Onischuk Loses to Carlsen
By Jennifer Shahade   
July 28, 2007
Photo Olivier Breisacher

by Jennifer Shahade

At the Biel International Chess Festival (July 23-August 2), Baltimore-based GM Alexander Onischuk was leading with 3/4 but faltered today against GM Magnus Carlsen. This grants the Norwegian teenager the sole lead. Even after this loss, Onischuk is tied for second place with Boris Avrukh. Click here to see his two wins, against Grischuk and Van Wely.

Biel International Chess Festival
Standings after five rounds
1- Magnus Carlsen-4
2-3- Alexander Onischuk and Boris Avrukh -3
4-7- Bu Xianghzi, Judit Polgar, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Grischuk- 2.5
8-9 Yannick Pelletier and Alexander Motylev- 2
10. Loek Van Wely- 1