Aeroflot Open

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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.


The name of the winner is boldfaced as in some editions, a few players ended with the same overall score. In 2007, 2008, and 2010 there was a clear winner.

# Year Winner(s) Points Rounds
1 2002  Gregory Kaidanov (United States)
 Alexander Grischuk (Russia)
 Aleksej Aleksandrov (Belarus)
 Alexander Shabalov (United States)
 Vadim Milov (Switzerland)
2 2003  Viorel Bologan (Moldova)
 Aleksej Aleksandrov (Belarus)
 Alexei Fedorov (Belarus)
 Peter Svidler (Russia)
7 9
3 2004  Sergei Rublevsky (Russia)
 Rafael Vaganian (Armenia)
 Valerij Filippov (Russia)
7 9
4 2005  Emil Sutovsky (Israel)
 Andrei Kharlov (Russia)
 Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine)
 Alexander Motylev (Russia)
 Vladimir Akopian (Armenia)
5 2006  Baadur Jobava (Georgia)
 Viorel Bologan (Moldova)
 Krishnan Sasikiran (India)
 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan)
6 2007  Evgeny Alekseev (Russia) 7 9
7 2008  Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 7 9
8 2009  Étienne Bacrot (France)
 Alexander Moiseenko (Ukraine)
9 2010  Lê Quang Liêm (Vietnam) 7 9
10 2011  Lê Quang Liêm (Vietnam)
 Nikita Vitiugov (Russia)
 Evgeny Tomashevsky (Russia)
11 2012  Mateusz Bartel (Poland)
 Anton Korobov (Ukraine)
 Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine)
2013  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) (Rapid tournament)
 Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) (Blitz tournament)
12 2015  Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia)
 Daniil Dubov (Russia)
7 9


  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