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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 2; games 1-25 of 35  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Zvjaginsev vs A Riazantsev 1-0292003Aeroflot OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
2. Bologan vs S Halkias  1-0462003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
3. Van Wely vs A Kovchan 1-0502003Aeroflot OpenD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. Morozevich vs S Savchenko 1-0252003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
5. P Smirnov vs N V Vlassov  1-0612003Aeroflot OpenB01 Scandinavian
6. Kharlov vs Iskusnyh  1-0212003Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. M Gagunashvili vs Morozevich  1-0402003Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Sutovsky vs A Goloshchapov 1-0372003Aeroflot OpenC18 French, Winawer
9. Sadvakasov vs Korotylev  1-0332003Aeroflot OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. B Avrukh vs I Kurnosov  1-0402003Aeroflot OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
11. Van Wely vs E Inarkiev  1-0412003Aeroflot OpenE97 King's Indian
12. Sutovsky vs Dvoirys 1-0262003Aeroflot OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. V Zvjaginsev vs V S Popov  1-0472003Aeroflot OpenA27 English, Three Knights System
14. Bologan vs P Smirnov 1-0372003Aeroflot OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. A Moiseenko vs M Gagunashvili  1-0842003Aeroflot OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. A Deviatkin vs Eljanov  1-0512003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
17. Sakaev vs Z Izoria  1-0362003Aeroflot OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Jakovenko vs E Postny  1-0582003Aeroflot OpenC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
19. M Roiz vs A Shariyazdanov  1-0462003Aeroflot OpenE15 Queen's Indian
20. A G Aleksandrov vs A Lugovoi 1-0352003Aeroflot OpenE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
21. R Kempinski vs Van Wely  1-0602003Aeroflot OpenD71 Neo-Grunfeld
22. B Avrukh vs N V Vlassov  1-0362003Aeroflot OpenA50 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Van Wely vs S Chanda  1-0442003Aeroflot OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Bologan vs V Milov  1-0582003Aeroflot OpenB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
25. Svidler vs R Kempinski 1-0382003Aeroflot OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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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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