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🏆 Aeroflot Open (2005)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Ruslan Ponomariov, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Wang Yue, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Victor Bologan, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Alexander Areshchenko, Alexander Riazantsev, Krishnan Sasikiran, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Akopian, Alexander Motylev, Alexander Beliavsky, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, Emil Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Gabriel Sargissian, Alex Yermolinsky, Yuriy Kuzubov, Sergey Volkov, Gregory Kaidanov, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Mikhail Kobalia, Igor Kurnosov, Vladimir Epishin, Evgeny Postny, Zoltan Gyimesi, Konstantin Sakaev, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Vladislav Tkachiev, Tigran L Petrosian, Gadir Guseinov, Sergei Azarov, Rafael Vaganian, Zviad Izoria, Alexander Lastin, Alexei Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, Sandipan Chanda, Tomi Nyback, Viorel Iordachescu, Erwin L'Ami, Farrukh Amonatov, Robert Kempinski, Dmitry Bocharov, Karen Asrian, Alexander Shabalov, Darmen Sadvakasov, Zhao Jun, Dragan Solak, Pavel Smirnov, Vladimir Belov, Jaan Ehlvest, Valerij Filippov, Vasilios Kotronias, Sergey Erenburg, Suat Atalik, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Tomasz Markowski, Alexander Galkin, Alexander Rustemov, Alberto David, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Oleg Romanishin, Semen I Dvoirys, Kaido Kulaots, Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov, Ashot Anastasian, Igor Alexandre Nataf, Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Yuri Yakovich, Pavel Kotsur, Maxim Sorokin, Valerij Popov, Mohamad Al-Modiahki, Alexei Kornev, Sergey Vladimirovich Ivanov, Evgeny Shaposhnikov, Robert Fontaine, Valeriy Neverov, Alexei Lugovoi, Alexandra Kosteniuk plus 3 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Aeroflot Open (2005)

The 4th Aeroflot Open was a 102-player 9-round Swiss held in Hotel Rossija (Russia), Moscow, from 15-23 February 2005. Because of the huge number of GMs participating the A group was from 2005 on split in two parts, A1 and A2. The A1 group, for players rated above 2549, saw 96 GMs with Etienne Bacrot as top-seed fighting for the $30,000 first prize and a place in the Dortmund tournament in July. Total prize fund (including groups A2, B and C): $175,000. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves and 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 Russian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Committee on Tourism of the Municipality of Moscow. Tournament director: Alexander Bakh. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen.

Emil Davidovich Sutovsky won on tiebreak ahead of Kharlov, Ivanchuk, Motylev and Akopian, all five with 6.5/9. Sutovsky qualified for participation in Dortmund Sparkassen (2005).

