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Grandmaster Arman Pashikian First in Ferdowsi International Open

The 2nd Ferdowsi International Chess Open Tournament was held from 9th to 20th February in Mashhad, Iran.

The tournament was organized by the Chess Association of “Khorasan-Razavi” province on behalf of I.R.Iran Chess Federation and conducted over 11 rounds of Swiss system.

Grandmaster Arman Pashikian took an early lead and maintained the position to become the sole winner of the competition.

Four players, including the top seeded GM Sergei Tiviakov, share the second place with 8.5 points each. Full standings bellow.

Arman Pashikian

GM Arman Pashikian

The prize fund of 25.000 US$ was distributed among the top ten finishers. The winner pocketed 5000 USD.

The Organizing Committee provided free participation, domestic transfer (from Tehran to Mashhad and return) and full board accommodation in 4 stars Samen Hotel, for the official nominated players as well as GM title holders and 2500+ rated chess players.

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

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

Final standings:

1 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2608 – 9
2 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2677 – 8.5
3 IM Darini Pouria IRI 2458 – 8.5
4 GM Fominyh Alexander RUS 2479 – 8.5
5 FM Javanbakht Nima IRI 2389 – 8.5
6 GM Mahjoob Morteza IRI 2440 – 8
7 IM Idani Pouya IRI 2448 – 8
8 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2474 – 8
9 GM Ibrahimov Rasul AZE 2550 – 8
10 IM Shalamberidze Akaki GEO 2330 – 8
11 IM Alavi Sayed Javad IRI 2442 – 8
12 FM Kowsarinia Amir IRI 2257 – 7.5
13 IM Aliev Kerim TKM 2278 – 7.5
14 IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2429 – 7.5
15 IM Grabliauskas Virginijus LTU 2374 – 7.5
16 Vassalam M T IRI 2096 – 7
17 Nasri Amin IRI 2329 – 7
18 IM Ahmadinia Ebrahim IRI 2414 – 7
19 FM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2371 – 7
20 Behmardi K Rustam IRI 2289 – 7
21 Rahimian Rastin IRI 2141 – 7
22 Hosseini Attar S Jamal IRI 2158 – 7
23 Ghaziolsharif Kaveh IRI 2194 – 7
24 IM Lodhi Mahmood PAK 2397 – 7
25 Boori Javad IRI 2095 – 7
26 Fallah Mohammad Mahdi IRI 1832 – 7
27 Godarz Kasra IRI 2046 – 7
28 Abediyan Amirreza IRI 1953 – 7
29 Rahmani Asef IRI 2014 – 7
30 Arabi Saeid IRI 2153 – 6.5
31 Dehghani Hamid IRI 2170 – 6.5
32 Moosavi Ali IRI 2071 – 6.5
33 Mousavi Jad Sajad IRI 1983 – 6.5
34 Asnaashari Soroush IRI 2118 – 6.5
35 Mosadeghpour Masoud IRI 2100 – 6.5
36 FM Gholami Aryan IRI 2011 – 6.5
37 Khamisi S Jafar IRI 2164 – 6.5
38 Bahmani Amir Mohammad IRI 1915 – 6.5
39 Khodashenas Mersad IRI 2059 – 6.5
40 Nassajtorshizi Amirmorteza IRI 1972 – 6.5
41 Abedi Ali IRI 2199 – 6
42 Tabasi Mehdi IRI 1956 – 6
43 Mosadeghpoor Mohsen IRI 2117 – 6
44 Rahmati Mostafa IRI 2045 – 6
45 IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 2372 – 6
46 Asgharzadeh M Reza IRI 2085 – 6
