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🏆 Aeroflot Open (2011)

Player: Viktor Antonovich Bologan

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bologan vs A Grigoryan ½-½992011Aeroflot OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Kotronias vs Bologan  ½-½432011Aeroflot OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. Bologan vs N Mamedov  1-0272011Aeroflot OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
4. R Hess vs Bologan  ½-½542011Aeroflot OpenA04 Reti Opening
5. Bologan vs I Salgado Lopez  0-1452011Aeroflot OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. I Bukavshin vs Bologan 1-0752011Aeroflot OpenE90 King's Indian
7. Bologan vs A Danin  1-0442011Aeroflot OpenC00 French Defense
8. A H T dos Santos Fier vs Bologan ½-½502011Aeroflot OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. Bologan vs P M Kotsur 1-0442011Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
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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:
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  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:
Feb-17-11  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.

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  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.

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  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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