Tuesday, February 04, 2014

12th Khazar International Open


The 12th Khazar International Open Chess Tournament is set to take place on 11-18th February at the Yadegar Imam Sport Complex in Rasht, Iran.

The tournament will be played in four sections:
- Open A for players rated above 2100
- Open B for players rated under 2100
- Open C for women
- Open D for youth under 14

Top prize in Open A is around 1200 USD.

The tournament is organized by the Guilan Chess Association and Kiumars Bayat. The Chief Arbiter is IA Hamidreza Pourshahmari.

Last year winner was IM Shota Azaladze from Georgia.

Participants (Open A) - Top seeds:

1. GM Ernst Sipke NED 2575
2. GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2540
3. GM Barsov Alexei UZB 2524
4. GM Darini Pouria IRI 2509
5. GM Papin Vasily RUS 2506
6. FM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2462
7. IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2448
8. IM Sharbaf Mohsen IRI 2434
9. GM Fargere Francois FRA 2415
10. IM Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2408