Magnus Carlsen extends lead in Aerosvit

Magnus Carlsen extends lead in Aerosvit

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 15, 2008, 11:00 AM |
19 | Chess Event Coverage

The Norwegian Boy Wonder does it again

After a rest day on Saturday at the Aerosvit tournament in the resort of Foros in the Crimea, Magnus Carlsen (pictured) started the second half of the tournament with no let up in his form.

Playing Black against the Romanian GM Nisipeanu, he unleashed the Dragon again and won in style after 37 moves to move 2 points clear of the field on a commanding 6/7.  

The two back markers in the event, Alexander Onischuk of the USA and Loek Van Wely of the Netherlands also suffered losses to Pavel Eljanov and Dmitry Jakovenko respectively.

The full results in round 7:

Volokitin, Andrei - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 31 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Karjakin, Sergey - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 18 C42 Petroff's Defence
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 53 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Alekseev, Evgeny - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 19 C53 Giuoco Piano
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 37 B70 Sicilian Dragon
Onischuk, Alexander - Eljanov, Pavel 0-1 40 E15 Queens Indian

 

The standings after round 7: 

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

Nisipeanu and Carlsen 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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