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International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2012, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is taking place from 28th to 6th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation and SOCAR.

Last year the winner was GM Anton Korobov from Ukraine.

The players will be seeded in Tournament A if rated above 2250 FIDE (For Women above 2100 FIDE), while the lower rated players will compete in Tournament B. Both groups will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system.

Top prizes in the Tournament A are: 6000$ + cup/ 4000$/ 3000$/ 2000$/ 1500$/ 1200$/ 1100$/ 1100$/ 1000$/ 1000$ etc. There are 30 regular and many special prizes.

Nakhchivan Chess Center

Nakhchivan Chess Center

Official website www.chess.az

Players list:

1 GM Grachev Boris RUS 2705
2 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2673
3 GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2649
4 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2649
5 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2645
6 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2644
7 GM Filippov Anton UZB 2637
8 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2624
9 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2623
10 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2616
11 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2604
12 GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2586
13 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2560
14 GM Esen Baris TUR 2555
15 GM Durarbayli Vasif AZE 2543
16 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2526
17 GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2498
18 IM Azaladze Shota GEO 2419
19 Javakhadze Zurab GEO 2418
20 IM Firat Burak TUR 2405
21 IM Mammadov Ayaz AZE 2404
22 IM Abdulov Orkhan — AZE 2387
23 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2378
24 Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2360
25 FM Babayev Talib AZE 2344
26 IM Heydarli Kanan AZE 2329
27 WIM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2324
28 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2321
29 Aghayev Nijat AZE 2318
30 Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2305
31 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2284
32 Idrisov Tabriz AZE 2262
33 Asgarov Mushfig AZE 2257
34 WIM Kazimova Narmin AZE 2253
35 WIM Abdulla Khayala AZE 2246
36 Aghasiyev Kamal AZE 2238
37 Bayramov Vugar AZE 2234
38 WIM Umudova Nargiz AZE 2220
39 Orujov Shujaat AZE 2220
40 WIM Isgandarova Khayala AZE 2203
41 Aliakbarov Anar AZE 2200
42 Sevdimaliyev Urfan AZE 2196
43 Musayev Eldar AZE 2189
44 Hasanova Turkan AZE 2113
45 WFM Ismayilova Parvana AZE 2068
46 Ibrahimova Sabina AZE 2066
47 Guliyeva Sabina AZE 1994

Nakhchivan Chess Center 1

Nakhchivan Chess Center

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