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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.)

Chessgames.com 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).

Regulations: https://web.archive.org/web/2003040...
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ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/games...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/isn-t...
Aeroflot: https://web.archive.org/web/2003040...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zagrebelny vs Grischuk ½-½502003Aeroflot OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
2. G A Timoshenko vs V Malakhov  ½-½422003Aeroflot OpenB32 Sicilian
3. Svidler vs V Belov  ½-½352003Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. V Kosyrev vs A Dreev  ½-½222003Aeroflot OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. A Poluljahov vs Sutovsky  ½-½392003Aeroflot OpenA28 English
6. Balashov vs Svidler  ½-½242003Aeroflot OpenA16 English
7. S V Ivanov vs Smirin  ½-½292003Aeroflot OpenE97 King's Indian
8. Sakaev vs M Brodsky  ½-½132003Aeroflot OpenE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
9. Dvoirys vs Van Wely  ½-½252003Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
10. Jakovenko vs Rublevsky  ½-½382003Aeroflot OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. Beshukov vs B Avrukh  ½-½412003Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
12. S Vokarev vs Shabalov  ½-½412003Aeroflot OpenB32 Sicilian
13. Svidler vs S Halkias  ½-½472003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
14. A Galkin vs Dolmatov  ½-½112003Aeroflot OpenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
15. Bu Xiangzhi vs V Chuchelov  ½-½422003Aeroflot OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
16. Fedorov vs A Dreev ½-½182003Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. E Inarkiev vs M Roiz  ½-½182003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
18. V Chuchelov vs Sutovsky  ½-½282003Aeroflot OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. E Najer vs Bologan  ½-½232003Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. Dolmatov vs Sakaev  ½-½202003Aeroflot OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Grischuk vs Jakovenko  ½-½972003Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
22. A G Aleksandrov vs Efimenko  ½-½382003Aeroflot OpenE73 King's Indian
23. Fressinet vs Van Wely  ½-½362003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
24. A Moiseenko vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½152003Aeroflot OpenD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. V Zvjaginsev vs E Najer  ½-½232003Aeroflot OpenA16 English
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
Mar-18-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Lots of missing games. Of which some are perhaps still available from the Java links at https://web.archive.org/web/2003040...

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