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Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Bassem Amin7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Alexandr Predke6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
A R Saleh Salem6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Alexander Areshchenko6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Kamil Dragun6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Babu M R Lalith6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Anton Demchenko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Yuriy Kuzubov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Zubov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Boris Savchenko6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Chopra Aryan6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Wang Hao6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Peter Prohaszka6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ahmed Adly6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Tamas Banusz6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Zaven Andriasian6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
C R G Krishna6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Sergei Azarov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Suri Vaibhav6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Rajaram R Laxman5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Mikhail Antipov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Moulthun Ly5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Prasanna Vasanthan Vishnu5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Mikhailo Oleksienko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Zahar Efimenko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Deep Sengupta5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Anton Kovalyov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
* (130 players total; 98 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)

The 23rd Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival took place from 21-29 August 2016 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Masters tournament was a 9-round Swiss open restricted to players with a FIDE rating of 2100 and above.

Time control was 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site: Crosstable:

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Andreikin vs T Sachdev 1-0222016Abu Dhabi MastersA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. T S Ravi vs Wang Hao  ½-½802016Abu Dhabi MastersA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. B Adhiban vs A Raetsky  1-0432016Abu Dhabi MastersA09 Reti Opening
4. D Eggleston vs V Fedoseev 0-1292016Abu Dhabi MastersB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. Areshchenko vs O Dimakiling 1-0612016Abu Dhabi MastersC42 Petrov Defense
6. B Amin vs K Abhishek 1-0462016Abu Dhabi MastersC55 Two Knights Defense
7. M Tissir vs H Melkumyan  ½-½622016Abu Dhabi MastersC53 Giuoco Piano
8. Kuzubov vs O N Al Ali 1-0292016Abu Dhabi MastersE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. R R Laxman vs A Gupta  ½-½732016Abu Dhabi MastersA48 King's Indian
10. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs C R C H Mehar  ½-½522016Abu Dhabi MastersA09 Reti Opening
11. P Iniyan vs Z Andriasian  ½-½552016Abu Dhabi MastersD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. A Kovalyov vs S Estremera Panos  ½-½252016Abu Dhabi MastersA04 Reti Opening
13. Harshit Raja vs G Oparin  ½-½552016Abu Dhabi MastersC78 Ruy Lopez
14. A R Saleh Salem vs S Mahadevan  1-0292016Abu Dhabi MastersB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
15. V A V Rajesh vs T Banusz 0-11202016Abu Dhabi MastersE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
16. S Ter-Sahakyan vs V Antonio  1-0502016Abu Dhabi MastersB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
17. S Thavandiran vs M Oleksienko  0-1492016Abu Dhabi MastersB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. R Kulkarni vs Zubov  0-1632016Abu Dhabi MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. P Prohaszka vs R Bhuvanesh  1-0392016Abu Dhabi MastersE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. M Kunal vs A Adly  ½-½362016Abu Dhabi MastersB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. B Savchenko vs J Al-Huwar  1-0512016Abu Dhabi MastersC10 French
22. A L Muthaiah vs A Demchenko  0-1522016Abu Dhabi MastersA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. O Bortnyk vs M Geldiyeva  1-0252016Abu Dhabi MastersB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. A Ra Harikrishnan vs S Azarov  ½-½212016Abu Dhabi MastersB30 Sicilian
25. B Lalith vs V Pranavananda  1-0462016Abu Dhabi MastersA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
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Aug-22-16  LlanelliCC: Entertaining ending won by Adhiban - two knights versus two very bad bishops.
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <ajile: OK so now I'm getting very slightly excited. 2 Bogo-Indians and a Pirc!>

A hypermodernist, eh?

Aug-23-16  ajile: <thegoodanarchist: <ajile: OK so now I'm getting very slightly excited. 2 Bogo-Indians and a Pirc!>

A hypermodernist, eh?>

I just get bored with all the QGDs, Sicilians and Ruy Lopezes.

