February 18 – March 1 Aeroflot Open 2019

Aeroflot open live

February 18 – March 1

Aeroflot Open 2019

 

The 17th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2019” will be held in Moscow from 18 February (the date of arrival) to 1 March 2019 (the date of departure). 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. The winner of the main tournament qualifies for the super tournament in Dortmund.

This time the festival has the guaranteed prize fund amounting to EUR 120,000. 

In addition to the Open competitions, a double 9-rounds blitz tournament will be held on February 28. The prize fund is EUR 20,000.

The organizers are Aeroflot, the Russian Chess Federation, and the Association of Chess Federations.

 

 

Aeroflot Open to kick off with Wei Yi as favourite

Kovalev next to Korobov during last year’s edition | Photo: Niklesh Jain

The current rapid world champion, Daniil Dubov | Photo: Lennart Ootes

Esipenko finished shared second in Wijk aan Zee’s “B group” — surely he wanted more | Photo: Alina l’Ami

Registered players (top 30)

Aeroflot Open 2019
2019-02-19 – 2019-03-01

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 GM Wei Yi 8603405 CHN 2733
2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 24130737 RUS 2715
3 GM Wang Hao 8602883 CHN 2714
4 GM Dubov Daniil 24126055 RUS 2703
5 GM Kovalev Vladislav 13504398 BLR 2703
6 GM Mamedov Rauf 13401653 AZE 2703
7 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 4162722 RUS 2692
8 GM Nabaty Tamir 2809052 ISR 2688
9 GM Korobov Anton 14105730 UKR 2687
10 GM Safarli Eltaj 13402129 AZE 2681
11 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 5004985 IND 2678
12 GM Maghsoodloo Parham 12539929 IRI 2666
13 GM Sjugirov Sanan 4189302 RUS 2663
14 GM Sethuraman S.P. 5021596 IND 2651
15 GM Anton Guijarro David 2285525 ESP 2642
16 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 4113403 RUS 2642
17 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 3901211 VEN 2640
18 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 5002150 IND 2636
19 GM Alekseenko Kirill 4135539 RUS 2634
20 GM Indjic Aleksandar 911925 SRB 2630
21 GM Sarana Alexey 24133795 RUS 2630
22 GM Kobalia Mikhail 4119150 RUS 2627
23 GM Paravyan David 4194985 RUS 2627
24 GM Grachev Boris 4129199 RUS 2626
25 GM Khismatullin Denis 4142578 RUS 2621
26 GM Firouzja Alireza 12573981 IRI 2618
27 GM Van Foreest Jorden 1039784 NED 2618
28 GM Martirosyan Haik M. 13306553 ARM 2616
29 GM Zhou Jianchao 8603537 CHN 2615
30 GM Chigaev Maksim 4108116 RUS 2613

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