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  • 2020 Aeroflot

    Aeroflot starts. Grandmaster vs grandmaster in the first round! https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2020...umabayev_Rinat Sindarov finishes his final combination with Ne4! (threatening Nf6+) and followup checkmate. A pretty final picture.

  • #2
    https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2020...torov_Nodirbek Sengupta's 44.Ne5!! is labelled an error by the computer but I think its a brilliant move. Board geometry.


    • #3
      https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2020...ozionov_Kirill Jobava! Very nice!


      • #4
        Pragganandhaa - high voltage pawn play! - lots of pawn levers and ticklers in that game.


        • #5
          Abdusattarov 31.Rc7! and the resulting bishop and knight play finessing!


          • #6
            Aeroflot Open 2020

            February 20, 2020

            A Selection of Games from Rounds One and Two

            Round 1, Feb. 19
            Artemiev, Vladislav – Ivic, Velimir
            A48 King’s Indian, Torre Attack

            1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 O-O 5.e3 d6 6.Bc4 c5 7.c3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nc6 9.O-O h6 10.Bh4 e5 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.Bxf6 Qxf6 13.Ne4 Qf5 14.Qa4 Bd7 15.Nd6 Qf6 16.Rad1 Rad8 17.Qa3 e4 18.Nd2 Qxb2 19.Qxb2 Bxb2 20.Nxb7 Rb8 21.Nc5 Bg4 22.Rb1 Ne5 23.Bb3 Ba3 24.Ndxe4 Kg7 25.h3 Bf5 26.Rbd1 Rfd8 27.g4 Bxe4 28.Nxe4 Be7 29.Rxd8 Rxd8 30.Rc1 Rd7 31.Kf1 Nd3 32.Rc8 Ba3 33.Rc3 Bb4 34.Rc6 Ne5 35.Ra6 Nf3 36.Nf6 Rd8 37.Ne4 Rd7 38.Kg2 Ne1+ 39.Kg3 Nd3 40.Nf6 Rd8 41.Nd5 Bd6+ 42.Kg2 Bb8 43.Ra5 Ne1+ 44.Kf1 Nf3 45.Bd1 Nd2+ 46.Ke2 Ne4 47.Bb3 Rd7 48.f3 Nf6 49.Nb4 Bd6 50.Nc6 Rc7 51.Rxa7 1-0

            Round 1, Feb. 19
            Maghsoodloo, Parham – Frolyanov, Dmitry
            D31 QG, Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit

            1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 c5 7.Nf3 Nf6 8.Be2 O-O 9.O-O cxd4 10.Nxd4 a6 11.Na4 Nbd7 12.a3 Be7 13.b4 a5 14.Rb1 axb4 15.axb4 Ne5 16.Nc3 Bd7 17.Qb3 Qb8 18.f4 Ng6 19.Ncb5 Re8 20.c5 Bf8 21.Bc4 Kh8 22.h3 Qc8 23.Nf3 Bxb5 24.Bxb5 Rd8 25.Ng5 Rd4 26.Bc4 Qc7 27.Be3 Rd7 28.f5 Nh4 29.fxe6 fxe6 30.Bxe6 Qg3 31.Rb2 Re7 32.Bf4 Qxb3 33.Bxb3 h6 34.Ne6 Rd7 35.Bxh6 gxh6 36.Rxf6 Bg7 37.Nxg7 Kxg7 38.Rbf2 Ra1+ 39.Kh2 Rb1 40.Rf7+ Rxf7 41.Rxf7+ Kg6 42.Bc2+ 1-0

            Round 1, Feb. 19
            Sindarov, Javokhir – Jumabayev, Rinat
            B90 Sicilian, Najdorf

            1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nge2 Nf6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.a3 e6 7.Bc4 Nc6 8.O-O Be7 9.Ba2 O-O 10.Be3 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.f4 Bb7 13.Qd3 Rc8 14.Rae1 Qc7 15.f5 e5 16.Bf2 d5 17.exd5 Rfd8 18.Bg3 Nxd5 19.Bxd5 Bxd5 20.Bxe5 Bc5+ 21.Kh1 Bxg2+ 22.Kxg2 Rxd3 23.Bxc7 Rd2+ 24.Kh1 Rxc7 25.Re8+ Bf8 26.Ne4 1-0

            Round 1, Feb. 19
            Sengupta, Deep – Abdusattorov, Nodirbek
            D00 Queen’s Pawn, Mason variation

            1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.exd4 a6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 e6 9.O-O-O Bd6 10.g4 Nc6 11.Kb1 Rc8 12.Bxd6 Qxd6 13.g5 Nd7 14.h4 O-O 15.Rg1 f5 16.Qg3 Qc7 17.Bg2 Qxg3 18.fxg3 Nb6 19.Rge1 Rce8 20.Ne2 Re7 21.Nf4 Rfe8 22.b3 Kf8 23.Bf3 Nc8 24.g4 Nd6 25.g6 h6 26.Kb2 fxg4 27.Bxg4 Ne4 28.Re2 b5 29.c3 Kg8 30.a3 a5 31.b4 Nd8 32.Rde1 Nb7 33.Rxe4 dxe4 34.Rxe4 Nd6 35.Bxe6+ Kh8 36.Re5 axb4 37.cxb4 Rf8 38.Nd3 Rf3 39.Kc2 Rf6 40.Bf7 Ra7 41.h5 Rxa3 42.Re7 Rf3 43.Rd7 Nxf7 44.Ne5 Rf2+ 45.Kb1 Kg8 46.gxf7+ Kh7 47.Rd8 Rb3+ 48.Kc1 Rxf7 49.Nxf7 g5 50.Ne5 Kg7 51.Rd6 Rxb4 52.Kc2 Ra4 53.Kd3 Ra3+ 54.Ke4 b4 55.Rg6+ Kh7 56.Ng4 1-0

            Round 1, Feb. 19
            Petrosyan, Manuel – Aditya Mittal
            E04 Catalan, open

            1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.Nc3 Rb8 10.e3 b5 11.a4 Bd6 12.axb5 axb5 13.b3 cxb3 14.Qxb3 b4 15.Nd2 Bd7 16.Nce4 Qd8 17.Rfc1 Ne7 18.Nc4 Nc8 19.Nc5 O-O 20.Nb7 Qe7 21.Ra5 c6 22.Nc5 Bxc5 23.Rxc5 Nd6 24.Ne5 Nb7 25.Nxd7 Qxd7 26.Re5 c5 27.dxc5 Na5 28.Qb2 Qd3 29.Re4 Nb3 30.Rg4 f6 31.Bf1 Nxc1 32.Bxd3 Nxd3 33.Qb1 Nxc5 34.Rxb4 Nd7 35.Qb3 Rxb4 36.Qxb4 Rf7 37.h4 Nf8 38.g4 Rd7 39.h5 Kf7 40.f4 Re7 41.Kg2 e5 42.Qc4+ Ke8 43.g5 hxg5 44.fxg5 fxg5 45.Kg3 Re6 46.Kg4 Rf6 47.Kxg5 Ne6+ 48.Kg4 Kf8 49.Qd5 Kg8 50.Qxe5 Kh7 51.Qe4+ Kh8 52.Qd3 Kg8 53.e4 g6 54.hxg6 Rxg6+ 55.Kf5 Kh7 56.Qh3+ Kg7 57.Ke5 Nf8 58.Qc3 Kf7 59.Qb3+ Kg7 60.Qb7+ Kg8 61.Kf5 Rg7 62.Qd5+ Rf7+ 63.Kg5 Kg7 64.Qd4+ Kg8 65.Qc4 Kg7 66.Qc6 Nh7+ 67.Kh4 Nf8 68.Kh5 Re7 69.Qh6+ Kf7 70.Qf4+ Ke8 71.Qb8+ Kf7 72.Qb3+ Ke8 73.Qb5+ Nd7 74.Qc4 Re5+ 75.Kh4 Ke7 76.Kg3 Rg5+ 77.Kf4 Re5 78.Qb4+ Ke8 79.Qd6 Kd8 80.Qg6 Rc5 81.Qg7 Ke8 82.Ke3 Re5 83.Kd4 Rc5 84.Qh8+ Ke7 85.Qh7+ Ke8 86.Qg7 Kd8 87.Qf7 Kc7 88.Qg8 Ra5 89.Qc4+ Kd8 90.Qg8+ Kc7 91.Qg3+ Kc8 92.Qc3+ Rc5 93.Qa3 Kd8 94.Qa8+ Kc7 95.Qg8 Ra5 96.Qg3+ Kc8 97.Qh3 Rc5 98.Qa3 Kd8 99.Qb4 Kc8 100.Qxc5+ Nxc5 101.Kxc5 Kc7 102.Kd5 Kd7 103.e5 Ke7 104.e6 Ke8 105.Kd6 Kd8 106.e7+ Ke8 107.Ke6 1/2-1/2

            Position after Black’s 78…Ke8


            Round 2, Feb. 20
            Sargsyan, Shant - Maghsoodloo, Parham
            D24 QGA

            1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 b5 6.e5 Nd5 7.Nxb5 Nb6 8.Be2 Nc6 9.O-O Be7 10.Be3 O-O 11.Nc3 Rb8 12.b3 cxb3 13.axb3 Bb7 14.Qb1 Ra8 15.Qe4 Qd7 16.Rfd1 Nd5 17.Bd3 f5 18.exf6 Nxf6 19.Qh4 Nb4 20.Ne5 Qe8 21.Qh3 Nxd3 22.Qxe6+ Kh8 23.Rxd3 a5 24.Bg5 Bb4 25.Qxe8 Rfxe8 26.Rc1 Bxc3 27.Rdxc3 Ne4 28.Rxc7 Bd5 29.Be7 Bxb3 30.f3 Nf6 31.Bxf6 gxf6 32.Nd7 Ra6 33.Nc5 Rb6 34.Rb1 Re3 35.d5 f5 36.Rxb3 Rexb3 37.Nxb3 1-0

            Round 2, Feb. 20
            Jobava, Baadur – Kozionov, Kirill
            A62 King’s Indian, Fianchetto

            1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.d5 Na5 8.b3 a6 9.O-O Rb8 10.Nd4 Bd7 11.Bg5 b5 12.cxb5 axb5 13.b4 Nc4 14.Qc1 Ng4 15.Ncxb5 Bxb5 16.Nxb5 Bxa1 17.Qxc4 Bf6 18.Bxf6 Nxf6 19.Bh3 Rb7 20.a4 Qa8 21.Nc3 Rfb8 22.Rb1 Qa7 23.e3 Ra8 24.a5 Qa6 25.Qxa6 Rxa6 26.Bc8 Rba7 27.Bxa6 Rxa6 28.e4 Ra8 29.Nb5 Ne8 30.Rc1 Rb8 31.a6 Ra8 32.a7 Kf8 33.Kg2 1-0

