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Nakhchivan Open 2012: Three players share first, Iordachescu declared winner

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

After nine rounds of play, Grandmasters Viorel Iordachescu, Sergei Zhigalko and Eltaj Safarli shared the first place with 6.5 points each.

Iordachescu and Zhigalko entered the final round with equal points, while Safarli caught up with a key victory against Konstantine Shanava. Iordachescu is declared winner on the best tie-break criteria – average rating of the opponents.

Iordachescu Viorel

GM Iordachescu Viorel

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

Final standings:

1 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2644 – 6.5
2 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2649 – 6.5
3 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2645 – 6.5
4 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2616 – 6
5 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2673 – 6
6 GM Grachev Boris RUS 2705 – 5.5
7 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2624 – 5.5
8 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2560 – 5.5
9 GM Esen Baris TUR 2555 – 5.5
10 GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2586 – 5.5
11 GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2649 – 5.5
12 Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2305 – 5.5
13 GM Filippov Anton UZB 2637 – 5.5
14 GM Durarbayli Vasif AZE 2543 – 5.5
15 GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2498 – 5.5
16 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2526 – 5
17 IM Azaladze Shota GEO 2419 – 5
18 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2378 – 5
19 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2604 – 5
20 IM Mammadov Ayaz AZE 2404 – 5
21 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2409 – 5
22 Javakhadze Zurab GEO 2418 – 5
23 IM Heydarli Kanan AZE 2329 – 5
24 IM Firat Burak TUR 2405 – 5
25 IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2387 – 4.5
26 Sevdimaliyev Urfan AZE 2196 – 4.5
27 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2623 – 4.5
28 WIM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2324 – 4.5
29 Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2360 – 4.5
30 Aghayev Nijat AZE 2318 – 4
31 Asgarov Mushfig AZE 2257 – 4
32 FM Babayev Talib AZE 2344 – 4
33 Musayev Eldar AZE 2189 – 4
34 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2321 – 4
35 Idrisov Tabriz AZE 2262 – 3.5
36 WIM Isgandarova Khayala AZE 2203 – 3.5
37 Orujov Shujaat AZE 2220 – 3.5
38 WIM Abdulla Khayala AZE 2246 – 3.5
39 Guliyeva Sabina AZE 1994 – 3.5
40 WFM Ismayilova Parvana AZE 2068 – 3.5
41 Hasanova Turkan AZE 2113 – 3
42 Aghasiyev Kamal AZE 2238 – 3
43 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2284 – 3
44 WIM Kazimova Narmin AZE 2253 – 3
45 WIM Umudova Nargiz AZE 2220 – 3
46 Bayramov Vugar AZE 2234 – 3
47 Aliakbarov Anar AZE 2200 – 2.5

Nakhchivan Chess Center

Nakhchivan Chess Center

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