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Aeroflot Open Tournament

Emil Sutovsky6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Andrei Kharlov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Vasyl Ivanchuk6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Motylev6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Vladimir Akopian6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Maxim Sorokin6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Etienne Bacrot6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Sergey Volkov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Pavel Eljanov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Khalifman6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Teimour Radjabov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Vladimir Malakhov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Wang Yue5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Levon Aronian5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Loek van Wely5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Pavel Tregubov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Robert Kempinski5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Ehsan Ghaem Maghami5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Ni Hua5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Vladimir Belov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Victor Bologan5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Bu Xiangzhi5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Karen Asrian5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Viorel Iordachescu5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Artashes Minasian5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Sergey Erenburg5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Sergey Karjakin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Artyom Timofeev5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
* (102 players total; 70 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

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 6½ 2 Kharlov 2614 +85 +59 +45 +03 =24 =01 +12 =08 -05 6½ 3 Ivanchuk 2711 +23 +46 +08 -02 =09 =22 +20 +01 =07 6½ 4 Motylev 2665 +67 =58 =53 +37 =20 +36 =01 =10 +24 6½ 5 Akopian 2693 +88 =87 +51 =09 =22 =20 =23 +53 +02 6½ 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 5½ 14 Wang Yue 2549 =26 =25 -78 +84 +28 +40 -09 =42 +56 5½ 15 Aronian 2684 =44 +84 -56 +76 =38 =25 =36 +55 =20 5½ 16 Van Wely 2679 =97 +76 +38 =20 -08 +71 =55 =22 =25 5½ 17 Tregubov 2629 -52 =53 +xx =71 =37 +80 =25 +36 =23 5½ 18 Kempinski 2624 =37 =94 =80 =72 -71 +60 +58 =21 +54 5½ 19 Ghaem Maghami 2623 =65 -37 =74 =21 +96 =57 +71 =54 +52 5½ 20 Ni Hua 2625 +90 +89 =52 =16 =04 =05 -03 +31 =15 5½ 21 Belov 2582 =10 =48 -22 =19 +92 +34 =35 =18 +49 5½ 22 Kobalia 2634 =94 =80 +21 +57 =05 =03 =07 =16 =13 5½ 23 Riazantsev 2596 -03 +30 =60 =61 +91 +41 =05 =39 =17 5½ 24 Bologan 2683 +101 =13 +87 +63 =02 =08 =10 =09 -04 5½ 25 Bu Xiangzhi 2607 =60 =14 =55 +86 =35 =15 =17 +33 =16 5½ 26 Asrian 2602 =14 =60 +59 -07 =06 =63 +66 =35 +48 5½ 27 Naiditsch 2623 +54 -45 =89 =67 +73 -55 =29 +81 +53 5½ 28 Iordachescu 2615 -89 =90 +82 =06 -14 =66 +65 +73 +45 5½ 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 16; games 1-25 of 389  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zvjaginsev vs M Sorokin 0-1312005Aeroflot OpenA15 English
2. Tseshkovsky vs Sasikiran 1-0392005Aeroflot OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. Mamedyarov vs M Al-Modiahki 1-0402005Aeroflot OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Jakovenko vs Bacrot  0-1432005Aeroflot OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
5. Ivanchuk vs A Riazantsev 1-0402005Aeroflot OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. D Solak vs Ponomariov ½-½662005Aeroflot OpenB10 Caro-Kann
7. V Akopian vs Dvoirys 1-0562005Aeroflot OpenA15 English
8. A Galkin vs Aronian  ½-½222005Aeroflot OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Bologan vs A Ivanov 1-0372005Aeroflot OpenC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
10. Sakaev vs A Lastin 1-0372005Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. V Popov vs Tkachiev  ½-½512005Aeroflot OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Vaganian vs Minasian  ½-½172005Aeroflot OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. D Bocharov vs Sutovsky  ½-½372005Aeroflot OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
14. Radjabov vs Ganguly  ½-½222005Aeroflot OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
15. Kotronias vs Motylev 0-1422005Aeroflot OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. V Malakhov vs Yakovich  1-0752005Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. V Belov vs Khalifman  ½-½672005Aeroflot OpenC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. E Najer vs A Anastasian 0-1602005Aeroflot OpenC10 French
19. Neverov vs E Ghaem Maghami  ½-½322005Aeroflot OpenE12 Queen's Indian
20. Naiditsch vs T L Petrosian 1-0262005Aeroflot OpenB54 Sicilian
21. E Shaposhnikov vs P Smirnov  ½-½422005Aeroflot OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. Eljanov vs Kulaots  ½-½662005Aeroflot OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. G Guseinov vs Beliavsky  ½-½302005Aeroflot OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Sadvakasov vs S Ivanov  1-0372005Aeroflot OpenB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
25. A Kornev vs M Kobalia  ½-½262005Aeroflot OpenC45 Scotch Game
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 389  PGN Download
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Feb-23-05  aragorn69: Is Sutovski definitely qualified for Dortmund ? What is the tie-break rule ??
Feb-24-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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  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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