            Round 2, Feb. 20
            Praggnanandhaa, R. – Streeshwan Maraiakshikari
            B10 Caro-Kann, Two Knights variation

            1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Ne4 5.Ne2 Bg4 6.Nfg1 Nc5 7.d4 Ncd7 8.f3 Bf5 9.g4 Be6 10.Nf4 c5 11.Nxe6 fxe6 12.c3 Nc6 13.f4 g5 14.Nf3 gxf4 15.Bxf4 cxd4 16.cxd4 Bg7 17.Qd2 O-O 18.Be2 Qb6 19.Be3 Rac8 20.O-O Nb4 21.Bd1 Rf7 22.Kg2 Nf8 23.h4 Ng6 24.h5 Nh8 25.a3 Nc6 26.b4 a5 27.Bc2 Bf8 28.Kh3 axb4 29.Ng5 Rg7 30.Nxe6 b3 31.Bf5 Rf7 32.Ng5 Rxf5 33.gxf5 Na5 34.f6 Nf7 35.Qg2 Rc3 36.Ne4+ 1-0

            Round 2, Feb. 20
            Abdusattorov, Nodirbek – Sadhwani, Raunak
            C42 Petrov, Classical Attack, Marshall variation

            1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.O-O O-O 8.c4 c6 9.Qc2 h6 10.Re1 Be6 11.cxd5 cxd5 12.Bxe4 dxe4 13.Qxe4 Bd5 14.Qg4 Qd7 15.Qxd7 Nxd7 16.Nc3 Bxf3 17.gxf3 Rfd8 18.Be3 Nf8 19.Red1 Ng6 20.Rac1 Rac8 21.Ne4 Rxc1 22.Rxc1 Bb8 23.Nc5 b6 24.Nb7 Rf8 25.d5 f5 26.d6 Ne5 27.Kf1 Nd7 28.Bd4 Re8 29.h4 Kf7 30.h5 g6 31.Rc7 Bxc7 32.dxc7 Ke7 33.hxg6 Nf8 34.g7 Ng6 35.Nd8 Kd7 36.Bf6 Nf4 37.Nf7 Nh5 38.Be5 Rg8 39.Nxh6 Rxg7 40.Nxf5 Rg8 41.Bd6 Rh8 42.Ne7 Kxd6 43.c8=Q Rxc8 44.Nxc8+ Kc5 45.Ke2 a5 46.Ke3 a4 47.Ke4 Nf6+ 48.Ke5 Nd5 49.a3 b5 50.f4 b4 51.f5 1-0

            Round 2, Feb. 20
            Abdumalik, Zhansaya – Svane, Rasmus
            C88 Ruy Lopez, Closed, anti-Marshall

            1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.a4 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.c3 Na5 11.Bc2 c5 12.Nbd2 Re8 13.Nf1 b4 14.Ng3 Bf8 15.d4 exd4 16.cxd4 cxd4 17.Nxd4 g6 18.Bg5 h6 19.Bf4 Rc8 20.b3 Qb6 21.Qd2 Rxc2 22.Nxc2 Nxb3 23.a5 Qc5 24.Qxb4 Nxa1 25.Qxc5 dxc5 26.Rxa1 Nxe4 27.Ne3 g5 28.Bc7 Nxg3 29.hxg3 Be4 30.Rc1 Rc8 31.Bb6 Bd3 32.Nd5 c4 33.Bd4 Ba3 34.Ra1 Bd6 35.g4 f5 36.gxf5 Bxf5 37.Bc3 Kf7 38.Nb4 Bxb4 39.Bxb4 c3 40.Rc1 c2 41.Kf1 Re8 42.g3 Bh3+ 43.Kg1 Re2 44.g4 Bxg4 45.Kg2 Re4 46.Bd2 Bd1 47.Ra1 Rd4 48.Be3 Rd3 0-1


            • #7
              https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2020...Moroni_Luca_Jr Black has the two bishops but they die a gruesome death. The white king walks to h1 and then its running pawns.


              • #8
                Aeroflot Open 2020

                February 21, 2020

                Round Three

                Round 3, Feb. 21
                Mamedov, Rauf – Sargsyan, Shant
                C53 Giuoco Piano

                1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 d5 7.Bb5 Ne4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Be3 f6 11.exf6 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Qxf6 13.O-O Bg4 14.Be2 Rae8 15.h3 Bh5 16.Qc2 Kh8 17.Rae1 Bxf3 18.Bxf3 Ne7 19.Bh5 g6 20.Bg4 h5 21.Bd7 Rd8 22.Bb5 c6 23.Qd2 Rde8 24.Bg5 Qf7 25.Bd3 Nf5 26.g4 Nd6 27.Bh6 Rg8 28.Bf4 Ne4 29.Bxe4 Rxe4 30.Rxe4 dxe4 31.Re1 Qd5 32.Be5+ Kh7 33.Qc2 Bd8 34.Rxe4 h4 35.c4 Qf7 36.Rf4 Qd7 37.c5 Bc7 38.Qb3 Bxe5 39.dxe5 Rg7 40.g5 Re7 41.Rf8 Qd5 42.Qxd5 cxd5 43.f4 Kg7 44.Rd8 Kf7 45.Kf2 Rc7 46.Rxd5 Ke6 47.Rd6+ Kf7 48.Kf3 Rxc5 49.Rd7+ Ke6 50.Rxb7 Ra5 51.Rg7 1-0

                Round 3, Feb. 21
                Suleymanli, Aydin – Praggnanandhaa, R
                A10 English Opening

                1.c4 b6 2.Nc3 Bb7 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d4 g6 5.Qc2 Bg7 6.Bg5 d6 7.h3 O-O 8.e3 a6 9.Be2 c5 10.O-O Nbd7 11.d5 b5 12.e4 b4 13.Nd1 e6 14.Ne3 Qc7 15.Rad1 Rfe8 16.Nd2 a5 17.Rde1 a4 18.Qb1 b3 19.a3 Ba6 20.Bf4 Re7 21.Bg5 Ree8 22.h4 exd5 23.exd5 h5 24.Bf4 Re7 25.Bg5 Rae8 26.Qc1 Ne5 27.Nb1 Ne4 28.Bf4 Qa5 29.f3 Nf6 30.Bg5 Ned7 31.Bd3 Nh7 32.Bxe7 Rxe7 33.Nc3 Bd4 34.Kh1 Qd8 35.g3 Ne5 36.Bb1 Nxc4 37.Nxc4 Bxc4 38.Rxe7 Qxe7 39.Re1 Qd7 40.Kg2 Nf6 41.Ne2 Bxe2 42.Rxe2 Nxd5 43.Qg5 Nf6 44.Bd3 Kg7 45.Rd2 Qc6 46.Re2 c4 47.Bb1 Qc7 48.Qd2 Bc5 49.Qg5 Ba7 50.Re6 Qd8 51.Bxg6 fxg6 52.Qf4 d5 53.Qe5 Kf7 54.Rc6 Bb8 55.Qe6+ Kg7 56.g4 hxg4 57.fxg4 d4 58.Kh3 g5 59.h5 d3 60.Qf5 d2 61.h6+ Kf7 62.Qe6+ Kg6 63.Qf5+ 1/2-1/2

                Round 3, Feb. 21
                Maghsoodloo, Parham – Aryan Chopra
                D85 Grunfeld, Exchange variation

                1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bd2 Bg7 6.e4 Nxc3 7.Bxc3 O-O 8.Qd2 c5 9.d5 e6 10.Bc4 Bxc3 11.bxc3 exd5 12.Bxd5 Nd7 13.Nf3 Nf6 14.O-O Re8 15.Rfe1 Qc7 16.Qh6 Nxd5 17.exd5 Bf5 18.d6 Qxd6 19.Ng5 Qf6 20.Qxh7+ Kf8 21.f4 Qg7 22.Qh4 Qxc3 23.h3 c4 24.Kh2 Bd3 25.f5 Bxf5 26.Rac1 Qb2 27.Qxc4 Qg7 28.Qb4+ Kg8 29.Qxb7 Qf6 30.h4 Qd6+ 31.Kh1 Rxe1+ 32.Rxe1 Rf8 33.Re8 1/2-1/2

                Round 3, Feb. 21
                Chanda, Sandipan – Abdusattorov, Nodirbek
                D02 Queen’s Bishop game

                1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 e6 6.c3 Bd6 7.Bg3 O-O 8.Bb5 Bxg3 9.hxg3 Qb6 10.a4 Bd7 11.Qb1 h6 12.O-O Rfc8 13.Bxc6 Bxc6 14.Ne5 a5 15.f4 Be8 16.g4 Nh7 17.Nd3 cxd4 18.exd4 f6 19.Rf2 Bg6 20.f5 Bf7 21.Nf3 exf5 22.gxf5 Re8 23.Qf1 Qd6 24.Re1 Rxe1 25.Qxe1 b6 26.Re2 Ng5 27.Nxg5 hxg5 28.g4 Qc6 29.Re7 Kf8 30.Kg2 Rd8 31.Ra7 Re8 32.Qg3 Rc8 33.Qe3 Re8 34.Qg3 Re7 35.Qb8+ Be8 36.Rxe7 Kxe7 37.Qa7+ Kf8 38.Qb8 g6 39.fxg6 Kg7 40.Nf2 Qe6 41.Qa7+ Kxg6 42.b4 Bxa4 43.bxa5 bxa5 44.Qxa5 Qd7 45.Qc5 Kf7 46.Kg3 Bb3 47.Qb6 Bc2 48.Qb2 Ba4 49.Qb1 Kg7 50.Qe1 Bb5 51.Qe3 Kf7 52.Kg2 Ba6 53.Qh3 Kg7 54.Nd1 Qb5 55.Qf3 Qb1 56.Ne3 Bd3 57.Nf5+ Kg6 58.Ng3 Qa2+ 59.Kh3 Bb1 60.Qf1 Qb3 61.Qa6 Qxc3 62.Qe6 Qc7 63.Qxd5 Bd3 64.Qe6 Qc4 65.d5 Bf1+ 66.Nxf1 Qxf1+ 67.Kg3 Qd3+ 68.Kf2 Qd2+ 69.Kf3 Qd3+ 70.Kf2 Qd2+ 71.Kf3 1/2-1/2

                Round 3, Feb. 21
                Aravindh, Chithambaram VR – Moroni, Luca Jr
                D02 Queen’s Pawn game