47 Khojasteh M IRI 2045 – 6
48 Abedi Abolfazl IRI 2138 – 6
49 Pirmaleki S IRI 2086 – 6
50 Mohammadpour Afshin IRI 1995 – 6
51 Amini Amer IRI 2165 – 6
52 Mahmoodi Reza IRI 1929 – 6
53 Sakhtkar Milad IRI 1944 – 6
54 Badie Ashkan IRI 1585 – 6
55 Mahrinpour Farbod IRI 1895 – 6
56 Pourmoshrefi Hossein IRI 1917 – 6
57 Khaleghi Sadjad IRI 1899 – 6
58 Mousavi Ghods Hossein IRI 1973 – 6
59 Shamshiri Farzad IRI 0 – 6
60 Farkhondeh Mehran IRI 1929 – 6
61 Asnaashari Soheyl IRI 2124 – 5.5
62 Yousefian M Ali IRI 1938 – 5.5
63 Yoosefi Saeed IRI 0 – 5.5
64 Farhang Shariar IRI 1953 – 5.5
65 Taghavi Amir Abbas IRI 1924 – 5.5
66 Elahifar Abdolah IRI 0 – 5.5
67 Gerayeli Kourosh IRI 0 – 5.5
68 Ghaffarian Amir Hossein IRI 1727 – 5.5
69 Kamari Mir Kamal IRI 1895 – 5.5
70 Jalali Hadi IRI 1875 – 5.5
71 Taheri Ehsan IRI 0 – 5.5
72 Vojdani Siavosh IRI 1782 – 5
73 Karimi Hossein IRI 1925 – 5
74 Hamedinia Majid IRI 1837 – 5
75 Javaheri Shahrad IRI 1309 – 5
76 Bidelan Mohamadjavad IRI 0 – 5
77 Derakhshani Borna IRI 1769 – 5
78 Ghodsian Mahdi IRI 0 – 5
79 Pourmoradi Mostafa IRI 1709 – 5
80 Torshizi Ghorbani Mohammad Hos IRI 0 – 5
81 Ghalamzan Mohammad IRI 1620 – 5
82 Laala Ghalenow Ali Reza IRI 1743 – 5
83 Alami Alireza IRI 0 – 5
84 Tavousi Abbas IRI 1645 – 5
85 Naghavi Ali IRI 0 – 5
86 Ghanad Aliakbar IRI 0 – 5
87 Kari Majidabad Abbas IRI 0 – 5
88 Sahebi Mostafa IRI 0 – 5
89 Pakgohar Mahdi IRI 1592 – 5
90 Taghavi Korosh IRI 0 – 5
91 Ojaghi Mehrad IRI 0 – 5
92 Gerayeli Kiarash IRI 0 – 4.5
93 Saeidian Hessamoddin IRI 1901 – 4.5
94 Takalou Kian IRI 0 – 4.5
95 Fartaj Mostafa IRI 0 – 4.5
96 Nimgazisalehi Alireza IRI 0 – 4.5
97 Goharzadeh Shayan IRI 0 – 4.5
98 Hakimi Elias IRI 0 – 4.5
99 Miri Alireza IRI 0 – 4.5
100 Hedayat Masoud IRI 0 – 4.5
101 Ghesmati Aryan IRI 1630 – 4
102 Parvanehlooee Heshmatolla IRI 0 – 4
103 Bakhtyari Shayan IRI 0 – 4
104 Doaagoo Behnam IRI 0 – 4
105 Fathpour Hojat IRI 0 – 4
106 Tavakoli Mahmoud IRI 0 – 4
107 Soltani Abolfazl IRI 0 – 4
108 Ghalichi Farshad IRI 0 – 4
109 Dori Erfan IRI 0 – 4
110 Taghavi Gilani Mehryar IRI 0 – 4
111 Moshirabadi Hadi IRI 0 – 4
112 Azarpazhou Datis IRI 0 – 4
113 Toufani Kourosh IRI 1734 – 3.5
114 Seyydi Seidjavad IRI 0 – 3.5
115 Ekramitalab Farshid IRI 0 – 3.5
116 Atari Amiashkan IRI 0 – 3.5
117 Saberi Sepehr IRI 0 – 3.5
118 Sajjadi Seyyed Amir Reza IRI 0 – 3.5
119 Feyli Sina IRI 2169 – 3
120 Khoshsoorat Aboolfazl IRI 0 – 3
121 Fazeli Ali IRI 0 – 3
122 Rafsanjani Mehdi IRI 0 – 3
123 Farajpoor Mohamadreza IRI 0 – 3
124 Farahmandrad Amirarmin IRI 0 – 2.5
125 Llatavakoli Mahmoud IRI 0 – 2.5
126 Mirdamadi Mohamadamin IRI 0 – 2.5
127 Zandilak Farshad IRI 0 – 2
128 Daryadel Yosef IRI 0 – 2
129 Rooshani Ali IRI 0 – 1.5
130 Saliani Faraz IRI 0 – 1.5
131 Amiri Mehr Ashkan IRI 0 – 1
132 Heydari Majid IRI 0 – 1
133 Babaee Reza IRI 2333 – 1
134 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2560 – 0.5
135 Tavasoli Mashad Mohmoud IRI 0 – 0.5

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