Eight players share first, GM Eduardo Iturrizaga champion on superior tiebreak
The Dubai Chess & Culture Club is organizing the 12th Dubai Open Chess Championship which is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 4th to 14th April 2010. 36 Grandmasters headed by Gabriel Sargissian (2675) of Armenia are seeing action in the 9 round Swiss among 153 players.
The Organizing Committee grants the prize fund of US $45000 and the winner will be awarded the custody of Sheikh Rashed Bin Hamdan Al Mactoum Cup.
The three leaders from round eight, Grandmasters Sanikidze, Iordachescu and Iturrizaga, all made relatively quick draws on the final day, allowing no less than five players to win their games on the lower boards and catch the trio on the shared first place. From this cluster, GM Eduardo Iturrizaga had by far the best tiebreak score and was declared champion.
GM Eduardo Iturrizaga
GM Aleksej Aleksandrov
GM David Arutinian
WGM Turkan Mamedjarova
Round 9 top results:
GM Iordachescu Viorel - GM Iturrizaga Eduardo ½ – ½
GM Baklan Vladimir - GM Sanikidze Tornike ½ – ½
Ramnath Bhuvanesh R - GM Volkov Sergey 0 – 1
GM Guseinov Gadir - GM Gagunashvili Merab 1 – 0
GM Safarli Eltaj - GM Melkumyan Hrant 0 – 1
GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan - GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 0 – 1
GM Pantsulaia Levan - GM Arutinian David 0 – 1
GM Shengelia David - GM Sargissian Gabriel 0 – 1
GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel - GM Negi Parimarjan 1 – 0
GM Balogh Csaba - GM Savchenko Stanislav 1 – 0
GM Shanava Konstantine - GM Fedorov Alexei 0 – 1
GM Malakhatko Vadim - GM Petrosian Tigran L 1 – 0
GM Gelashvili Tamaz - GM Harutjunyan Gevorg 1 – 0
GM Ibrayev Nurlan - GM Gupta Abhijeet 0 – 1
GM Arun Prasad S - GM Ghane Shojaat 1 – 0
1-8. GM Iturrizaga Eduardo VEN 2604, GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2621, GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2601, GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2566, GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2609, GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2582, GM Arutinian David GEO 2576 and GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2612 – 7.0
9-14. GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2644, GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2675, GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2548, GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2618, GM Balogh Csaba HUN 2622 and GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel ESP 2548 – 6.5
15-28. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2575, GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2606, GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2582, GM Gelashvili Tamaz GEO 2621, GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2588, GM Laxman R R IND 2485, GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis ESP 2531, GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2560, IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2372, GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2479, GM Sharapov Evgeny UKR 2498, Ramnath Bhuvanesh R IND 2360, GM Arun Prasad S IND 2549 and GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2483 – 6.0 etc
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