                1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.Bf4 dxc4 6.e3 Nd5 7.Bxc4 Nxf4 8.exf4 Nb6 9.Bd3 g6 10.h4 Nd5 11.g3 Bg7 12.h5 Nxc3 13.bxc3 c5 14.Ne5 Qa5 15.Kf1 cxd4 16.cxd4 Qd5 17.Kg1 Bd7 18.Bc4 Qd6 19.Qb3 Bc6 20.Re1 Bxe5 21.dxe5 Qc5 22.hxg6 Bxh1 23.gxf7+ Kf8 24.Kxh1 Rd8 25.Bxe6 Qxf2 26.Rd1 Kg7 27.Bd5 Qe2 28.e6 Kh6 29.Qd3 1-0

                Round 3, Feb. 21
                Kulaots, Kaido – Smirin, Ilia
                B41 Sicilian, Kan, Maroczy bind

                1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Qd3 O-O 8.e5 Ne8 9.Bd2 Qc7 10.Nf3 Nc6 11.Qe4 f5 12.exf6 Nxf6 13.Qh4 d5 14.Be2 Be7 15.cxd5 exd5 16.O-O Be6 17.Bd3 Qd7 18.Rad1 Bg4 19.Bg5 h6 20.Bxf6 Bxf6 21.Qg3 Ne7 22.Be2 Be6 23.Ne5 Qe8 24.Bg4 Bxg4 25.Nxg4 Bxc3 26.Qxc3 Rd8 27.Ne3 Qc6 28.Qb3 Kh8 29.Rd4 Qf6 30.Qc3 Nf5 31.Nxf5 Qxf5 32.Qd2 Rf6 33.Rc1 Rc6 34.h3 Rxc1+ 35.Qxc1 Rc8 36.Qe1 Rc2 37.Rb4 d4 38.Rxd4 Rxb2 39.a4 Rb1 40.Rd1 Rxd1 41.Qxd1 b5 42.g4 Qe4 43.axb5 axb5 44.Qb3 b4 45.Kf1 Kh7 46.f3 Qd4 47.h4 Qd2 48.h5 Kh8 49.Qf7 Qd3+ 50.Kg2 Kh7 51.f4 b3 52.g5 hxg5 53.f5 Qe4+ 54.Kf2 b2 55.h6 Qc2+ 56.Ke3 Qc3+ 57.Ke2 Qe5+ 0-1

                Tomorrow Praggna is paired against Artemiev

                Standings after Round Three

                1 Mamedov 3
                2-6 Bharath, Sethuraman, Idani, Paravyan, Zhou 2.5
                7-40 includes Jobava, Praggna and Artemiev


                • #9
                  Aeroflot Open 2020

                  February 22, 2020

                  Round Four

                  Round 4, Feb. 22
                  Bharath Subramaniyam – Zhou, Jianchao
                  B90 Sicilian, Najdorf, Adams Attack

                  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 e6 7.g4 h6 8.Bg2 Be7 9.Qd3 Bd7 10.Be3 g5 11.O-O-O Nc6 12.f4 gxf4 13.Nxc6 Bxc6 14.Bxf4 Qc7 15.Qg3 O-O-O 16.e5 Ne8 17.Bxc6 Qxc6 18.Rhf1 dxe5 19.Bxe5 f6 20.Bf4 h5 21.g5 fxg5 22.Bxg5 Bxg5+ 23.Qxg5 Nd6 24.Rfe1 Nc4 25.b3 Nd2 26.Qe3 Nf3 27.Rf1 Rxd1+ 28.Rxd1 e5 29.Rf1 Rf8 30.Kb2 h4 31.Qd3 Kb8 32.Nd5 Rd8 33.Nb4 Qb6 34.Nxa6+ Ka8 35.Qxf3 Qxa6 36.Re1 Qe6 37.Re4 Re8 38.Qe3 Kb8 39.Ra4 b6 40.Rxh4 e4 41.Rh6 Qe5+ 42.Kb1 Re6 43.Rxe6 Qxe6 44.h4 Kb7 45.h5 Qf5 46.h6 Qf1+ 47.Kb2 Qf6+ 48.Kc1 Qf5 49.Qg3 Ka6 50.Qg7 e3 51.h7 e2 52.h8=Q e1=Q+ 53.Kb2 Qxc2+ 54.Kxc2 Qe2+ 55.Kc3 Qe3+ 56.Kc4 Qe2+ 57.Kd5 Qb5+ 58.Kd4 Qc5+ 59.Kd3 Qf5+ 60.Kc3 Qc5+ 61.Kb2 Qf2+ 62.Ka3 Qc5+ 63.Kb2 Qf2+ 64.Kc3 Qe3+ 65.Kc4 Qe2+ 66.Kd5 Qb5+ 67.Kd4 Qc5+ 68.Kd3 Qf5+ 69.Ke3 Qc5+ 70.Qd4 Qc1+ 71.Qd2 Qg1+ 72.Kd3 Qb1+ 73.Qc2 Qf1+ 74.Qe2 1-0

                  Final Position


                  Chess24: And it's over! 12-year-old Bharath Subramaniyam leads the #AeroflotOpen with Rauf Mamedov after beating a 3rd strong grandmaster in 4 games.

                  As I have not given any of Bharath’s games before, I repair the omission now with his two previous wins. Twelve years old, my my!

                  Round 1, Feb. 20
                  Antipov, Mikhail – Bharath Subramaniyam
                  B40 Sicilian Defence

                  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3 b6 4.Bb2 Bb7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Qe2 a6 7.O-O-O Nd4 8.Qe3 Nxf3 9.gxf3 Nf6 10.Rg1 Qc7 11.f4 O-O-O 12.e5 Ne8 13.f5 exf5 14.d4 d5 15.Qd3 cxd4 16.Qxf5+ Kb8 17.Ne2 g6 18.Qh3 Ng7 19.Nxd4 Ne6 20.Nxe6 fxe6 21.Bd4 Bc5 22.Qe3 Rhf8 23.Bh3 Rc8 24.Rd2 Qe7 25.Rg4 Rf7 26.Rf4 Rxf4 27.Qxf4 Rf8 28.Qg4 Bc8 29.Kb1 Rf5 30.Bxc5 Qxc5 31.Qg3 Rf7 32.c3 Qf8 33.Qe3 Ka7 34.Bg2 Bb7 35.Qg3 Rf4 36.Kb2 Qf5 37.Bh3 Qxe5 38.Bxe6 g5 39.Bg8 d4 40.cxd4 Qg7 41.Bc4 Rxd4 42.Rxd4 Qxd4+ 43.Kc2 Be4+ 44.Kc1 b5 45.Qc7+ Bb7 46.Bg8 h6 47.a3 Qxf2 48.b4 Qd4 49.Bh7 h5 50.Kc2 h4 51.Qe7 Qf2+ 52.Kd3 g4 53.Qe5 g3 54.hxg3 h3 55.Be4 Qf1+ 56.Kd2 Qf2+ 57.Kd3 Bxe4+ 58.Qxe4 Qf1+ 0-1

                  Round 3, Feb. 21
                  Sargissian, Gabriel – Bharath Subramaniyam
                  D43 QGD, Semi-Slav

                  1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.g3 dxc4 6.Bg2 b5 7.Ne5 a6 8.O-O Bb7 9.b3 b4 10.Ne4 Nxe4 11.Bxe4 c3 12.a3 a5 13.axb4 Bxb4 14.Bf4 O-O 15.Qd3 h6 16.g4 Nd7 17.Qg3 Nf6 18.Bf3 Nd5 19.Nd3 Nxf4 20.Qxf4 Bd6 21.Qe3 Qh4 22.Rfc1 Qxh2+ 23.Kf1 Bb4 24.Nc5 Ra7 25.Nd3 Raa8 26.Nc5 Bc8 27.Nd3 Bd7 28.Ne5 Rfd8 29.Rxc3 Bxc3 30.Qxc3 Be8 31.e3 f6 32.Nxc6 Rac8 33.Rxa5 Bxc6 34.Bxc6 Qh3+ 35.Ke1 Qxg4 36.b4 e5 37.d5 Rxc6 0-1

                  Round 4, Feb. 22
                  Praggnanandhaa, R. – Artemiev, Vladislav
                  B90 Sicilian, Najdorf, Adams Attack

                  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 e6 7.g4 h6 8.Bg2 Be7 9.b3 Nc6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.e5 dxe5 12.Qxd8+ Kxd8 13.Bxc6 Rb8 14.Bb2 Kc7 15.Bg2 Bb7 16.Bxb7 Kxb7 17.O-O-O Rbd8 18.Ne2 Ne4 19.Bxe5 Nxf2 20.Rxd8 Rxd8 21.Rf1 f6 22.Rxf2 fxe5 23.Rf7 Rd7 24.Kb1 e4 25.b4 Kc6 26.Rf4 Rd1+ 27.Kb2 Bf6+ 28.Ka3 Rh1 29.Rxe4 Rxh3+ 30.Ka4 e5 31.c4 Rf3 32.b5+ Kb6 33.c5+ Kxc5 34.bxa6 Kb6 35.Kb4 Kxa6 36.Nc3 Kb6 37.a4 Be7+ 38.Kc4 Kc6 39.a5 Rf4 40.Rxf4 exf4 41.Nd5 Bd6 42.a6 f3 43.a7 Kb7 44.Kd3 Bc5 45.a8=Q+ Kxa8 46.Nc7+ Kb7 47.Ne6 Kc6 48.Nxg7 Kd5 49.Nf5 Ke5 50.Nxh6 Kf4 51.Nf7 Be7 52.Ne5 f2 53.Ke2 Kxe5 54.Kxf2 1/2-1/2

                  Round 4, Feb. 22
                  Adhiban, B. – Can, Emre
                  B88 Sicilian, Sozin, Leonhardt

                  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qe2 Be7 9.O-O-O Nxd4 10.Bxd4 b5 11.Bb3 O-O 12.e5 dxe5 13.Bxe5 Qb6 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 Bg5+ 16.Kb1 Bb7 17.Qg4 Bh6 18.Rd7 Qc6 19.Bxe6 Bc8 20.Rd6 Qc5 21.Bxc8 Raxc8 22.Qe4 f6 23.Bg3 f5 24.Qd3 f4 25.Bh4 Qh5 26.Be7 Rfe8 27.Rd7 Qe5 28.Bb4 Qe2 29.Qxe2 Rxe2 30.Rd2 Re4 31.f3 Rxb4 32.b3 Bg5 33.a3 a5 34.axb4 axb4 35.Rd6 Bf6 36.Rhd1 Kf7 37.R1d4 Be5 38.Rd7+ Ke6 39.Rd8 Rc6 40.Re4 Kf6 41.Rf8+ Ke7 42.Rf5 1-0

