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Oepty
08-02-2011, 12:29 PM
Aeroflot Open starts today, with Anton Smirnov playing in the C section which is for players below 2300. First round pairings are available, http://www.aeroflotchess.org/tournaments/C/

The A sections is very strong, headed by Kamsky, Movsesian, Jakovenko, Vachier-Lagrave and Vitugov over 2700. http://www.aeroflotchess.org/tournaments/A/

Scott

Oepty
08-02-2011, 11:11 PM
Anton has made a good start with a draw against FM Arthur Muromtsev rated 2240. He plays WFM Varvara Repina rated 2280 in the second round.
Scott

Kevin Bonham
08-02-2011, 11:20 PM
Good to hear he is off to a good start - hope he is recovering from what must have been a bewildering and disappointing situation with the incidents in his last round game in the last tournament.

Vlad
09-02-2011, 04:25 AM
Yes, that was pretty boring game. They exchanged all the pieces except for a pair of knights and some pawns. In a dead drawn position Anton claimed 3 times repetition.

On the other hand, not a bad result against a higher rated opponent playing black, it was a good way to build up some confidence. The next game will be tougher though, he will be playing an 18 year old Russian girl.

MichaelBaron
09-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Yes, that was pretty boring game. They exchanged all the pieces except for a pair of knights and some pawns. In a dead drawn position Anton claimed 3 times repetition.

On the other hand, not a bad result against a higher rated opponent playing black, it was a good way to build up some confidence. The next game will be tougher though, he will be playing an 18 year old Russian girl.
Good luck to Anton. Anyway, he is too young to be distracted by 18 yo girls...so hopefully will be able to focus on the chess board and win!

Oepty
09-02-2011, 11:11 PM
Anton lost his second game and now plays unrated Canadian Doug Sly.
Scott

Vlad
09-02-2011, 11:40 PM
Yes, current Russian under 18 champion was clearly too good for Anton.

Denis_Jessop
10-02-2011, 07:36 PM
Good luck to Anton. Anyway, he is too young to be distracted by 18 yo girls...so hopefully will be able to focus on the chess board and win!

How do you know this? I'm 75 and am distracted by 18yo girls so why shouldn't he be at the other end of the scale :D

DJ

PS The chess is a great experience for Anton and I hope he goes well too.

Oepty
12-02-2011, 07:14 AM
Anton now on 1.5/4 after a loss to Sly followed by a win over another unrated player. Now plays FM Nyamaa Tuvsanaa, 2283.
Scott

Max Illingworth
15-02-2011, 08:57 AM
Anton is currently on 2.5/7.

In the A Group Le is a full point ahead on 6/7 with a TPR of 2946.

McTaggart
15-02-2011, 12:17 PM
Good to hear he is off to a good start - hope he is recovering from what must have been a bewildering and disappointing situation with the incidents in his last round game in the last tournament.



What were they?

Oepty
15-02-2011, 01:49 PM
What were they?

Discussed in this thread.
http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=12750

Oepty
17-02-2011, 02:24 PM
Anton Smirnov finished on 3.5/9.
Scott