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The Aeroflot Open is an annual open chess tournament played in Moscow and sponsored by the airline Aeroflot. It was established in 2002 and quickly grew to be the strongest open tournament; in 2013 it was converted to a rapid and blitz event, while in 2014 it wasn't held. The first event had around 80 grandmasters, while in the second event 150 grandmasters participated. The tournament is played using the Swiss system and the winner is invited to the Dortmund chess tournament held later in the same year, a tradition begun in 2003. Beside the main tournament (A Group), there are also B and C-class tournaments.

WinnersEdit

The name of the winner is boldfaced as in some editions, a few players ended with the same overall score.

# Year Winner(s) Points Rounds
1 2002   Gregory Kaidanov (USA)
  Alexander Grischuk (RUS)
  Aleksej Aleksandrov (BLR)
  Alexander Shabalov (USA)
  Vadim Milov (SUI)
9
2 2003   Viorel Bologan (MDA)
  Aleksej Aleksandrov (BLR)
  Alexei Fedorov (BLR)
  Peter Svidler (RUS)
7 9
3 2004   Sergei Rublevsky (RUS)
  Rafael Vaganian (ARM)
  Valerij Filippov (RUS)
7 9
4 2005   Emil Sutovsky (ISR)
  Andrei Kharlov (RUS)
  Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR)
  Alexander Motylev (RUS)
  Vladimir Akopian (ARM)
9
5 2006   Baadur Jobava (GEO)
  Viorel Bologan (MDA)
  Krishnan Sasikiran (IND)
  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE)
9
6 2007   Evgeny Alekseev (RUS) 7 9
7 2008   Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS) 7 9
8 2009   Étienne Bacrot (FRA)
  Alexander Moiseenko (UKR)
9
9 2010   Lê Quang Liêm (VIE) 7 9
10 2011   Lê Quang Liêm (VIE)
  Nikita Vitiugov (RUS)
  Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS)
9
11 2012   Mateusz Bartel (POL)
  Anton Korobov (UKR)
  Pavel Eljanov (UKR)
9
12 2013   Sergey Karjakin (RUS) (Rapid tournament)
  Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS) (Blitz tournament)
2–1[1]
15½
K.O.
18
13 2015   Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS)
  Daniil Dubov (RUS)
7 9
14 2016   Evgeniy Najer (RUS)
  Boris Gelfand (ISR)
9
15 2017   Vladimir Fedoseev (RUS) 7 9
16 2018   Vladislav Kovalev (BLR) 7 9
17 2019   Kaido Külaots (EST)
  Haik M. Martirosyan (ARM)
7 9

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sergey Karjakin beat Alexander Grischuk by 2–1 in the final of the knockout rapid tournament: "Sergey Karjakin wins Aeroflot Rapid Final" by Chessdom

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