                  Round 4, Feb. 22
                  Jobava, Baadur – Aleksandrov, Aleksej
                  C59 Two Knights Defence, Steinitz variation

                  1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nh3 Bd6 10.d3 Rb8 11.Nd2 O-O 12.Ne4 Nxe4 13.dxe4 Nb7 14.c3 Qh4 15.Qd3 Be7 16.Qg3 Nc5 17.f3 Qh5 18.f4 Qh4 19.Nf2 exf4 20.Qxh4 Bxh4 21.O-O Bxf2+ 22.Rxf2 g5 23.Bf3 Re8 24.Rd2 Nxe4 25.Bxe4 Rxe4 26.Rd8+ Kh7 27.g3 f3 28.Rd2 Bh3 29.Kf2 g4 0-1

                  Round 4, Feb. 22
                  Ivic, Velimir – Maghsoodloo, Parham
                  C70 Ruy Lopez, Cozio Defence deferred

                  1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nge7 5.Nc3 d6 6.O-O Bd7 7.Re1 g6 8.d4 Bg7 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Nd5 O-O 11.Bg5 f6 12.Be3 Re8 13.c4 Nxd5 14.cxd5 Na5 15.Bxd7 Qxd7 16.Qc2 b5 17.Nd2 Bf8 18.Rac1 Rec8 19.Qc3 Nb7 20.f4 Bd6 21.fxe5 fxe5 22.Nf3 Re8 23.h3 Nd8 24.Nh2 h5 25.Rf1 Nf7 26.Rf6 Nh8 27.Nf3 Qg7 28.Re6 Nf7 29.Rxe8+ Rxe8 30.Qc6 Rb8 31.h4 Qf8 32.Qxa6 Ra8 33.Qxb5 Rxa2 34.Qd7 Rxb2 35.Qe6 Kg7 36.Rf1 Qe7 37.Qxe7 Bxe7 38.Nxe5 Nxe5 39.Bd4 Rb4 40.Bxe5+ Kg8 41.Bxc7 Rxe4 42.g3 1/2-1/2

                  Round 4, Feb. 22
                  Abdusattorov, Nodirbek – Stupak, Kirill
                  C10 French, Paulsen variation

                  1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.e5 f6 5.Nf3 fxe5 6.dxe5 g6 7.h4 Bg7 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bg5 Nce7 10.Bd3 c6 11.h5 Qc7 12.hxg6 h6 13.Bh4 O-O-O 14.O-O c5 15.b3 Rf8 16.Bg3 Nf5 17.Bxf5 Rxf5 18.Nh4 Rg5 19.Nxd5 exd5 20.e6 Qc6 21.exd7+ Qxd7 22.Qf3 Ne7 23.Rae1 Rf8 24.Qe3 Nc6 25.Qxc5 Rxg3 26.fxg3 Bd4+ 27.Qxd4 Rxf1+ 28.Rxf1 Nxd4 29.Rf8+ Kc7 30.Rf7 1-0

                  Standings after Round Four

                  1-2 Bharath, Mamedov 3.5
                  3-11 Sethuraman, Adhiban, Paravyan, Riazantsev, Aleksandrov, Petrosyan, Idani, Yilmaz, Smirin 3


                  Tomorrow’s pairings:



                  From Chessbase India, August 2019


                  Sagar Shah

                  Bharath Subramaniyam – IM at the age of 11 years and eight months

                  Indian chess has been blessed with a spurt of young talents coming up and becoming IMs and GMs at a very tender age. But behind every such accomplishment goes in tremendous hard work and dedication by the player, his parents, coaches and the entire team. Here's the story of Bharath Subramaniyam from Chennai who became an IM at the age of 11 years and 8 months. Bharath is a lively lad, full of laughter and mischief. However, when he sits on the chess board, he is picture of concentration and confidence. In this article we tell you about Bharath's journey, with inputs from his father and also his coach R.B. Ramesh. Pragg and Gukesh couldn't break Karjakin's record of world's youngest GM, but who knows maybe Bharath might be the chosen one!

                  Bharath Subramaniyam began playing chess by watching and learning from his elder brother Balasubramaniam. Very soon he picked up the game and was put into the T Nagar chess academy on 15th of August 2012. He was just 4 years and 10 months old at that point! AL Kasi, Srinivasa Rangan and Bala were his initial coaches. Bharath played his first tournament in January 2013, a school tournament for kids. He achieved his initial rating of 1008 in 2014. From there on, it was steady progress. Says Hari Shankkar, Bharath's father, "He was a normal kid but he caught everyone's attention was when he won the Tamil Nadu state under 9 title at the age of 6 years and 6 months. It was a well contested event with all the current stars like Gukesh, Pranav.V, Nikhil Magizhnan, Srihari LR, Manish Anto Cristiano and Pranesh taking part."

                  During July 2014, Bharath moved to Chess Gurukul and was trained by GM RB Ramesh and WGM Aarthie Ramaswamy. Bharath got an opportunity to train with the then FM Praggnanandhaa, WFM Vaishali, IM Aravindh Chithambaram, Akash PC Iyer, Priyanka. K, Mahalakshmi and other stars. In an interview with ChessBase India in 2015, after winning the World under-8 title Bharath had said, "I am being coached by GM R.B. Ramesh and WGM Aarthie Ramesh. We have regular classes, where I attend them with players who are much higher rated than me. For example, GM Aravindh Chitthambaram is also present at those lectures, and being in the same class as him gives me opportunities to understand how higher rated players think. Other than that there are camps conducted by Ramesh Sir before major events. I owe a lot to him for the increase in my calculations and speed. I keep working on the middle game combinations regularly. Before the round I make it a point to solve tactics to get my mind sharp. Also I work for 3-4 hours during events to prepare openings against a particular opponent by looking at his style of play. On regular school days I work on chess for three hours."

                  It is quite unique that Bharath who was just seven years old back then got to sit in the same class as GMs and IMs. Talking about it, his father said, "We owe a lot to Ramesh sir, as normally lower rated players like Bharath, who was just 1324 in rating, is not allowed to train with IMs and higher rated players. Thanks to this opportunity, Bharath learnt to calculate well and improve his visualization skills. Sometimes, Ramesh made Bharath sit as mute spectator during GM training sessions that he was doing. This was a great opportunity."


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                    Aeroflot Open 2020

                    February 23, 2020

                    Round Five

                    Round 5, Feb. 23
                    Mamedov, Rauf – Bharath Subramaniyam
                    B22 Sicilian, Alapin

                    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Na3 Nc6 7.Nb5 Qd8 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8 10.b4 Bb6 11.Nd6 Ke7 12.Nc4 Bc7 13.b5 Na5 14.Ba3+ Ke8 15.Nd6+ Bxd6 16.Bxd6 b6 17.Bb4 Bb7 18.Ne5 Rc8 19.c4 Ne4 20.f3 Nc5 21.Be2 f6 22.Ng4 Kf7 23.Kf2 Ba8 24.Rhd1 Nab7 25.Rd2 Rhd8 26.Rad1 Ke7 27.Rd3 Nd6 28.Ra3 Rd7 29.Ne3 Rcc7 30.Nc2 e5 31.Na1 Ke6 32.Nb3 Nxb3 33.axb3 e4 34.Ra2 exf3 35.gxf3 Nf5 36.Rxd7 Rxd7 37.c5 Bd5 38.c6 Rc7 39.Bc4 Bxc4 40.bxc4 h5 41.Re2+ Kf7 42.Rd2 Ke8 43.Rd1 a6 44.bxa6 Rxc6 45.a7 Rc8 46.c5 b5 47.Ba5 Ke7 48.Rd8 Rxd8 49.Bxd8+ 1-0

                    Position after White’s 44.bxa6


                    Round 5, Feb. 23
                    Petrosyan, Manuel – Sethuraman, S.P.
                    D10 QGD, Semi-Slav

                    1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 c6 4.e3 Nf6 5.b3 g6 6.Bd3 Bg7 7.Ba3 Qa5 8.Qc1 Na6 9.Ne2 dxc4 10.bxc4 c5 11.O-O O-O 12.Nb5 Nb4 13.Bxb4 cxb4 14.a3 Bd7 15.axb4 Qxb4 16.Nxa7 e5 17.c5 exd4 18.exd4 Nd5 19.Bc4 Be6 20.Rb1 Qa4 21.Nb5 Nf4 22.Qxf4 Qxc4 23.Nec3 Rad8 24.Rfd1 Bd7 25.h3 Bc6 26.Qd2 Be5 27.Qd3 Qxd3 28.Rxd3 Bb8 29.d5 Rfe8 30.Rdd1 Bd7 31.d6 Re5 32.Nd5 Bc6 33.Ne7+ Kg7 34.Nxc6 bxc6 35.Nc7 Ba7 36.Rb6 Kf6 37.Rxc6 Rxc5 38.Ra6 Bb8 39.Ne8+ Ke6 40.Re1+ Re5 41.Nc7+ 1-0

                    Round 5, Feb. 23
                    Puranik, Abhimanyu – Sjugirov Sanan
                    A07 Reti, King’s Indian Attack, Pachman System

                    1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O e5 5.d3 Ne7 6.e4 O-O 7.exd5 Nxd5 8.Re1 Nc6 9.Nc3 Nde7 10.Rb1 a5 11.b3 Nf5 12.Nb5 Re8 13.Bb2 a4 14.bxa4 Rxa4 15.a3 Ra8 16.c4 Nd6 17.Qb3 Bf5 18.Rbd1 Qd7 19.a4 Rad8 20.c5 Be6 21.Qa3 Nc4 22.dxc4 Qxd1 23.Nxc7 e4 24.Nxe8 exf3 25.Bc3 Rd3 26.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 27.Bf1 Bxc3 28.Qb3 Rxf1+ 0-1

                    Position after White’s 28.Qb3


                    Chess24: White spent 8 minutes on 28.Qb3?? – what had he missed?

