Monday, June 16, 2008

Magnus Carlsen extends lead in Aerosvit

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. (article from