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3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)

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Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Dmitry Andreikin, Viktor Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Andrei Volokitin, Bu Xiangzhi, Anton Korobov, Alexander Areshchenko, Krishnan Sasikiran, Denis Khismatullin, Loek van Wely, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Sergei Rublevsky, Ferenc Berkes, Boris Grachev, Ilya Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Khalifman, Sergey Volkov, Gregory Kaidanov, Rauf Mamedov, Joel Lautier, Vladimir Potkin, Evgeny Najer, Artyom Timofeev, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Mikhail Kobalia, Evgeny Postny, Konstantin Sakaev, Vladislav Tkachiev, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Igor Khenkin, Bartosz Socko, Rafael Vaganian, Ivan Popov, Giovanni Portilho Vescovi, Alexander Lastin, Alexei Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Zhong Zhang, Andrei Kharlov, Alexander (Nenashev) Graf, Kamil Miton, Dmitry Bocharov, Robert Kempinski, Karen Asrian, Boris Gulko, Darmen Sadvakasov, Pavel Smirnov, Vladimir Belov, Jaan Ehlvest, Valerij Filippov, Vasilios Kotronias, Pavel Maletin, Zhao Jun, Kevin Spraggett, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Tomasz Markowski, Levan Pantsulaia, Andrey Zhigalko, Alexander Galkin, Alexander Rustemov, Ruben Felgaer, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Alexey Korotylev, Artashes Minasian, Sergey Dolmatov, Sebastien Maze, Semen I Dvoirys, Oleg Romanishin, Mark Bluvshtein, Evgeny Pigusov, Kaido Kulaots, Alexander Huzman, Sergey Kudrin, Alexander Ivanov, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Pavel Kotsur, Yuri Yakovich, Hannes Stefansson, Maxim Sorokin, Sarunas Sulskis, Helgi Olafsson, Andrey Shariyazdanov, Vasily Yemelin, Mikhail Ulibin, Georgy Timoshenko, Sergey Ivanov, Valery Neverov, Wu Wenjin, Andrei V Kharitonov, Stanislav Novikov, Alexei Lugovoi, Michele Godena, Roman Ovetchkin, Evgeny Shaposhnikov, Alik Gershon, Marc Narciso Dublan, Thal Abergel, Leonid Yurtaev, Sarhan Guliev, Marat Makarov, Valeri Yandemirov, Babakouly Annakov, Fabio Bellini, Alexei Gavrilov, Jakob Meister, Alexander Krapivin, Sergey Zagrebelny, Ara Minasian, Sergei Beshukov, Praveen Mahadeo Thipsay, Svetlana Matveeva, Lanka Ravi

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 256  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Sulskis vs Carlsen  1-036 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA17 English
2. Gulko vs H Olafsson  ½-½29 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
3. Huzman vs P Maletin  ½-½25 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. Huzman vs S Maze  1-039 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. A Zhigalko vs Huzman  1-035 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. P Thipsay vs Huzman 0-158 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalC02 French, Advance
7. S Beshukov vs Huzman  ½-½16 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB40 Sicilian
8. Wu Wenjin vs Huzman  ½-½51 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalD80 Grunfeld
9. H Olafsson vs A Gavrilov  ½-½35 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalE12 Queen's Indian
10. A Lastin vs H Olafsson  1-038 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. T Abergel vs H Olafsson  0-169 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA48 King's Indian
12. G Vescovi vs S Novikov 0-140 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB30 Sicilian
13. Wu Wenjin vs Tkachiev  ½-½41 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB08 Pirc, Classical
14. S Beshukov vs Van Wely 0-132 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB33 Sicilian
15. Huzman vs B Grachev  ½-½23 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. G Sargissian vs L Pantsulaia  ½-½47 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
17. Kaidanov vs R Ovetchkin 1-029 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
18. A Ramirez Alvarez vs Sadvakasov 0-124 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
19. B Annakov vs S Volkov 0-128 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Mamedyarov vs S Zagrebelny 1-040 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. B Grachev vs P Tregubov 0-142 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA57 Benko Gambit
22. S Matveeva vs Vaganian  0-178 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Khenkin vs A Minasian  1-032 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalD94 Grunfeld
24. Motylev vs M Godena 0-153 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalC78 Ruy Lopez
25. F Bellini vs A Moiseenko  0-132 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB30 Sicilian
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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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