                    Round 5, Feb. 23
                    Sargsyan, Shant – Jumabayev, Rinat
                    A88 Dutch, Leningrad

                    1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 f5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 g6 5.O-O Bg7 6.c4 O-O 7.Nc3 c6 8.d5 e5 9.dxe6 Bxe6 10.Qd3 Nbd7 11.Bf4 d5 12.Ng5 Nc5 13.Qd1 d4 14.Na4 Nfd7 15.b4 h6 16.Nxe6 Nxe6 17.Bd6 Re8 18.c5 Nf6 19.Be5 Ne4 20.Bxg7 Kxg7 21.Qc2 Qf6 22.Rad1 Rad8 23.Rd3 h5 24.Nb2 a5 25.a3 axb4 26.axb4 Nc7 27.Nc4 Nb5 28.e3 h4 29.f3 Nec3 30.e4 hxg3 31.hxg3 Qe6 32.Na5 Re7 33.Re1 fxe4 34.fxe4 Rf8 35.Nb3 Qf6 36.Qd2 Rd8 37.Qf4 Qe6 38.Nd2 Nd5 39.Qg5 Rh8 40.Nf3 Nxb4 41.Nxd4 Nxd4 42.Rxd4 Rh5 43.Qf4 Nd5 44.Qd6 Qe5 45.Qxe5+ Rhxe5 46.Rc1 Nf6 47.Rb4 Nxe4 48.Bxe4 Rxe4 49.Rxe4 Rxe4 50.Rb1 Re7 51.Kf2 Kf6 52.Kf3 Kf5 53.Rb4 Rd7 54.Ke3 Rd5 55.Rxb7 Kg4 56.Kf2 Rd2+ 57.Ke3 Rd5 58.Kf2 g5 59.Rb2 Kh3 60.Rc2 g4 61.Rc1 Rf5+ 62.Kg1 Kxg3 63.Rc2 Rd5 64.Rc3+ Kf4 65.Kf2 Rd2+ 66.Ke1 Rd4 67.Ke2 Ke4 68.Rc1 Kd5 69.Ke3 Rc4 70.Rh1 Kxc5 71.Rh5+ Kb6 72.Rg5 Ra4 73.Kd3 c5 74.Rg8 Rd4+ 75.Kc3 Kb5 76.Rb8+ Kc6 77.Rg8 Kd6 78.Re8 Kd5 79.Rg8 Ke5 80.Rg5+ Kf4 0-1

                    Round 5, Feb. 23
                    Shimanov, Aleksandr – Abdusattorov, Nodirbek
                    D32 QGD, Tarrasch Defence

                    1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 c5 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.a3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 a6 8.O-O b5 9.Ba2 Bb7 10.d5 exd5 11.Nxd5 Be7 12.e4 O-O 13.Bf4 c4 14.Re1 Rc8 15.Nxe7+ Nxe7 16.Qc2 Ng6 17.Rad1 Qb6 18.Bg5 Rfe8 19.Bxf6 Qxf6 20.Bb1 Rcd8 21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.Qc3 Nf4 23.Qxf6 gxf6 24.Kf1 Nd3 25.Rd1 Bxe4 26.Ne1 Kg7 27.Bxd3 cxd3 28.f3 Bg6 29.Rd2 Kh6 30.Kf2 b4 31.axb4 Rd4 32.g3 Rxb4 33.Nxd3 Bxd3 34.Rxd3 Rxb2+ 35.Ke3 a5 36.Rd5 a4 37.Ra5 Rb4 38.g4 Kg7 39.Ra6 f5 40.gxf5 Rh4 41.h3 Rb4 42.Kd3 Rf4 43.Ke3 Rc4 44.Kd3 Rb4 45.Ke3 h6 46.Kf2 h5 47.Ke3 Rb3+ 48.Kf4 a3 49.Kg5 Rxf3 50.f6+ Kh7 51.h4 Rb3 52.Kxh5 Rb5+ 53.Kg4 Rb4+ 54.Kg5 Rb5+ 55.Kg4 Rb4+ 56.Kg5 Rb5+ 1/2-1/2

                    Round 5, Feb. 23
                    Antipov, Mikhail – Praggnanandhaa, R.
                    C50 Giuoco Piano

                    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.c3 O-O 7.Re1 h6 8.h3 a6 9.a4 a5 10.Nbd2 Be6 11.Ra2 Re8 12.b3 Bxc4 13.bxc4 Bb6 14.Nf1 Ne7 15.Nh4 Ng6 16.Nf5 Re6 17.Qf3 c6 18.Rb2 d5 19.Bd2 dxe4 20.dxe4 Nd7 21.Rd1 Nh4 22.Nxh4 Qxh4 23.Be1 Rd8 24.Rxd7 Rxd7 25.Rxb6 Qe7 26.Rb3 Qc5 27.Ne3 g6 28.Qe2 Red6 29.Kh2 Kg7 30.Qb2 Re6 31.Bd2 Qd6 32.Bc1 Qd3 33.f3 f5 34.Rxb7 f4 35.Nd5 Rd6 36.c5 Qa6 37.Rb6 Qf1 38.cxd6 Qe1 39.Bxf4 1-0

                    Round 5, Feb. 23
                    Maghsoodloo, Parham – Kunin, Vitaly
                    B56 Sicilian Defence

                    1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bd7 6.Bg5 e6 7.Ndb5 Bxb5 8.Bxb5+ Nc6 9.Qf3 Be7 10.e5 Nd5 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Qg3 dxe5 13.Qxg7 Qf6 14.Qg3 O-O-O 15.Bxc6 bxc6 16.Qd3 Nb4 17.Qe2 Qg6 18.O-O Nxc2 19.Ne4 Nd4 20.Qa6+ Kd7 21.f3 Rhg8 22.Rf2 Nxf3+ 23.Kh1 Qxe4 24.Rxf3 Ke8 25.Qxa7 Rg7 26.Rg1 Rd7 27.Qa3 f5 28.h3 Kf7 29.Re3 Qd4 30.Rc3 Ra7 31.Qb3 Qd5 32.Qb8 Rxa2 33.Rb3 h6 34.h4 Kg6 35.Qe8+ Kh7 36.Rb8 Qd7 37.Qh8+ Kg6 38.g4 Ra4 39.b4 Qd5+ 40.Rg2 Raa7 41.g5 Rh7 42.Qf6+ Kh5 43.gxh6 1-0

                    Round 5, Feb. 23
                    Nesterov, Arseniy – Jobava, Baadur
                    D17 QGD Slav, Krause Attack

                    1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.g3 Rd8 9.Bf4 Qc8 10.Bg2 Be6 11.Nd2 Nb6 12.a5 Nbd5 13.Bg5 Nc7 14.Qa4 Bh3 15.O-O Bxg2 16.Kxg2 Nfd5 17.e4 h6 18.Be3 Nxe3+ 19.fxe3 e5 20.Qc4 Ne6 21.d5 Ng5 22.Nf3 cxd5 23.Qa4+ Qd7 24.Nb5 Be7 25.Nc7+ Kf8 26.Qxd7 Rxd7 27.Nxg5 hxg5 28.Rac1 dxe4 29.Ne6+ Kg8 30.Rc8+ Kh7 31.Rxh8+ Kxh8 32.Rxf7 g4 33.Kf1 g6 34.Ke2 a6 35.Rg7 g5 36.b3 Rc7 37.Rf7 Kg8 38.Rg7+ Kh8 39.Kd1 Rd7+ 40.Kc2 Rc7+ 41.Kb1 Rd7 42.b4 Rc7 43.Kb2 Rd7 44.Kc2 1-0

                    Standings after Round Five

                    1 Mamedov 4.5
                    2 Petrosyan 4
                    3-17 Bharath, Sjugirov, Adhiban, Idani, Jumabayev,
                    Yilmaz, Sarana, Paravyan, Aleksandrov, Rianzantsev, Aravindh, Smirin, Zvjaginsev, Antipov, Savchenko 3.5


                    Pairings for Round Six



                    • #11
                      Puranik missed a lovely finish in Puranik - Sjugirov. Great find Wayne!


                      • #12
                        Aeroflot Open 2020

                        February 24, 2020

                        Round Six

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Petrosyan, Manuel – Mamedov, Rauf
                        E73 King’s Indian, Semi-Averbakh System

                        1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.Be3 Nc6 7.d5 Ne5 8.Nf3 Nfg4 9.Bd2 e6 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.O-O exd5 12.cxd5 f5 13.f4 Nf7 14.exf5 Bxf5 15.Be3 c5 16.dxc6 bxc6 17.Qd2 d5 18.Rfd1 Re8 19.Rac1 Qe7 20.Bd4 Bxd4+ 21.Qxd4 Rab8 22.Bf3 Qb4 23.Qxb4 Rxb4 24.Rd2 Rxf4 25.Ne2 Rc4 26.Rxc4 dxc4 27.Bxc6 Rc8 28.Bd5 Kg7 29.Bxf7 Kxf7 30.Kf2 Kf6 31.Ke3 Ke5 32.Nc3 Bd3 33.Rf2 Bf5 34.Rd2 Bd3 35.Rf2 Bf5 36.Rd2 1/2-1/2

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Sjugirov, Sanan – Zvjaginsev, Vadim
                        A13 English Opening

                        1.c4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 a6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.O-O Nf6 6.Qc2 Nbd7 7.a4 Nc5 8.Na3 b5 9.axb5 axb5 10.Nd4 Rxa3 11.Bc6+ Ke7 12.Rxa3 Qxd4 13.Bxb5 h5 14.Rc3 Bb7 15.Rxc4 Qd5 16.f3 Ncd7 17.Bc6 Bxc6 18.e4 Qb5 19.Rxc6 h4 20.g4 Ne8 21.d4 f6 22.Be3 Kf7 23.h3 Bb4 24.Ra1 Ba5 25.Kg2 Nd6 26.Bf2 Bb6 27.Ra3 Rb8 28.Rcc3 Rb7 29.Rcb3 Qc4 30.Rc3 Qb5 31.Rcb3 Qc4 32.Qxc4 Nxc4 33.Ra4 Nd6 34.Bxh4 e5 35.Bf2 exd4 36.Bxd4 c5 37.Bf2 g5 38.Ra6 Nc4 39.h4 Rc7 40.h5 Rc6 41.Bg3 Nce5 42.Bxe5 fxe5 43.Rd3 Ke7 44.Rd5 c4 45.Kf1 Re6 46.Rb5 Kd8 47.Ra8+ Kc7 48.Rg8 Kc6 49.Rd5 Re7 50.Rg6+ Kc7 51.h6 Bd4 52.Ke2 Bxb2 53.Rg7 Rxg7 54.hxg7 Nf6 55.Ra5 1-0

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Yilmaz, Mustafa – Riazantsev, Alexander
                        D38 QGD, Ragozin variation

