Magnus Carlsen won the Biel International Chess Festival 2007 in the end, after a five game rapid and blitz playoff win over Alexander Onischuk of the US. Magnus made a truely stunning recovery in round nine to clinch the playoff against Onischuk, after losing the previous two rounds to Pelletier and van Wely respectively.
He had to win against Radjabov and then hope that Onischuk could only draw, or lose, to Motylev. In the end, he crushed Radjabov in a thrilling, spectacular game and Onischuk only drew. Radjabov is no mug himself (he is ranked 9th in the world) and is as tactically astute as any player in the world. But he lost his way pretty quickly once Carlsen turned up the heat. You can read through my notes to the game here.
Here are the final round standings (from the Chessbase news site).
The Biel tournament have an excellent official web site at http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/cms/. You can download the games there, or browse through the player’s profiles or look at the pictures.
You can also read great daily reviews at a number of sites, including the New York Times’ chess blog at http://gambit.blogs.nytimes.com/ and Magnus Carlsen’s Dad’s site on http://blog.magnuschess.com/.