Aerosvit Round 8

Aerosvit Round 8

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 16, 2008, 3:11 PM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

Carlsen retains 2-point lead

Another round, another win by Magnus Carlsen.  Oh no, hang on a minute, he only drew today! Laughing  Well done to Alexander Onischuk who held the tournament leader to a draw with the Black pieces.

There were still 3 decisive games in the round, as other players took the opportunity to remind us that they can play a bit as well...

Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured) employed the Grunfeld to beat Alexei Shirov in fine style to move into joint second place with Karjakin and Eljanov on 4.5/8.  Loek Van Wely put a second win on the scoreboard by overcoming Andrei Volokitin's soporific choice of Lasker's Defence to the QGD.  The final player wearing a victor's smile was Evgeny Alekseev who beat the unfortunate Nisipeanu in a Sicilian Scheveningen.

The full results in round 8:

Carlsen, Magnus - Onischuk, Alexander ½-½ 29 E06 Catalan
Eljanov, Pavel - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 24 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Alekseev, Evgeny - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 51 B82 Sicilian Scheveningen
Svidler, Peter - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 40 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Shirov, Alexei - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 36 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Van Wely, Loek - Volokitin, Andrei 1-0 41 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence

 

The standings after round 8:

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

 

 

 

 



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