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Aeroflot Open Tournament

Vladimir Fedoseev7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Evgeny Najer6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Vladislav Kovalev6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Nikita Vitiugov6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Anton Korobov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Alireza Firouzja6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Vladislav Artemiev6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Gata Kamsky6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Yu Yangyi6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Ernesto Inarkiev6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Baadur Jobava6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Denis Khismatullin5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Maxim Matlakov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Abhijeet Gupta5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Ferenc Berkes5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[view games]
Daniil Dubov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[view games]
Marin Bosiocic5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Rauf Mamedov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[view games]
Matthias Bluebaum5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Krishnan Sasikiran5/9(+2 -1 =6)[view games]
Ilya Smirin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[view games]
Rinat Jumabayev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[view games]
Ivan Rozum5/9(+2 -1 =6)[view games]
Alexey Goganov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[view games]
Evgeny Alekseev5/9(+1 -0 =8)[view games]
Igor Lysyj5/9(+2 -1 =6)[view games]
(98 players total; 70 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Aeroflot Open (2017)

The 15th Aeroflot Open runs from February 21 - March 1, 2017 in the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The A Open, for players rated 2550 and above, sees 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 is 140,000 EUR.

Players have 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 is sponsored by Aeroflot and organised by the Russian Chess Federation in cooperation with the Association of Chess Federations. (1)

Official site:

(1) Chess24: Aeroflot Open

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 439  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Antipov vs E Karavade  ½-½33 2017 Aeroflot OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Y Kuzubov vs Kotronias  ½-½34 2017 Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
3. A Gupta vs H Martirosyan 1-036 2017 Aeroflot OpenE12 Queen's Indian
4. A Gabrielian vs I Saric  ½-½41 2017 Aeroflot OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. F Berkes vs S D Swapnil  1-030 2017 Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
6. E Iturrizaga vs H Olafsson  1-067 2017 Aeroflot OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. J C Schroeder vs E Cordova 0-142 2017 Aeroflot OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
8. V Artemiev vs M Petrosyan  1-021 2017 Aeroflot OpenE12 Queen's Indian
9. A Ramirez Alvarez vs V Fedoseev  ½-½32 2017 Aeroflot OpenA06 Reti Opening
10. Huzman vs D Dubov  ½-½37 2017 Aeroflot OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. A Indjic vs Kamsky  ½-½64 2017 Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Smirin vs J Vakhidov  1-028 2017 Aeroflot OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. S Sjugirov vs D Gordievsky  0-155 2017 Aeroflot OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. Movsesian vs E Ghaem Maghami  1-049 2017 Aeroflot OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
15. R Svane vs B Adhiban  ½-½36 2017 Aeroflot OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. R Mamedov vs A Zhigalko  ½-½43 2017 Aeroflot OpenB54 Sicilian
17. M Kraemer vs A Korobov  1-052 2017 Aeroflot OpenC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
18. T Harutyunian vs E Alekseev  ½-½35 2017 Aeroflot OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. M Kobalia vs A Esipenko  ½-½28 2017 Aeroflot OpenA14 English
20. S Golubov vs R Buhmann  ½-½27 2017 Aeroflot OpenA08 King's Indian Attack
21. B Lalith vs N Abdusattorov 0-119 2017 Aeroflot OpenE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
22. H Gusain vs K Alekseenko  0-127 2017 Aeroflot OpenB56 Sicilian
23. Kulaots vs Yi Xu  ½-½30 2017 Aeroflot OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
24. Semen Lomasov vs F Bindrich  ½-½17 2017 Aeroflot OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
25. A Tari vs R Praggnanandhaa  1-056 2017 Aeroflot OpenC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 439  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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, it's stronger than Graz Open and it used to be the strongest open tournament in the world.
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  whiteshark: <sonia91>
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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 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+.

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  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:
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  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:

<tamar> I don't think so.

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  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.
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  tamar: Karjakin looks off-form in his two games against Papin and was perhaps lucky to draw the first one.
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  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:

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