|Aeroflot Open (2004)|
The 3rd Aeroflot Open was a 203-player Swiss held in Hotel Rossija (Russia), Moscow, 17-25 February 2004. The A group, for players rated above 2400, saw 132 GMs with Vladimir Malakhov 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 control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 60 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 61. The organizers were Aeroflot, the Association of Chess Federations and the Committee on Tourism of the Municipality of Moscow. Tournament directors: Alexander Bakh and Alexander Borisovich Roshal. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen.
Sergei Rublevsky won on tiebreak ahead of Vaganian and Filippov, all three with 7/9. Rublevsky qualified for participation in Dortmund Sparkassen (2004).
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| page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 534
|1. F Bellini vs A Moiseenko
|| ||0-1||32||2004||Aeroflot Open||B30 Sicilian|
|2. G Sargissian vs L Pantsulaia
|| ||½-½||47||2004||Aeroflot Open||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|3. Kaidanov vs R Ovetchkin
||1-0||29||2004||Aeroflot Open||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|4. A Ramirez Alvarez vs Sadvakasov
||0-1||24||2004||Aeroflot Open||E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6|
|5. Annakov vs S Volkov
||0-1||28||2004||Aeroflot Open||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|6. Mamedyarov vs S Zagrebelny
||1-0||40||2004||Aeroflot Open||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|7. B Grachev vs P Tregubov
||0-1||42||2004||Aeroflot Open||A57 Benko Gambit|
|8. S Matveeva vs Vaganian
|| ||0-1||78||2004||Aeroflot Open||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. Motylev vs M Godena
||0-1||53||2004||Aeroflot Open||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Khenkin vs A Minasian
|| ||1-0||32||2004||Aeroflot Open||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|11. Beshukov vs Van Wely
||0-1||32||2004||Aeroflot Open||B33 Sicilian|
|12. Wu Wenjin vs Tkachiev
|| ||½-½||41||2004||Aeroflot Open||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|13. G Vescovi vs S Novikov
||0-1||40||2004||Aeroflot Open||B30 Sicilian|
|14. Smirin vs S Belkhodja
|| ||1-0||18||2004||Aeroflot Open||C41 Philidor Defense|
|15. Kharlov vs A Deviatkin
|| ||½-½||35||2004||Aeroflot Open||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|16. Kholmov vs T Markowski
|| ||0-1||39||2004||Aeroflot Open||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|17. R Pogorelov vs A Korotylev
|| ||½-½||48||2004||Aeroflot Open||A15 English|
|18. S Chanda vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||26||2004||Aeroflot Open||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|19. P Acs vs Tomashevsky
|| ||0-1||40||2004||Aeroflot Open||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|20. Li Shilong vs Bacrot
|| ||0-1||40||2004||Aeroflot Open||B32 Sicilian|
|21. A Zhigalko vs A Huzman
|| ||1-0||35||2004||Aeroflot Open||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|22. A Lastin vs H Olafsson
|| ||1-0||38||2004||Aeroflot Open||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|23. P Maletin vs K Spraggett
|| ||½-½||86||2004||Aeroflot Open||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|24. S Sulskis vs Carlsen
||1-0||36||2004||Aeroflot Open||A17 English|
|25. Lagno vs Bu Xiangzhi
|| ||½-½||50||2004||Aeroflot Open||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
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|Feb-22-04|| ||chessgames.com: By popular demand, here are some games from the Aeroflot open. We'll be updating this page as more games become available.|
The game scores haven't been reviewed yet for errors, so there are probably a few.
|Feb-22-04|| ||ruylopez900: Well I must say the Aeroflot Open was much more exciting then Linares has been. Maybe those super GMs could take a lesson from these IMs and "lesser" GMs |
|Feb-23-04|| ||shr0pshire: Thank you chessgames.com. You made my week by posting another tourney. I was just getting too frustrated with Linares. |
|Feb-23-04|| ||Paul123: I was looking at some of the games on the official Aeroflot web site and thinking the same thing as both of you. |
Now here is fighting chess I thought to myself!
|Feb-25-04|| ||Cecil Brown: The Aeroflot festival has now finished with a three way tie for first between Rublevsky,Vaganian and Filippov all on 7/9.|
They finished 1,2 and 3 in the order I've given on tiebreak.
A good result for the veteran Armenian Rafael Vaganian, now in his 50's. He's played a couple of nice QGD and French games in this tournament too.
|Feb-25-04|| ||equanimus: Bologan ended in place 166! |
|Feb-26-04|| ||Richard3: Magnus Carlsen continues his remarkable progress. Carlsen - Shaposhnikov may be a candidate for the future book, "How to Beat Magnus Carlsen." |
|Mar-01-04|| ||AdrianP: I wasn't able to follow the Aeroflot festival... would anyone be kind enough to post a list of interesting games from it here? |
|Mar-23-04|| ||ruylopez900: Congrats to all the players, especially Canadians Kevin Spraggett and Mark Bluvshtein who placed fairly well. |
|Mar-23-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: AdrianP, chessbase has a candidate list of "most beautiful games" from Aeroflot 2004. Entirely subjective of course. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... |
|Mar-24-04|| ||AdrianP: Cheers, Benjamin |
|Apr-12-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: I created a collection with the 16 games that were commended so that people can review them conveniently. Game Collection: Aeroflot 2004 Gems |
|Mar-19-20|| ||Tabanus: Some missing games:
Vaganian vs Alexander Ivanov 1/2 (rd. 2 Feb 18)
Markowski vs Wu Wenjin 1-0 (rd. 4 Feb 20)
Checkov vs Motylev 0-1 (rd. 2 Feb 18)
Motylev vs Thorhallson 1-0 (rd. 3 Feb 19)
Olafsson vs Ni Hua 1-0 (rd. 4 Feb 20)
Olafsson vs Sulskis 1-0 (rd. 8 Feb 24)
Ni Hua vs Ara Minasian 0-1 (rd. 7 Feb 23)
Efimenko vs Sargissian 1/2 (rd. 7 Feb 23)
Li Shilong vs Felgaer 0-1 (rd. 5 Feb 21)
Timoshenko vs Iljin 1-0 (rd. 7 Feb 23)
Areshchenko vs Chuprov 1/2 (rd. 2 Feb 18)
Nidjat Mamedov vs Areshchenko 1/2 (rd. 8 Feb 24)
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