|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: http://acfed.ru/tournament/aeroflot.... Crosstable: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr266...
(1) Chess24: Aeroflot Open https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
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|1. M Antipov vs E Karavade
|| ||½-½||33||2017||Aeroflot Open||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|2. Y Kuzubov vs Kotronias
|| ||½-½||34||2017||Aeroflot Open||B30 Sicilian|
|3. A Gupta vs H Martirosyan
||1-0||36||2017||Aeroflot Open||E12 Queen's Indian|
|4. A Gabrielian vs I Saric
|| ||½-½||41||2017||Aeroflot Open||B94 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|5. F Berkes vs S D Swapnil
|| ||1-0||30||2017||Aeroflot Open||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|6. E Iturrizaga vs H Olafsson
|| ||1-0||67||2017||Aeroflot Open||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|7. J C Schroeder vs E Cordova
||0-1||42||2017||Aeroflot Open||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|8. V Artemiev vs M Petrosyan
|| ||1-0||21||2017||Aeroflot Open||E12 Queen's Indian|
|9. A Ramirez Alvarez vs V Fedoseev
|| ||½-½||32||2017||Aeroflot Open||A06 Reti Opening|
|10. Huzman vs D Dubov
|| ||½-½||37||2017||Aeroflot Open||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|11. A Indjic vs Kamsky
||½-½||64||2017||Aeroflot Open||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|12. Smirin vs J Vakhidov
|| ||1-0||28||2017||Aeroflot Open||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|13. S Sjugirov vs D Gordievsky
|| ||0-1||55||2017||Aeroflot Open||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|14. Movsesian vs E Ghaem Maghami
|| ||1-0||49||2017||Aeroflot Open||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|15. R Svane vs B Adhiban
|| ||½-½||36||2017||Aeroflot Open||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|16. R Mamedov vs A Zhigalko
|| ||½-½||43||2017||Aeroflot Open||B54 Sicilian|
|17. M Kraemer vs A Korobov
|| ||1-0||52||2017||Aeroflot Open||C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense|
|18. T Harutyunian vs E Alekseev
|| ||½-½||35||2017||Aeroflot Open||A04 Reti Opening|
|19. M Kobalia vs A Esipenko
|| ||½-½||28||2017||Aeroflot Open||A14 English|
|20. S Golubov vs R Buhmann
|| ||½-½||27||2017||Aeroflot Open||A08 King's Indian Attack|
|21. B Lalith vs N Abdusattorov
||0-1||19||2017||Aeroflot Open||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|22. H Gusain vs K Alekseenko
|| ||0-1||27||2017||Aeroflot Open||B56 Sicilian|
|23. Kulaots vs Yi Xu
|| ||½-½||30||2017||Aeroflot Open||A18 English, Mikenas-Carls|
|24. Semen Lomasov vs F Bindrich
|| ||½-½||17||2017||Aeroflot Open||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|25. A Tari vs R Praggnanandhaa
|| ||1-0||56||2017||Aeroflot Open||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
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|Feb-19-17|| ||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.|
|Feb-22-17|| ||sonia91: I wonder why Aeroflot isn't in the homepage of chess-results.com, it's stronger than Graz Open and it used to be the strongest open tournament in the world.|
|Feb-22-17|| ||whiteshark: <sonia91> http://chess-results.com/tnr255922....|
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|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 1½ (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+.
|Feb-23-17|| ||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.|
|Feb-23-17|| ||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).|
|Mar-01-17|| ||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: http://www.chessarbiter.com/turniej...|
|Mar-02-17|| ||tamar: Were the blitz games recorded?|
|Mar-02-17|| ||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: http://www.chessarbiter.com/turniej...|
<tamar> I don't think so.
|Mar-02-17|| ||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.|
|Mar-02-17|| ||tamar: Karjakin looks off-form in his two games against Papin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwk... and was perhaps lucky to draw the first one.|
|Mar-03-17|| ||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: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/fe...
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