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Sutovsky 2669 =71 +97 +58 +56 +52 =02 =04 -03 +08 6 2 Kharlov 2614 +85 +59 +45 +03 =24 =01 +12 =08 -05 6 3 Ivanchuk 2711 +23 +46 +08 -02 =09 =22 +20 +01 =07 6 4 Motylev 2665 +67 =58 =53 +37 =20 +36 =01 =10 +24 6 5 Akopian 2693 +88 =87 +51 =09 =22 =20 =23 +53 +02 6 6 Sorokin 2578 +42 =12 -09 =28 =26 +61 =78 +38 +39 6 7 Bacrot 2715 +70 =38 =49 +26 =10 =09 =22 +56 =03 6 8 Volkov 2612 +74 +96 -03 +77 +16 =24 +56 =02 -01 6 9 Eljanov 2643 =83 +95 +06 =05 =03 =07 +14 =24 =11 6 10 Khalifman 2662 =21 =71 +44 +53 =07 +54 =24 =04 =12 6 11 Radjabov 2667 =73 =83 +29 =13 =32 +68 =45 +52 =09 6 12 Malakhov 2664 +64 =06 =36 =62 +13 +52 -02 +45 =10 6 13 Sargissian 2602 +100 =24 =39 =11 -12 =75 +77 +78 =22 5 14 Wang Yue 2549 =26 =25 -78 +84 +28 +40 -09 =42 +56 5 15 Aronian 2684 =44 +84 -56 +76 =38 =25 =36 +55 =20 5 16 Van Wely 2679 =97 +76 +38 =20 -08 +71 =55 =22 =25 5 17 Tregubov 2629 -52 =53 +xx =71 =37 +80 =25 +36 =23 5 18 Kempinski 2624 =37 =94 =80 =72 -71 +60 +58 =21 +54 5 19 Ghaem Maghami 2623 =65 -37 =74 =21 +96 =57 +71 =54 +52 5 20 Ni Hua 2625 +90 +89 =52 =16 =04 =05 -03 +31 =15 5 21 Belov 2582 =10 =48 -22 =19 +92 +34 =35 =18 +49 5 22 Kobalia 2634 =94 =80 +21 +57 =05 =03 =07 =16 =13 5 23 Riazantsev 2596 -03 +30 =60 =61 +91 +41 =05 =39 =17 5 24 Bologan 2683 +101 =13 +87 +63 =02 =08 =10 =09 -04 5 25 Bu Xiangzhi 2607 =60 =14 =55 +86 =35 =15 =17 +33 =16 5 26 Asrian 2602 =14 =60 +59 -07 =06 =63 +66 =35 +48 5 27 Naiditsch 2623 +54 -45 =89 =67 +73 -55 =29 +81 +53 5 28 Iordachescu 2615 -89 =90 +82 =06 -14 =66 +65 +73 +45 5 29 Minasian 2586 =77 =35 -11 +99 =61 =58 =27 +79 =42 5 30 Erenburg 2551 -46 -23 =43 +97 -76 +xx =87 +88 +78 5 31 Karjakin 2599 =91 +99 -41 +96 =42 =78 =38 -20 +75 5 32 Timofeev 2619 =72 =57 +94 =39 =11 =53 -52 +74 =37 5

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Previous: Aeroflot Open (2004). Next (and for the first time in the Izmailovo Hotel Gamma-Delta): Aeroflot Open (2006)

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 365  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Filippov vs Kuzubov  ½-½392005Aeroflot OpenA28 English
2. K Asrian vs Wang Yue  ½-½262005Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
3. L'Ami vs G Sargissian  0-1472005Aeroflot OpenE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
4. F Amonatov vs Van Wely ½-½242005Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
5. Yermolinsky vs R Kempinski  ½-½602005Aeroflot OpenE70 King's Indian
6. Ni Hua vs T Markowski 1-0322005Aeroflot OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
7. Areshchenko vs P Tregubov 1-0532005Aeroflot OpenB32 Sicilian
8. Kaidanov vs A David  0-1632005Aeroflot OpenE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
9. A Kornev vs M Kobalia  ½-½262005Aeroflot OpenC45 Scotch Game
10. Sadvakasov vs S V Ivanov  1-0372005Aeroflot OpenB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
11. Bu Xiangzhi vs S Chanda  ½-½432005Aeroflot OpenE61 King's Indian
12. V Iordachescu vs R Vasquez Schroeder  0-1532005Aeroflot OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Erenburg vs Fedorov  0-1462005Aeroflot OpenB32 Sicilian
14. I Kurnosov vs Z Gyimesi  1-0262005Aeroflot OpenC51 Evans Gambit
15. Wojtaszek vs Z Izoria  ½-½252005Aeroflot OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
16. S Azarov vs Ehlvest  ½-½392005Aeroflot OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. Shabalov vs A Lugovoi  0-1332005Aeroflot OpenB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
18. F Berkes vs E Postny  1-0452005Aeroflot OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
19. Efimenko vs Zhao Jun  1-0342005Aeroflot OpenC15 French, Winawer
20. Kotsur vs Nepomniachtchi  1-0672005Aeroflot OpenD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
21. M Roiz vs A Timofeev  ½-½252005Aeroflot OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Kosteniuk vs Karjakin  ½-½442005Aeroflot OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
23. G Guseinov vs Beliavsky  ½-½302005Aeroflot OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Eljanov vs Kulaots  ½-½662005Aeroflot OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. E Shaposhnikov vs P Smirnov  ½-½422005Aeroflot OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 365  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-23-05  aragorn69: Is Sutovski definitely qualified for Dortmund ? What is the tie-break rule ??
Feb-24-05  suenteus po 147: I'm a little new to the whole tournament circuit thing. Do I understand correctly the winner of Aeroflot has an automatic invitation to Dortmund? Where is Dortmund? How else does one qualify for Dortmund? What makes Dortmund one of the "big three?"
Feb-24-05  iron maiden: <suenteus po 147>

1. Dortmund is in Germany.

2 & 3. Dortmund is the third-biggest tournament of the year; clearly behind Corus and Linares, but ahead of everything else. It usually contains most of the top five players, plus two or three outsiders--the winner of Aeroflot, the top German, and one of the child prodigies. A sampling of past line-ups: 2003 had Bologan, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Radjabov and local player Naiditsch, and last year featured Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Svidler, Bologan, Rublevsky, Naiditsch and Karjakin.

