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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, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Bu Xiangzhi, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Andrei Volokitin, Anton Korobov, Alexander Areshchenko, Krishnan Sasikiran, Denis Khismatullin, Loek van Wely, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Ferenc Berkes, Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Alexander Khalifman, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Sergey Volkov, Gregory Kaidanov, Joel Lautier, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Mikhail Kobalia, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Evgeny Postny, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Igor Khenkin, Bartosz Socko, Rafael Vaganian, Ivan Popov, Giovanni Portilho Vescovi, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Alexander Lastin, Pavel Tregubov, Zhong Zhang, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, 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, Kevin Spraggett, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Tomasz Markowski, Levan Pantsulaia, Sebastien Maze, Andrey Zhigalko, Alexander Galkin, Alexander Rustemov, Ruben Felgaer, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Sergey Dolmatov, Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Semen Isaakovich Dvoirys, Oleg Romanishin, Mark Bluvshtein, Evgeny Anisimovich Pigusov, Kaido Kulaots, Alexander Huzman, Sergey Gennadyevich Kudrin, Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Pavel Mikhailovich Kotsur, Yuri Rafailovich Yakovich, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Maxim Ilyich Sorokin, Sarunas Sulskis, Helgi Olafsson, Andrey Shariyazdanov, Vasily Yemelin, Mikhail Vitalyevich Ulibin, Georgy Anatolyevich Timoshenko, Sergey Vladimirovich Ivanov plus 26 more players.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kaidanov vs R Ovetchkin 1-02920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
2. Mamedyarov vs Zagrebelny 1-04020043rd Aeroflot FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Khenkin vs A Minasian  1-03220043rd Aeroflot FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Huzman vs S Maze  1-03920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. A Zhigalko vs Huzman  1-03520043rd Aeroflot FestivalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. A Lastin vs H Olafsson  1-03820043rd Aeroflot FestivalE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. S Sulskis vs Carlsen  1-03620043rd Aeroflot FestivalA17 English
8. Van Wely vs Romanishin 1-06020043rd Aeroflot FestivalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Filippov vs A Zhigalko 1-06920043rd Aeroflot FestivalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
10. Dvoirys vs Ivan Popov 1-05120043rd Aeroflot FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
11. E Inarkiev vs S Maze 1-04720043rd Aeroflot FestivalB32 Sicilian
12. A Rustemov vs Movsesian 1-04420043rd Aeroflot FestivalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Ehlvest vs M Godena  1-03320043rd Aeroflot FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. V Malakhov vs T Markowski  1-06920043rd Aeroflot FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. A Graf vs E Ghaem Maghami  1-02220043rd Aeroflot FestivalA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. Fedorov vs M Narciso Dublan  1-08420043rd Aeroflot FestivalC55 Two Knights Defense
17. Carlsen vs Dolmatov 1-01920043rd Aeroflot FestivalA04 Reti Opening
18. Sasikiran vs Korotylev  1-04420043rd Aeroflot FestivalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. A Lastin vs S V Ivanov 1-03420043rd Aeroflot FestivalC02 French, Advance
20. A Volokitin vs S Novikov  1-05520043rd Aeroflot FestivalB54 Sicilian
21. J Meister vs P Smirnov 1-02520043rd Aeroflot FestivalB30 Sicilian
22. Sadvakasov vs V K Neverov 1-03920043rd Aeroflot FestivalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. K Spraggett vs G Vescovi 1-03720043rd Aeroflot FestivalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Carlsen vs E Shaposhnikov 1-03020043rd Aeroflot FestivalE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
25. Kotronias vs Sasikiran 1-05520043rd Aeroflot FestivalB56 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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