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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2010 Aeroflot Open Chess Tournament:rounds 1 and 2 results,round 3 pairings

One of the strongest, if not the strongest "swiss" format chess tournaments of the year has begun in Moscow. The 2010 Aeroflot open is being played in a number of sections, the top one being the A1 section. Here are the results from the top boards from section A1 for the first two rounds of play (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game).I have already told you about the victory of Tatiana Kosintseva. I just  remembered that Tatiana Kosintseva has gained the Male Grandmaster Title!! She gained the Male Grandmaster Title in October of last year. Here are the results for the top boards from the A1 section of the Aeroflot Open for round 1

Results round 1 (Tuesday, 09 February 2010)


Table White Flags Score Fed. Rating Black Flags Score Fed. Rating Result
1 GM Andriasian, Zaven 0.0 ARM 2613 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0.0 FRA 2730 ½-½
2 GM Bacrot, Etienne 0.0 FRA 2713 GM Potkin, Vladimir 0.0 RUS 2611 1-0
3 GM Shabalov, Alexander 0.0 USA 2611 GM Motylev, Alexander 0.0 RUS 2697 0-1
4 GM Kamsky, Gata 0.0 USA 2693 GM Sjugirov, Sanan 0.0 RUS 2610 ½-½
5 GM Khairullin, Ildar 0.0 RUS 2605 GM Volokitin, Andrei 0.0 UKR 2692 ½-½
6 GM Naiditsch, Arkadij 0.0 GER 2687 GM Ehlvest, Jaan 0.0 USA 2600 ½-½
7 GM Zhou, Weiqi 0.0 CHN 2600 GM Sargissian, Gabriel 0.0 ARM 2680 ½-½
8 GM Moiseenko, Alexander 0.0 UKR 2677 GM Romanov, Evgeny 0.0 RUS 2599 ½-½
9 GM Belov, Vladimir 0.0 RUS 2595 GM Bu, Xiangzhi 0.0 CHN 2673 0-1
10 GM Smirin, Ilia 0.0 ISR 2668 GM Lenic, Luka 0.0 SLO 2595 ½-½
11 GM Bocharov, Dmitry 0.0 RUS 2594 GM Zhigalko, Sergei 0.0 BLR 2668 ½-½
12 GM Najer, Evgeniy 0.0 RUS 2665 GM Safarli, Eltaj 0.0 AZE 2594 1-0
13 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu 0.0 ESP 2593 GM Cheparinov, Ivan 0.0 BUL 2660 0-1
14 GM Vescovi, Giovanni 0.0 BRA 2660 GM Maletin, Pavel 0.0 RUS 2591 1-0
15 GM Rakhmanov, Aleksandr 0.0 RUS 2591 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0.0 RUS 2658 1-0
16 GM Efimenko, Zahar 0.0 UKR 2657 GM Hou, Yifan w 0.0 CHN 2590 1-0
17 GM Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan 0.0 IRI 2589 GM So, Wesley 0.0 PHI 2656 ½-½
18 GM Grachev, Boris 0.0 RUS 2653 GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan 0.0 ESP 2584 1-0
19 GM Melkumyan, Hrant 0.0 ARM 2583 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 0.0 IND 2653 ½-½
20 GM Timofeev, Artyom 0.0 RUS 2652 GM Feller, Sebastien 0.0 FRA 2579 1-0
21 GM Svetushkin, Dmitry 0.0 MDA 2573 GM Dreev, Alexey 0.0 RUS 2650 ½-½
22 GM Korobov, Anton 0.0 UKR 2648 GM Yudin, Sergei 0.0 RUS 2573 ½-½
23 GM Ragger, Markus 0.0 AUT 2568 GM Le, Quang Liem 0.0 VIE 2647 0-1
24 GM Pashikian, Arman 0.0 ARM 2647 GM Vazquez Igarza, Renier 0.0 ESP 2563 1-0
25 GM Morovic Fernandez, Ivan 0.0 CHI 2561 GM Bareev, Evgeny 0.0 RUS 2643 ½-½
26 GM Predojevic, Borki 0.0 BIH 2642 GM Grigoriants, Sergey 0.0 RUS 2560 ½-½
27 GM Shomoev, Anton 0.0 RUS 2559 GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim 0.0 RUS 2642 ½-½
28 GM Van Wely, Loek 0.0 NED 2641 GM Novikov, Stanislav 0.0 RUS 2557 ½-½
29 GM Laylo, Darwin 0.0 PHI 2556 GM Mamedov, Rauf 0.0 AZE 2640 0-1
30 GM Savchenko, Boris 0.0 RUS 2638 GM Iljushin, Alexei 0.0 RUS 2551 1-0

