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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 5 of 5; games 101-109 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
101. Svidler vs Kaidanov 1-0542003Aeroflot OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
102. A Galkin vs A Dreev  ½-½82003Aeroflot OpenB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
103. Bologan vs Granda Zuniga 1-0322003Aeroflot OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
104. E Najer vs Smirin  1-0402003Aeroflot OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
105. Morozevich vs Mamedyarov ½-½422003Aeroflot OpenC42 Petrov Defense
106. Sveshnikov vs V Malakhov  0-1332003Aeroflot OpenE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
107. Sutovsky vs Dolmatov  ½-½192003Aeroflot OpenC11 French
108. A Moiseenko vs Bu Xiangzhi  ½-½202003Aeroflot OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
109. Y R Yakovich vs A Poluljahov  1-0462003Aeroflot OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 5 of 5; games 101-109 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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