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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, Alexander Areshchenko, Krishnan Sasikiran, 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, Boris Gulko, Darmen Sadvakasov, Vladimir Belov, Pavel Smirnov, Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest, Valerij Filippov, Vasilios Kotronias, Pavel Maletin, Zhao Jun, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Kevin Spraggett, Tomasz Markowski, Levan Pantsulaia, Sebastien Maze, Andrey Zhigalko, Alexander Galkin, Alexander Rustemov, Ruben Felgaer, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Sergey Dolmatov, 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 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 256  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Sulskis vs Carlsen  1-03620043rd Aeroflot FestivalA17 English
2. Gulko vs H Olafsson  ½-½2920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
3. Huzman vs P Maletin  ½-½2520043rd Aeroflot FestivalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. Huzman vs S Maze  1-03920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. A Zhigalko vs Huzman  1-03520043rd Aeroflot FestivalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. P Thipsay vs Huzman 0-15820043rd Aeroflot FestivalC02 French, Advance
7. Beshukov vs Huzman  ½-½1620043rd Aeroflot FestivalC00 French Defense
8. Wu Wenjin vs Huzman  ½-½5120043rd Aeroflot FestivalD80 Grunfeld
9. H Olafsson vs A Gavrilov  ½-½3520043rd Aeroflot FestivalE12 Queen's Indian
10. A Lastin vs H Olafsson  1-03820043rd Aeroflot FestivalE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. T Abergel vs H Olafsson  0-16920043rd Aeroflot FestivalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. G Vescovi vs S Novikov 0-14020043rd Aeroflot FestivalB30 Sicilian
13. Wu Wenjin vs Tkachiev  ½-½4120043rd Aeroflot FestivalB08 Pirc, Classical
14. Beshukov vs Van Wely 0-13220043rd Aeroflot FestivalB33 Sicilian
15. Huzman vs B Grachev  ½-½2320043rd Aeroflot FestivalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. G Sargissian vs L Pantsulaia  ½-½4720043rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
17. Kaidanov vs R Ovetchkin 1-02920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
18. A Ramirez Alvarez vs Sadvakasov 0-12420043rd Aeroflot FestivalE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
19. B Annakov vs S Volkov 0-12820043rd Aeroflot FestivalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Mamedyarov vs Zagrebelny 1-04020043rd Aeroflot FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. B Grachev vs P Tregubov 0-14220043rd Aeroflot FestivalA57 Benko Gambit
22. S Matveeva vs Vaganian  0-17820043rd Aeroflot FestivalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Khenkin vs A Minasian  1-03220043rd Aeroflot FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Motylev vs M Godena 0-15320043rd Aeroflot FestivalC78 Ruy Lopez
25. F Bellini vs A Moiseenko  0-13220043rd 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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