                        1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.e3 O-O 9.Rc1 Rd8 10.Be2 dxc4 11.Qb5 Bd6 12.Qxc4 Qe7 13.a3 e5 14.d5 Nb8 15.Nd2 Nd7 16.O-O a6 17.Nde4 Nf8 18.Nxd6 cxd6 19.Qb4 b5 20.Qa5 Bb7 21.a4 Nh7 22.axb5 axb5 23.Qb4 Nf6 24.e4 Ba6 25.Ra1 Qb7 26.Ra5 Ne8 27.Nd1 Rdc8 28.Ne3 g6 29.Rfa1 Qb6 30.h4 h5 31.Bxb5 Nc7 32.Nc4 Qd4 33.Rxa6 Rxa6 34.Bxa6 Nxa6 35.Rxa6 Qxc4 36.Qxc4 Rxc4 37.f3 Rb4 38.Rxd6 Kf8 39.Ra6 Rxb2 40.Ra8+ Ke7 41.Ra7+ Kf6 42.Ra8 Ke7 43.Ra7+ Kf6 44.Ra3 Rd2 45.Kh2 Ke7 46.Kh3 Rd1 47.g4 hxg4+ 48.Kxg4 Rg1+ 49.Kh3 Rh1+ 50.Kg3 Rg1+ 51.Kh2 Rd1 52.Ra6 Rd2+ 53.Kg3 Rd1 54.Ra2 Rd4 55.Ra7+ Kf6 56.Ra6+ Kg7 57.Ra7 Kf6 58.Ra8 Ke7 59.Ra6 Rd1 60.Ra8 Rd4 61.h5 gxh5 62.Rh8 f6 63.Rxh5 Kf7 64.Kf2 Rd2+ 65.Ke3 Ra2 66.Rh7+ Ke8 67.Rb7 Ra4 68.Kd3 Rd4+ 69.Ke2 Ra4 70.Ke3 Rc4 71.Ra7 Rb4 72.Ra6 Kf7 73.Ra7+ Ke8 74.Rh7 Rb2 75.Rh1 Ke7 76.Rd1 Ra2 77.Rd2 Ra4 78.Kf2 f5 79.Ke3 Ra3+ 80.Rd3 Ra2 81.d6+ Kd7 82.exf5 Ra4 83.Rd5 Rh4 84.Rxe5 Kxd6 85.Re4 Rh8 86.Kf4 Rf8 87.Kg5 Rg8+ 88.Kh6 Rf8 89.Kg6 Rg8+ 90.Kf7 Rg3 91.Re3 1-0

                        Final Position


                        (Wikipedia) - Mustafa Yılmaz (born November 5, 1992) is a Turkish chess grandmaster. He is a two-time Turkish Chess Champion. He earned FIDE titles as FIDE Master (FM) in 2008, International Master (IM) in 2009 and Grand Master (GM) on September 10, 2012. He is a native of Mamak in Ankara. At the initiative of the Turkish Chess Federation, in 2012 he entered the Chess Department of Russian State Social University in Moscow along with Burak Fırat and Demre Kerigan to receive instruction from chess masters and to learn Russian.

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Bharath Subramaniyam – Paravyan, David
                        C54 Giuoco Piano

                        1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.O-O Bb6 7.a4 a5 8.Re1 O-O 9.h3 Be6 10.Nbd2 h6 11.b3 Kh8 12.Bb2 Nh5 13.d4 Nf4 14.Bf1 f5 15.exf5 Bxf5 16.Nc4 e4 17.Nh2 Ba7 18.Ne3 Be6 19.Bc1 Qf6 20.Ra2 Qf7 21.Rb2 Rad8 22.Neg4 d5 23.g3 Ng6 24.Bg2 Nb8 25.f4 c5 26.dxc5 Bxc5+ 27.Be3 Qc7 28.Rd2 Ne7 29.Nf1 Bxg4 30.hxg4 Na6 31.Kh2 Rc8 32.Ree2 Qb6 33.c4 dxc4 34.bxc4 Qg6 35.Rf2 Nc6 36.Rd5 Ncb4 37.Bxc5 Nxc5 38.Rd6 Qf7 39.Qd4 Kg8 40.Ne3 Nbd3 41.Rf1 Rfe8 42.Rb1 Rc6 43.Rb6 Ne6 44.Qd5 Ndxf4 45.gxf4 Qxf4+ 46.Kh1 Qxe3 47.Rxe6 Qe1+ 48.Kh2 Qh4+ 49.Kg1 Qe1+ 50.Kh2 Qh4+ 1/2-1/2

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Abdusattorov, Nodirbek – Antipov, Mikhail
                        C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence, open variation

                        1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.Re1 Nd6 6.Nxe5 Be7 7.Bf1 Nxe5 8.Rxe5 O-O 9.Nc3 Ne8 10.Nd5 Bd6 11.Re1 c6 12.Ne3 Be7 13.Nf5 Bf6 14.Qe2 Kh8 15.Ne7 Nc7 16.Nxc8 Re8 17.Qd1 Rxe1 18.Qxe1 Rxc8 19.c3 d5 20.d4 Bg5 21.Qe5 Bxc1 22.Rxc1 Qe8 23.g3 f6 24.Qd6 Qf8 25.Qd7 Qe8 26.Qd6 Qf8 27.Qd7 Qe8 28.Qh3 Rd8 29.Bd3 g6 30.Qh6 Qf8 31.Qf4 Ne6 32.Qf3 Re8 33.h4 f5 34.Rc2 Nd8 35.Re2 Nf7 36.c4 Rxe2 37.Qxe2 Qd6 38.cxd5 cxd5 39.Bc2 f4 40.Qf3 Kg7 41.gxf4 Nh6 42.Bb3 Nf5 43.Bxd5 b6 44.Qe4 Qf6 45.Qe5 Nxd4 46.Qc7+ Kh6 47.Bg8 Kh5 48.Qxh7+ Kg4 49.Bb3 Qc6 50.Qe7 Nf3+ 51.Kg2 Nd2+ 52.Kh2 Nf3+ 53.Kg2 Nd2+ 54.Kh2 Nf3+ 55.Kg2 Nd2+ 1/2-1/2

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Wagner, Dennis – Maghsoodloo, Parham
                        D38 QGD, Ragozin variation

                        1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.e3 Bd7 7.Qc2 O-O 8.a3 Bxc3+ 9.Qxc3 a5 10.b3 Ne4 11.Qc2 f5 12.Bd3 Be8 13.Bb2 Bg6 14.O-O f4 15.Rae1 Qe7 16.exf4 Rxf4 17.Nd2 Nxd2 18.Qxd2 Bxd3 19.Qxf4 Qf7 20.Qxf7+ Kxf7 21.cxd5 exd5 22.Re3 Bxf1 23.Kxf1 a4 24.b4 Na7 25.Rf3+ Kg8 26.Rf5 Rd8 27.Re5 Kf7 28.Ke2 g6 29.Kd3 h5 30.Bc1 Rd6 31.f3 Nb5 32.h3 c6 33.Re2 h4 34.Re1 Re6 35.Rxe6 Kxe6 36.Ke3 Kf5 37.Kd3 Nc7 38.Ke2 g5 39.Kf2 b6 40.g4+ hxg3+ 41.Kxg3 Nb5 42.Bb2 Nd6 43.Bc1 Nc4 44.Kf2 Kg6 45.Kg3 Nd6 46.f4 Nf5+ 47.Kg4 gxf4 48.Bb2 f3 49.Kxf3 Kg5 50.Bc1+ Kh4 51.Kf4 Nxd4 52.Ke5 Nb5 53.Ke6 Nxa3 54.Kd6 Nc4+ 55.Kxc6 a3 56.Bxa3 Nxa3 57.Kxd5 b5 0-1

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Praggnanandhaa, R. – Grigoriants, Sergey
                        A07 Reti, King’s Indian Attack

                        1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.d4 Nf6 5.O-O c6 6.b3 O-O 7.Bb2 a5 8.c4 Ne4 9.e3 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 e6 12.Nc3 Nxc3 13.Bxc3 Nd7 14.Rb1 Qc7 15.Qe2 Rfd8 16.Rfc1 Nf6 17.cxd5 exd5 18.b4 axb4 19.Rxb4 Ne8 20.Be1 Ra7 21.Qc2 Bf8 22.Rb3 Qd7 23.Bg4 f5 24.Be2 1/2-1/2

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Vaibhav, Suri – Artemiev, Vladislav
                        D55 Sicilian, Prins variation

                        1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3 Nc6 6.Nc3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Be3 O-O 9.Qd2 a5 10.Bb5 Na7 11.Bxa7 Rxa7 12.a4 Be6 13.O-O-O Ne8 14.Kb1 Nc7 15.f4 exf4 16.Qxf4 Bxb3 17.cxb3 Nxb5 18.Nxb5 Ra6 19.Rd5 Rc6 20.Rhd1 Qb6 21.Nd4 Rc5 22.Nf5 Bf6 23.Qxd6 Rxd5 24.Qxd5 Qf2 25.Rd2 Qg1+ 26.Ka2 Qxh2 27.Qxa5 Qf4 28.Qd5 g6 29.Nd6 b6 30.Re2 Qf1 31.Rc2 Bg7 32.e5 h5 33.Rc8 Rxc8 34.Nxc8 Qf2 35.b4 Qf4 36.Nxb6 Qxb4 37.a5 h4 38.Nc4 Kh7 39.b3 Qe1 40.a6 Qf2+ 41.Ka3 Bf8+ 42.b4 Kh8 43.Nd6 Qc2 44.Nxf7+ Kh7 45.Ng5+ Kh6 46.Nf7+ Kh7 47.Nd6 Bg7 48.Qe4 Qf2 49.Nb5 Bh6 50.a7 Bc1+ 51.Kb3 Qb2+ 52.Kc4 Qa2+ 53.Kc5 Qf2+ 54.Kc6 Qf8 55.Nc7 1-0

                        Round 6, Feb. 24
                        Badelka, Olga – Can, Emre
                        A37 English, symmetrical, Botvinnik System reversed

                        1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 c5 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 e5 6.O-O Nge7 7.Ne1 O-O 8.a3 a5 9.Nc2 d6 10.d3 Be6 11.Ne3 Rb8 12.Ned5 Bc8 13.Rb1 Nxd5 14.cxd5 Nd4 15.e3 Nf5 16.b4 cxb4 17.axb4 Bd7 18.Ba3 b5 19.bxa5 Qxa5 20.Bb4 Qb6 21.Ne4 h5 22.h3 Rfd8 23.g4 hxg4 24.hxg4 Nh6 25.Qd2 Ra8 26.g5 Nf5 27.Nf6+ Bxf6 28.gxf6 Kh7 29.e4 Nd4 30.Kh2 Rg8 31.f4 Rh8 32.Kg3 exf4+ 33.Rxf4 g5 34.Rg4 Ne2+ 35.Qxe2 Kg6 36.e5 dxe5 37.Be4+ Kxf6 38.Rf1+ 1-0

