2019 Aeroflot International Begins!
Quick 1-Minute Summary
In 2004 the Aeroflot Open set a Guinness Record for the tournament with the most number of GM’s. Since then other events have challenged this record, but even so the Aeroflot Open remains one of the strongest – if not the most prestigious – tournaments in the world.
The tournament takes place at the Cosmos Hotel between the 18th and the 27th of this month. Nine rounds and 120,000 euros in prizes. The A-section has 101 participants from 22 countries, including 71 GM’s and 22 IM’s.
Section A: Starting List
First round pairings
The drawing of colors yesterday. Wei Yi chose the Black color. RCF Executive Director Mark Glukhovsky, Tournament Director Alexander Bakh, and Chief Arbiter Andrzej Filipowicz can be seen above. (Photo courtesy of RCF).
I will provide some games as soon as they become available, but there are numerous sites that give LIVE coverage.