Aug-23-16  Mr. V: Bogo-Indians aren't necessarily exciting games either, but I guess a change is welcome.
Aug-23-16  PhilFeeley: Go Anton!
Aug-24-16  PhilFeeley: Should have been clearer. Anton Kovalyov of course.
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: This tournament is like Brill Cream- a little Dhabi do ya.
Aug-24-16  lost in space: <<WorsePlayerEver>: @lost in space

Oh, come on... it's an American site. Deal with it.>

There are a least 2 indications that you could be right:

1. the main language here is english
2. you have to pay in US Dollar for a premium membership

Aug-25-16  Bruce Graham: The shared leadership is now from A (Adhihan, Areshchenko) to Z (Zubov).
Aug-25-16  CountryGirl: I am finding there are lots of interesting games in a tournament like this. Players are willing to play a range of openings, not just their main repertoire choices.
Aug-27-16  Mr. V: My God this tournament is exciting. Deserves as much coverage as Sinquefeld. Saleh Salem beating Fedoseev is certainly a big result for the standings.
Aug-27-16  fisayo123: Kamil Dragun is in clear first. He had an impressive win vs Kuzobov in the 7th round.
Aug-28-16  PhilFeeley: The above table is wrong. Dragun is in first with 6 points. He played another exciting game, beating Kuzubov.
Aug-28-16  jith1207: Mmmm.. Dragun, That's Juicy. I can see a lot of puns coming by the way of his games in ChessGamesDOTcom soon.
Aug-28-16  jith1207: It looks like Top 3 seeds Andrekin, Wang Hao and Adhiban would finish at 6.5 with 1 round to spare. Adhiban and Wang Hao have played only 4 games with White, so they both might get White pieces in the last round, unless they are playing each other. That could be interesting to wait and see the draw for final day.

Meanwhile, Andrekin has already played 5 games with White pieces, which should leave him with Black pieces and also might be facing Wang Hao as he and Adhiban have played each other in earlier round. Many others also are looking for a win in final round to catch up with the table leaders in case they all draw in last round. It's going to be anyone's day and that would be a Big Day winning the tourney and also first prize money!

Very exciting finish and looking forward to the last day!

Aug-28-16  jith1207: Ahhh. .How I spoke too soon before a game ended!

Wang Hao was leading in a comfortable position when he made a slight wrong decision to place his King in a position to allow his opponent to play a decisive trap!

Now Alexandr Predke is among the leaders and he has played Adhiban and Wang Hao in last two rounds for 1.5 points! He might be facing Andrekin in last round, but he might get the advantage of having White pieces. Again, I might be talking too early without knowing how the final day draws would be decided in this format.

Super Exciting!!

Aug-29-16  tim butler: Kayden is really having a bad tournament. His rating points is "SKYFALLing".
Aug-29-16  siggemannen: Andreikin skips bs lines this time around and wins with the Sicilian against Predke, to meet Amin in the next round to draw for the win of the tourney
Aug-29-16  CountryGirl: Well done again to Australia's Moulthun Ly. A very solid result. He is surely Australia's leading player now, going on form.
Aug-29-16  brankat: Is this tournament over now? There is no action at the ChessBookie's, and the tickets for the event winner have been "processed/discarded" already. I thought there would be 11 rounds.
Aug-30-16  PhilFeeley: Nope, 9 rounds. Andreikin won.
Aug-30-16  siggemannen: Thought this was 10 rounds, congrats to Andreikin, one more open won
Aug-30-16  brankat: Thank You.
Aug-30-16  Mr. V: The second straight Open tournament where Dima has "stolen" the victory from Adhiban: Hasselbacken Open (2016) What a great mini-rivalry.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Standings list updated for all players. Dragun has 8 games + 1 w/o win. Missing games: Mayed - Krishna 0-1 (rd. 1) (on visible list), Xinyue Wang - Mohammad 0-1 (rd. 1), Sadhwani - Pascua 0-1 (rd. 1), Karavade - Hallaeva 0-1 (rd. 1), and a dozen or so more from the lower placed players. No wrong game results detected.
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