Round 9 at Aerosvit

Round 9 at Aerosvit

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 17, 2008, 1:59 PM |
0 | Chess Event Coverage

Eljanov wins to move into second place

Pavel Eljanov (pictured) from Ukraine moved into sole second place on 5.5/9 ahead of his compatriots Ivanchuk and Karjakin by defeating yet another Ukranian Andrei Volokitin.  The home country for the Aerosvit event is certainly blessed with an amazing number of talented players.

The only other decisive game of the day featured Alexei Shirov - but this time he was on the receiving end against Nisipeanu in a Sveshnikov Sicilian.  The game was also notable for featuring a rare underpromotion to a Knight.

All the other games were drawn in 20 moves or less as the players' fighting spirit seemed to desert them as Magnus Carlsen coasts effortlessly to an impressive tournament win.

The results in round 9:

Ivanchuk, Vassily - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 19 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Karjakin, Sergey - Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 20 D94 Gruenfeld Closed
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 16 A30 English Symmetrical
Volokitin, Andrei - Eljanov, Pavel 0-1 48 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 36 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Onischuk, Alexander - Alekseev, Evgeny ½-½ 17 E17 Queens Indian

 

The standings after round 9: 

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

 

 


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