Saturday, March 02, 2013 11:36
According to DGT, their clock did not malfunction during the Aeroflot blitz final in February. The strange behavior of the clock in the Nepomniachtchi-Svidler game was a rather the result of a manual clock setting by an arbiter who preferred to keep the option of two flags falling.
The final moments of the Nepomniachtchi-Svidler game, with the...
Monday, February 18, 2013 12:17
Sergey Karjakin won the 2013 Aeroflot Open, the super strong rapid chess event that was spread out over several days and saw its dramatic conclusion on Sunday. Karjakin beat Alexander Grischuk in the Armageddon game of the final, winning on time in a lost position.
Aeroflot's top 4 with the national coach: Sergey Karjakin, Yuri Dokhoian, Ian...
Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:35
Wednesday was the second day of the Aeroflot chess festival in Moscow, when the last five rounds of the big Swiss rapid tournament were held. The 32 qualifiers for the rapid knockout final are known (among them Gata Kamsky and Le Quang Liem), and one of the seeded players they might face is none other than Anatoly Karpov.
All photos by Eteri...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 19:20
For eleven years in row the Aeroflot Open has been a super strong chess festival in Moscow dedicated to classical chess. This year, when sponsor Aeroflot Airlines celebrates its 90th birthday, the tournament had an extreme makeover: it's all about rapid chess and blitz now.
The playing hall during the first day
The Russian Chess Federation has...
Sunday, December 23, 2012 14:47
Yesterday the Russian Chess Federation announced the Aeroflot Open 2013. The good news is that it's actually going to be organized. The bad news (to many) is that the format has moved from classical chess to rapid and blitz.
The chess festival will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Russia's leading airline Aeroflot. It will be held in Moscow...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:41
Last Friday we reported on the Aeroflot Blitz tournament which was won by Sergey Karjakin in his hometown Moscow, Russia. Some of our readers pointed out that a number of videos have been uploaded to YouTube by Eugene Potemkin and Sergey Sorokhtin, who were filming in the playing hall. A small selection.
Friday, February 17, 2012 10:20
Sergey Karjakin won the Aeroflot Blitz tournament in his hometown Moscow, Russia. The Russian grandmaster finished on 15/18 in this double nine round event, half a point more than former blitz world champion Alexander Grischuk.
Moscovite Sergei Karjakin wins the Aeroflot Blitz | All photos in this report © Moscow Chess, more here
Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:12
Mateusz Bartel won the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The Polish grandmaster edged out Ukrainians Anton Korobov and Pavel Eljanov on tie-break (most games with Black) after all three had finished on 6.5/9. Bartel is also the editor-in-chief of the Polish Chess Magazine Mat.
Mateusz Bartel of Poland in his last round game against Anton Korobov of...
Monday, February 13, 2012 12:00
Anton Korobov leads the Aeroflot Open after six rounds. The Ukrainian grandmaster won four games and drew two, and is half a point ahead of his compatriot Pavel Eljanov, Mateusz Bartel of Poland and Fabiano Caruana of Italy.
Anton Korobov in round 6, with Fabiano Caruana in the background and also chief arbiter Geurt Gijssen | Photo © Russian...
Friday, February 10, 2012 10:11
Fabiano Caruana of Italy is in shared lead with seven more grandmasters at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The group scored 2.5 points out of 3 games. Caruana is now 7th in the live ratings.
The playing hall in Moscow | Photo © Russian Chess Federation
Aeroflot Open | PGN via TWIC
February 7th-15th, 2012 with a blitz tournament...