Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Aerosvit 2008 International Chess Tournament

Artwork done by the Webmaster-visit the Seven Wonders of Forus with Aerosvit

Aerosvit meaning (Sky World) Sponsors this international chess event held in Forus (originated from the Greek word Pharos)

Congratulations to GM Magnus Carlsen from Norway the child prodigy who blitzed his way through this amazing tournament, he is still only 17 years old and second in the world. Look out GM V. Anand from India who is currently the worlds No 1. I just wanted to add that GM Vassily Ivanchuck a veteran of chess is placed in between two child prodigies. What is a child prodigy? Here I have created a link to a List of all Chess Child Prodigies.

Here are the Top Three winners of this event:

1. Carlsen, Magnus - 8.0
2. Ivanchuk, Vassily - 7.0
3. Karjakin, Sergey - 6.0

Crimea is the homeland for the Crimean Tatars, an ethnic minority who now make up about 13% of the population. The Crimean Tatars were forcibly expelled to Central Asia by Joseph Stalin's government, but have begun returning to their homeland in recent years.

The games have begun and I hope to bring you some really exciting chess.
June 8th - June 19th

1. Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2765

2. Svidler, Peter RUS 2746

3. Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2740

4. Shirov, Alexei ESP 2740

5. Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2732

6. Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2711

7. Alekseev, Evgeny RUS 2711

8. Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2687

9. Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2684

10. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU 2684

11. Van Wely, Loek NED 2676

12. Onischuk, Alexander USA 2664

Game of the Day Round One

Game of the Day Round Two

Game of the Day Round Three

Game of the Day Round Four

Game of the Day Round Five

Game of the Day Round Six

More game of the day Videos

Results from Round One
Results from Round Two
Results with LIVE viewing
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