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Aeroflot Open: Sutovsky winner on tiebreak

2/24/2005 – In the final round of the Aeroflot Open in Moscow Andrei Kharlov lost to Vladimir Akopian, while Emil Sutovsky beat Sergey Volkov with the black pieces. This led to a five-way tie for first, with the tiebreaker favouring Sutovsky. A full illustrated report will follow. Results and games...
 

The International Chess Open Festival "Aeroflot Open 2005" in Moscow runs from Feb. 15-23. It is being held in the Hotel Rossija, directly next to the Red Square. Games start at 3 p.m. Moscow time. There are four groups: Tournament A1 for players with a FIDE rating higher than 2549; Tournament A2 for players between 2399-2550; Tournament B 2199-2400; Tournament C below 2200. The time controls are 40/2, 20/1 + 15 minutes/rest (tournament B and C: 90'+30" for the whole game).

In the 9th and final round of the Aeroflot Open Andrei Kharlov lost to Vladimir Akopian, while Emil Sutovsky beat Sergey Volkov with the black pieces. This led to a five-way tie for first, with the tiebreaker favouring Sutovsky, who thus became the winner of the event. We bring you the final standings and all available games. An illustrated final report will follow.

Rank
Name
Score
Title
Fed.
Tiebreak
1
Sutovsky, Emil
6.5
GM
ISR
2611,9
2
Kharlov, Andrei
6.5
GM
RUS
2633
3
Ivanchuk, Vassily
6.5
GM
UKR
2628,6
4
Motylev, Alexander
6.5
GM
RUS
2617,3
5
Akopian, Vladimir
6.5
GM
ARM
2610,4
6
Sorokin, Maxim
6
GM
RUS
2635,6
7
Bacrot, Etienne
6
GM
FRA
2627,7
8
Volkov, Sergey
6
GM
RUS
2641,9
9
Eljanov, Pavel
6
GM
UKR
2638,7
10
Khalifman, Alexander
6
GM
RUS
2621,9
11
Radjabov, Teimour
6
GM
AZE
2591,4
12
Malakhov, Vladimir
6
GM
RUS
2588,3
13
Sargissian, Gabriel
5.5
GM
ARM
2643
14
Wang, Yue
5.5
GM
CHN
2624,3
15
Aronian, Levon
5.5
GM
ARM
2602,3
16
Van Wely, Loek
5.5
GM
NED
2602,1
17
Tregubov, Pavel V.
5.5
GM
RUS
2583,4
18
Kempinski, Robert
5.5
GM
POL
2573,4
19
Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan
5.5
GM
IRI
2568,6
20
Ni, Hua
5.5
GM
CHN
2637,1
21
Belov, Vladimir
5.5
GM
RUS
2635
22
Kobalia, Mikhail
5.5
GM
RUS
2630,7
23
Riazantsev, Alexander
5.5
GM
RUS
2628
24
Bologan, Viktor
5.5
GM
MDA
2617,9
25
Bu, Xiangzhi
5.5
GM
CHN
2614,7
26
Asrian, Karen
5.5
GM
ARM
2587,1
27
Naiditsch, Arkadij
5.5
GM
GER
2574,7
28
Iordachescu, Viorel
5.5
GM
MDA
2564,6
29
Minasian, Artashes
5
GM
ARM
2638,6
30
Erenburg, Sergey
5
GM
ISR
2597,3
31
Karjakin, Sergey
5
GM
UKR
2588,6
32
Timofeev, Artyom
5
GM
RUS
2584
33
Sasikiran, Krishnan
5
GM
IND
2574,9
34
Beliavsky, Alexander G
5
GM
SLO
2571,7
35
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
5
GM
ROM
2596,4
36
Efimenko, Zahar
5
GM
UKR
2651
37