To see all of the results from the A1 Section click on the following link:
http://www.aeroflotchess.com/results/a1/SMWSite/index.html

Here are the results for the top boards for section A1 for round 2:
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game): top seeded French GM Etienne Bacrot lost his second round game to GM Lê Quang Liêm of Vietnam!

Results round 2 (Wednesday, 10 February 2010)


Table White Flags Score Fed. Rating Black Flags Score Fed. Rating Result
1 GM Le, Quang Liem 1.0 VIE 2647 GM Bacrot, Etienne 1.0 FRA 2713 1-0
2 GM Motylev, Alexander 1.0 RUS 2697 GM Pashikian, Arman 1.0 ARM 2647 ½-½
3 GM Bu, Xiangzhi 1.0 CHN 2673 GM Savchenko, Boris 1.0 RUS 2638 1-0
4 GM Mamedov, Rauf 1.0 AZE 2640 GM Najer, Evgeniy 1.0 RUS 2665 ½-½
5 GM Cheparinov, Ivan 1.0 BUL 2660 GM Rodshtein, Maxim 1.0 ISR 2622 ½-½
6 GM Khalifman, Alexander 1.0 RUS 2616 GM Vescovi, Giovanni 1.0 BRA 2660 ½-½
7 GM Rakhmanov, Aleksandr 1.0 RUS 2591 GM Efimenko, Zahar 1.0 UKR 2657 ½-½
8 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda w 1.0 RUS 2533 GM Grachev, Boris 1.0 RUS 2653 ½-½
9 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana w 1.0 RUS 2515 GM Timofeev, Artyom 1.0 RUS 2652 ½-½
10 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0.5 FRA 2730 IM Krylov, Mikhail 1.0 RUS 2511 1-0
11 GM Ehlvest, Jaan 0.5 USA 2600 GM Kamsky, Gata 0.5 USA 2693 1-0
12 GM Volokitin, Andrei 0.5 UKR 2692 GM Andriasian, Zaven 0.5 ARM 2613 ½-½
13 GM Sjugirov, Sanan 0.5 RUS 2610 GM Naiditsch, Arkadij 0.5 GER 2687 1-0
14 GM Sargissian, Gabriel 0.5 ARM 2680 GM Khairullin, Ildar 0.5 RUS 2605 ½-½
15 GM Lenic, Luka 0.5 SLO 2595 GM Moiseenko, Alexander 0.5 UKR 2677 ½-½
16 GM Romanov, Evgeny 0.5 RUS 2599 GM Smirin, Ilia 0.5 ISR 2668 1-0
17 GM Zhigalko, Sergei 0.5 BLR 2668 GM Zhou, Weiqi 0.5 CHN 2600 0-1
18 GM So, Wesley 0.5 PHI 2656 GM Bocharov, Dmitry 0.5 RUS 2594 1-0
19 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 0.5 IND 2653 GM Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan 0.5 IRI 2589 1-0
20 GM Dreev, Alexey 0.5 RUS 2650 GM Melkumyan, Hrant 0.5 ARM 2583 0-1
21 GM Grigoriants, Sergey 0.5 RUS 2560 GM Korobov, Anton 0.5 UKR 2648 1-0
22 GM Bareev, Evgeny 0.5 RUS 2643 GM Svetushkin, Dmitry 0.5 MDA 2573 1-0
23 GM Yudin, Sergei 0.5 RUS 2573 GM Predojevic, Borki 0.5 BIH 2642 ½-½
24 GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim 0.5 RUS 2642 GM Morovic Fernandez, Ivan 0.5 CHI 2561 1-0
25 IM Danin, Alexandre 0.5 RUS 2519 GM Van Wely, Loek 0.5 NED 2641 0-1
26 GM Kobalia, Mikhail 0.5 RUS 2637 GM Shomoev, Anton 0.5 RUS 2559 ½-½
27 GM Zhou, Jianchao 0.5 CHN 2632 IM Papin, Vasily 0.5 RUS 2548 1-0
28 GM Salem, A.R. Saleh 0.5 UAE 2484 GM Tregubov, Pavel V. 0.5 RUS 2628 1-0
29 GM McShane, Luke J 0.5 ENG 2616 GM Ajrapetjan, Yuriy 0.5 UKR 2525 1-0
30 GM Novikov, Stanislav 0.5 RUS 2557 GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son 0.5 VIE 2616 0-1


