Dominguez And Carlsen Draw At Biel

Dominguez And Carlsen Draw At Biel

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 30, 2008, 1:37 PM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

Dominguez Takes Full Point Lead Into Last Round

The game between Dominguez and Carlsen (pictured) lived up to it's billing as Carlsen tried the Accelerated Dragon, producing an exciting an unbalanced tactical game.  Dominguez rose to the challenge and perhaps 27.Nxh5 could even have brought victory, but in the end a draw was agreed.

Dominguez now needs just a draw with the Black pieces in his final game with Bacrot to win the tournament outright.  Will the Frenchman accomodate him with a quick draw?  We shall see...

Pelletier earned another draw today - this time against Bacrot in a 22-move effort, but is still stuck firmly at the bottom of the leaderboard.

For Onischuk, however, his bright start to the tournament is now a distant memory as he continued his dismal run to lose for the third time in the last four rounds; this time to Alekseev.

The final round is tomorrow (31 July) when Carlsen will face Onischuk, Alekseev takes on Pelletier, and Bacrot challenges Dominguez.

The results in round 9:

Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 52 B35 Sicilian Defence
Onischuk, Alexander - Alekseev, Evgeny 0-1 52 E15 Queens Indian
Pelletier, Yannick - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 22 D45 Anti-Meran Variations

 

The standings after round 9:


 Dominguez Perez, Leinier    CUB    2708 
 6½  

 Alekseev, Evgeny   RUS  2708 
 5½ 

 Carlsen, Magnus   NOR  2775 
 5½ 

 Bacrot, Etienne   FRA  2691 
 4½ 

 Onischuk, Alexander   USA  2670 
 3½ 

 Pelletier, Yannick   SUI  2569 
 1½ 

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