                        Standings after Round Six

                        1 Mamedov 5
                        2-4 Sjugirov, Yilmaz, Petrosyan 4.5
                        5-20 Bharath, Suleymanli, Vaibhav, Sarana, Aleksandrov, Idani, Adhiban, Maghsoodloo, Aravindh, Paravyan, Jumabayev, Erigaisi, Zhou, Savchenko, Antipov, Smirin 4


                        • #13
                          Aeroflot Open 2020

                          February 25, 2020

                          Round Seven

                          Round 7, Feb. 25
                          Mamedov, Rauf – Sjugirov, Sanan
                          C53 Giuoco Piano

                          1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 d5 7.Bb5 Ne4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Be3 Bg4 11.h3 Bh5 12.Qa4 Ne7 13.Bd3 Bg6 14.Qc2 Nxc3 15.bxc3 Qd7 16.O-O Nf5 17.Rae1 c5 18.dxc5 Nxe3 19.Rxe3 Bxc5 20.Bxg6 hxg6 21.Rd3 Qc6 22.Qb3 Rfd8 23.Rfd1 Qb6 24.R1d2 Rd7 25.Qxb6 axb6 26.Rxd5 Rxd5 27.Rxd5 Kf8 28.Rd2 Ra4 29.Kf1 Rc4 30.Rc2 Re4 31.g3 Ke7 32.h4 Ke8 33.c4 Ke7 34.Kg2 Ke8 35.Kg1 Kf8 36.Kf1 Ke7 37.Kg2 Ke8 38.Kh3 Ke7 39.Kh2 Kf8 40.Kh3 Ke7 41.a4 Ke8 42.Kg2 Kf8 43.Kf1 Ke7 44.Ne1 Rxe5 45.Nd3 Rf5 46.a5 Bd4 47.axb6 Kd6 48.Ra2 Bxb6 49.Ra8 Ra5 50.c5+ Ke7 51.Rc8 Bd8 52.Ne5 f6 53.c6 bxc6 54.Nxc6+ Kd7 55.Rxd8+ Kxc6 56.Ke2 g5 57.hxg5 1/2-1/2

                          (Wikipedia) - Sanan Sjugirov (born 31 January 1993) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was European champion and world champion in his age category. Sjugirov competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2009 and 2015. He was born in Elista!

                          Round 7, Feb. 25
                          Yilmaz, Mustafa – Petrosyan, Manuel
                          D38 QGD, Ragozin variation

                          1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bf4 O-O 7.e3 c5 8.dxc5 Ne4 9.Rc1 Qa5 10.Bd3 Nd7 11.O-O Bxc3 12.bxc3 Ndxc5 13.Bb1 Be6 14.Qe1 Qa6 15.Nd4 Nd3 16.Bxd3 Qxd3 17.f3 Nc5 18.Qg3 Qg6 19.Qxg6 1/2-1/2

                          Round 7, Feb. 25
                          Maghsoodloo, Parham – Aleksandrov, Aleksey
                          A05 Reti King’s Indian Attack, Spassky’s variation

                          1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 b5 3.Bg2 Bb7 4.O-O e6 5.d3 c5 6.e4 d6 7.e5 dxe5 8.a4 b4 9.Nxe5 Bxg2 10.Kxg2 Qd5+ 11.Qf3 Qxf3+ 12.Kxf3 Be7 13.Be3 Nfd7 14.Nc4 Nc6 15.Nbd2 O-O 16.Ke2 Rfd8 17.a5 Nde5 18.a6 Rd5 19.Nb3 Rc8 20.f4 Ng4 21.Bg1 Rh5 22.h4 Rd5 23.c3 h5 24.Nba5 Nxa5 25.Nxa5 bxc3 26.bxc3 Nh6 27.Nb7 Nf5 28.Bf2 Bf6 29.Rfc1 e5 30.c4 Nd4+ 31.Bxd4 Rxd4 32.Ra5 exf4 33.Nxc5 Bd8 34.Nb3 Bxa5 35.Nxd4 fxg3 36.Nb5 Rc6 37.c5 g2 38.d4 Rxa6 39.Rg1 Rg6 40.Nxa7 Kf8 41.Kf3 Bd8 42.d5 1/2-1/2

                          Round 7, Feb. 25
                          Erigaisi Arjun – Adhiban, B.
                          E04 Catalan, open

                          1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.e3 Rb8 8.Qe2 b5 9.b3 cxb3 10.axb3 Be7 11.Bb2 O-O 12.Nbd2 Bb7 13.Rfc1 Nb4 14.Ne5 Bxg2 15.Kxg2 Rb6 16.Kg1 Nd7 17.Ne4 f6 18.Nf3 e5 19.dxe5 fxe5 20.Rd1 Qc8 21.Rac1 c5 22.Ne1 Nf6 23.Nxf6+ Bxf6 24.Ba3 Qe6 25.Rxc5 Qxb3 26.Bxb4 Qxb4 27.Nd3 Qa3 28.Qc2 Rd6 29.Rc3 Qa4 30.Qxa4 bxa4 31.e4 Rfd8 32.Kf1 Rd4 33.f3 Be7 34.Ke2 Bb4 35.Rc2 a5 36.Nf2 Rxd1 37.Nxd1 a3 38.Nc3 Bc5 39.Nd5 Bd4 40.Ra2 Bb2 41.Kd3 Kf7 42.Kc4 Rc8+ 43.Kb5 Rc2 44.Nb6 Rxh2 45.Nc4 Rh3 46.Nxa3 Bxa3 47.Rxa3 Rxg3 48.Kc4 h5 49.Kd5 h4 50.Rxa5 h3 51.Ra8 Rxf3 52.Kxe5 g5 53.Kd5 g4 54.Rh8 Rf1 55.e5 Rd1+ 56.Ke4 g3 57.Rh7+ Ke8 58.Rh8+ Kd7 59.Rh7+ Kc6 60.Rh6+ Kc5 0-1

                          Round 7, Feb. 25
                          Aravindh, Chithambaram – Bharath Subramaniyam, H.
                          D35 QGD, Exchange, positional line

                          1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 Re8 8.Qc2 h6 9.Bh4 c5 10.Nge2 Nc6 11.O-O c4 12.Bf5 Nb4 13.Qb1 Bxf5 14.Qxf5 g6 15.Qh3 Kg7 16.Bxf6+ Bxf6 17.Qf3 Re6 18.Nf4 Rb6 19.Rab1 Rd6 20.a3 Nd3 21.Nfxd5 Rb8 22.a4 a6 23.b3 b5 24.bxc4 bxc4 25.Rxb8 Qxb8 26.Ne4 Rxd5 27.Qxf6+ Kg8 28.Qxa6 Nb4 29.Qxc4 Ra5 30.Rb1 Rxa4 31.Nc3 Ra3 32.Nd5 1-0

                          Round 7, Feb. 25
                          Svane, Rasmus – Abdusattorov, Nodirbek
                          E17 Queen’s Indian

                          1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 Na6 8.Nc3 Ne4 9.Bf4 Qc8 10.h4 f5 11.Nxe4 Bxe4 12.Bh3 c5 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.Qd2 d6 15.Rad1 Rd8 16.h5 Nb4 17.h6 Nc2 18.Rf1 Bxf3 19.Qxc2 Be4 20.Qc1 Qb7 21.hxg7 Bf6 22.Bxd6 Qxb2 23.Qh6 Bxg7 24.Qxe6+ Kh8 25.Bxf5 Re8 26.Qf7 Bxf5 27.Qxf5 Qxe2 28.Qxc5 Qxa2 29.Bc7 Qa4 30.Rfe1 Rac8 31.Rxe8+ Qxe8 32.Qxa7 Qe2 33.Rd7 Qxc4 34.Bf4 Qg8 35.Be3 Rd8 36.Bd4 Rxd7 37.Qxd7 h6 38.Qxg7+ Qxg7 39.Bxg7+ Kxg7 40.Kg2 Kg6 41.Kh3 1-0

                          Round 7, Feb. 25
                          Artemiev, Vladislav – Sanal, Vahap
                          A20 English, Kingside Fianchetto

                          1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 e5 3.Bg2 g6 4.d4 exd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qe3+ Ne7 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Qd2 O-O 9.e4 d6 10.Nge2 Ng4 11.h3 Ne5 12.b3 f5 13.Bb2 fxe4 14.Nxe4 Nd3+ 15.Qxd3 Bxb2 16.Rd1 Bg7 17.O-O Kh8 18.Nf4 Bf5 19.Qe3 Nc6 20.c5 Be5 21.cxd6 Bxe4 22.dxc7 Qxc7 23.Ne6 Qf7 24.Ng5 Qg7 25.Qxe4 Rae8 26.Qc4 Nd4 27.Rfe1 h6 28.Ne4 Rc8 29.Qd3 Rfd8 30.Rd2 Qf8 31.Red1 Bg7 32.Qe3 Qb4 33.Kh2 a5 34.Nf6 Qd6 35.Nd5 Nf5 36.Qe4 Re8 37.Qf3 b6 38.Nf4 Qf6 39.Rd5 Rf8 40.Qg4 Kh7 41.Be4 Rc5 42.Rxc5 bxc5 43.Rd7 1-0

                          Round 7, Feb. 25
                          Sindarov, Javokhir – Praggnanandhaa, R.
                          B33 Sicilian, Pelikan, Chelyabinsk variation

                          1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nge2 Nf6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c4 b4 12.Nc2 O-O 13.g3 a5 14.h4 Be6 15.Bh3 g6 16.Kf1 h5 17.Nxf6+ Qxf6 18.b3 a4 19.Kg2 Nd4 20.Nxd4 exd4 21.Rc1 axb3 22.axb3 Ra2 23.Rc2 Rfa8 24.Bxe6 fxe6 25.Rf1 e5 26.Rxa2 Rxa2 27.Qe1 g5 28.hxg5 Qxg5 29.Qxb4 h4 30.Qb8+ Kh7 31.Qc7+ Kh6 32.Qxd6+ Kh5 33.Kg1 hxg3 34.f4 exf4 35.Qxd4 Re2 36.Qh8+ Kg4 37.Qc8+ Kh4 38.Qh8+ Kg4 1/2-1/2

                          Standings after Round Seven

                          1 Mamedov 5.5
                          2-9 Sjugirov, Adhiban, Jumabayev, Suleymanli, Petrosyan,
                          Paravyan, Yilmaz, Aravindh 5
                          10-20 with 4.5 points – among them Bharath and Maghsoodloo


                          • #14
                            Aeroflot Open 2020

                            February 26, 2020

                            Round Eight

                            Round 8, Feb. 26
                            Adhiban, B. – Mamedov, Rauf
                            D10 QGD Slav Defence