Here are the standings for the top players after 2 rounds of play in the A1 Section:

Ranking after round 2


Rank Name Flags Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 12
1GM Bu, Xiangzhi 2.0 CHN M 2673 3352 +0.84 1 1
2GM Le, Quang Liem 2.0 VIE M 2647 3376 +0.98 1 1
3GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1.5 FRA M 2730 2755 +0.06 ½ 1
4GM Motylev, Alexander 1.5 RUS M 2697 2822 +0.31 1 ½
5GM Najer, Evgeniy 1.5 RUS M 2665 2810 +0.37 1 ½
6GM Cheparinov, Ivan 1.5 BUL M 2660 2801 +0.36 1 ½
7GM Vescovi, Giovanni 1.5 BRA M 2660 2797 +0.34 1 ½
8GM Efimenko, Zahar 1.5 UKR M 2657 2784 +0.32 1 ½
9GM So, Wesley 1.5 PHI M 2656 2785 +0.32 ½ 1
10GM Grachev, Boris 1.5 RUS M 2653 2752 +0.24 1 ½
11GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 1.5 IND M 2653 2779 +0.31 ½ 1
12GM Timofeev, Artyom 1.5 RUS M 2652 2740 +0.22 1 ½
13GM Pashikian, Arman 1.5 ARM M 2647 2823 +0.45 1 ½
14GM Bareev, Evgeny 1.5 RUS M 2643 2760 +0.29 ½ 1
15GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim 1.5 RUS M 2642 2753 +0.28 ½ 1
16GM Van Wely, Loek 1.5 NED M 2641 2731 +0.21 ½ 1
17GM Mamedov, Rauf 1.5 AZE M 2640 2804 +0.41 1 ½
18GM Zhou, Jianchao 1.5 CHN M 2632 2730 +0.23 ½ 1
19GM Rodshtein, Maxim 1.5 ISR M 2622 2780 +0.40 1 ½
20GM Khalifman, Alexander 1.5 RUS M 2616 2778 +0.42 1 ½
21GM McShane, Luke J 1.5 ENG M 2616 2702 +0.21 ½ 1
22GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son 1.5 VIE M 2616 2714 +0.24 ½ 1
23GM Sjugirov, Sanan 1.5 RUS M 2610 2883 +0.72 ½ 1
24GM Ehlvest, Jaan 1.5 USA M 2600 2883 +0.75 ½ 1
25GM Zhou, Weiqi 1.5 CHN M 2600 2867 +0.70 ½ 1
26GM Romanov, Evgeny 1.5 RUS M 2599 2866 +0.71 ½ 1
27GM Rakhmanov, Aleksandr 1.5 RUS M 2591 2851 +0.68 1 ½
28GM Melkumyan, Hrant 1.5 ARM M 2583 2845 +0.69 ½ 1
29GM Grigoriants, Sergey 1.5 RUS M 2560 2838 +0.73 ½ 1
30IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda w 1.5 RUS F 2533 2837 +0.80 1 ½
31GM Kosintseva, Tatiana w 1.5 RUS F 2515 2831 +0.83 1 ½
32GM Salem, A.R. Saleh 1.5 UAE M 2484 2815 +0.87 ½ 1


