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Aeroflot Open Tournament

Etienne Bacrot6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Zhou Jianchao6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Borki Predojevic6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Igor Kurnosov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Potkin6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Arman Pashikian6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sergei Yudin5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Zhou Weiqi5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Anton Filippov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Ildar Khairullin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Zaven Andriasian5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Pavel Mikhailovich Kotsur5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Yuriy Ajrapetjan5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Aleksey Dreev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Farrukh Amonatov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Ilya Yulyevich Smirin5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Alexander Huzman5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Andrey Zhigalko5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Sergej Dyachkov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
* (78 players total; 49 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Aeroflot Open (2009)

The 8th Aeroflot Open took place in the Izmailovo Hotel Gamma-Delta in Moscow, Russia, 17-25 February 2009. The A1 Open, for players rated 2550 and above, saw Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (who left after Round 6) as top-seed fighting for the EUR 21,000 first prize and a place in the Dortmund tournament, while the total prize fund for the four opens and blitz tournament on 26 February was EUR 180,000. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 60 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 more minutes till the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 61. The tournament was organised by Aeroflot, the Russian Chess Federation and the Association of Chess Federations, in cooperation with the municipality of Moscow. Chief organizer: Alexander Bakh. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen.

Etienne Bacrot won on tiebreak ahead of Moiseenko, both with 6.5/9. Bacrot qualified for Dortmund Sparkassen (2009).


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 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 338  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Robson vs Vaganian 0-1562009Aeroflot OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
2. R Vazquez Igarza vs V Zvjaginsev 0-1442009Aeroflot OpenA58 Benko Gambit
3. E Ghaem Maghami vs Y Ajrapetjan  1-0432009Aeroflot OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
4. A Minasian vs M M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½582009Aeroflot OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
5. Li Chao vs P Ponkratov 0-1202009Aeroflot OpenC41 Philidor Defense
6. M Dziuba vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½382009Aeroflot OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. W So vs A Filippov 1-0402009Aeroflot OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. S Dyachkov vs S Volkov 0-1382009Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Landa vs Zhou Weiqi 1-0512009Aeroflot OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. K Maslak vs Van Wely  ½-½352009Aeroflot OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. T L Petrosian vs M Ragger ½-½282009Aeroflot OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. H Melkumyan vs A Pashikian  ½-½652009Aeroflot OpenD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
13. I Lysyj vs A Grigoryan  1-0452009Aeroflot OpenE90 King's Indian
14. Wen Yang vs Akobian  ½-½312009Aeroflot OpenB07 Pirc
15. Potkin vs T Kosintseva  ½-½212009Aeroflot OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
16. A Ipatov vs Zhou Jianchao 0-1362009Aeroflot OpenD94 Grunfeld
17. N Kosintseva vs Huzman  ½-½342009Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. I Kurnosov vs A R Saleh Salem  1-0372009Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. A G Aleksandrov vs Li Shilong  1-0672009Aeroflot OpenE70 King's Indian
20. S Yudin vs R Mamedov  ½-½182009Aeroflot OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. A Moiseenko vs I Khairullin 1-0412009Aeroflot OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. E Romanov vs G Sargissian  ½-½372009Aeroflot OpenD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
23. Vitiugov vs S Maze 1-0252009Aeroflot OpenA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
24. P Smirnov vs A Dreev 1-0342009Aeroflot OpenB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
25. Naiditsch vs G Gajewski  1-0542009Aeroflot OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
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Feb-25-09  Mulyahnto: I think Bacrot's got this one in the bag...
Feb-25-09  Mulyahnto: So, Bacrot wins the tournament
Feb-25-09  timhortons: The game is still on but basing on the kibitz at icc i think bacroot is winning.

He already got invitation for dortmund before these.

Just to bad moiseenkoo was beatin to tie break, i really wish him to win, the guy needs a break to high level tourney.

Feb-25-09  timhortons: its official, bacroot win.
Feb-25-09  Mulyahnto: <The game is still on but basing on the kibitz at icc i think bacroot is winning.> The official site had the score almost 10 minutes before ICC did.
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  sisyphus: IM Pavel Ponkratov lost his last-round game to Nepomniachtchi, missing a GM norm. IM Ray Robson lost his last three games, but still outperformed the ELO expectation; good experience.
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  sisyphus: In A2, GM Melikset Khatchiyan places second on tiebreak. Among the untitled Chinese juniors, Yu Yangyi and Lou Yiping, get IM norms; Ju Wenjun gets a WGM and an IM norm.
Feb-25-09  volvak: On Thursday, the 26th, a double nine-round Swiss Blitz Qualification Tournament will be held in the same venue.

Chess players with a rating of 2400 or higher will be admitted to the Aeroflot Blitz Qualification Tournament.

The participants of tournaments A1 and A2, and the top 3 finishers from group B and C are eligible to participate without fee.

The Aeroflot Blitz will serve as a qualifying tournament for the World Blitz Championship 2009 (Final) to be staged in Moscow from 15 to 17 Nov.2009.

The 2009 World Blitz Final will have 20 players consisting of 10 participants from the 2009 Mikhail Tal Memorial, the top 6 participants of the Aeroflot Blitz Qualification Tournament, plus 4 wild card entries to be named by the Organizers.

Feb-26-09  volvak: <top 6 participants of the Aeroflot Blitz Qualification Tournament>

Karjakin, Sergey
Gashimov, Vugar
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
Bareev, Evgeny
Tkachiev, Vladislav
Zhou, Jianchao

Feb-26-09  timhortons: GM Svidler, Peter .

Basing on peter svidler past performance in blitz tournament, im counting on him to win these one too.

Feb-26-09  notyetagm: <timhortons: GM Svidler, Peter .

Basing on peter svidler past performance in blitz tournament, im counting on him to win these one too.>

Are these games being relayed?


Feb-26-09  timhortons: <notyetagm>

frank001: karjakin win

These is what frank001 a helper at icc told me.

The tournament is over.

Feb-26-09  timhortons:

Svidler finished having 10 point at 47th place..

Feb-26-09  notyetagm: <timhortons: <notyetagm>

frank001: karjakin win>

Karjakin rolling along these days.

Feb-26-09  notyetagm: <Russsian Chess Federation 2009-02-26/2009-02-26 <<<Rate of play G-3'+2">>> Arbiter: IA Andrzej Filipowicz>

TC for the blitz tourney.

Feb-26-09  notyetagm: Anyone know if the TC <G-3'+2"> is a 2-second delay or a 2-second increment?


Feb-26-09  laskersteinitz: FIDE uses increments; time-delay is an American invention.
Feb-27-09  notyetagm: <laskersteinitz: FIDE uses increments; time-delay is an American invention.>

Thanks. Did not know that.

Feb-28-09  chessmoron: Can somebody have a PGN for Zhou, Jianchao-Sergey Karjakin 1-0?
Feb-28-09  volvak: Zhou - Karjakin was 0.5-1.5

Mar-01-09  laserlight: <laskersteinitz: FIDE uses increments; time-delay is an American invention.>

I had the impression that the time delay control was attributed to Bronstein.

Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: Bacrot at the top!
Mar-02-09  laskersteinitz: <laserlight> Ah, you're right. I got confused. I thought Fischer had invented time delay and Bronstein increments, but it's the other way around!

Delay is used in the US, whereas increment is more common in Europe.

Mar-02-09  laskersteinitz: Now that the event is over, could update the piece of text on the left side of the home page.
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  Tabanus: 11 years with wrong Filippov in 12th place, should be Anton F.
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