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Aeroflot Open (2011)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Gata Kamsky, Wesley So, Dmitry Jakovenko, Sergei Movsesian, Nikita Vitiugov, Ding Liren, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Viktor Bologan, Dmitry Andreikin, Ni Hua, Andrei Volokitin, Anton Korobov, Alexander Riazantsev, Le Quang Liem, Denis Khismatullin, Ivan Cheparinov, Alexander Motylev, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Yangyi Yu, Boris Grachev, Emil Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Romain Edouard, Maxim Rodshtein, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Igor Lysyj, Artyom Timofeev, Markus Ragger, Rauf Mamedov, Mikhail Kobalia, Igor Kurnosov, Sanan Sjugirov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vasily Papin, Zhou Jianchao, Tigran L Petrosian, Evgeny Romanov, Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli, Ildar Khairullin, Luka Lenic, Chanda Sandipan, Boris Savchenko, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Borki Predojevic, Igor Kovalenko, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Dmitry Bocharov, Daniil Dubov, Mikhailo Oleksienko, Vasilios Kotronias, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Pavel Maletin, Robert Lee Hess, Bojan Vuckovic, Ivan Bukavshin, Zhou Weiqi, Andrey Zhigalko, Sandro Mareco, Ruben Felgaer, Nidjat Mamedov, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Avetik Grigoryan, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Mark Bluvshtein, Andrei Deviatkin, Zhao Jun, Alexandre Danin, Pavel Kotsur, Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian, Daniele Vocaturo, Rinat Jumabayev, Xiu Deshun, Anton Shomoev, Ju Wenjun, Jakov Geller, Stanislav Novikov, Daniel Alsina Leal, Roman Nechepurenko, Niclas Huschenbeth, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Felipe de Cresce El Debs, Natalia Pogonina, Thomas Roussel-Roozmon, Sami Khader, Nazi Paikidze

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kosteniuk vs I Salgado Lopez  0-140 2011 Aeroflot OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. I Lysyj vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½34 2011 Aeroflot OpenE90 King's Indian
3. I Kovalenko vs B Savchenko 1-036 2011 Aeroflot OpenA60 Benoni Defense
4. Khalifman vs K Mekhitarian ½-½18 2011 Aeroflot OpenD71 Neo-Grunfeld
5. D Leal vs I Khairullin  ½-½52 2011 Aeroflot OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. C Sandipan vs A Danin  ½-½42 2011 Aeroflot OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. J Geller vs Ni Hua  ½-½21 2011 Aeroflot OpenC11 French
8. J L Hammer vs S P Sethuraman ½-½74 2011 Aeroflot OpenE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
9. R Nechepurenko vs D Khismatullin 0-131 2011 Aeroflot OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Xiu Deshun vs R Edouard  1-029 2011 Aeroflot OpenA33 English, Symmetrical
11. Ding Liren vs V Fedoseev 0-132 2011 Aeroflot OpenE90 King's Indian
12. T Roussel-Roozmon vs S Mareco  ½-½32 2011 Aeroflot OpenA14 English
13. S Sjugirov vs N Pogonina 1-045 2011 Aeroflot OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. D Dubov vs M Rodshtein ½-½46 2011 Aeroflot OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. B Vuckovic vs I Bukavshin  ½-½81 2011 Aeroflot OpenD80 Grunfeld
16. N Paikidze vs P Maletin  ½-½47 2011 Aeroflot OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. S Khader vs L Lenic  0-168 2011 Aeroflot OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Ragger vs N Huschenbeth  ½-½55 2011 Aeroflot OpenA06 Reti Opening
19. M Bluvshtein vs D Andreikin 0-133 2011 Aeroflot OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. B Predojevic vs F de Cresce El Debs  ½-½19 2011 Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Zhou Jianchao vs M Oleksienko 1-023 2011 Aeroflot OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. R Jumabayev vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½32 2011 Aeroflot OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
23. R Mamedov vs E Vorobiov  1-051 2011 Aeroflot OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. A Riazantsev vs R Felgaer  1-046 2011 Aeroflot OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Bologan vs A Grigoryan ½-½99 2011 Aeroflot OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Feb-17-11  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

Feb-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Here is a much better way to see ICC blitz ratings then getting on the server: http://staff.cs.utu.fi/~juhkivij/ch...
Feb-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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: http://online.aeroflotchess.org/
Feb-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: GMHAMMER did you ever play at Mainz? Sounds like it's ending. Thoughts?
Feb-17-11  crazybird: http://online.aeroflotchess.org/fin...

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

http://online.aeroflotchess.org/fin...

Feb-17-11
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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.

http://online.aeroflotchess.org/fin...

Feb-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Feb-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Does the blitz begin on Friday?
Feb-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

http://chess-news.ru/node/1781

Feb-18-11  Don Cossacks: Well it's just blitz...
Feb-18-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...

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
Feb-20-11  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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