 .  ½  1 5
 7 
Svidler, Peter  RUS  2746 ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  *  ½  0 ½  1 .   
 8 
Volokitin, Andrei  UKR  2684 ½  ½  0 1 .  0 ½  *  ½  ½  1 0  

Shirov, Alexei  ESP  2740 0 0 0 ½  ½  1 1 ½  *  0 .  1  
10 
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU  2684 0 ½  ½  0 0 .  ½  ½  1 *  ½  1  
11 
Onischuk, Alexander  USA  2664 ½  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  0 0 .  ½  *  ½   
12 
Van Wely, Loek  NED  2677 0 0 ½  ½  1 0 .  1 0 0 ½  *   

 

 


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