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2nd Ferdowsi International Chess Open Tournament (Updated)

The 2nd Ferdowsi International Chess Open Tournament is set to take place from 9th to 20th February in Mashhad, Iran.

The Chess Association of “Khorasan–Razavi” province on behalf of I.R.Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the tournament. Each National Chess Federation has right to nominate and send one player.

Organizing Committee will provide free participation, domestic transfer (from Tehran to Mashhad and return) and full board accommodation (with 3 meals per day) in 4 stars Samen Hotel, for official nominated players as well as GM title holders and 2500+ rated chess players.

The tournament will be played over 11 rounds of Swiss system. The prize fund of 25.000 US$ will be distributed for the top ten finishers. The winner gets 5000 USD. Note: 20% tax will be deducted from the winnings.

Players lists added bellow.

The 1st Ferdowsi International was held on 8-15th June 2010. Grandmasters Vladimir Malaniuk UKR, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami IRI and Azer Mirzoev AZE shared the first place.

Almas Shargh Shopping Center in Mashhad

Almas Shargh Shopping Center in Mashhad

Mashhad is the capital of “Khorasan–Razavi” province in northeastern of I.R.Iran and it has an International airport directly connected by different airlines to many major destinations like: Istanbul, Dubai, Bahrain, Doha, Bangkok, Bishkek, Dushanbe, Kuwait, Baghdad, Najaf, Almaty, and also more than 15 daily flights from Tehran.

For more information about flights see: http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashhad_International_Airport, http://www.mahan.aero/home.asp?lang=en-us.

Mashhad is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the Shia Muslim world.

It is located 850 kilometers (530 mi) east of Tehran, close to the borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Its population was 2,427,316 at the 2006 population census.

The city benefits from the proximity of the mountains, having cool winters, pleasant springs, mild summers, and beautiful autumns. It is only about 250 km (156 miles) from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

In 2011 Mashhad hosted the 19th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament and 10th Asian Continental Individual Championships.

Contacts of the Organizing Committee:

Khorasan Chess Association
www.razavichess.com

Email: shima_haghani2003(at)yahoo.com
Tel: +98 511 2463055
Fax: +98 5112463626
Mobile: +98 915 307 6081

Email: federation(at)ircf.ir
Email: wfajr2012(at)ircf.ir
Tel: +98 21 88971040
Fax: +98 21 88951514

Players list:

1 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2677
2 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2608
3 GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2566
4 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2560
5 GM Ibrahimov Rasul AZE 2550
6 GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2523
7 GM Fominyh Alexander RUS 2479
8 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2474
9 IM Darini Pouria IRI 2458
10 IM Idani Pouya IRI 2448
11 GM Toufighi Homayoon IRI 2444
12 IM Alavi Sayed Javad IRI 2442
13 IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2429
14 IM Vakhidov Jahongir UZB 2419
15 IM Ahmadinia Ebrahim IRI 2414
16 IM Grabliauskas Virginijus LTU 2374
17 FM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2371
18 Babaee Reza IRI 2333
19 IM Shalamberidze Akaki GEO 2330
20 Nasri Amin IRI 2329
21 Behmardi K Rustam IRI 2289
22 FM Soozankar A M IRI 2288
23 FM Kowsarinia Amir IRI 2257
24 Sedaghati Mehrdad IRI 2214
25 Abedi Ali IRI 2199
26 Ghaziolsharif Kaveh IRI 2194
27 Dehghani Hamid IRI 2170
28 Amini Amer IRI 2165
29 Hosseini Attar S Jamal IRI 2158
30 Arabi Saeid IRI 2153
31 Rahimian Rastin IRI 2141
32 Asnaashari Soheyl IRI 2124
33 Asnaashari Soroush IRI 2118
34 Mosadeghpoor Mohsen IRI 2117
35 Mosadeghpour Masoud IRI 2100
36 Vassalam M T IRI 2096
37 Pirmaleki S IRI 2086
38 Moosavi Ali IRI 2071
39 Khodashenas Mersad IRI 2059
40 Godarz Kasra IRI 2046
41 Rahmati Mostafa IRI 2045
42 Mousavi Jad Sajad IRI 1983
43 Mousavi Ghods Hossein IRI 1973
44 Nassajtorshizi Amirmorteza IRI 1972
45 Pourmoshrefi Hossein IRI 1917
46 Bahmani Amir Mohammad IRI 1915
47 Khaleghi Sadjad IRI 1899
48 Kamari Mir Kamal IRI 1895
49 Jalali Hadi IRI 1875
50 Hamedinia Majid IRI 1837
51 Derakhshani Borna IRI 1769
52 Laala Ghalenow Ali Reza IRI 1743
53 Toufani Kourosh IRI 1734
54 Ghaffarian Amir Hossein IRI 1727
55 Pourmoradi Mostafa IRI 1709
56 Ghesmati Aryan IRI 1630
57 Ghalamzan Mohammad IRI 1620
58 Pakgohar Mahdi IRI 1592
59 Badie Ashkan IRI 1585
60 Javaheri Shahrad IRI 1309
61 IM Lodhi Mahmood PAK 0
62 Amiri Mehr Ashkan IRI 0
63 Atari Amiashkan IRI 0
64 Azarpazhou Datis IRI 0
65 Bakhtyari Shayan IRI 0
66 Barati Parsa IRI 0
67 Daryadel Yosef IRI 0
68 Doaagoo Behnam IRI 0
69 Elahifar Abdolah IRI 0
70 Farahmandrad Amirarmin IRI 0
71 Farajpoor Mohamadreza IRI 0
72 Fartaj Mostafa IRI 0
73 Fazel Ali IRI 0
74 Gerayeli Kiarash IRI 0
75 Gerayeli Kourosh IRI 0
76 Ghalichi Farshad IRI 0
77 Ghanad Aliakbar IRI 0
78 Ghodsian Mahdi IRI 0
79 Hedayat Masoud IRI 0
80 Kari Majidabad Abbas IRI 0
81 Khooshsorat Aboolfazl IRI 0
82 Mohamadpour Afshin IRI 0
83 Moshirabadi Hadi IRI 0
84 Naghavi Ali IRI 0
85 Nimgazisalehi Alireza IRI 0
86 Ojaghi Mehrdad IRI 0
87 Rafsanjani Mehdi IRI 0
88 Rooshani Ali IRI 0
89 Sajjadi Seyyed Amir Reza IRI 0
90 Saliani Faraz IRI 0
91 Shamshiri Farzad IRI 0
92 Soltani Abolfazl IRI 0
93 Taghavi Korosh IRI 0
94 Taheri Ehsan IRI 0
95 Tavakoli Mahmoud IRI 0
96 Torshizi Ghorbani Mohammad Hos IRI 0
97 Yeganeh Ali IRI 0
98 Yoosefi Saeed IRI 0
99 Zandilak Farshad IRI 0

Khayyam International Women Chess Open Tournament:

1 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2408
2 WGM Charkhalashvili Inga GEO 2334
3 WIM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2230
4 WIM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2227
5 WCM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 1995
6 Alavi Homa IRI 1983
7 Azadvari Zahra IRI 1905
8 Bazzazi Elnaz IRI 1868
9 Moradi Kimia IRI 1829
10 Safaei Maliheh IRI 1779
11 Fadavi Sajedeh IRI 1749
12 Ghaderi Farzaneh IRI 1724
13 Hamedi Nia Vesal IRI 1690
14 Ghaffari Shokoufeh IRI 1647
15 Ghaffariankhorram Aida IRI 1647
16 Khaleghi Maral IRI 1443
17 Ansarifard Mobina IRI 0
18 Atarzadeh Soodabeh IRI 0
19 Baghshani Bita IRI 0
20 Barakshahi IRI 0
21 Dehnavi Mehrsa IRI 0
22 Golmakani Rihaneh IRI 0
23 Hosseinzadeh Farzaneh IRI 0
24 Khancheh Zar Somaieh IRI 0
25 Mohamadnezhad Nazanin IRI 0
26 Momeni Elham IRI 0
27 Naghavi Atefeh IRI 0
28 Noora Safie IRI 0
29 Noori IRI 0
30 Nooshad Ayriana IRI 0
31 Sargazi Seddigheh IRI 0
32 Shahrookh Hiva IRI 0
33 Zeraati Dorsa IRI 0

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