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Aeroflot Open Tournament

Evgeny Tomashevsky6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Le Quang Liem6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Gata Kamsky6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Rustam Kasimdzhanov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Yu Yangyi6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Denis Khismatullin6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Maxim Rodshtein6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Rauf Mamedov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Zhou Jianchao5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Emil Davidovich Sutovsky5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Alexander Khalifman5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Dmitry Bocharov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Andrei Volokitin5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Tigran Levonovich Petrosian5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Ding Liren5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Boris Grachev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Chanda Sandipan5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Sergei Movsesian5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Igor Lysyj5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
(86 players total; 57 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 384  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kosteniuk vs I Salgado Lopez  0-1402011Aeroflot OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. I Lysyj vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½342011Aeroflot OpenE90 King's Indian
3. I V Kovalenko vs B Savchenko 1-0362011Aeroflot OpenA60 Benoni Defense
4. Khalifman vs K Mekhitarian ½-½182011Aeroflot OpenD71 Neo-Grunfeld
5. D Leal vs I Khairullin  ½-½522011Aeroflot OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. C Sandipan vs A Danin  ½-½422011Aeroflot OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. J Geller vs Ni Hua  ½-½212011Aeroflot OpenC11 French
8. J L Hammer vs S P Sethuraman ½-½742011Aeroflot OpenE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
9. R Nechepurenko vs D Khismatullin 0-1312011Aeroflot OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Xiu Deshun vs R Edouard  1-0292011Aeroflot OpenA33 English, Symmetrical
11. Ding Liren vs V Fedoseev 0-1322011Aeroflot OpenE90 King's Indian
12. T Roussel-Roozmon vs S Mareco  ½-½322011Aeroflot OpenA14 English
13. S Sjugirov vs N Pogonina 1-0452011Aeroflot OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. D Dubov vs M Rodshtein ½-½462011Aeroflot OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. B Vuckovic vs I Bukavshin  ½-½812011Aeroflot OpenD80 Grunfeld
16. N Paikidze vs P Maletin  ½-½472011Aeroflot OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. S Khader vs L Lenic  0-1682011Aeroflot OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Ragger vs N Huschenbeth  ½-½552011Aeroflot OpenA06 Reti Opening
19. M Bluvshtein vs D Andreikin 0-1332011Aeroflot OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. B Predojevic vs F de Cresce El Debs  ½-½192011Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Zhou Jianchao vs M Oleksienko 1-0232011Aeroflot OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. R Jumabayev vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½322011Aeroflot OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
23. R Mamedov vs E Vorobiov  1-0512011Aeroflot OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. A Riazantsev vs R Felgaer  1-0462011Aeroflot OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Bologan vs A Grigoryan ½-½992011Aeroflot OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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  gmhammer: I chose the baseball myself! It's so cool, and round. I thought the "Premium member"-thingy was a touch too boring. Anyhow, I am playing - but with a major cold I got before/during the 8th round. I'll make the best of it - should be a lot of fun at least!

Best wishes,
Jon Ludvig

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  parmetd: Here is a much better way to see ICC blitz ratings then getting on the server:
Feb-17-11  Appaz: <<gmhammer> Anyhow, I am playing - but with a major cold I got before/during the 8th round. I'll make the best of it - should be a lot of fun at least!>

Well, it was after you caught the cold you started winning, so I wouldn't be too worried :) Very nice win in the 9th round, btw.

Best of luck!

Feb-17-11  siamesedream: Results:
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  ketchuplover: GMHAMMER did you ever play at Mainz? Sounds like it's ending. Thoughts?
Feb-17-11  crazybird:

With one round left, 6 qualifier spots for World Blitz 2011, the current top 10 (in order) are:

Andreikin, Ponomariov, Mamedyarov, So, Pridorozhni, MVL, Sasha, Mamedov, Gata, Vitigov

Feb-17-11  crazybird: World Blitz qualifiers and top 6 after 9 rounds are

Mamedyarov, Ponomariov, Andreikin, Tomashevsky, So, Vitiugov

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  wordfunph: <crazybird> thanks for the heads up..
Feb-17-11  Ezzy: Stunning performance by Wesley So in the blitz, considering he was suffering in the 'open' and made a difficult decsion to withdraw. What a courageous fightback!

Another great performance from Tomashevsky and Vitiugov who also tied for first in the 'open.' Nice payday for those two.

Feb-17-11  fisayo123: <ezzy> how did it go in the blitz.Please tell.
Feb-17-11  Ezzy: <fisayo123:>

Top 6 qualify for the World blitz championship.

Feb-17-11  Shams: <Ezzy> A lot of big names didn't make the cut. How are the other WBC spots allocated?
Feb-17-11  crazybird: These 6 + 10 from Tal memorial + 4 nominees= World Blitz Championship
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  HeMateMe: Does the blitz begin on Friday?
Feb-17-11  Kinghunt: <HeMateMe: Does the blitz begin on Friday?>

The blitz is already over. Look down about half a page.

Feb-17-11  Jim Bartle: "<HeMateMe: Does the blitz begin on Friday?>

The blitz is already over. Look down about half a page."

The heck with bullet! This blitz was over before it started.

Feb-17-11  crazybird: A nice collection of pics from Aeroflot Blitz. Doesn't seem like they used DGT boards

Feb-18-11  Don Cossacks: Well it's just blitz...
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  parmetd: crazybird is that completely correct? Cause last year some people from Tal Memorial turned down blitz and some people from Tal Memorial already qualified (so in essence a double spot)...
Feb-18-11  crazybird: <parmetd> you are right, there were some replacements last year (one i think was Andreikin). I've read at another place that the participants would be Top 6 Aeroflot Blitz + Top 10 on FIDE rating list + 4 organizer nominees. I am not sure which is correct, perhaps someone else can clarify.
Feb-18-11  Ezzy: <crazybird: perhaps someone else can clarify.>

I think you are correct in this -

<crazybird: These 6 + 10 from Tal memorial + 4 nominees= World Blitz Championship>

If anybody withdraws, then they just invite somebody else.

The qualifiers for the 2010 tournament are mentioned here - I don't think anything has changed.

Feb-18-11  AuN1: after the tal memorial this past year, i believe the organizers said that they did not plan on holding the blitz championship immediately after the super-tournament. they said it was making less and less sense to have both events back to back.
Feb-18-11  Don Cossacks: About Blitz chess:
"A player who plays 100 games at G/90 or slower during the year is likely to improve at a much greater rate than one who plays half of that or almost all games at 30 minutes or faster." - Dan Heisman
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  Penguincw: < Feb-09-11

Penguincw: If only one round has been played and there are 36 games,imagine how many games there would be when the tournament is finished! > It looks like there are 384 games.

Feb-21-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: LE QUANG LIEM RELOADS AT AEROFLOT 2011

ROUND 2: Le Quang Liem vs D Xiu, 2011

39 ?

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39 ♘d7-f6! <reload: f6>

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39 ... g7x♘f6?? 40 ♕d4xf6+ <fork: d8,h8>

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ROUND 3: L Lenic vs Le Quang Liem, 2011

38 ... ?

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38 ... ♘h5-g3!

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39 h2x♘g3?? h4xg3 <reload: g3>

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ROUND 4: Le Quang Liem vs Kamsky, 2011

16 ?

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16 ♗e4xc6+!!

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16 ... b7x♗c6 17 ♕c2xc6+ <reload: c6>

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