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GM Eltaj Safarli wins Nakhchivan Open 2015

Nakhchivan Chess Center

Nakhchivan Chess Center

TheĀ International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2015, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, took place from 1-10th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

The Festival was organized in a 9-round Swiss format by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation.

GM Eltaj Safarli and GM Gadir Guseinov tied for the first place with 7/9 points each but Safarli lifted the trophy on a superior tie-break score, while Guseinov remained second.

GM Levan Pantsulaia got third with 6,5 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.

You can see the full standings and replay the games with analysis below.

Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysis

Final standings:

1 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2640 7
2 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2612 7
3 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2603 6,5
4 GM Idani Pouya IRI 2526 6
5 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2642 6
6 GM Onischuk Vladimir UKR 2669 6
7 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2603 6
8 GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2624 6
9 GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2704 6
10 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2715 6
11 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2686 6
12 GM Adhiban B. IND 2636 6
13 GM Gasanov Eldar UKR 2494 5,5
14 GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2633 5,5
15 GM Paichadze Luka GEO 2556 5,5
16 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2581 5,5
17 FM Gadimbayli Abdulla AZE 2301 5,5
18 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2655 5,5
19 Beradze Irakli GEO 2310 5
20 GM Bajarani Ulvi AZE 2504 5
21 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2487 5
22 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2554 5
23 FM Mousavi Seyed Khalil IRI 2403 5
24 IM Sanal Vahap TUR 2508 5
25 FM Arat Ufuk Sezen TUR 2394 5
26 IM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2437 5
27 FM Emiroglu Cankut TUR 2311 5
28 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2514 5
29 GM Darini Pouria IRI 2485 5
30 GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2522 5
31 FM Javanbakht Nima IRI 2412 5
32 FM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2420 4,5
33 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2502 4,5
34 WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2293 4,5
35 IM Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2379 4,5
36 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2402 4,5
37 FM Gasimov Parviz AZE 2431 4,5
38 FM Sevdimaliyev Urfan AZE 2438 4,5
39 IM Mammadov Ayaz AZE 2394 4
40 FM Sibashvili Giorgi GEO 2361 4
41 FM Gholami Aryan IRI 2370 4
42 WGM Kazimova Narmin AZE 2259 4
43 Shahaliyev Ismayil AZE 2372 4
44 IM Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2393 4
45 WFM Khomeriki Nino GEO 2228 4
46 WIM Abdulla Khayala AZE 2266 4
47 Idrisov Tabriz AZE 2281 4
48 Sheykhhasani Bardia IRI 2305 4
49 IM Noroozi Omid IRI 2356 3,5
50 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2451 3,5
51 CM Asadli Vugar AZE 2339 3,5
52 IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 2322 3,5
53 WIM Ibrahimova Sabina AZE 2272 3,5
54 WFM Hojjatova Aydan AZE 2168 3,5
55 IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2372 3,5
56 WFM Khalafova Narmin AZE 2114 3
57 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2235 3
58 IM Aghayev Nijat AZE 2393 3
59 Naghdiyev Niyazi AZE 2284 3
60 WIM Fataliyeva Ulviyya AZE 2331 3
61 WCM Mammadova Narmin AZE 2117 2,5
62 FM Koksal Ege TUR 2381 2,5
63 FM Bashirli Nail AZE 2258 2,5
64 Bayramov Vugar AZE 2254 2,5
65 Asgari Morteza IRI 2283 2
66 Aliyev Rasim AZE 2261 1,5

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