While Dominguez lost, Alekseev won to tie for first in Biel. Carlsen could not crack through against Onischuk and had to settle for 3rd place, 1/2 point behind Dominguez and Alekseev.

1. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2708 6½
2. Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2708 6½

3. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2775 6
4. Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2691 5½
5. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2670 4
6. Pelletier, Yannick g SUI 2569 1½

GM Alekseev (2708) – GM Pelletier (2569) [D81]
31.07.2008 / Biel – Final Round

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Qb3 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Bg7 6.e4 0–0 7.Be2 a6 8.Be3 b5 9.Qb3 Bb7 10.f3 Nfd7 11.Nh3 Nc6 12.Rd1 Nb6 13.d5 Na5 14.Qc2 Nac4 15.Bxc4 Nxc4 16.Bc5 Re8 17.0–0 Qc8 18.b3 Nd6 19.Nf4 c6 20.Kh1 Be5 21.Nfe2 Qc7 22.dxc6 Bxc6 23.Bd4 Bxd4 24.Rxd4 Rac8 25.Qd2 Red8 26.Rd1 Nb7 27.Qe3 Rxd4 28.Nxd4 Rd8 29.h4 b4 30.Nxc6 Rxd1+ 31.Nxd1 Qxc6 32.Qd4 Qc2 33.Kh2 Nd6 34.Ne3 Qf2 35.Nf5 Qxd4 36.Nxd4 Nb5 37.Nc6 a5 38.Nxe7+ Kf8 39.Nc6 Nc3 40.Nxa5 Nxa2 41.Kg3 Ke7 42.Kf4 Kd6 43.Kg5 White wins 1–0

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