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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, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, 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, Pavel Smirnov, Vladimir Belov, 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, Sergey Gennadyevich Kudrin, Alexander Huzman, 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 3; games 1-25 of 58  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Bellini vs A Moiseenko  0-13220043rd Aeroflot FestivalB30 Sicilian
2. P Thipsay vs Huzman 0-15820043rd Aeroflot FestivalC02 French, Advance
3. T Abergel vs H Olafsson  0-16920043rd Aeroflot FestivalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. G Vescovi vs S Novikov 0-14020043rd Aeroflot FestivalB30 Sicilian
5. Beshukov vs Van Wely 0-13220043rd Aeroflot FestivalB33 Sicilian
6. Motylev vs M Godena 0-15320043rd Aeroflot FestivalC78 Ruy Lopez
7. S Matveeva vs Vaganian  0-17820043rd Aeroflot FestivalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. B Grachev vs P Tregubov 0-14220043rd Aeroflot FestivalA57 Benko Gambit
9. B Annakov vs S Volkov 0-12820043rd Aeroflot FestivalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. A Ramirez Alvarez vs Sadvakasov 0-12420043rd Aeroflot FestivalE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
11. Yurtaev vs Carlsen 0-13720043rd Aeroflot FestivalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. D Andreikin vs A Rustemov  0-17120043rd Aeroflot FestivalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. E Postny vs Khenkin 0-15720043rd Aeroflot FestivalC00 French Defense
14. M I Sorokin vs Dreev  0-15620043rd Aeroflot FestivalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. D Khismatullin vs Kotronias 0-13920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
16. E Postny vs Filippov 0-14520043rd Aeroflot FestivalC07 French, Tarrasch
17. S Sulskis vs Van Wely 0-13220043rd Aeroflot FestivalB33 Sicilian
18. A Gershon vs P Tregubov 0-17620043rd Aeroflot FestivalA57 Benko Gambit
19. F Berkes vs M A Makarov  0-15620043rd Aeroflot FestivalB44 Sicilian
20. S Guliev vs Motylev  0-17820043rd Aeroflot FestivalE61 King's Indian
21. V Belov vs Lautier 0-14920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. M Bluvshtein vs K Asrian  0-17020043rd Aeroflot FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Movsesian vs K Miton 0-14620043rd Aeroflot FestivalB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
24. Ulibin vs A Graf  0-17920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. Zhong Zhang vs A V Kharitonov 0-16420043rd Aeroflot FestivalB10 Caro-Kann
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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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