Aeroflot Open 2012

Aeroflot Open 2012

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 5, 2012, 1:52 PM |
18 | Chess Event Coverage

2012_aeroflot_open.gifThe 11th Aeroflot Open will take place from 6-17 February 2012 in the Hotel Cosmos, Moscow.

The Aeroflot Open has grown into one of the biggest and strongest Open tournaments in the world, and once again in 2012 the winner will earn an invitation to compete at the Dortmund Super-Tournament in July.

The competition is always fierce, which makes it all the more remarkable that the young Vietnamese star Le Quang Liem won Aeroflot in 2010 and again in 2011. He's back once more in 2012 to try for an unprecedented third Aeroflot title in a row!

The festival consists of three open tournaments, each of which is a nine round Swiss event. The main "A" Open tournament is for players with a rating above 2550 Elo*, and has attracted a 77-strong field. In addition a blitz tournament will also be held during the festival.

2010 and 2011 Aeroflot champion Le Quang Liem (photo: Chessbase)

Le Quang Liem (chessbase).jpg

 

The first tie-break is the number of games played with black, and the second tie-break is the average opponent rating (excluding the highest and lowest).

The time control in the "A" Open is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes to a finish with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start.

There is a total guaranteed prize fund of €150,000 across all the competitions, with the winner of the "A" Open receiving €20,000.

All rounds in the "A" Open start at 15:00 local time (11:00 UTC). The schedule:

Round "A" Open
1 07-Feb
2 08-Feb
3 09-Feb
4 10-Feb
5 11-Feb
6 12-Feb
7 13-Feb
8 14-Feb
9 15-Feb

 

The top 50 players in the "A" Open:


Name
Nat Elo
1 Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS  2740
2 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA  2736
3 Le, Quang Liem  VIE  2714
4 Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP  2705
5 Jobava, Baadur  GEO  2704
6 Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND  2700
7 Eljanov, Pavel  UKR  2690
8 Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS  2689
9 Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS  2688
10 Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS  2688
11 Akopian, Vladimir  ARM  2685
12 Kobalia, Mikhail  RUS  2673
13 Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS  2670
14 Bu, Xiangzhi  CHN  2670
15 Balogh, Csaba  HUN  2665
16 Khismatullin, Denis  RUS  2664
17 Korobov, Anton  UKR  2660
18 Bartel, Mateusz  POL  2658
19 Zhigalko, Sergei  BLR  2658
20 Ragger, Markus  AUT  2655
21 Gupta, Abhijeet  IND  2652
22 Iordachescu, Viorel  MDA  2651
23 Iturrizaga, Eduardo  VEN  2649
24 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU  2647
25 Negi, Parimarjan  IND  2641
26 Ni, Hua  CHN  2641
27 Sokolov, Ivan  NED  2641
28 Khairullin, Ildar  RUS  2638
29 Safarli, Eltaj  AZE  2638
30 Mamedov, Rauf  AZE  2636
31 Socko, Bartosz  POL  2636
32 Guseinov, Gadir  AZE  2634
33 Rodshtein, Maxim  ISR  2634
34 Khalifman, Alexander  RUS  2632
35 Yu, Yangyi  CHN  2631
36 Sandipan, Chanda  IND  2628
37 Sjugirov, Sanan  RUS  2622
38 Melkumyan, Hrant  ARM  2620
39 Zhou, Jianchao  CHN  2619
40 Salgado Lopez, Ivan  ESP  2618
41 Gajewski, Grzegorz  POL  2616
42 Solak, Dragan  TUR  2613
43 Aleksandrov, Aleksej  BLR  2612
44 Bocharov, Dmitry  RUS  2611
45 Ponkratov, Pavel  RUS  2611
46 Savchenko, Boris  RUS  2609
47 Robson, Ray  USA  2596
48 Zherebukh, Yaroslav  UKR  2594
49 Rakhmanov, Aleksandr  RUS  2593
50 Ulibin, Mikhail  RUS  2587

 

*The Organisers can permit a player entry to a higher rated tournament than their rating allows.

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