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Pouya Idani grabs the trophy in Khazar Open 2012

The 10th Khazar International Chess Open Tournaments A (+2100), B (-2100), C (Women) & D (Youth U 14) were held from 29th February to 7th March in Rasht, Iran.

103 players from eight countries, including 12 Grandmasters, competed in the 11-round Swiss in Open A.

IM Pouya Idani had a furious finish by defeating three Grandmasters, including the top-seeded Sergei Tiviakov in the last round, to take a clear first place with 9 points and 2676 elo performance. Idani earned $3000 for the effort.

Last-year joint winner IM Giga Quparadze had another outstanding result in Rasht and finished clear second with 8.5 points.

Russian GM Oleg Korneev started with five consecutive victories but then signed six draws in a row and landed on the shared 3rd place with 8 points.

Rasht

Rasht

Open B had a stunning turnout of 249 participants. Six players shared the first place with 9 points each.

Open C had 56 players. Kimia Moradi (Iran) finished first with 7.5/9 points.

Open D U14 had 113 participants. Top-seeded Aryan Bashiri is the winner with 9.5/11 points.

The prize fund was as follows: Tournament A -$11,500, Tournament B – $4050, Tournament C – $3100 & Tournament D – $1800.

Open A final standings:

1. IM Idani Pouya IRI 2448 – 9
2. IM Quparadze Giga GEO 2451 – 8.5
3. GM Korneev Oleg RUS 2584 – 8
4. IM Moosavian S Hamed IRI 2343 – 8
5. Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2305 – 8
6. IM Azaladze Shota GEO 2403 – 7.5
7. GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2677 – 7.5
8. GM Toufighi Homayoon IRI 2444 – 7.5
9. IM Benidze Davit GEO 2516 – 7.5
10. GM Yegiazarian Arsen ARM 2430 – 7.5
11. IM Sharbaf Mohsen IRI 2387 – 7
12. GM Golizadeh Asghar IRI 2464 – 7
13. GM Gaprindashvili Valeriane GEO 2400 – 7
14. IM Darini Pouria IRI 2458 – 7
15. IM Mammadov Zaur Fazahir AZE 2368 – 7
16. GM Mahjoob Morteza IRI 2440 – 7
17. GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2523 – 7
18. IM Mammadov Ayaz AZE 2404 – 7
19. IM Paichadze Luka GEO 2491 – 7
20. FM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2371 – 7
21. GM Babujian Levon ARM 2474 – 6.5
22. GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2592 – 6.5
23. GM Abbasov Farid AZE 2551 – 6.5
24. IM Alavi Sayed Javad IRI 2442 – 6.5
25. Musayev Eldar AZE 2189 – 6.5
26. Faghirnavaz Ali IRI 2319 – 6.5
27. FM Javanbakht Nima IRI 2389 – 6.5
28. FM Soozankar A M IRI 2288 – 6.5
29. IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2459 – 6.5
30. IM Lodhi Mahmood PAK 2400 – 6.5
31. IM Shalamberidze Akaki GEO 2330 – 6.5
32. FM Kowsarinia Amir IRI 2257 – 6.5
33. IM Ahmadinia Ebrahim IRI 2414 – 6.5
34. Ghaziolsharif Kaveh IRI 2194 – 6.5
35. Momeni E IRI 2145 – 6
36. Asgarov Mushfig AZE 2234 – 6
37. Lamei Hadi IRI 2155 – 6
38. FM Babayev Talib AZE 2344 – 6
39. Mousavi Seyed Khalil IRI 2181 – 6
40. GM Ghane Shojaat IRI 2320 – 6
41. Nasri Amin IRI 2329 – 6
42. Sevdimaliyev Urfan AZE 2143 – 6
43. FM Atanejhad Sahebali IRI 2165 – 6
44. Asgarizadeh Ahmad IRI 2212 – 6
45. WIM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2230 – 5.5
46. Noroozi Omid IRI 2314 – 5.5
47. Amini Amer IRI 2165 – 5.5
48. Aghayev Nijat AZE 2318 – 5.5
49. Sobhani F IRI 2083 – 5.5
50. FM Lorparizangeneh Shahin IRI 2170 – 5.5
51. Rostami Taha IRI 1985 – 5.5
52. Ezzati Fereidoon IRI 2230 – 5.5
53. FM Gholami Aryan IRI 2011 – 5.5
54. Moghaddamian Afshin IRI 2168 – 5.5
55. Bolourchifard Farzad IRI 2210 – 5.5
56. Zeynalli Miradil Mir AZE 1934 – 5.5
57. FM Tabatabaei M Amin IRI 2047 – 5
58. Valizadeh Ali IRI 2179 – 5
59. Naderi Abdollah IRI 2145 – 5
60. Khodashenas Mersad IRI 2059 – 5
61. Pilvaieh Ali IRI 2175 – 5
62. Ryahi Naser IRI 2221 – 5
63. Galehdari Bardia IRI 2133 – 5
64. Ettehadi H IRI 2224 – 5
65. Aghaei Alireza IRI 2179 – 5
66. FM Heydarli Kanan AZE 2376 – 5
67. Moradi Amirmasoud IRI 2037 – 5
68. Kaffash Milad IRI 2038 – 5
69. Kanjaryan Vladimir ARM 2103 – 5
70. Khademi Mohammad Miran IRI 2305 – 4.5
71. FM Sadeh Shahin IRI 2336 – 4.5
72. Asgarizadeh Minoo IRI 2082 – 4.5
73. Doostkam P IRI 2167 – 4.5
74. Nadimifar Adnan IRI 2172 – 4.5
75. IM Aliev Kerim TKM 2278 – 4.5
76. Pajoumtajani Farbod IRI 2025 – 4.5
77. FM Moradi Behrooz IRI 2241 – 4.5
78. Lomsadze Davit GEO 2341 – 4.5
79. FM Afshari Mohammadreza IRI 2138 – 4.5
80. Mashmooli Kian IRI 1917 – 4.5
81. Shariatpanahi H IRI 2087 – 4.5
82. Allajov Ramil AZE 2146 – 4.5
83. Abedi Abolfazl IRI 2138 – 4.5
84. Feyli Sina IRI 2169 – 4
85. Barzigar Behrang IRI 2189 – 4
86. Hosseini Mir Shojae IRI 1972 – 4
87. Taghavi H IRI 2149 – 4
88. Torkamannejad Javad IRI 2144 – 4
89. WCM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 1995 – 4
90. Sedaghati Mehrdad IRI 2214 – 3.5
91. Hajiyev Shahin AZE 2121 – 3.5
92. Khorshidi Mohammadreza IRI 2115 – 3.5
93. Zakeri Afshin IRI 2097 – 3.5
94. Tahbaz Arash IRI 1783 – 3.5
95. Khamisi S Jafar IRI 2164 – 3
96. Kanzi Hesamodin IRI 2123 – 3
97. Kaboodi Behrang IRI 2117 – 3
98. Ghorbani Hadi IRI 2126 – 2.5
99. Shah Moradi Mohammad IRI 2035 – 2.5
100. Hadinejad Ali IRI 0 – 2.5
101. Rahmani Behrouz IRI 1755 – 1
102. IM Chighladze Iveri GEO 2395 – 0
103. Vaghar Mohsen IRI 2240 – 0

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