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🏆 Aeroflot Open (2006)

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Sergei Movsesian, Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Vladimir Malakhov, Bu Xiangzhi, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Ni Hua, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Riazantsev, Krishnan Sasikiran, Alexander Areshchenko, Denis Khismatullin, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Khalifman, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Sergey Volkov, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Konstantin Yuryevich Landa, Evgeny Postny, Robert Markus, Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian, Csaba Balogh, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Sergei Azarov, Ildar Khairullin, Zviad Izoria, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, Chanda Sandipan, Boris Savchenko, Borki Predojevic, Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev, Zhang Pengxiang, Dmitry Bocharov, Robert Kempinski, Karen Asrian, Alexander Shabalov, Darmen Sadvakasov, Pavel Smirnov, Valerij Filippov, Sergey Erenburg, Zhao Jun, Emanuel Berg, Alexander Galkin, Alexander Rustemov, Alberto David, Dmitry Svetushkin, Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Semen Isaakovich Dvoirys, Kaido Kulaots, Nikola Sedlak, Alexander Huzman, Sergey Grigoriants, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Yuri Rafailovich Yakovich, Maxim Ilyich Sorokin, Valerij Sergeyevich Popov, Andrey Shariyazdanov, Andrei Shchekachev, Namig Guliyev, Mohamad Al-Modiahki, Tatiana Kosintseva, Denis Yevseev, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Sergej Dyachkov, Evgeny Shaposhnikov, Alexandra Kosteniuk

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 259  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Miroshnichenko vs P Tregubov  0-1412006Aeroflot OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Z Izoria vs S Erenburg  ½-½192006Aeroflot OpenC42 Petrov Defense
3. Huzman vs E Najer  ½-½182006Aeroflot OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Sakaev vs A Rustemov ½-½212006Aeroflot OpenC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. Bu Xiangzhi vs A Shchekachev 1-0292006Aeroflot OpenA15 English
6. B Savchenko vs Kiril D Georgiev 1-0522006Aeroflot OpenC45 Scotch Game
7. Motylev vs Filippov  1-0352006Aeroflot OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. C Balogh vs Zhang Pengxiang 1-0252006Aeroflot OpenB32 Sicilian
9. E Alekseev vs M I Sorokin  1-0332006Aeroflot OpenC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
10. Kharlov vs Movsesian 0-1502006Aeroflot OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Sadvakasov vs Kulaots 1-0252006Aeroflot OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
12. T L Petrosian vs S Volkov 1-0742006Aeroflot OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
13. Fressinet vs D Svetushkin  1-0352006Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. D Yevseev vs R Kempinski  ½-½352006Aeroflot OpenE70 King's Indian
15. A G Aleksandrov vs D Khismatullin  ½-½492006Aeroflot OpenE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
16. E Postny vs Eljanov  0-1692006Aeroflot OpenD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
17. A Minasian vs A Timofeev 0-1372006Aeroflot OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
18. V Malakhov vs A David 1-0282006Aeroflot OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. V S Popov vs Dreev 1-0412006Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. Akopian vs Wang Hao  ½-½492006Aeroflot OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
21. A Riazantsev vs Mamedyarov  ½-½372006Aeroflot OpenD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
22. D Bocharov vs Areshchenko 0-1842006Aeroflot OpenD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
23. Sasikiran vs N Guliyev 0-1402006Aeroflot OpenD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. Tomashevsky vs Efimenko  ½-½212006Aeroflot OpenE14 Queen's Indian
25. Jakovenko vs Stefansson  1-0372006Aeroflot OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
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Feb-16-06  yalie: <As I´ve already wrote, this rule is far from being stupid. Rublevsky, Sutovsky, Bologan and Jobava are big fighters who go for a win even with black. For me, Rublevsky is better class than Filippov, and I was glad he won. And finally, statistics published year or 2 ago clearly showed, that players who had 5 whites were much more succesful in general in the tournament.>

yes white is statistically better .. but it is not clear to me that the statistical difference is enough to overcome a weak progressive score like Bologan's this time or Rublevsky in 2003. Clearly Filippov was the class of Aeroflot 2003. Yes, Bologan, Rublevsky, Sutovsky are big fighters with black ... but what will happen if you saddle them with 5 whites? Wouldnt they be at a disadvantage if the tie break was games played with black? I like Jobava's play and think he probably has more grounds for the win (although he lost teh head to head to Mamedyarov), but I still cant agree with Bologan being ahead of Mamedyarov and Sasikiran.

Feb-16-06  yalie: some links to my above argument:

"So Rublevsky, Vaganian, and Filippov all tied for first. Of the three, Filippov had a better Buchgolz tie break score for progress and performance. But Vaganian and Rublevsky each played five games with Black, and Filippov only four, and color distribution was the main tie-breaking factor at the Aeroflot Open this year. Does this rule make sense?

