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Magnus Carlsen wins Qatar Masters Chess Open 2015

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Courtesy of David Llada

World Champion Magnus Carlsen wins the Qatar Masters Chess Open 2015 after nine exciting rounds of chess. Carlsen continues the hot streak after his win in the London Chess Classics and secures the first place with 7 points.

GM Yu Yangyi, winner of the first edition of the tournament, finishes also with 7 points, but he lost the blitz tie-break against Carlsen. Bronze goes to Vladimir Kramnik with 6.5 points. He had the best tiebreakers in the group consisting of Sergey Karjakin, Sanan Sjugirov, Ni Hua and Vassily Ivanchuk.

For Carlsen, this tournament is his first participation and win in an open tournament this decade. His tournament story is one of peaks and troughs – he started off weakly by tying with GM Nino Batsiashvili in the first round, who became the hero of the tournament, but recovered quickly and won every game afterwards, until round 6. In it, Carlsen faced Wesley So – the players were unable to best each other. Another tie followed next round, this time with GM Anish Giri. A clutch win next round against GM Mamedyarov kept Carlsen’s chances for the gold alive. In the final round, he tied with 3rd place winner Kramnik, taking home $27 000; even Yu Yangyi’s solid win over Wesley So in the 9th round could not compensate for his weaker earlier performance.

 

Final standings:

1. GM Carlsen Magnus NOR 2834 – 7
2. GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2736 – 7
3. GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2796 – 6.5
4. GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2766 – 6.5
5. GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2646 – 6.5
6. GM Ni Hua CHN 2693 – 6.5
7. GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2710 – 6.5
8. GM Giri Anish NED 2784 – 6
9. Xu Yinglun CHN 2470 – 6
10. GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2648 – 6
11. GM Harikrishna P. IND 2743 – 6
12. GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2710 – 6
13. GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2648 – 6
14. GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2663 – 6
15. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2642 – 6
16. GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2724 – 6
17. GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2639 – 6
18. GM So Wesley USA 2775 – 5.5
19. GM Li Chao B CHN 2750 – 5.5
20. GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2748 – 5.5
21. GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2646 – 5.5
22. GM Zhang Zhong SIN 2619 – 5.5
23. GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2723 – 5.5
24. GM Piorun Kacper POL 2637 – 5.5
25. GM Howell David W L ENG 2688 – 5.5
26. GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2619 – 5.5
27. GM Naroditsky Daniel USA 2628 – 5.5
28. GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2684 – 5.5
29. GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2737 – 5.5
30. GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2632 – 5.5
31. GM Korobov Anton UKR 2713 – 5.5
32. GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2654 – 5.5
33. IM Lin Chen CHN 2532 – 5.5
34. GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2618 – 5.5
35. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2644 – 5.5
36. GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2664 – 5.5
37. GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2654 – 5.5
38. GM Hou Yifan CHN 2683 – 5.5
39. GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2638 – 5.5
40. IM Gagare Shardul IND 2470 – 5
41. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2622 – 5
42. GM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2590 – 5
43. GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2744 – 5
44. GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2486 – 5
45. GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2520 – 5
46. GM Lenderman Aleksandr USA 2626 – 5
47. IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2462 – 5
48. GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2620 – 5
49. GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2655 – 5
50. GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2689 – 5
51. GM Adhiban B. IND 2669 – 5
52. GM Xu Jun CHN 2526 – 5
53. IM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2448 – 5
54. GM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2496 – 5
55. GM Shoker Samy EGY 2489 – 5
56. IM Vignesh N R IND 2422 – 4.5
57. IM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2504 – 4.5
58. GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2542 – 4.5
59. FM Li Di CHN 2389 – 4.5
60. GM Bok Benjamin NED 2594 – 4.5
61. IM Karavade Eesha IND 2379 – 4.5
62. FM Rohan Ahuja IND 2426 – 4.5
63. WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2407 – 4.5
64. IM Saiyn Zhanat KAZ 2394 – 4.5
65. Firouzja Alireza IRI 2372 – 4.5
66. IM Aryan Chopra IND 2436 – 4.5
67. GM Tregubov Pavel V. RUS 2589 – 4.5
68. FM Basso Pier Luigi ITA 2438 – 4.5
69. GM Wei Yi CHN 2730 – 4.5
70. WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2493 – 4.5
71. Roy Prantik IND 2370 – 4.5
72. GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2521 – 4.5
73. GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2513 – 4.5
74. IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND 2494 – 4.5
75. GM Rambaldi Francesco ITA 2560 – 4.5
76. GM Bromberger Stefan GER 2521 – 4.5
77. IM Sanal Vahap TUR 2487 – 4.5
78. GM Schroeder Jan-Christian GER 2511 – 4.5
79. IM Wang Yiye CHN 2438 – 4
80. IM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2442 – 4
81. Raja Harshit IND 2325 – 4
82. GM Hamdouchi Hicham FRA 2597 – 4
83. IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2346 – 4
84. IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2380 – 4
85. Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh IND 2414 – 4
86. FM Moroni Luca Jr ITA 2466 – 4
87. GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2513 – 4
88. GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2488 – 4
89. IM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2482 – 4
90. GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2597 – 4
91. Dai Changren CHN 2328 – 4
92. GM Khairullin Ildar RUS 2647 – 4
93. GM Esen Baris TUR 2562 – 4
94. WFM Vaishali R IND 2313 – 4
95. IM Firat Burak TUR 2446 – 4
96. IM Lorparizangeneh Shahin IRI 2454 – 4
97. GM Krush Irina USA 2468 – 4
98. GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2451 – 4
99. IM Vogel Roven GER 2439 – 4
100. GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2559 – 4
101. IM Svane Rasmus GER 2529 – 4
102. IM Ma Zhonghan CHN 2463 – 3.5
103. IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2319 – 3.5
104. IM Abhishek Kelkar IND 2393 – 3.5
105. FM Abdusattorov Nodirbek UZB 2429 – 3.5
106. IM Ali Marandi Cemil Can TUR 2454 – 3.5
107. GM Carlsson Pontus SWE 2433 – 3.5
108. IM Seyb Alexander GER 2425 – 3.5
109. IM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2498 – 3.5
110. WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2322 – 3.5
111. IM Padmini Rout IND 2437 – 3.5
112. GM Neelotpal Das IND 2475 – 3.5
113. WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2390 – 3
114. Fang Yuxiang CHN 2438 – 3
115. IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2425 – 3
116. IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2368 – 3
117. WIM Pratyusha Bodda IND 2260 – 3
118. FM Haria Ravi ENG 2416 – 3
119. WIM Bivol Alina RUS 2344 – 3
120. IM Li Ruofan SIN 2372 – 3
121. WIM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2307 – 3
122. IM Sagar Shah IND 2441 – 2.5
123. IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2385 – 2.5
124. WGM Bartel Marta POL 2271 – 2.5
125. IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2377 – 2.5
126. FM Gholami Aryan IRI 2422 – 2.5
127. IM Slavin Alexey RUS 2388 – 2.5
128. IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2287 – 2.5
129. GM Shankland Samuel L USA 2646 – 2
130. FM Goriatchkin Jouri RUS 2318 – 2
131. IM Ezat Mohamed EGY 2490 – 2
132. Siva Mahadevan IND 2400 – 2

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