Foros fires hot up in round 2

Foros fires hot up in round 2

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 9, 2008, 12:33 PM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

Shirov takes the sole lead

At the 12-player round robin tournament in Foros, Ukraine, the second round saw Alexei Shirov take the lead by adding to his first round victory against Van Wely with another win.  This time his victim was Dmitry Jakovenko of Russia. 

Round 2 also saw the popular Ukranian Vassily Ivanchuk bounce back from his first round loss to Magnus Carlsen by beating the Russian Evgeny Alekseev with the Catalan.  In fact, it turned out to be a clean sweep for the home players as Sergey Karjakin and Andrei Volokitin also completed second round victories.

Magnus Carlsen had a much quieter round with the Black pieces, agreeing to a cessation of hostilities against the experienced Peter Svidler after 22 moves of a Queen's Indian defence.

The results in round 2:

Shirov, Alexei - Jakovenko, Dmitry 1-0 46 E15 Queens Indian
Karjakin, Sergey - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 40 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Volokitin, Andrei - Onischuk, Alexander 1-0 31 E06 Catalan
Svidler, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 22 E15 Queens Indian
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Alekseev, Evgeny 1-0 53 E04 Catalan
Van Wely, Loek - Eljanov, Pavel ½-½ 22 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin

 

The standings after round 2: 

1
Shirov, Alexei    ESP   2740
*   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   1 1 .   2
2
Carlsen, Magnus   NOR  2765
.  *  .  .  ½  .  1 .  .  .  .  .   
3
Karjakin, Sergey   UKR  2732 
.  .  *  .  .  .  .  ½  1 .  .  .   
4
Volokitin, Andrei   UKR  2684
.  .  .  *  .  .  .  .  ½  .  .  1  
5
Svidler, Peter   RUS  2746
.  ½  .  .  *  ½  .  .  .  .  .  .  1
6
Eljanov, Pavel   UKR  2687
.  .  .  .  ½  *  .  .  .  ½  .  .  1
7
Ivanchuk, Vassily   UKR  2740
.  0 .  .  .  .  *  1 .  .  .  .  1
8
Alekseev, Evgeny   RUS  2711
.  .  ½  .  .  .  0 *  .  .  .  .  ½ 
9
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter   ROU  2684
.  .  0 ½  .  .  .  .  *  .  .  .  ½ 
10
Van Wely, Loek   NED  2677
0 .  .  .  .  ½  .  .  .  *  .  .  ½ 
11
Jakovenko, Dmitry   RUS  2711
0 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  *  ½  ½ 
12
Onischuk, Alexander   USA  2664
.  .  .  0 .  .  .  .  .  .  ½  *  ½ 

Shirov at the start of the second round 

 

 

 

 

 





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