Saturday, December 28, 2013

Gupta wins Al Ain Classic on tiebreaks


The Al Ain Chess Classic was held on 19-28th December at the UAE University in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

The tournament was played concurrently with the World Youth Chess Championships 2013 and in two sections – Open A and Open B (U2000).

The Open A had 99 participants from 31 countries, including 38 Grandmasters and 28 International Masters.

Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the event after edging Vasif Durarbayli (Azerbaijan) and Martyn Kravtsiv (Russia) on tie-break. The three players finished with 7,0/9 points each.

The Open B had 71 players from 28 federations. Kandearachchi Niranga from Sri Lanka convincingly won the sections with 8,0/9 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Standings below.

Open A final standings (top finishers):

1 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2608 – 7
2 GM Durarbayli Vasif AZE 2559 – 7
3 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2617 – 7


4 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2512 – 6.5
5 GM Baryshpolets Andrey UKR 2557 – 6.5
6 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2622 – 6.5
7 GM Vovk Andrey UKR 2599 – 6.5
8 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2654 – 6.5
9 GM Gopal G.N. IND 2540 – 6.5


10 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2705 – 6
11 GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2534 – 6
12 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2529 – 6
13 IM Anurag Mhamal IND 2416 – 6
14 GM Filippov Anton UZB 2634 – 6
15 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2626 – 6
16 GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2458 – 6
17 GM Batchuluun Tsegmed MGL 2528 – 6
18 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2614 – 6


19 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2597 – 5.5
20 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2564 – 5.5
21 GM Golizadeh Asghar IRI 2500 – 5.5
22 IM Ameir Moheb EGY 2287 – 5.5
23 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2518 – 5.5
24 IM Karavade Eesha IND 2380 – 5.5
25 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2617 – 5.5
26 GM Geller Jakov RUS 2542 – 5.5
27 IM Supatashvili Khvicha GEO 2455 – 5.5


28 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2423 – 5
29 FM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2458 – 5
30 GM Andreev Eduard UKR 2508 – 5
31 GM Khatanbaatar Bazar MGL 2329 – 5
32 IM Erdogdu Mert TUR 2426 – 5
33 IM Kanter Eduard RUS 2406 – 5
34 IM Arab Adlane ALG 2433 – 5
35 IM Hesham Abdelrahman EGY 2374 – 5
36 CM Nameer Noor. Al-Deen IRQ 2246 – 5
37 Zayan Osama EGY 2234 – 5
38 IM Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2465 – 5
39 GM Kovalev Vladislav BLR 2574 – 5
40 Sameir Ramez EGY 2070 – 5
41 GM Barsov Alexei UZB 2527 – 5
42 IM Sharbaf Mohsen IRI 2424 – 5
43 GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2635 – 5
44 GM Tunik Gennady RUS 2416 – 5
45 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2560 – 5
46 FM Elarbi Abobker LBA 2295 – 5
47 GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2534 – 5


48 GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2441 – 4.5
49 IM Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM 2395 – 4.5
50 FM Tuvsanaa Nyamaa MGL 2162 – 4.5