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Aeroflot Open Tournament

Victor Bologan7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Aleksej Aleksandrov7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Alexei Fedorov7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Peter Svidler7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Evgeny Najer2.5/4(+1 -0 =3)[games]
Alexander Galkin1.5/3(+0 -0 =3)[games]
Sergei Rublevsky2/4(+0 -0 =4)[games]
Konstantin Sakaev3/5(+1 -0 =4)[games]
Aleksey Dreev3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Pavel Smirnov1/2(+1 -1 =0)[games]
Mikhail Ulybin2/3(+1 -0 =2)[games]
Sergey Dolmatov2.5/5(+0 -0 =5)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko3/5(+1 -0 =4)[games]
Bu Xiangzhi3.5/5(+2 -0 =3)[games]
Stanislav Savchenko0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Merab Gagunashvili1/3(+1 -2 =0)[games]
Emil Sutovsky5.5/8(+3 -0 =5)[games]
Gregory Kaidanov2/3(+2 -1 =0)[games]
Alexei Lugovoi0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Valerij Popov0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Alexander Morozevich3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov1/2(+0 -0 =2)[games]
Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
Georgy Timoshenko0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Oleg M Romanishin1/1(+1 -0 =0)[games]
Igor Alexandre Nataf0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Darmen Sadvakasov1/1(+1 -0 =0)[games]
Konstantin Z Lerner0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Zahar Efimenko1.5/4(+0 -1 =3)[games]
* (92 players total; 63 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Aeroflot Open (2003)

The 2nd Aeroflot Open was a 201-player Swiss held in Hotel Rossija (Russia), Moscow, 11-19 February 2003. The A group, for players rated above 2400, saw 143 GMs with Alexander Grischuk 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 controls: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 60 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 30 more minutes till the end of the game. The organizers were Aeroflot - Russian Airlines, the Association of Chess Federations (of Northwest Russia) and the Committee on Tourism of the Municipality of Moscow. Chief organizer and tournament director: Alexander Bakh. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen. The organizers provided about 94 pgn's + scanned scoresheets for almost all games.

Viktor Antonovich Bologan won on tiebreak ahead of Aleksandrov, Fedorov and Svidler, all four with 7/9. Bologan qualified for Dortmund Sparkassen (2003) (which he also won).

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Zagrebelny vs Grischuk ½-½502003Aeroflot OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
2. Timoshenko vs V Malakhov  ½-½422003Aeroflot OpenB32 Sicilian
3. Svidler vs V Belov  ½-½352003Aeroflot OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. Zvjaginsev vs A Riazantsev 1-0292003Aeroflot OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
5. V Kosyrev vs Dreev  ½-½222003Aeroflot OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Morozevich vs S Savchenko 1-0252003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
7. S Guliev vs Granda Zuniga  0-1112003Aeroflot OpenA60 Benoni Defense
8. Van Wely vs A Kovchan 1-0502003Aeroflot OpenD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
9. Bologan vs S Halkias  1-0462003Aeroflot OpenB30 Sicilian
10. O Danielian vs A Aleksandrov  0-1282003Aeroflot OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. A Poluljahov vs Sutovsky  ½-½392003Aeroflot OpenA28 English
12. P Smirnov vs N Vlassov  1-0612003Aeroflot OpenB01 Scandinavian
13. Kharlov vs Iskusnyh  1-0212003Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Jakovenko vs Rublevsky  ½-½382003Aeroflot OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. Dvoirys vs Van Wely  ½-½252003Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
16. M Gagunashvili vs Morozevich  1-0402003Aeroflot OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Sakaev vs Brodsky  ½-½132003Aeroflot OpenE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
18. Adianto vs Zvjaginsev 0-1672003Aeroflot OpenB40 Sicilian
19. S Ivanov vs Smirin  ½-½292003Aeroflot OpenE97 King's Indian
20. Balashov vs Svidler  ½-½242003Aeroflot OpenA16 English
21. D Sharavdorj vs Bu Xiangzhi  0-1482003Aeroflot OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Sutovsky vs Goloshchapov 1-0372003Aeroflot OpenC18 French, Winawer
23. Sadvakasov vs Korotylev  1-0332003Aeroflot OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
24. Shabalov vs Kulaots 0-1472003Aeroflot OpenE12 Queen's Indian
25. Avrukh vs I Kurnosov 1-0402003Aeroflot OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
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Jan-30-07  positionalgenius: Bologan finished ahead of prominent players like Morozevich,Grischuk,Aronian and Svidler to qualify for the 2003 Dortmund tournament. He ended up winning it.
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  Tabanus: Lots of missing games. Of which some are perhaps still available from the Java links at

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