|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 Vladimirovich 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 17; games 1-25 of 406
|1. Lautier vs Yurtaev
|| ||1-0||25||2004||Aeroflot Open||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|2. A Shomoev vs Jakovenko
|| ||½-½||49||2004||Aeroflot Open||B33 Sicilian|
|3. F Berkes vs A Alavkin
|| ||1-0||43||2004||Aeroflot Open||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|4. J Geller vs E Inarkiev
|| ||0-1||57||2004||Aeroflot Open||B06 Robatsch|
|5. A Iljin vs R Felgaer
|| ||½-½||27||2004||Aeroflot Open||A04 Reti Opening|
|6. A Volokitin vs E Sapunov
|| ||1-0||38||2004||Aeroflot Open||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|7. B Socko vs Blatny
|| ||1-0||48||2004||Aeroflot Open||B15 Caro-Kann|
|8. Y Kruppa vs A Dreev
|| ||½-½||42||2004||Aeroflot Open||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|9. E Alekseev vs Balashov
|| ||1-0||61||2004||Aeroflot Open||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|10. G A Timoshenko vs N Mamedov
|| ||½-½||39||2004||Aeroflot Open||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|11. Cherniaev vs Filippov
|| ||0-1||40||2004||Aeroflot Open||C02 French, Advance|
|12. Zhang Pengxiang vs Rublevsky
|| ||0-1||72||2004||Aeroflot Open||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|13. N Das vs Areshchenko
|| ||½-½||77||2004||Aeroflot Open||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|14. S Sulskis vs Carlsen
|| ||1-0||36||2004||Aeroflot Open||A17 English|
|15. T Kosintseva vs Kulaots
|| ||0-1||31||2004||Aeroflot Open||B27 Sicilian|
|16. Sasikiran vs V Kosyrev
|| ||1-0||41||2004||Aeroflot Open||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|17. S Zhigalko vs K Asrian
|| ||0-1||33||2004||Aeroflot Open||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|18. A Rustemov vs P Kostenko
|| ||1-0||31||2004||Aeroflot Open||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|19. A Korobov vs Zhao Xue
|| ||1-0||38||2004||Aeroflot Open||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|20. A V Kharitonov vs T Thorhallsson
|| ||½-½||50||2004||Aeroflot Open||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|21. Karjakin vs L Ravi
|| ||1-0||48||2004||Aeroflot Open||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|22. Y Xu vs Dvoirys
|| ||0-1||45||2004||Aeroflot Open||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|23. V Malakhov vs Grigoriants
|| ||½-½||58||2004||Aeroflot Open||A15 English|
|24. Obukhov vs M I Sorokin
|| ||0-1||96||2004||Aeroflot Open||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|25. P M Kotsur vs C Marzolo
|| ||1-0||56||2004||Aeroflot Open||A27 English, Three Knights System|
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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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