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🏆 3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Dmitry Andreikin, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Bu Xiangzhi, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Andrei Volokitin, Anton Korobov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Alexander Areshchenko, Loek van Wely, Denis Khismatullin, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, Ferenc Berkes, Boris Grachev, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Khalifman, Sergey Volkov, Gregory Kaidanov, Joel Lautier, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Mikhail Kobalia, Evgeny Postny, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Igor Khenkin, Bartosz Socko, Rafael Vaganian, Ivan Popov, Giovanni Portilho Vescovi, Alexander Lastin, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Zhong Zhang, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Kamil Miton, Dmitry Bocharov, Robert Kempinski, Karen Asrian, Darmen Sadvakasov, Boris Gulko, Vladimir Belov, Pavel Smirnov, Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest, Valerij Filippov, Vasilios Kotronias, Pavel Maletin, Zhao Jun, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Kevin Spraggett, Tomasz Markowski, Levan Pantsulaia, Andrey Zhigalko, Sebastien Maze, Alexander Galkin, Alexander Rustemov, Ruben Felgaer, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Sergey Dolmatov, Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev, Oleg Romanishin, Semen Isaakovich Dvoirys, Mark Bluvshtein, Evgeny Anisimovich Pigusov, Kaido Kulaots, Alexander Huzman, Sergey Gennadyevich Kudrin, Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Yuri Rafailovich Yakovich, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Pavel Mikhailovich Kotsur, Maxim Ilyich Sorokin, Sarunas Sulskis, Helgi Olafsson, Andrey Shariyazdanov, Vasily Yemelin, Mikhail Vitalyevich Ulibin, Georgy Anatolyevich Timoshenko, Sergey Vladimirovich Ivanov plus 26 more players.

 page 2 of 11; games 26-50 of 256  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. M I Sorokin vs Lautier  ½-½920043rd Aeroflot FestivalA04 Reti Opening
27. K Miton vs A Lastin  ½-½1320043rd Aeroflot FestivalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
28. Dvoirys vs Ivan Popov 1-05120043rd Aeroflot FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
29. D Andreikin vs A Rustemov  0-17120043rd Aeroflot FestivalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
30. S Volkov vs A Gershon  ½-½920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE20 Nimzo-Indian
31. Yurtaev vs Carlsen 0-13720043rd Aeroflot FestivalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
32. S Novikov vs Ehlvest ½-½4320043rd Aeroflot FestivalA04 Reti Opening
33. E Inarkiev vs S Maze 1-04720043rd Aeroflot FestivalB32 Sicilian
34. Tomashevsky vs A Volokitin  ½-½5620043rd Aeroflot FestivalA16 English
35. A Moiseenko vs Efimenko  ½-½1020043rd Aeroflot FestivalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
36. M A Makarov vs E Alekseev  ½-½720043rd Aeroflot FestivalE14 Queen's Indian
37. M Narciso Dublan vs F Berkes  ½-½4520043rd Aeroflot FestivalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
38. Filippov vs A Zhigalko 1-06920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
39. E Postny vs Khenkin 0-15720043rd Aeroflot FestivalC00 French Defense
40. Van Wely vs Romanishin 1-06020043rd Aeroflot FestivalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
41. B Socko vs Mamedyarov  ½-½1520043rd Aeroflot FestivalA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
42. Sadvakasov vs D Khismatullin  ½-½1720043rd Aeroflot FestivalB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
43. P Tregubov vs E Vorobiov  ½-½1920043rd Aeroflot FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
44. M Bluvshtein vs E Inarkiev  ½-½5320043rd Aeroflot FestivalE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
45. A Graf vs E Ghaem Maghami  1-02220043rd Aeroflot FestivalA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
46. Sakaev vs Dvoirys  ½-½2320043rd Aeroflot FestivalD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
47. V Malakhov vs T Markowski  1-06920043rd Aeroflot FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
48. Ehlvest vs M Godena  1-03320043rd Aeroflot FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
49. K Asrian vs Bacrot  ½-½2420043rd Aeroflot FestivalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
50. Mamedyarov vs Kulaots  ½-½3920043rd Aeroflot FestivalB27 Sicilian
 page 2 of 11; games 26-50 of 256  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member By popular demand, here are some games from the Aeroflot open. We'll be updating this page as more games become available.

The game scores haven't been reviewed yet for errors, so there are probably a few.

Feb-22-04  ruylopez900: Well I must say the Aeroflot Open was much more exciting then Linares has been. Maybe those super GMs could take a lesson from these IMs and "lesser" GMs
Feb-23-04  shr0pshire: Thank you You made my week by posting another tourney. I was just getting too frustrated with Linares.
Feb-23-04  Paul123: I was looking at some of the games on the official Aeroflot web site and thinking the same thing as both of you.

Now here is fighting chess I thought to myself!

Feb-25-04  Cecil Brown: The Aeroflot festival has now finished with a three way tie for first between Rublevsky,Vaganian and Filippov all on 7/9.

They finished 1,2 and 3 in the order I've given on tiebreak.

A good result for the veteran Armenian Rafael Vaganian, now in his 50's. He's played a couple of nice QGD and French games in this tournament too.

Feb-25-04  equanimus: Bologan ended in place 166!
Feb-26-04  Richard3: Magnus Carlsen continues his remarkable progress. Carlsen - Shaposhnikov may be a candidate for the future book, "How to Beat Magnus Carlsen."
Mar-01-04  AdrianP: I wasn't able to follow the Aeroflot festival... would anyone be kind enough to post a list of interesting games from it here?
Mar-23-04  ruylopez900: Congrats to all the players, especially Canadians Kevin Spraggett and Mark Bluvshtein who placed fairly well.
Mar-23-04  Benjamin Lau: AdrianP, chessbase has a candidate list of "most beautiful games" from Aeroflot 2004. Entirely subjective of course.
Mar-24-04  AdrianP: Cheers, Benjamin
Apr-12-04  Benjamin Lau: I created a collection with the 16 games that were commended so that people can review them conveniently. Game Collection: Aeroflot 2004 Gems
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