                            1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Qb3 Na5 8.Qa4+ Bd7 9.Qc2 e6 10.Nf3 Ne4 11.Bd3 f5 12.O-O Rc8 13.Ne5 Bb4 14.Qe2 O-O 15.Nxe4 fxe4 16.Bb5 Bxb5 17.Qxb5 Bd6 18.Rac1 a6 19.Qd7 Qxd7 20.Nxd7 Rxc1 21.Rxc1 Rd8 22.Bxd6 Rxd7 23.Rc8+ Kf7 24.Bc5 Nc6 25.f3 exf3 26.gxf3 Ne7 27.Bxe7 Kxe7 28.Kf2 Rd8 29.Rc1 Kd7 30.Kg3 Rf8 31.h4 Rf5 32.f4 Rf6 33.Kf3 Rf5 34.Rg1 g6 35.Rg5 Ke7 36.Rg2 Rf8 37.Rc2 Kd7 38.Kg4 a5 39.a4 h6 40.b3 b6 41.Rg2 Rf5 42.Kh3 Rf6 43.h5 gxh5 44.Kh4 Rf8 45.Rg7+ Kd6 46.Rb7 Kc6 47.Rh7 Rg8 48.Rxh6 Kd7 49.Rxh5 Rg1 50.Rh7+ Kd6 51.Rh6 Ke7 52.Rh7+ Kd6 53.Rh5 Ke7 54.Re5 Kd6 55.Kh5 Rg3 56.Kh6 Rg1 57.Rg5 Re1 58.Re5 Rg1 59.Rg5 Re1 60.Rg3 Ke7 61.Kg6 Rf1 62.Rg5 Rf3 63.Re5 Rg3+ 64.Kh5 Kd6 65.Kh4 Rg1 66.e4 dxe4 67.Rxe4 Rg2 68.Kh5 Rg3 69.Re5 Rxb3 70.Kg5 Rf3 71.Rb5 Kc6 72.Re5 Kd6 73.Rb5 Kc6 74.Re5 1/2-1/2

                            Round 8, Feb. 26
                            Sjugirov, Sanan – Paravyan, David
                            C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence

                            1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 O-O 6.O-O d6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 Bb6 9.Nbd2 g5 10.Bg3 Nh5 11.Nc4 Ne7 12.d4 Nxg3 13.hxg3 c6 14.Ba4 exd4 15.cxd4 Ng6 16.Bb3 g4 17.Nh2 Kh7 18.Nxb6 Qxb6 19.Nxg4 Bxg4 20.Qxg4 Qxd4 21.Rad1 Qb4 22.Qf5 Kg7 23.Rfe1 a5 24.e5 dxe5 25.Rxe5 a4 26.Re4 Qb5 27.Qxb5 cxb5 28.Bd5 Rfd8 29.Red4 Rac8 30.Bxb7 Rxd4 31.Rxd4 Rc1+ 32.Kh2 Ne5 33.a3 h5 34.Bf3 Nxf3+ 35.gxf3 Rc2 36.Rb4 Rxf2+ 37.Kh3 Rxf3 1/2-1/2

                            Round 8, Feb. 26
                            Jumabayev, Rinat – Yilmaz, Mustafa
                            D36 QGD, Exchange, Modern line

                            1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.e3 Be7 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.Nge2 O-O 9.Qc2 Re8 10.O-O Nf8 11.f3 g6 12.Bh4 Ne6 13.a4 Nh5 14.Bf2 a5 15.Rad1 Nc7 16.e4 Na6 17.Qd2 Nb4 18.Bb1 Be6 19.Be3 Qd7 20.Nc1 Rad8 21.Qf2 Ng7 22.N1e2 f6 23.h3 Bf7 24.g4 b6 25.Ng3 Qc8 26.Kh2 Qb8 27.Kh1 c5 28.exd5 c4 29.Nge4 Nxd5 30.Nxd5 Rxd5 31.Nc3 Rd7 32.d5 Rc8 33.d6 Bxd6 34.Ne4 Ne8 35.Bf4 Bxf4 36.Rxd7 b5 37.axb5 Qxb5 38.Rfd1 Rb8 39.Rd8 Be5 40.Rxb8 Qxb8 41.Nc3 Nc7 42.Ba2 Qb7 43.Qe2 Kg7 44.Rd2 Ne6 45.Qe4 Qa7 46.h4 Nf4 47.Nd1 Qc7 48.Nc3 Qa7 49.Nd1 Qc7 50.Nc3 Qa7 1/2-1/2

                            What happened to Maghsooloo here?

                            Round 8, Feb. 26
                            Maghsoodloo, Parham – Suleymanli, Aydin
                            D35 QGD, Exchange variation

                            1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Qb3 Nc6 8.Qxb7 Nb4 9.Rc1 O-O 10.Qxc7 Qxc7 11.Bxc7 Rfc8 12.Bf4 Ne4 13.f3 Nxc3 14.bxc3 g5 15.Bg3 a5 16.a4 Na2 17.Ra1 Nxc3 18.Ne2 Bb4 19.Kf2 Bc2 20.Nxc3 Bxc3 21.Ra2 Bb1 22.Re2 Rc4 23.Rc2 Be1+ 24.Kxe1 Rxc2 25.h4 Rac8 26.Bd6 R8c3 27.hxg5 Rb2 0-1

                            Position after White’s 22.Re2


                            - bravo Aydin!
                            - Azerbaydjan!
                            - if you want to cry, watch this game and pretend you are white. I've never seen such sad development on the king side from a 2650 GM
                            (Chess24) - 14-year-old Aydin Suleymanli wins a 3rd game in a row and is likely to go into tomorrow's last round of the #AeroflotOpen tied for the lead!

                            Round 8, Feb. 26
                            Indijic, Aleksandar – Shimanov, Aleksandr
                            E97 King’s Indian, Orthodox, Aronin-Taimanov

                            1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.e4 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.g3 f5 11.Ng5 Nf6 12.Bf3 c6 13.dxc6 bxc6 14.exf5 gxf5 15.b5 h6 16.Nh3 Be6 17.bxc6 Bxc4 18.Re1 Qc7 19.Ba3 Rfd8 20.Qa4 d5 21.Nf4 Nxc6 22.Ne6 Qd7 23.Nxd8 Rxd8 24.Be2 Bxe2 25.Nxe2 Ne4 26.Rec1 Nd4 27.Qxd7 Nxe2+ 28.Kf1 N2xg3+ 29.hxg3 Rxd7 30.Rc8+ Kf7 31.Rac1 Nd2+ 32.Ke2 Nc4 33.Bc5 e4 34.Rd1 Nb2 35.Rb1 d4 36.Ba3 Na4 37.Kd2 Nc3 38.Rb3 Bf6 39.Rcb8 Bg5+ 40.Ke1 Kg6 41.Bb2 Nxa2 42.R3b7 Rd5 43.Rxa7 Nc3 44.Rc7 Na4 45.Bc1 Kh5 46.Rg8 Kg4 47.Rc4 Nc5 48.Bxg5 hxg5 49.Rc8 Nd3+ 50.Ke2 Ne5 51.R4c5 d3+ 52.Kd1 Rxc5 53.Rxc5 Nf3 54.Rd5 Kh3 55.Ra5 Kg2 56.Ra2 Kf1 57.Rb2 d2 0-1

                            Final Position


                            Round 8, Feb. 26
                            Sethuraman, S.P, - Savchenko, Boris
                            C18 French, Winawer, Advance variation

                            1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Qa4 8.Qg4 g6 9.Nf3 Nc6 10.Be2 c4 11.Ra2 Bd7 12.Qh4 h6 13.O-O b6 14.Bg5 Nce7 15.Rb1 Qa5 16.a4 Nf5 17.Qh3 Bxa4 18.Nd2 Kf8 19.Bf4 g5 20.Bxg5 hxg5 21.Qxh8 Qxc3 22.Nf3 g4 23.Ng5 Nxd4 24.Bxg4 Bxc2 25.Rba1 a5 26.h4 Bb3 27.Ra3 Qd2 28.Bh5 Ke7 29.Bxf7 Qf4 30.Qh7 Kd7 31.Bxe6+ Kc6 32.Qd7+ Kc5 33.Qxd5+ Kb4 34.Ra4+ Kc3 35.Ne4+ Kd3 36.Rd1+ 1-0

                            Round 8, Feb. 26
                            Praggnanandhaa, R. – Zanan, Evgeny
                            B90 Sicilian, Najdorf, Kristiansen Attack

                            1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bd3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Ng3 Be6 10.Nd5 Bxd5 11.exd5 g6 12.Bh6 Re8 13.c4 Nbd7 14.Rc1 Bf8 15.Be3 a5 16.b3 Bg7 17.a3 Qc7 18.Bb1 h5 19.h3 Nc5 20.b4 axb4 21.axb4 Na6 22.Qb3 b6 23.Ne2 Qb7 24.Nc3 Nc7 25.Rfd1 Rec8 26.Bd3 Kh7 27.Bg5 Qa7 28.Qb1 Ng8 29.Be2 Bh6 30.h4 Kg7 31.Ne4 Ne8 32.c5 bxc5 33.bxc5 dxc5 34.d6 Nef6 35.Bc4 Rab8 36.Qd3 Qd7 37.Ba6 Rd8 38.Nxc5 Qg4 39.Qe3 e4 40.Be2 Qf5 41.Na6 Rb2 42.Rc7 Qe5 43.d7 Ra2 44.Rc5 Qb2 45.Bb5 Rxd7 46.Bxd7 Rxa6 47.Bh3 Ra3 48.Qf4 Qe2 49.Rd6 Qe1+ 50.Kh2 Rf3 51.gxf3 Qxf2+ 52.Bg2 exf3 53.Bxf6+ Kh7 54.Qxf3 Qxc5 55.Rd5 Qb4 56.Bg5 1-0

                            Standings after Round Eight

                            1-2 Suleymanli, Mamedov 6
                            3-10 Sjugirov, Adhiban, Paravyan, Yilmaz, Jumabayev, Aravindh, Shimanov, Petrosyan 5.5
                            11-21 Ten players with 5, including Sethuraman, Antipov and Smirin.

                            Tiebreak systems:

                            For tournament A and B:

                            1. The number of games played with Black pieces. Byes and forfeited games will be considered as games played with White.

                            2. The average of the opponents ratings minus the highest and the lowest rating.


                            • #15
                              Indijic - Shimanov is an artistic masterpiece!! Black's queens knight six moves in sacrifices on g3 to glory. Black's kings knight plays 16 moves all around the board to become a centerpiece on f3. Look at blacks center, White was staring at it half the game Im sure. At the end the black king walks in to take the remaining pawns. What an ending!