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Aeroflot Open Tournament

Viktor Antonovich Bologan7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Peter Svidler7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Evgeny Najer2.5/4(+1 -0 =3)[games]
Alexander Galkin1.5/3(+0 -0 =3)[games]
Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky2/4(+0 -0 =4)[games]
Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev3/5(+1 -0 =4)[games]
Aleksey Dreev3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Pavel Smirnov1/2(+1 -1 =0)[games]
Mikhail Vitalyevich Ulibin2/3(+1 -0 =2)[games]
Sergey Dolmatov2.5/5(+0 -0 =5)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko3/5(+1 -0 =4)[games]
Bu Xiangzhi3.5/5(+2 -0 =3)[games]
Stanislav Savchenko0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Merab Gagunashvili1/3(+1 -2 =0)[games]
Emil Davidovich Sutovsky5.5/8(+3 -0 =5)[games]
Gregory Kaidanov2/3(+2 -1 =0)[games]
Alexei Lugovoi0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Valerij Sergeyevich Popov0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Alexander Morozevich3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov1/2(+0 -0 =2)[games]
Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
Georgy Anatolyevich Timoshenko0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Oleg Romanishin1/1(+1 -0 =0)[games]
Igor Alexandre Nataf0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Darmen Sadvakasov1/1(+1 -0 =0)[games]
Konstantin Zaivelevich Lerner0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Zahar Efimenko1.5/4(+0 -1 =3)[games]
* (92 players total; 63 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Aeroflot Open (2003)

The 2nd Aeroflot Open was a 201-player Swiss held in Hotel Rossija (Russia), Moscow, 11-19 February 2003. The A group, for players rated above 2400, saw 143 GMs with Alexander Grischuk as top-seed fighting for the EUR 25,000 first prize and a place in the Dortmund tournament in July. Total prize fund (including groups B and C): EUR 150,000. Time controls: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 60 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 30 more minutes till the end of the game. The organizers were Aeroflot - Russian Airlines, the Association of Chess Federations (of Northwest Russia) and the Committee on Tourism of the Municipality of Moscow. Chief organizer and tournament director: Alexander Bakh. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen. The organizers provided about 94 pgn's + scanned scoresheets for almost all games.

Viktor Antonovich Bologan won on tiebreak ahead of Aleksandrov, Fedorov and Svidler, all four with 7/9. Bologan qualified for Dortmund Sparkassen (2003) (which he also won).

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 page 2 of 5; games 26-50 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. S Vokarev vs Shabalov  ½-½412003Aeroflot OpenB32 Sicilian
27. Beshukov vs B Avrukh  ½-½412003Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
28. Van Wely vs E Inarkiev  1-0412003Aeroflot OpenE97 King's Indian
29. Sutovsky vs Dvoirys 1-0262003Aeroflot OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
30. Svidler vs S Halkias  ½-½472003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
31. Fedorov vs A Dreev ½-½182003Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
32. Bu Xiangzhi vs V Chuchelov  ½-½422003Aeroflot OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
33. Bologan vs P Smirnov 1-0372003Aeroflot OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
34. Eljanov vs A G Aleksandrov 0-1562003Aeroflot OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
35. A Galkin vs Dolmatov  ½-½112003Aeroflot OpenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
36. A Moiseenko vs M Gagunashvili  1-0842003Aeroflot OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
37. V Zvjaginsev vs V S Popov  1-0472003Aeroflot OpenA27 English, Three Knights System
38. E Inarkiev vs M Roiz  ½-½182003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
39. A Deviatkin vs Eljanov  1-0512003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
40. O Alexandrova vs Svidler  0-1462003Aeroflot OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
41. Granda Zuniga vs Romanishin  0-1262003Aeroflot OpenA13 English
42. Grischuk vs Jakovenko  ½-½972003Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
43. A G Aleksandrov vs Efimenko  ½-½382003Aeroflot OpenE73 King's Indian
44. Fressinet vs Van Wely  ½-½362003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
45. A Moiseenko vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½152003Aeroflot OpenD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
46. Dolmatov vs Sakaev  ½-½202003Aeroflot OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
47. E Najer vs Bologan  ½-½232003Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
48. V Chuchelov vs Sutovsky  ½-½282003Aeroflot OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
49. V Zvjaginsev vs E Najer  ½-½232003Aeroflot OpenA16 English
50. Dolmatov vs A Dreev  ½-½312003Aeroflot OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
 page 2 of 5; games 26-50 of 109  PGN Download
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Jan-30-07  positionalgenius: Bologan finished ahead of prominent players like Morozevich,Grischuk,Aronian and Svidler to qualify for the 2003 Dortmund tournament. He ended up winning it.
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  Tabanus: Lots of missing games. Of which some are perhaps still available from the Java links at

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