Yermolinsky, Alex
5
GM
USA
2623,7
38
Berkes, Ferenc
5
GM
HUN
2621
39
Sakaev, Konstantin
5
GM
RUS
2598,1
40
Ponomariov, Ruslan
5
GM
UKR
2587,6
41
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
5
GM
AZE
2585,3
42
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
5
GM
RUS
2581,1
43
Shabalov, Alexander
5
GM
USA
2564,9
44
Galkin, Alexander
4.5
GM
RUS
2646,9
45
Lugovoi, Aleksei
4.5
GM
RUS
2632,7
46
Fedorov, Alexei
4.5
GM
BLR
2589,7
47
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
4.5
IM
RUS
2586,6
48
Smirnov, Pavel
4.5
GM
RUS
2579,3
49
Ehlvest, Jaan
4.5
GM
EST
2571,4
50
Tkachiev, Vladislav
4.5
GM
FRA
2570,3
51
Izoria, Zviad
4.5
GM
GEO
2555,4
52
Areshchenko, Alexander
4.5
GM
UKR
2646
53
Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
4.5
GM
RUS
2643,3
54
Petrosian, Tigran L.
4.5
GM
ARM
2631
55
Postny, Evgeny
4.5
GM
ISR
2626,4
56
Filippov, Valerij
4.5
GM
RUS
2618,9
57
Azarov, Sergei
4.5
GM
BLR
2618,3
58
Kotsur, Pavel
4.5
GM
KAZ
2609,1
59
Kurnosov, Igor
4.5
GM
RUS
2599,9
60
Sandipan, Chanda
4.5
GM
IND
2599,1
61
Sadvakasov, Darmen
4.5
GM
KAZ
2582,3
62
Anastasian, Ashot
4
GM
ARM
2651,4
63
David, Alberto
4
GM
LUX
2632,7
64
Yakovich, Yuri
4
GM
RUS
2608,9
65
Neverov, Valeriy
4
GM
UKR
2598,3
66
Fontaine, Robert
4
GM
FRA
2595,1
67
Kotronias, Vasilios
4
GM
GRE
2583
68
Gyimesi, Zoltan
4
GM
HUN
2581,9
69
Epishin, Vladimir
4
GM
RUS
2565,3
70
Jakovenko, Dmitry
4
GM
RUS
2553,3
71
Bocharov, Dmitry
4
GM
RUS
2620,3
72
Roiz, Michael
4
GM
ISR
2611,1
73
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
4
GM
IND
2608,1
74
Nataf, Igor-Alexandre
4
GM
FRA
2607,9
75
Atalik, Suat
4
GM
BIH
2605,1
76
Popov, Valerij
4
GM
RUS
2594,7
77
Vaganian, Rafael A
4
GM
ARM
2586,1
78
Kaidanov, Gregory S
4
GM
USA
2576,3
79
Najer, Evgeniy
4
GM
RUS
2574,3
80
Guseinov, Gadir
3.5
GM
AZE
2618,7
81
Lastin, Alexander
3.5
GM
RUS
2605,6
82
Ivanov, Sergey
3.5
GM
RUS
2604,1
83
Kulaots, Kaido
3.5
GM
EST
2595,1
84
Solak, Dragan
3.5
GM
SCG
2588
85
Romanishin, Oleg M
3.5
GM
UKR
2581,9
86
Nyback, Tomi
3.5
GM
FIN
2599,6
87
Inarkiev, Ernesto
3.5
GM
RUS
2583,6
88
Dvoirys, Semen I.
3.5
GM
RUS
2555,9
89
Vasquez, Rodrigo
3
GM
CHI
2600,1
90
Markowski, Tomasz
3
GM
POL
2600
91
Kosteniuk, Alexandra
3
GM
RUS
2590,4
92
Zhao, Jun
3
CHN
2580,3
93
Al-Modiahki, Mohamad
3
GM
QAT
2571,3
94
Kornev, Alexei
3
GM
RUS
2612,7
95
Kuzubov, Yuriy
3
IM
UKR
2591,1
96
Galliamova, Alisa
3
IM
RUS
2581,3
97
Amonatov, Farrukh
2.5
GM
TJK
2575,6
98
Rustemov, Alexander
2.5
GM
RUS
2549,1
99
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
2
IM
POL
2584,9
100
L'Ami, Erwin
2
IM
NED
2545,7
101
Ivanov, Alexander
1.5
GM
USA
2573
102
Shaposhnikov, Evgeny
0.5
GM
RUS
2590,8

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