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Aeroflot Open 2018

The 16th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2018″ will be held in Moscow from 19th February (the date of arrival) to 2nd March 2018 (the date of departure).

This major event is open to chess players of most varied qualification: from unrated to having a top rating. The festival is held “under the wings” of national leading air company “Aeroflot – Russian airlines”.

This time the festival has the guaranteed prize fund amounting to EUR 140.000 (taking into account the prizes for the Blitz Tournament). Top prize in the Open A is 18.000 EUR.

The festival will be held in the hotel “Cosmos”, which is one of the largest in Moscow (over 1700 rooms). The hotel is located in one of the most beautiful and environmentally pure Moscow districts within 20-minutes travelling from Red Square and only 200-m walking from the nearest subway station (VDNKh).

Cosmos Hotel Moscow

Cosmos Hotel Moscow

Three Open Tournaments (A, B and C) are made up according to the rating of the participants, and are 9-round Swiss – tournaments. Naturally, the greatest interest is aroused by A tournament, requiring from a participant a rating above 2550 and in which usually take part a number of extra class players.

In addition to the Open Tournaments, a Blitz Tournament will be held within the festival.

The Organizers of the Festival are the “Aeroflot-Russian Airlines”, the Russian Chess Federation and the Association of Chess Federations.

Official website

Open A participants:

1 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2712
2 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2709
3 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2709
4 GM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2697
5 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2684
6 GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2683
7 GM Kamsky Gata USA 2677
8 GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2677
9 GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2673
10 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2671
11 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2659
12 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2652
13 GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2646
14 GM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2635
15 GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2632
16 GM Gordievsky Dmitry RUS 2630
17 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2629
18 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2621
19 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2614
20 GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2612
21 GM Alekseenko Kirill RUS 2609
22 GM Wen Yang CHN 2608
23 GM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2607
24 GM Paravyan David RUS 2603
25 GM Kobalia Mikhail RUS 2599
26 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2598
27 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2598
28 GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2595
29 GM Martirosyan Haik M. ARM 2586
30 GM Svane Rasmus GER 2586
31 GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2582
32 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2579
33 GM Sarana Alexey RUS 2577
34 GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2576
35 IM Vavulin Maksim RUS 2575
36 GM Potkin Vladimir RUS 2574
37 GM Narayanan.S.L IND 2573
38 GM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2569
39 GM Chigaev Maksim RUS 2560
40 GM Pichot Alan ARG 2552
41 GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2550
42 IM Moiseenko Vadim RUS 2547
43 GM Xu Xiangyu CHN 2545
44 GM Shevchenko Kirill UKR 2538
45 IM Nihal Sarin IND 2532
46 IM Lomasov Semen RUS 2530
47 IM Triapishko Alexandr RUS 2530
48 GM Kotronias Vasilios GRE 2529
49 IM Sychev Klementy RUS 2529
50 GM Tran Tuan Minh VIE 2522
51 GM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2521
52 IM Abdusattorov Nodirbek UZB 2516
53 FM Sorokin Aleksey RUS 2511
54 GM Aryan Chopra IND 2509
55 IM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2507
56 GM Debashis Das IND 2501
57 IM Hakobyan Aram ARM 2497
58 GM Gagare Shardul IND 2494
59 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2493
60 IM Golubov Saveliy RUS 2492
61 IM Gholami Aryan IRI 2489
62 GM Mikaelyan Arman ARM 2486
63 IM Bellaiche Anthony FRA 2485
64 IM Sargsyan Shant ARM 2481
65 WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2478
66 IM Liu Yan CHN 2476
67 IM Yakubboev Nodirbek UZB 2462
68 IM Dragnev Valentin AUT 2461
69 IM Gallego Alcaraz Andres Felipe COL 2461
70 IM Iniyan P IND 2460
71 IM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2449
72 IM Karavade Eesha IND 2386

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