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GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel

Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel

Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze won the 2014 Al Ain Chess Classic after edging the opposition on additional criteria.

Gaioz Nigalidze, Tigran Petrosian (Armenia), Vladimir Onischuk (Ukraine) and Sergei Zhigalko (Belarus) finished on top with 7,0/9 points each.

Nigalidze started the event as 28th seed, finally earning 30 elo points and 11,000 USD top prize.

The Al Ain Chess Club held the 3rd Al Ain Chess Classic, a 9-round Swiss open tournament, from 19-26th December 2014 at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel.

151 players from 27 countries, including 52 Grandmasters and 17 International Masters, competed in the event.

Replay games with analysis

Final standings:

1. GM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2536 – 7
2. GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2651 – 7
3. GM Onischuk Vladimir UKR 2614 – 7
4. GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2672 – 7
5. GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2688 – 6.5
6. GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2661 – 6.5
7. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2632 – 6.5
8. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2625 – 6.5
9. GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2621 – 6.5
10. GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2580 – 6.5
11. GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2580 – 6.5
12. GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2617 – 6.5
13. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2681 – 6
14. GM Grover Sahaj IND 2505 – 6
15. GM Shankland Samuel L USA 2642 – 6
16. GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2509 – 6
17. GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2599 – 6
18. GM Kovchan Alexander UKR 2577 – 6
19. GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2599 – 6
20. GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2625 – 6
21. GM Gopal G.N. IND 2580 – 6
22. GM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2494 – 6
23. GM Bajarani Ulvi AZE 2494 – 6
24. GM Moskalenko Viktor ESP 2528 – 6
25. IM Lodhi Mahmood PAK 2328 – 6
26. GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2658 – 6
27. IM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2407 – 6
28. GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2533 – 5.5
29. GM Arun Prasad S. IND 2482 – 5.5
30. GM Paichadze Luka GEO 2561 – 5.5
31. GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2618 – 5.5
32. IM Gagare Shardul IND 2411 – 5.5
33. IM Abdyjapar Asyl KGZ 2385 – 5.5
34. GM Gasanov Eldar UKR 2526 – 5.5
35. IM Karavade Eesha IND 2392 – 5.5
36. WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2312 – 5.5
37. GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2511 – 5.5
38. GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2441 – 5.5
39. GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2640 – 5.5
40. GM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2463 – 5.5
41. IM Galojan Lilit ARM 2275 – 5.5
42. GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2576 – 5.5
43. Nasri Amin IRI 2275 – 5.5
44. GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2611 – 5.5
45. IM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2427 – 5.5
46. IM Sagar Shah IND 2468 – 5.5
47. GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2645 – 5.5
48. GM Sengupta Deep IND 2566 – 5
49. GM Babujian Levon ARM 2471 – 5
50. GM Bakre Tejas IND 2454 – 5
51. GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2484 – 5
52. FM Tologontegin Semetey KGZ 2391 – 5
53. WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2332 – 5
54. CM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2255 – 5
