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Aeroflot Open

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. In recent years there has also been a B and C-class tournament.


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)
12 2015 Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia)
Daniil Dubov (Russia)
7 9