Foros Aerosvit 2008

Foros Aerosvit 2008

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Aerosvit - (not to be mistaken with Aerosmith Laughing ) is the biggest airline in Ukraine and also happens to be the sponsor of an extremely strong chess tournament "Foros Aerosvit 2008" which will run from 7-20 June.   The impressive line-up in Foros is:

Carlsen, Magnus            NOR   2765
Svidler, Peter             RUS   2746
Ivanchuk, Vassily          UKR   2740
Shirov, Alexei             ESP   2740
Karjakin, Sergey           UKR   2732
Jakovenko, Dmitry          RUS   2711
Alekseev, Evgeny           RUS   2711
Eljanov, Pavel             UKR   2687
Volokitin, Andrei          UKR   2684
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter    ROU   2684
Van Wely, Loek             NED   2676
Onischuk, Alexander        USA   2664


The event is a round-robin with a time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, plus an increment of 30 seconds/move from the start of the game.

Last year's winner was Vassily Ivanchuk who will defend his title against a similar field to last year, but with the most notable newcomer being a certain Magnus Carlsen.

Who would you like to see win?  Chucky, Magnus or someone else?  Look out for reports at











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