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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, Ruslan Ponomariov, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Wang Yue, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Krishnan Sasikiran, Alexander Areshchenko, Alexander Riazantsev, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Alexander Beliavsky, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Evgeny Najer, Ferenc Berkes, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexey Vladislavovich Yermolinsky, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Sergey Volkov, Gregory Kaidanov, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Mikhail Kobalia, Igor Kurnosov, Vladimir Viktorovich Epishin, Evgeny Postny, Zoltan Gyimesi, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Sergei Azarov, Gadir Guseinov, Rafael Vaganian, Zviad Izoria, Alexander Lastin, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Tomi Nyback, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, Viorel Iordachescu, Farrukh Amonatov, Robert Kempinski, Dmitry Bocharov, Karen Asrian, Alexander Shabalov, Darmen Sadvakasov, Pavel Smirnov, Vladimir Belov, Dragan Solak, Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest, Vasilios Kotronias, Valerij Filippov, Sergey Erenburg, Suat Atalik, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Tomasz Markowski, Alexander Galkin, Alexander Rustemov, Alberto David, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Semen Isaakovich Dvoirys, Kaido Kulaots, Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov, Ashot Gamletovich Anastasian, Igor Alexandre Nataf, Pavel Mikhailovich Kotsur, Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Yuri Rafailovich Yakovich, Maxim Ilyich Sorokin, Valerij Sergeyevich Popov, Mohamad Al-Modiahki, Alexei Kornev, Sergey Vladimirovich Ivanov, Evgeny Shaposhnikov, Valery Konstantinovich Neverov, Alexei Lugovoi, Rodrigo Rafael Vasquez Schroeder, Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yermolinsky vs R Kempinski  ½-½602005Aeroflot OpenE70 King's Indian
2. V Malakhov vs Y R Yakovich  1-0752005Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
3. V Belov vs Khalifman  ½-½672005Aeroflot OpenC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. E Najer vs Anastasian 0-1602005Aeroflot OpenC10 French
5. V K Neverov vs E Ghaem Maghami  ½-½322005Aeroflot OpenE12 Queen's Indian
6. Naiditsch vs T L Petrosian 1-0262005Aeroflot OpenB54 Sicilian
7. E Shaposhnikov vs P Smirnov  ½-½422005Aeroflot OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. Eljanov vs Kulaots  ½-½662005Aeroflot OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. G Guseinov vs Beliavsky  ½-½302005Aeroflot OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
10. Sadvakasov vs S V Ivanov  1-0372005Aeroflot OpenB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
11. A Kornev vs M Kobalia  ½-½262005Aeroflot OpenC45 Scotch Game
12. Kaidanov vs A David  0-1632005Aeroflot OpenE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
13. Areshchenko vs P Tregubov 1-0532005Aeroflot OpenB32 Sicilian
14. Ni Hua vs T Markowski 1-0322005Aeroflot OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
15. Kotronias vs Motylev 0-1422005Aeroflot OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. Radjabov vs Ganguly  ½-½222005Aeroflot OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
17. D Bocharov vs Sutovsky  ½-½372005Aeroflot OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
18. F Amonatov vs Van Wely ½-½242005Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
19. V Zvjaginsev vs M I Sorokin 0-1312005Aeroflot OpenA15 English
20. Tseshkovsky vs Sasikiran 1-0392005Aeroflot OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
21. Mamedyarov vs M Al-Modiahki 1-0402005Aeroflot OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Jakovenko vs Bacrot  0-1432005Aeroflot OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
23. Ivanchuk vs A Riazantsev 1-0402005Aeroflot OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. D Solak vs Ponomariov ½-½662005Aeroflot OpenB10 Caro-Kann
25. Akopian vs Dvoirys 1-0562005Aeroflot OpenA15 English
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Feb-23-05  iron maiden: Congratulations to Sutovsky, taking first place against all odds: he had to win as black, Kharlov had to lose, and Ivanchuk, as white, had to lose or draw. How many other players would have just taken an early draw and gotten out of there?

In any case, it'll be interesting to watch how he fares at Dortmund this summer.

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.

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  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?
Premium Chessgames Member Sorry, until 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?
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  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  Open Defence: is it Geza MAroczy's b'day ? or the User Maroczy ?
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  cu8sfan: According to 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'.
Premium Chessgames Member 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?
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  Albertan: Checkmateyourmove The tournament was won by Sutovksy on a tie-break over Ivanchuk: see:
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