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Round Two of Aeroflot Open

Three players share the lead

The second round of the Aeroflot Open was marked with a large number of quick draws in the main A1 tournament. The only fighting draw in the upper house was seen on the first board, in the game between Landa and Naiditsch. GM Igor Kurnosov, champion of the last year’s Arctic Chess Challenge, nicely outplayed Moscow Open winner Alexander Onischuk from the Black side of the Gruenfeld Indian defence. His compatriots Pavel Smirnov and Pavel Ponkratov joined him in the lead. IM Ponkratov beat Wesley So of Philippines in a game that was commented live here on Chessdom.

MoscowOpen 07

Arkadij Naiditsch

Tournament A1 round 2 results:

1 GM Landa, Konstantin RUS 2626 - GM Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2693 ½-½

2 GM Lysyj, Igor RUS 2620 - GM Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2687 ½-½

3 GM Zhou, Jianchao CHN 2612 - GM Moiseenko, Alexander UKR 2676 ½-½

4 GM Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan IRI 2604 - GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2664 ½-½

5 GM Onischuk, Alexander USA 2659 - GM Kurnosov, Igor RUS 2602 0-1

6 GM Vaganian, Rafael A ARM 2596 - GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej BLR 2636 ½-½

7 GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim RUS 2636 - GM Ehlvest, Jaan USA 2595 ½-½

8 IM Ponkratov, Pavel RUS 2557 - GM So, Wesley PHI 2627 1-0

9 GM Volkov, Sergey RUS 2627 - GM Smirnov, Pavel RUS 2579 0-1

10 GM Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2722 - GM Shomoev, Anton RUS 2567 1-0

11 IM Chadaev, Nikolai RUS 2568 - GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2724 0-1

12 GM Sargissian, Gabriel ARM 2677 - GM Zhigalko, Sergei BLR 2587 ½-½

13 GM Milov, Vadim SUI 2669 - GM Romanov, Evgeny RUS 2576 0-1

14 GM Bartel, Mateusz POL 2594 - GM Grachev, Boris RUS 2655 0-1

15 GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2564 - GM Rodshtein, Maxim ISR 2650 1-0

16 GM Amonatov, Farrukh TJK 2647 - GM Zhigalko, Andrey BLR 2572 ½-½

17 GM Grigoriants, Sergey RUS 2565 - GM Bocharov, Dmitry RUS 2647 1-0

18 GM Smirin, Ilia ISR 2647 - GM Andriasian, Zaven ARM 2564 ½-½

19 GM Zherebukh, Yaroslav UKR 2558 - GM Bareev, Evgeny RUS 2645 ½-½

20 GM Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2638 - GM Kotsur, Pavel KAZ 2563 ½-½

21 GM Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 2562 - GM Riazantsev, Alexander RUS 2634 0-1

22 GM Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ 2630 - IM Yudin, Sergei RUS 2562 1-0

23 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2628 - GM Minasian, Artashes ARM 2557 ½-½

24 GM Van Wely, Loek NED 2625 - GM Dziuba, Marcin POL 2556 0-1

25 IM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2497 - GM Petrosian, Tigran L. ARM 2623 ½-½

26 GM Pashikian, Arman ARM 2621 - GM Maslak, Konstantin RUS 2541 ½-½

27 GM Akobian, Varuzhan USA 2619 - GM Melkumyan, Hrant ARM 2519 ½-½

28 GM Ragger, Markus AUT 2540 - GM Potkin, Vladimir RUS 2613 0-1

29 GM Huzman, Alexander ISR 2602 - GM Wen, Yang CHN 2504 1-0

30 GM Dreev, Alexey RUS 2688 - IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS 2486 1-0

31 GM Predojevic, Borki BIH 2650 - GM Filippov, Anton UZB 2556 ½-½

32 GM Zhou, Weiqi CHN 2542 - GM Li, Chao b CHN 2628 ½-½

33 GM Gajewski, Grzegorz POL 2581 - GM Dyachkov, Sergej RUS 2553 0-1

34 GM Maze, Sebastien FRA 2578 - GM Grigoryan, Avetik ARM 2506 1-0

35 GM Khairullin, Ildar RUS 2574 - IM Ipatov, Alexander ESP 2493 1-0

36 GM Chuprov, Dmitry RUS 2571 - GM Ajrapetjan, Yuriy UKR 2490 ½-½

37 IM Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE 2473 - GM Kotanjian, Tigran ARM 2568 ½-½

38 GM Li, Shilong CHN 2559 - IM Robson, Ray USA 2455 ½-½

39 WGM Shen, Yang CHN 2448 - GM Vazquez Igarza, Renier ESP 2558 ½-½

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