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13th Dubai Open Tournament

Murtas Kazhgaleyev9/12(+8 -2 =2)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Vladimir Akopian7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Parimarjan Negi7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Csaba Balogh7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer7/9(+7 -2 =0)[games]
Emanuel Berg6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Tigran Kotanjian6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Evgenij Miroshnichenko6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Mikheil Mchedlishvili6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Sarhan Guliev6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Niclas Huschenbeth6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
David Arutinian6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Davit Gevorgi Petrosian6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Gevorg Harutjunyan6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sergei Iskusnyh6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Babu M R Lalith6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Yuriy Kuzubov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Pontus Carlsson6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Dmitry Kayumov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Stelios Halkias6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Aleksej Aleksandrov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Jayaram Ashwin6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Levan Pantsulaia6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Surya Shekhar Ganguly6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Alexei Fedorov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Mohamad Naser Al Sayed6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Logman Guliev5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Andrei Gutov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Samvel Ter-Sahakyan5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
(135 players total; 103 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 452  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sasikiran vs V Feldman 1-072201113th Dubai OpenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
2. S Das vs V Akopian 0-139201113th Dubai OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
3. Miroshnichenko vs O N Al Ali 1-050201113th Dubai OpenA08 King's Indian Attack
4. V Schneider vs Z Andriasian  0-150201113th Dubai OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. Ganguly vs Y Guidez  1-041201113th Dubai OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. S Ghader Pour vs A Aleksandrov  1-054201113th Dubai OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. M Mchedlishvili vs A El Arousy 1-059201113th Dubai OpenE12 Queen's Indian
8. W Al-Tarbosh vs Kuzubov 0-127201113th Dubai OpenA04 Reti Opening
9. S Volkov vs F Mohannad  1-027201113th Dubai OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
10. S Birjukov vs Kazhgaleyev 0-137201113th Dubai OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. Negi vs Naji Mohd Saeed Al Razi 1-019201113th Dubai OpenC18 French, Winawer
12. D Saduakassova vs E Berg ½-½82201113th Dubai OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. J L Hammer vs V Sanal 0-144201113th Dubai OpenE15 Queen's Indian
14. I Berezina vs C Balogh 0-123201113th Dubai OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Gagunashvili vs N Saleh  1-025201113th Dubai OpenA80 Dutch
16. Fedorov vs M Aboudi 1-028201113th Dubai OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
17. I Ilhomzoda vs L Pantsulaia  0-148201113th Dubai OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. N Mamedov vs A Abedi  1-018201113th Dubai OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. D Arutinian vs F Dimarucut 1-028201113th Dubai OpenB10 Caro-Kann
20. Minasian vs P Dargan  1-041201113th Dubai OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. M Simantsev vs J Coleman  1-046201113th Dubai OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. M Saud vs S Guliev  0-137201113th Dubai OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. P Carlsson vs M Greeff 1-040201113th Dubai OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. S Mehdi vs B Lalith  0-133201113th Dubai OpenB10 Caro-Kann
25. M Al Sayed vs Jade Schmidt  1-040201113th Dubai OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 452  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-15-11  cbpatzer: Interview with the leaders in this video , somewhere after min 5.
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  tpstar: The surprise of the tournament has to be Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian who won the crowd with his energetic play and dashing style despite being dead for 27 years.
Apr-15-11  Birthday Boy: <tpstar> indeed the old petrosian was resurrected hahaha
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <tpstar: The surprise of the tournament has to be Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian who won the crowd with his energetic play and dashing style despite being dead for 27 years.>

Karen Ashotovich Grigorian is giving him a run for his money, though.

Apr-15-11  TugasKamagong: I thought they'd confused Tigran L. for Tigran V. but no, this is Davit G. Petrosian, a GM rated 2480. He's 3 days younger than Tigran L. but 5 years the latter's junior as a GM: Tigran L. got his title in 2004 or so, Davit G. in 2009.

As for Karen H. Grigoryan, an FM rated 2463, he doesn't seem to have a page in

A dark star in this tournament might be Pontus Carlsson, if he can somehow get his name misspelled as Carlsen.

Apr-15-11  14DogKnight: Just checking out my avatar...
Apr-15-11  14DogKnight: would be nice if we could use our own personal avatars. I could use my own dogs then. Just a suggestion.
Apr-15-11  uscfratingmybyear: What an embarrassment for this US based chess site. The Chinese and now the Dubai tournaments. The repressive Chinese, who lock up disidents and murder the opposition, have their tournament covered. And now Dubai, being built by slave labor, has an air conditioned nightmare catering to those that turn a blind eye to what is really going on there. I find it telling that none of the top tier players are there-they probably know it's damaging to their reputations to take part. So once again, like in the last Fischer-Spassky bout, chess is used by tyrants for publicity.
Apr-15-11  Bdellovibrio: <14DogKnight> User: crawfb5
Apr-15-11  shivasuri4: <uscfratingmybyear>,did you notice that a tournament was conducted in Nanjing,China last year or the year before that and many top players took part(including the then world no.1,Carlsen).Is that telling?
Apr-15-11  uscfratingmybyear: shivasuri4 My point was the Dubai tournament and it's coverage. But if the top ten players in the world were there it wouldn't change the fact that Dubai is being built with slave labor. And if the top players were in China it would still be a repressive regime. More info on Dubai worker conditions can be found on BBC Middle East News, the photos are tough sledding.
Apr-15-11  shivasuri4: Well,I was responding only to the second part of your post.I am aware of what you say,but then since there's nothing I can do nothing about it,I don't think too much about it.
Apr-15-11  shivasuri4: And how is it an embarrassment for this website?They merely publish games they receive.We are chess enthusiasts here,not political wranglers.

By the way,I hope you see some of the games from the Chinese Championship,especially those of Ding Liren.They are a breath of fresh air!

Apr-16-11  HolyAvatar: We don't need activists in here. This website just relates chess games, hence the name.
Apr-17-11  Wild Bill: The standings are wrong. Jon Luwig Hammer won in both rounds today and is tied for first. He has Black against Negi tomorrow (or today, depending on where you are).
Apr-17-11  notyetagm: <Wild Bill: The standings are wrong. Jon Luwig <<<Hammer won in both rounds today and is tied for first.>>> He has Black against Negi tomorrow (or today, depending on where you are).>

Stop! Hammer time!

Apr-17-11  Wild Bill: <Notyetagm:>

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  eternaloptimist: <notyetagm>
Apr-17-11  soldal:

In round 8 Negi beat Hammer and is in the lead with 7 points ahead of Gupta at 6.5 and Hammer et al at 6. Last round tomorrow.

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  Penguincw: In this entire tournament, only two aren't new to me.

Surya Shekhar Ganguly

Vladimir Akopian

Apr-18-11  notyetagm: <eternaloptimist: <notyetagm>;

That's more like it.


Apr-19-11  cbpatzer: Interview with the winner interesting view on last round match psychology
Apr-20-11  PhilFeeley: <Penguincw: In this entire tournament, only two aren't new to me.>

You clearly don't watch much chess. Several of these folks play regularly across Europe.

(How can Negi be new to you??)

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  Penguincw: < PhilFeeley: <Penguincw: In this entire tournament, only two aren't new to me.>

You clearly don't watch much chess. Several of these folks play regularly across Europe.

(How can Negi be new to you??)>

Yep.I don't watch much chess.I like to review old games of chess.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 13th Dubai Open 9-19 April 2011, final ranking crosstable:

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