Here are the pairings for the top boards for round 3 of the A1 section (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Pairings round 3 (Thursday, 11 February 2010)


Table White Flags Score Fed. Rating Black Flags Score Fed. Rating Result
1 GM Le, Quang Liem 2.0 VIE 2647 GM Bu, Xiangzhi 2.0 CHN 2673
2 GM Zhou, Jianchao 1.5 CHN 2632 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1.5 FRA 2730
3 GM Rodshtein, Maxim 1.5 ISR 2622 GM Motylev, Alexander 1.5 RUS 2697
4 GM Najer, Evgeniy 1.5 RUS 2665 GM Khalifman, Alexander 1.5 RUS 2616
5 GM McShane, Luke J 1.5 ENG 2616 GM Cheparinov, Ivan 1.5 BUL 2660
6 GM Vescovi, Giovanni 1.5 BRA 2660 GM Sjugirov, Sanan 1.5 RUS 2610
7 GM Efimenko, Zahar 1.5 UKR 2657 GM Ehlvest, Jaan 1.5 USA 2600
8 GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son 1.5 VIE 2616 GM So, Wesley 1.5 PHI 2656
9 GM Grachev, Boris 1.5 RUS 2653 GM Romanov, Evgeny 1.5 RUS 2599
10 GM Zhou, Weiqi 1.5 CHN 2600 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 1.5 IND 2653
11 GM Timofeev, Artyom 1.5 RUS 2652 GM Rakhmanov, Aleksandr 1.5 RUS 2591
12 GM Pashikian, Arman 1.5 ARM 2647 GM Grigoriants, Sergey 1.5 RUS 2560
13 GM Melkumyan, Hrant 1.5 ARM 2583 GM Bareev, Evgeny 1.5 RUS 2643
14 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda w 1.5 RUS 2533 GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim 1.5 RUS 2642
15 GM Van Wely, Loek 1.5 NED 2641 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana w 1.5 RUS 2515
16 GM Salem, A.R. Saleh 1.5 UAE 2484 GM Mamedov, Rauf 1.5 AZE 2640
17 GM Bacrot, Etienne 1.0 FRA 2713 GM Lenic, Luka 1.0 SLO 2595
18 GM Shabalov, Alexander 1.0 USA 2611 GM Volokitin, Andrei 1.0 UKR 2692
19 GM Shomoev, Anton 1.0 RUS 2559 GM Sargissian, Gabriel 1.0 ARM 2680
20 GM Moiseenko, Alexander 1.0 UKR 2677 GM Potkin, Vladimir 1.0 RUS 2611
21 GM Andriasian, Zaven 1.0 ARM 2613 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1.0 RUS 2658
22 GM Predojevic, Borki 1.0 BIH 2642 GM Safarli, Eltaj 1.0 AZE 2594
23 GM Savchenko, Boris 1.0 RUS 2638 GM Yudin, Sergei 1.0 RUS 2573
24 IM Krylov, Mikhail 1.0 RUS 2511 GM Kobalia, Mikhail 1.0 RUS 2637
25 GM Khairullin, Ildar 1.0 RUS 2605 GM Iturrizaga, Eduardo 1.0 VEN 261

The pairings and results for all the sections can be viewed by going to the following section of the 2010 Aeroflot Open official website:

hhttp://www.aeroflotchess.com/results/

The games from round 1 have been put online at the following link: http://www.aeroflotchess.com/online2/

Best wishes to all of the players for round 3!

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