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Igor Kurnosov grabbed first place at Nakhchivan Open 2013

Russian GM Igor Kurnosov finished first at the very strong International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2013, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, which took place from 21st April to 1st May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

Kurnosov tied with two other players on 6.5/9 and was the lucky winner thanks to his better tiebreak score. His compatriot GM Alexander Shimanov obtained second place, while Azerbaijani GM Gadir Guseinov finished third.

The last round of the event saw Kurnosov winning with white against Polish GM Bartolomej Macieja. Shimanov also caught up with the leaders thanks to a last round victory over GM Aleksej Aleksandrov. Gadir Guseinov was the sole leader before last round but only got a draw with black against his compatriot GM Rauf Mamedov.

Top prizes in the Tournament A were: 10,000$ + cup/ 8000$/ 5000$/ 3000$/ 2000$/ 1500$/ 1400$/ 1300$/ 1200$/ 1000$ etc.

Last year winner was GM Viorel Iordachescu from Moldova.

Igor Kurnosov

Igor Kurnosov

Final Standings:

1 GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2649 6.5
2 GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2639 6.5
3 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2623 6.5
4 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2644 6.0
5 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2640 6.0
6 GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2614 6.0
7 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2591 6.0
8 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2599 6.0
9 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2604 5.5
10 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2656 5.5
11 GM Kotsur Pavel KAZ 2552 5.5
12 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2650 5.5
13 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2556 5.5
14 GM Papaioannou Ioannis GRE 2627 5.5
15 GM Macieja Bartlomiej POL 2608 5.5
16 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2662 5.5
17 GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2531 5.5
18 GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2479 5.0
19 GM Potkin Vladimir RUS 2665 5.0
20 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2640 5.0
21 GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2556 5.0
22 GM Landa Konstantin RUS 2642 5.0
23 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2446 5.0
24 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2609 5.0
25 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2557 5.0
26 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2497 5.0
27 IM Babayev Talib AZE 2405 5.0
28 FM Agaragimov Djakhangir AZE 2348 4.5
29 Aghasiyev Kamal AZE 2244 4.5
30 Aghayev Nijat AZE 2368 4.5
31 WIM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2267 4.5
32 IM Quparadze Giga GEO 2489 4.5
33 GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2476 4.5
34 IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 2377 4.5
35 Rahmanov Shahriyar AZE 2230 4.5
36 IM Javakhadze Zurab GEO 2448 4.5
37 IM Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2411 4.0
38 GM Sulskis Sarunas LTU 2567 4.0
39 FM Dastan Muhammed Batuhan TUR 2402 4.0
40 Asgarizadeh Ahmad IRI 2312 4.0
41 IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2371 4.0
42 WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2322 4.0
43 WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2336 3.5
44 IM Sanal Vahap TUR 2418 3.5
45 Bayramov Vugar AZE 2231 3.5
46 WIM Abdulla Khayala AZE 2226 3.5
47 Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2373 3.5
48 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2240 3.5
49 WIM Kazimova Narmin AZE 2191 3.5
50 Aleskerov Faik AZE 2384 3.5
51 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2401 3.5
52 FM Sevdimaliyev Urfan AZE 2267 3.0
53 WFM Khalafova Narmin AZE 2114 3.0
54 Ibrahimova Sabina AZE 2166 2.5
55 WIM Umudova Nargiz AZE 2233 2.0
56 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2285 2.0
57 Idrisov Tabriz AZE 2259 2.0
58 FM Zeynalov Farid AZE 2320 2.0
59 Nifdaliyev Jahangir AZE 2061 0.0

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