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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 1 of 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Guliev vs Granda Zuniga  0-1112003Aeroflot OpenA60 Benoni Defense
2. O Danielian vs A G Aleksandrov  0-1282003Aeroflot OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
3. Adianto vs V Zvjaginsev 0-1672003Aeroflot OpenB40 Sicilian
4. D Sharavdorj vs Bu Xiangzhi  0-1482003Aeroflot OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Shabalov vs Kulaots 0-1472003Aeroflot OpenE12 Queen's Indian
6. Eljanov vs A G Aleksandrov 0-1562003Aeroflot OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. Granda Zuniga vs Romanishin  0-1262003Aeroflot OpenA13 English
8. O Alexandrova vs Svidler  0-1462003Aeroflot OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
9. A Poluljahov vs V Milov  0-1272003Aeroflot OpenE70 King's Indian
10. Efimenko vs Kaidanov  0-1392003Aeroflot OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. Morozevich vs Anastasian 0-1312003Aeroflot OpenC10 French
12. Van Wely vs Ulibin 0-1392003Aeroflot OpenA90 Dutch
13. Zagrebelny vs Morozevich 0-1332003Aeroflot OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
14. A Ramirez Alvarez vs Yurtaev  0-1192003Aeroflot OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. M Gagunashvili vs Sutovsky  0-1532003Aeroflot OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
16. A Berelowitsch vs Svidler 0-1332003Aeroflot OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. V Zvjaginsev vs A G Aleksandrov 0-1202003Aeroflot OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M M Kazhgaleyev vs Fedorov  0-1632003Aeroflot OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Jobava vs Granda Zuniga 0-1402003Aeroflot OpenC52 Evans Gambit
20. P M Kotsur vs Morozevich 0-1392003Aeroflot OpenA22 English
21. Fressinet vs Svidler  0-1342003Aeroflot OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. T Hillarp Persson vs A Ramirez Alvarez  0-1462003Aeroflot OpenA57 Benko Gambit
23. Sveshnikov vs V Malakhov  0-1332003Aeroflot OpenE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
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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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