Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Aeroflot Open Tournament

Temur Kuybokarov4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Evgeny Najer6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Gata Kamsky6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Anton Korobov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Alireza Firouzja6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Yu Yangyi6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Daniil Dubov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Maxim Matlakov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Denis Khismatullin5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Rauf Mamedov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Marin Bosiocic5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Ferenc Berkes5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Matthias Bluebaum5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Ilya Yulyevich Smirin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Igor Lysyj5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Emilio Cordova5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Alexey Goganov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
* (98 players total; 69 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Aeroflot Open (2017)

The 15th Aeroflot Open ran from February 21 - March 1, 2017 in the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The A Open, for players rated 2550 and above, saw Yu Yangyi as top-seed fighting for the 18,000 EUR first prize and a place in the Dortmund 2017 Supertournament, while the total prize fund for the three opens and blitz tournament on March 2 was 140,000 EUR.

Players had 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. The event was sponsored by Aeroflot and organised by the Russian Chess Federation in cooperation with the Association of Chess Federations. (1)

Official site: Crosstable:

Previous event: Aeroflot Open (2016). Next: Aeroflot Open (2018).

(1) Chess24: Aeroflot Open

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 439  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Antipov vs E Karavade  ½-½332017Aeroflot OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Kuzubov vs Kotronias  ½-½342017Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
3. A Gupta vs H Martirosyan 1-0362017Aeroflot OpenE12 Queen's Indian
4. A Gabrielian vs I Saric  ½-½412017Aeroflot OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. F Berkes vs S D Swapnil  1-0302017Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
6. E Iturrizaga vs H Olafsson  1-0672017Aeroflot OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. J C Schroeder vs E Cordova 0-1422017Aeroflot OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
8. V Artemiev vs M Petrosyan 1-0212017Aeroflot OpenE12 Queen's Indian
9. A Ramirez Alvarez vs V Fedoseev  ½-½322017Aeroflot OpenA06 Reti Opening
10. Huzman vs D Dubov  ½-½372017Aeroflot OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. A Indjic vs Kamsky ½-½642017Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Smirin vs J Vakhidov  1-0282017Aeroflot OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. S Sjugirov vs D Gordievsky  0-1552017Aeroflot OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. Movsesian vs E Ghaem Maghami  1-0492017Aeroflot OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
15. R Svane vs B Adhiban  ½-½362017Aeroflot OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. R Mamedov vs A Zhigalko  ½-½432017Aeroflot OpenB54 Sicilian
17. M Kraemer vs A Korobov  1-0522017Aeroflot OpenC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
18. T Harutyunian vs E Alekseev  ½-½352017Aeroflot OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. M Kobalia vs A Esipenko  ½-½282017Aeroflot OpenA14 English
20. S Golubov vs R Buhmann  ½-½272017Aeroflot OpenA08 King's Indian Attack
21. B Lalith vs N Abdusattorov 0-1192017Aeroflot OpenE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
22. H Gusain vs K Alekseenko  0-1272017Aeroflot OpenB56 Sicilian
23. Kulaots vs Yi Xu  ½-½302017Aeroflot OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
24. Semyon Lomasov vs F Bindrich  ½-½172017Aeroflot OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
25. A Tari vs R Praggnanandhaa  1-0562017Aeroflot OpenC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 439  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Good. Another tournament to watch.
Feb-19-17  Clemens Scheitz: Que sorpresa ver a Ivan Morovic en la lista de participantes. Mucha suerte compatriota.
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: I wonder why Aeroflot isn't in the homepage of, it's stronger than Graz Open and it used to be the strongest open tournament in the world.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <sonia91>
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <♔ ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! ♔>

Pay Day will be on the 25th of February: 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account.

New/inactive players, make sure to place at least one bet before that date, if you want to be included in the payout!

Feb-23-17  Troller: Only 3 players with maximum after rd 2, that's how strong this open (!) tournament is. Matlakov has white against Smirin, and Bluebaum has white against highest rated with 1 (and top seed), Yu Yangi.

I can see from the homepage that the agreement with Dortmunder Schachtage is still running, so the winner of the top group gets an invite to a closed super tournament. Not that Dortmund would be embarrassed by any of the top 20 seeds from Aeroflot. 5 players are 2700+, 22 are 2650+ and 40 players are 2600+.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Maybe more an indication of how level it is. The best are all around 2650 aren't they? Gibraltar was a lot stronger, for example.
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: <Troller: Only 3 players with maximum after rd 2> After just 3 rounds (!) nobody has a perfect score! I remember two years ago only Sasikiran had 3/3.
Feb-28-17  Troller: This is so far a semi-disaster for Adhiban after his strong showing at Tata. His highest rated opponent in the first 7 rounds was 2573, yet Adhiban has lost 3 and won only 1 game. Rating loss 22,2 at the moment.

After 7 rounds the top 8 players are Jobava and 7 Russians. But in these Swiss tournaments of course everything is decided in the very last rounds.

Mar-01-17  paavoh: Great performance by the young Fedoseev, congrats! Very solid, with some luck sprinkled in (Khismatullin game).
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: Congrats to Fedoseev! He qualified for Dortmund 2017.
Mar-02-17  notyetagm: World Blitz Ch Karjakin did not do so hot in the Aeroflot Blitz tournament:
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Were the blitz games recorded?
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: Anton Korobov won the blitz event with 15.5/18. Valentina Gunina tied for 6th with 12.5. Karjakin scored 11 and lost 92 blitz rating points:

<tamar> I don't think so.

Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: thank you, sonia91. I couldn't find even pgns, although a handful of videos have appeared on youtube today, mostly of juniors, but a brief glimpse of Karjakin.
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Karjakin looks off-form in his two games against Papin and was perhaps lucky to draw the first one.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Fedoseev> wins Aeroflot

22-year-old Russian GM <Vladimir Fedoseev> took clear first place at the prestigious Aeroflot Open, played from February 22nd to March 1st at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow.

<Fedoseev> obtained the title thanks to a great performance with White, as he won all four games he played with this color. This important victory also got him a place at the traditional Dortmund supertournament in July.

check out the full chess24 analysis report:

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific tournament and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC