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Five-way tie in 2012 Dubai Open

The 14th Dubai Open was held from 14th to 24th April at the Dubai Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates. 160 players from 32 countries took part in the tournament, with the largest group of 37 arriving from India.

After nine rounds of play five Grandmasters shared the first place with 7 points each – Ni Hua from China, Baadur Jobava and Mikheil Mchedlishvili from Georgia, Normunds Miezis from Latvia and Sandipan Chanda from India.

Ni Hua took the winner’s trophy on the best tie-break – sum of the ratings of the opponents (without one result). Full standings bellow.

40 Grandmasters and 29 International Masters competed in the tournament.

Ni Hua and Negi Parimarjan starting the game

Ni Hua and Negi Parimarjan starting the game

Akopian Vladimir-Sandipan Chanda

Vladimir Akopian and Sandipan Chanda

Miezis Normunds

GM Normunds Miezis

Dubai live chess games

Following the live games transmission at the Dubai Chess & Culture Club

Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar in action

Final standings:

1. GM Ni Hua CHN 2637 – 7
2. GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2706 – 7
3. GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2626 – 7
4. GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2557 – 7
5. GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2595 – 7
6. GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2684 – 6.5
7. GM Petrosian Tigran L ARM 2643 – 6.5
8. GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2624 – 6.5
9. GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2616 – 6.5
10. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2643 – 6.5
11. GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2600 – 6.5
12. GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2623 – 6.5
13. GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2628 – 6.5
14. IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2474 – 6.5
15. GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2653 – 6.5
16. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2615 – 6
17. GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2612 – 6
18. IM Shyam Nikil P IND 2490 – 6
19. GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2639 – 6
20. GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2644 – 6
21. IM Grigoryan Karen H ARM 2510 – 6
22. GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2633 – 6
23. GM Van Wely Loek NED 2691 – 6
24. GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2643 – 6
25. FM Atabayev Maksat TKM 2367 – 6
26. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2581 – 6
27. WGM Sergeyeva Mariya KAZ 2327 – 6
28. GM Evdokimov Alexander A RUS 2555 – 6
29. GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2455 – 6
30. Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM 2406 – 6
31. GM Gopal G N IND 2572 – 5.5
32. IM Vishnu Prasanna V IND 2406 – 5.5
33. GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2595 – 5.5
34. IM Akshayraj Kore IND 2422 – 5.5
35. IM Ezat Mohamed EGY 2441 – 5.5
36. FM Atabayev Yusup TKM 2404 – 5.5
37. GM Lalith Babu M R IND 2532 – 5.5
38. GM Amin Bassem EGY 2608 – 5.5
39. GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2588 – 5.5
40. GM Kovchan Alexander UKR 2598 – 5.5
41. IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh R IND 2343 – 5.5
42. IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2408 – 5.5
43. IM Swapnil S Dhopade IND 2426 – 5.5
44. GM Petrosian Davit G ARM 2463 – 5.5
45. IM Grover Sahaj IND 2517 – 5.5
46. IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2378 – 5.5
47. IM Al Qudaimi Basheer YEM 2395 – 5.5
48. Temirov Bakhyt KAZ 2322 – 5.5
49. GM Raetsky Alexander RUS 2461 – 5.5
50. GM Mahjoob Morteza IRI 2455 – 5.5
51. GM Timoshenko Georgy UKR 2569 – 5.5
52. Dilanyan Grigor ARM 2276 – 5.5
53. IM Tania Sachdev IND 2414 – 5
54. IM Nitin S IND 2420 – 5
55. Ankit R Rajpara IND 2399 – 5
56. GM Arutinian David GEO 2553 – 5
57. Karthikeyan Murali IND 2306 – 5
58. GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2600 – 5
59. IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IND 2405 – 5
60. Marcos Marvin PHI 2079 – 5
61. FM Mohannad Farhan JOR 2286 – 5
62. WGM Mirzoeva Elmira RUS 2258 – 5
63. WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh IRI 2248 – 5
64. WGM Makropoulou Marina GRE 2224 – 5
65. FM Koohestani Sh IRI 2364 – 5
66. Abedi Ali IRI 2197 – 5
67. WIM Zepeda Lorena ESA 2130 – 5
68. FM Ayyad Maher BRN 2162 – 5
69. Ilhomzoda Ikrom TJK 2205 – 5
70. FM Das Sayantan IND 2250 – 5
71. Nandhidhaa Pv IND 2160 – 5
72. Primbetov Kazbek KAZ 2220 – 5
73. FM Othman A Moussa UAE 2323 – 5
74. Walid Anwar UAE 1842 – 5
75. IM Ahmadinia Ebrahim IRI 2379 – 4.5
76. IM Labib Ibrahim Hasan EGY 2404 – 4.5
77. Hilwani Talal SYR 2277 – 4.5
78. Surendran N IND 2216 – 4.5
79. Madhurima Shekhar IND 1947 – 4.5
80. IM Semiev Suhrab TKM 2376 – 4.5
81. FM Chommyyev Mihail TKM 2168 – 4.5
82. Basencyan Mark ARM 2158 – 4.5
83. WIM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2235 – 4.5
84. Elnemr Mohamed EGY 2040 – 4.5
85. CM Sanal Vahap TUR 2286 – 4.5
86. WIM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2137 – 4.5
87. Abdulla Abdulwahab UAE 1761 – 4.5
88. CM Nadir Samir SUD 2145 – 4.5
89. Tamra Attallah PLE 2103 – 4.5
90. IM Deshmukh Anup IND 2269 – 4
91. Momeni E IRI 2145 – 4
92. CM Ahmed Holi Ali Moawia SUD 2054 – 4
93. Meredow Shanepes TKM 1869 – 4
94. Ahmed Abuzied SUD 2068 – 4
95. FM Ayyad Husain BRN 2223 – 4
96. CM Saleh Nagueb UAE 2225 – 4
97. IM El Arousy Abdul Hameed EGY 2327 – 4
98. Abdulla Ali UAE 1679 – 4
99. Annageldiyev Ashirgeldi TKM 1879 – 4
100. Nyazi Nehad EGY 2195 – 4
101. Sameir Ramez EGY 2089 – 4
102. WGM Hrabinska Myroslava UKR 2273 – 4
103. Singhai Niklesh Jain IND 1978 – 4
104. Vigram M IND 1872 – 4
105. Mahmoud Haitham SUD 2006 – 4
106. CM Saleh Naif UAE 1776 – 4
107. WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2125 – 4
108. Mohd A Altaher UAE 2095 – 4
109. Besherov Gurbanberdi TKM 1871 – 4
110. Abdulaziz Mahmoud LIB 2101 – 4
111. Rice Chris B ENG 2060 – 4
112. FM Molina Antonio PHI 2140 – 4
113. FM Marwan Abdulwahab UAE 2072 – 4
114. Morsy Nader EGY 1573 – 4
115. Bennett John M ENG 2119 – 4
116. WIM Blanco Acevedo Maria C VEN 2120 – 4
117. FM Somoff Abdo LIB 2181 – 3.5
118. Sohib Okla SYR 2140 – 3.5
119. Roush Ali Gholoum UAE 1937 – 3.5
120. FM Harshal Shahi IND 1919 – 3.5
121. Al-Housa Khalil PLE 1993 – 3.5
122. Ahmed Fareed UAE 1671 – 3.5
123. Ashwini U IND 1919 – 3.5
124. Poleschikov Alexey RUS 1849 – 3.5
125. Adarsh Saji IND 1718 – 3.5
126. Ambareesh P IND 1588 – 3.5
127. Majed Ali Abdouli UAE 1631 – 3.5
128. Othman Rabeea UAE 2031 – 3.5
129. Hamdan Marshool UAE 1691 – 3.5
130. Rafee Mohd Hayel SYR 1895 – 3.5
131. Antonio Viani D’cunha IND 2253 – 3.5
132. Kritik Satija IND 1534 – 3
133. Dimarucut Francis Erwin PHI 2125 – 3
134. Magdy Kassem EGY 1871 – 3
135. Boshara Mohammed Ahmed SUD 1734 – 3
136. Sultan Ibrahim UAE 1837 – 3
137. Sasikumar Anusweud IND 1701 – 3
138. WCM Ursu Ana-Maria W MDA 1887 – 3
139. Ingcongan Mama PHI 1986 – 3
140. Mahmoud Ahmed UAE 1620 – 3
141. Abdulla Shaeri UAE 1628 – 3
142. Hassan Malalla Khaled UAE 1717 – 3
143. Esa A H Almarazeeq UAE 1784 – 3
144. Altaher Saeed Tarek UAE 1484 – 3
145. Talal Al-Hammadi UAE 1631 – 2.5
146. Ali Abdulaziz UAE 1608 – 2.5
147. Anshuman Singh IND 1540 – 2.5
148. Abdulaziz Abdulla UAE 1581 – 2.5
149. Majed Mosallam UAE 1409 – 2.5
150. Al-Mallahi Dawood UAE 1551 – 2.5
151. FM Elmejbri Ali A LBA 2205 – 2
152. Timi Thomas Mulavana IND 1594 – 2
153. Jehad Aysha UAE 1577 – 2
154. IM Grabinsky Vladimir UKR 2289 – 2
155. Al-Moaamari Mozah UAE 1357 – 2
156. Bashaer Khalil UAE 1546 – 2
157. Tawfeik Moustafa EGY 2128 – 2
158. Salah Romany EGY 2108 – 1.5
159. FM Alhuwar Jasem UAE 2241 – 1.5
160. Rashid Mosallam UAE 1430 – 1

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