Magnus lost today with the White pieces to Volotikin. Radjabov defeated Bruzon to move into second place while Morozevich defeated Pelletier to keep his lead.

These are the standings at the half way point:

1. 4.0 GM Alexander Morozevich (Russia, 2731)
2. 3.5 GM Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan, 2728)
3. 3.0 GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2675)
4. 2.0 GM Andrei Volokitin (Ukraine, 2662)
5. 1.5 GM Lazaro Bruzon (Cuba, 2667)
6. 1.0 GM Yannick Pelletier (Switzerland, 2583) Posted by Picasa

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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