One strong Russian grandmaster, although he is a friend of Rublevsky’s, said that he considers Filippov to be the just winner."

Feb-16-06  yalie: Regarding Filippov's credentials for the title ... he had the best progressive score, faced the toughest opoonents, and beat Rublevsky in their head to head match (with black no less!) Any tie break other than the number of blacks would have put Filippov first.
Feb-16-06  notyetagm: Bologan showed the strength of the Swiss Gambit this year.
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  refutor: 9 rounds is easier for pairing purposes

with 10 rounds in an open tournament, pairing the last round so everybody ends up with an even amount of white's and black's is terribly painful

mamedyarov played a powerful game today IMPO (in my patzer opinion)

Feb-16-06  BIDMONFA: Aeroflot Open (2006)


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  PhilFeeley: The website for this tournament was terrible. The games were often unavilable, at least for me, possibly because of server overload. Ditto for seeing the results at any time. Now the site doesn't even have the pgn file for download. The one I got yesterday doesn't have round 9. Or the games from the A2 group.
Feb-17-06  Pawsome: Have to agree with <PhilFeeley>, the site sucked, but apparently Aeroflot Air provides dismal service too. At least they're consistent. And, how about the performance of Khalifman, who drew all of his games, the longest of which was a whopping 32 moves! He gets the wimp award for demonstrating a complete lack of fighting spirit.
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  lostemperor: You have to go easy on those guys. It was -30 C again this winter in Moscow at the first week of the tournament. It was fortunate if anything worked. We now go to about +30 C in Morelia. That's almost a 60 degrees difference:)
Feb-18-06  Petrosian63: Akopian's two losses to Georgiev in the last two tournaments costed him first place.
Feb-19-06  Bobak Zahmat: It is pity they did not broadcast the games from other sections as well. Maybe next year's improvement!?
Feb-21-06  larrewl: Does anyone know where I can get the pgn's for all the Aeroflot 2006 Tournament A1?
Feb-22-06  Bobak Zahmat: <larrewl> You can get the pgn's at the official website, here is the link
Feb-22-06  VishyFan: <Bobak Zahmat: <larrewl> You can get the pgn's at the official website, here is the link> ha ha ha, all they have there is the first 29 boards of A1 section for each round......, that is all...
Feb-22-06  Jafar219: <larrewl> It is here-
Feb-22-06  Bobak Zahmat: <VishyFan> Really? Sorry I thought all the games were available.
Feb-23-06  larrewl: <Jafar219> Only 245 games are listed at ruschess while the official site mentioned by <Bobak Zahmat> gives only 261. I guess the organizers of Aeroflot 2006 just weren't that organized. Thanks for your efforts.
Feb-23-06  VishyFan: <larrewl> I already told you, they have 29 top board games from A1 section for each round, that makes it 29*9 = 261, that's it....
Feb-23-06  larrewl: <VishyFan> You didn't notice that I was talking to <Jafar219>. I had read your email and also saw that the 1st two games of Aeroflot 2006 winner Baadur Jobava and the 1st three games of Kosteniuk were not included because they may have not been on the first 29 boards in the beginning. I'm probably vainly hoping to find a complete A1 pgn. :)
Feb-24-06  VishyFan: <larrewl: <VishyFan> You didn't notice that I was talking to <Jafar219>.> But I was talking to you... :D

<I'm probably vainly hoping to find a complete A1 pgn. :) > yes u are, there is no hope of getting one...., i tried and gave it up, but keep trying and do let me know if u find any, i'm also interested in the games of A2 section.... :)

Feb-24-06  EmperorAtahualpa: The games from the other sections than A1 are still not published!

They are nowhere to be found on the official website

What kind of stupid tournament is this!?

Feb-25-06  Bobak Zahmat: <EmperorAtahualpa> Chill down man!

If they haven't already published the games, the probably won't do it anymore. It is a bit sad ofcourse.

Feb-25-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <Chill down man!>

<Bobak Zahmat> Sorry, you're right. :) I was just annoyed with this tournament because I thought the coverage was extremely bad. The official tournament website was full of errors and they only publish a small part of the games, while so many other important players were playing too!

Isn't it silly when such a huge amount of people follow chess through the internet that they don't publish the games online?

Now only the players themselves and the tournament directors know the moves played in these games, so there's a big chance these games will go lost forever!

Feb-25-06  Bobak Zahmat: <EmperorAtahualpa> Ofcourse you are quite right. At Aeroflot the biggist amount GM, IM en FM are playing, so it is quite pity that our Russian friends do not take care of publishing those played games. I really hope they can improve it next year.

Oct-05-06  samsal27: <Have to agree with <PhilFeeley>, the site sucked, but apparently Aeroflot Air provides dismal service too. At least they're consistent.> LOL!
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