Feb-24-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: My prediction which I posted on the Shakhriyar Mamedyarov page was Ivanchuk, Sutovsky and Bacrot. I'm happy that two of the three made it into the first three. Sutovsky is a great attacking player. It's fun to play over his games.
Feb-24-05  ARMENIA: Armenia now has two 2700 players ! That's an improvement ! Of course Vaganian wasn't in his best form after the Olymiad but it is interesting to see that almost all of the Armenian players had positive improvments. Regards
Feb-24-05  suenteus po 147: <iron maiden> Thanks for the answers. So Sutovsky is in. Who else will attend? Naiditsch no doubt, and probably Anand, Kramnik, Leko, and Bologan (if the last two years are any indication). Does anyone know when it starts?
Feb-24-05  iron maiden: Usually it takes place from late July to early August; not sure about the exact date for this year.
Feb-25-05  Maroczy: Will chessgames post games from the 9th round?
Feb-25-05  ranchogrande: great tournament ! Seems like chess isnt played all out (Are you listen Bobby?).. And one game , folks , will in MHO go down History Lane .And it is <Aronian- Popov> , from the 4th round.A strong contender for game of the year.Really fireworks !Bravo Aronian!!
Feb-25-05  Maroczy: Once again: will the 9th round be posted?
Feb-26-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Sorry, until http://www.aeroflotchess.com/ puts the PGN online we won't have them either. Check back later today.
Feb-27-05  Sequoia: Why are the games of the last round not available?
Mar-02-05  ENERGY1: Where are Ponomariov's games with Yakovich, Kotronias, and Gyimesi?
Mar-03-05  Maroczy: Chessgames: ICC has some 9th round games available, can you import those?
Mar-03-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: <Maroczy> Happy Birthday! (-;
Mar-03-05  Maroczy: <cu8sfan> Thanks. I just like his games and the era he played, it's not a cult thing:).
Mar-03-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Open Defence: is it Geza MAroczy's b'day ? or the User Maroczy ?
Mar-03-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: According to http://www.chesscafe.com/ it's Geza Maroczy's 135th birthday.

<Maroczy> Your avatar goes very nicely with that time. I like the fact that's your Holmes is not smoking the calabash people usually associate with him. That image of Holmes was made popular through a movie. Conan Doyle never specified what kind of pipe Holmes was using.

Mar-03-05  Maroczy: <cu8sfan> I like the Basil Rathbone Holmes films; I recently bought " The Hound of the Baskervilles ", my favorite. That's when Hollywood made decent movies with good actors. There are good films today but I like the 30's & 40's films. How about Greer Garson? I haven't seen anyone that's even close in contemporary films. Just my opinion, don't mean nuthin'.
Mar-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: We finally received the round 9 games of the Aeroflot open.
Mar-09-05  yoozum: Aeroflot is a horrible company. Their fleet is primarily composed of planes from the 70's. I had some unpleasant experiences with them several years ago.
Mar-10-05  azaris: They're a good methaphor for the chess played in the tournament:

Often a bit shoddy but never a dull moment.

Jul-03-11  checkmateyourmove: how do i view the standings for this tourney? or any one have the top 3 finishers here?
Jul-04-11  Albertan: Checkmateyourmove The tournament was won by Sutovksy on a tie-break over Ivanchuk: see: http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_...
Mar-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Some missing games:

Nataf - Volkov 0-1 (rd. 1 Feb 15)
Iordacesku - Wang Yue 0-1 (rd. 5 Feb 19)
Yermolinsky . Tregubov 1/2 (rd. 5)
Naiditsch - Ganguly 1-0 (rd. 5)
Sadvakasov - Minasian 1/2 (rd. 5)
Ponomariov - Lastin 1/2 (rd. 5)

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