Aerosvit Round 1

Aerosvit Round 1

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Carlsen beats Ivanchuk as favourites clash

The Foros Aerosvit 2008 tournament opened with a bang as the favourites met head on in round 1.  The game lived up to expectations as Ivanchuk played the King's Indian and sacrificed the exchange for an attack.  He looked in good shape, but Magnus stayed calm and played some accurate defensive moves to neutralise Chucky's ideas and deservedly find his way to a winning ending.

There was one other decisive game in round 1 as Alexei Shirov overcame the Dutchman Van Wely with the Grunfeld Defense.

The results in full:

Carlsen, Magnus - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 46 E97 King's Indian Classical
Onischuk, Alexander - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 31 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Eljanov, Pavel - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 40 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Alekseev, Evgeny - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 46 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Volokitin, Andrei ½-½ 39 C42 Petroff's Defence
Van Wely, Loek - Shirov, Alexei 0-1 41 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin






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