Moscow Open & Aeroflot Open 2011

Moscow Open & Aeroflot Open 2011

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 5, 2011, 7:06 AM |
21 | Chess Event Coverage

Alexandra Kosteniuk1.jpgIf you're hungry for ample helpings of top-quality chess games then Moscow is currently serving up a veritable feast of gargantuan proportions.

Just coming to a climax is the Moscow Open which actually comprises of NINE separate tournaments held at the Russian State Social University.

Arguably the main event in terms of its sheer size is the colossal main Open competition with over 580 players in a 9-round Swiss event (called the Moscow Open E by the official website).  However, there are also competitions for women, students and children.

There are also two 12-player round robin competitions for young men and women players.  Alexandra Kosteniuk (pictured) is the top seeded player in the women's round robin event.

Results, games, interviews, photos and live broadcasts are available at the official website.

 

 

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Gata Kamsky01.jpgYet all of this is effectively just an appetiser for chess fans before the Aeroflot Open which runs from 8-17 February, also in Moscow.  There are three separate nine-round Open competitions in Aeroflot, one for players with ratings of less than 2300 Elo, another for players between 2300 and 2550 Elo, but the main event is the minimum 2550 Elo rated Open.

The winner of this main Open gets €20,000 and an invite to the round-robin Dortmund super-tournament in July.  The final day (17 February) also sees a double nine-round Swiss blitz tournament which acts as a qualifier for the World Bliz Championship 2011.

There are over 80 competitors in the main Open competition, and Gata Kamsky (pictured) is top seeded. 


Nat Elo
 Gata Kamsky USA 2730
 Sergei Movsesian ARM 2721
 Dmitry Jakovenko RUS 2718
 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2715
 Nikita Vitiugov RUS 2709
 Emil Sutovsky ISR 2695
 Evgeny Tomashevsky RUS 2695
 Viktor Bologan MDA 2693
 Dmitry Andreikin RUS 2689
 Alexander Riazantsev RUS 2689
 Alexander Motylev RUS 2687
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov UZB 2681
 Artyom Timofeev RUS 2681
 Andrei Volokitin UKR 2678
 Wesley So PHI 2673
 Ernesto Inarkiev RUS 2672
 Mikhail Kobalia RUS 2666
 Ivan Cheparinov BUL 2665
 Quang Liem Le VIE 2664
 Igor Kurnosov RUS 2662
 Boris Grachev RUS 2660
 Rauf Mamedov AZE 2660
 Vadim Zvjaginsev RUS 2660
 Jianchao Zhou CHN 2655
 Vladimir Potkin RUS 2651
 Denis Khismatullin RUS 2649
 Jon Ludvig Hammer NOR 2647
 Hua Ni CHN 2645
 Chanda Sandipan IND 2641
 Ildar Khairullin RUS 2640
 Alexander Khalifman RUS 2638
 Boris Savchenko RUS 2637
 Igor Lysyj RUS 2635
 Romain Edouard FRA 2634
 Liren Ding CHN 2628
 Sandro Fabio Mareco ARG 2627
 Borki Predojevic BIH 2626
 Ivan Salgado Lopez ESP 2626
 Sanan Sjugirov RUS 2626
 Maxim Rodshtein ISR 2625
 Bojan Vuckovic SRB 2623
 Pavel Maletin RUS 2621
 Markus Ragger AUT 2615
 Luka Lenic SLO 2613
 Eduardo Iturrizaga VEN 2611
 Yangyi Yu CHN 2607
 Evgeny Romanov RUS 2606
 Dmitry Bocharov RUS 2605
 Tigran L. Petrosian ARM 2604
 Vasilios Kotronias GRE 2599
 Jun Zhao CHN 2599
 Avetik Grigoryan ARM 2595
 Mark Bluvshtein CAN 2590
 Ruben Felgaer ARG 2585
 Nidjat Mamedov AZE 2580
 Andrei Deviatkin RUS 2573
 Weiqi Zhou CHN 2573
 Robert L Hess USA 2572
 Alexandr Fier BRA 2571
 Sebastien Maze FRA 2571
 Daniele Vocaturo ITA 2570
 Stanislav Novikov RUS 2568
 Vasily Papin RUS 2568
 Andrey Zhigalko BLR 2566
 Pavel Kotsur KAZ 2559
 Anton Shomoev RUS 2557
 Evgeny E. Vorobiov RUS 2556
 Rinat Jumabayev KAZ 2555
 Mikhailo Oleksienko UKR 2552
 Roman V. Nechepurenko RUS 2546
 S.P. Sethuraman IND 2545
 Jakov Geller RUS 2544
 Alexandre Danin RUS 2538
 Daniel Alsina Leal ESP 2531
 Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian BRA 2528
 Wenjun Ju CHN 2514
 Deshun Xiu CHN 2508
 Vladimir Fedoseev RUS 2505
 Thomas Roussel-Roozmon CAN 2500
 Felipe de Cresce El Debs BRA 2499
 Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS 2498
 Natalija Pogonina RUS 2472
 Daniil Dubov RUS 2459
 Ivan Bukavshin RUS 2458
 Nazi Paikidze GEO 2455
 Niclas Huschenbeth GER 2450
 Sami Khader JOR 2450
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