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. Beside the main tournament, there are also B and C-class tournaments.

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Tournament Year Location Winner(s)
Aeroflot Open 2020 Moscow (Russia) Aydin Suleymanli
Aeroflot Open 2019 Moscow (Russia) Kaido Külaots
Aeroflot Open 2018 Moscow (Russia) Vladislav Kovalev
Aeroflot Open 2017 Moscow (Russia) Vladimir Fedoseev
Aeroflot Open 2016 Moscow (Russia) Evgeniy Najer
Aeroflot Open 2015 Moscow (Russia) Ian Nepomniachtchi
Aeroflot Open 2013 Moscow (Russia) Sergey Karjakin
Aeroflot Open 2012 Moscow (Russia) Mateusz Bartel
Aeroflot Open 2011 Moscow (Russia) Le Quang Liem
Aeroflot Open 2010 Moscow (Russia) Le Quang Liem
Aeroflot Open 2009 Moscow (Russia) Etienne Bacrot
Aeroflot Open 2008 Moscow (Russia) Ian Nepomniachtchi
Aeroflot Open 2007 Moscow (Russia) Evgeny Alekseev
Aeroflot Open 2006 Moscow (Russia) Baadur Jobava
Aeroflot Open 2005 Moscow (Russia) Emil Sutovsky
Aeroflot Open 2004 Moscow (Russia) Sergei Rublevsky
Aeroflot Open 2003 Moscow (Russia) Victor Bologan
Aeroflot Open 2002 Moscow (Russia) Gregory Kaidanov