Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Aerosvit 2008: Carlsen wins with a round to spare

(article from chessbase)
18.06.2008 – Vassily Ivanchuk defeated Loek van Wely with the black pieces to join Pavel Eljanov (who drew against Karjakin) in second place. Alexei Shirov defeated Peter Svidler in a Slav, and Magnus Carlsen drew a marathon 79-move game against birthday boy Andrei Volokitin. With a round to go Carlsen is a point and a half ahead and therefore already the winner of Aerosvit 2008. Round ten report.

Aerosvit-2008 Tournament in Foros, Ukraine
The "Aerosvit-2008" tournament is taking place in a sanatorium complex in the settlement Foros of AR Crimea, Ukraine, from June 7th (day of arrival), to June 20th, 2008 (day of departure). The event is a 12-player round robin with invited participants. The average rating of the players is 2711.7, time controls are 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 minutes to the end of the game, with an addition of 30 sec. after every move. In case of equal points at the end of the tournament the tiebreak is based on the (1) the result of the direct encounter; (2) the Sonneborn-Berger system; (3) the number of won games. The rounds are from Sunday, June 8th until Thursday, June 19th, always starting at 15:00h local time, which is currently CEST +1 (14:00h Berlin/Paris, 13:00h London, 08:00 a.m. New York).

Round ten report
White Res. Black Moves
Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ Volokitin, Andrei 79
Eljanov, Pavel ½-½ Karjakin, Sergey 32
Alekseev, Evgeny ½-½ Jakovenko, Dmitry 45
Shirov, Alexei 1-0 Svidler, Peter 43
N. Liviu-Dieter ½-½ Onischuk, Alexander 19
Van Wely, Loek 0-1 Ivanchuk, Vassily 21