55. FM Soozankar A.M. IRI 2183 – 5
56. CM Gasimov Parviz AZE 2295 – 5
57. WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2330 – 5
58. Nandhidhaa Pv IND 2177 – 5
59. Mohammed Tarig Elther SUD 2044 – 5
60. WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan KAZ 2378 – 5
61. GM Baryshpolets Andrey UKR 2566 – 5
62. IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman IND 2329 – 5
63. WGM Mirzoeva Elmira RUS 2246 – 5
64. FM Gholami Aryan IRI 2320 – 5
65. FM Thakur Akash IND 2302 – 5
66. FM Mohannad Farhan JOR 2281 – 5
67. IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 2337 – 4.5
68. WGM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2378 – 4.5
69. IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2505 – 4.5
70. IM Das Sayantan IND 2444 – 4.5
71. WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2354 – 4.5
72. Firouzja Alireza IRI 2332 – 4.5
73. Mosadeghpour Masoud IRI 2337 – 4.5
74. Huseynov Shahin AZE 2162 – 4.5
75. WGM Safranska Anda FRA 2267 – 4.5
76. IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2350 – 4.5
77. WFM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2188 – 4.5
78. GM Lazarev Vladimir FRA 2387 – 4.5
79. Suhail Sokari SYR 1912 – 4.5
80. WIM Andrenko Irina UKR 2202 – 4.5
81. WGM Kursova Maria ARM 2305 – 4.5
82. IM Feldman Vladimir AUS 2168 – 4.5
83. CM Bunyatov Rustam AZE 2077 – 4.5
84. CM Ahmadzada Ahmad AZE 1913 – 4.5
85. WFM Vaishali R IND 2134 – 4.5
86. CM Derakhshani Borna IRI 1979 – 4.5
87. Hamdan Marshool UAE 1763 – 4.5
88. Aliyev Elnur AZE 2141 – 4.5
89. WIM Abdulla Khayala AZE 2299 – 4.5
90. WCM Mammadova Narmin AZE 2092 – 4
91. CM Asadli Vugar AZE 2043 – 4
92. FM Tagelsir Abubaker SUD 2029 – 4
93. WFM Khalafova Narmin AZE 2161 – 4
94. WFM Pujari Rucha IND 2109 – 4
95. IM Berezina Irina AUS 2200 – 4
96. Mokal Amruta Sunil IND 2054 – 4
97. FM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2104 – 4
98. Safarov Zirva AZE 2104 – 4
99. Sameir Ramez EGY 2128 – 4
100. Rafee Mohd Hayel SYR 1931 – 4
101. Soyunlu Narmin AZE 1878 – 4
102. Ali Rashid Ali UAE 1799 – 4
103. Ali M Alkindi UAE 1443 – 4
104. Walid Anwar UAE 1919 – 4
105. Ali Abdulaziz UAE 1718 – 4
106. Ahmad Alzarovni UAE 1721 – 4
107. Jasmeher Singh Kathuria IND 1500 – 4
108. Amini Hossein Ali BRN 1521 – 4
109. Ammar Sedrani UAE 1485 – 4
110. Raja Harshit IND 2116 – 3.5
111. WCM Hojjatova Aydan AZE 2217 – 3.5
112. Abtini Hasan SYR 1987 – 3.5
113. Ahmed Fareed UAE 1911 – 3.5
114. FM Sultan Ibrahim UAE 2062 – 3.5
115. Ahadzade Kanan AZE 1909 – 3.5
116. Jijo Joy IND 0 – 3.5
117. FM Mayed Alrashedi UAE 1908 – 3.5
118. Orujova Najiba AZE 1332 – 3.5
119. FM Elmejbri Ali A. LBA 1953 – 3
120. Abdulla Ali UAE 1747 – 3
121. Harikrishnan Samyuktha IND 1452 – 3
122. Singh Gurmeher IND 1243 – 3
123. CM Al-Zaruoni Fahad UAE 1654 – 3
124. Haitham Alkindi UAE 1402 – 3
125. Mohamed Marshool UAE 1518 – 3
126. Amer Mohammed Bishara SUD 1955 – 3
127. Mosallam Mohammad UAE 1486 – 3
128. Sultan Fadel Saeed M Alshamsi UAE 1247 – 3
129. Ahadzada Hajiali AZE 0 – 3
130. Atakishiyev Elmar AZE 1648 – 3
131. Sidharth Balaji Sridharan IND 1114 – 3
132. Al Shamisi Hareb Nasser UAE 1389 – 3
133. Al- Meghbali Ahmed UAE 1448 – 3
134. Alali Ali UAE 1230 – 3
135. Khezrian Mohammad USA 0 – 3
136. Alur Varun IND 1350 – 2.5
137. Altaher Saeed Tarek UAE 1437 – 2.5
138. Khalifah Khaled UAE 1340 – 2.5
139. Ahmed Mohamed Qayed UAE 1551 – 2.5
140. Al Ali Hamad UAE 1219 – 2.5
141. Abdulkarim Ali UAE 1943 – 2
142. Al Amoudy Saif UAE 1421 – 2
143. Alnyeyadi Abdulla UAE 1423 – 2
144. Al Naimi Sultan Mohamed UAE 0 – 2
145. Almajbari Abdalla Ali LBA 1942 – 2
146. Khezrian Nooralzahra IRI 0 – 1.5
147. Talibov Uzeyir AZE 1577 – 1.5
148. Rashid Shaeri UAE 1377 – 1.5
149. Hamad Essam UAE 1383 – 1.5
150. Khaled Tarek Altaher UAE 1286 – 1
151. Mcdonald Margaret FRA 1266 – 0.5

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