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20th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament

The Chess Association of Azerbaijan-Sharghi province on behalf of the Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 20th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament, which will be held in Tabriz, northwestern of Iran, from January 11 to 20, 2012.

The tournament will be played in 11 rounds using the Swiss System. The time control will be 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The tournament will be FIDE rated.

The prize fund amounts to $30,000. The winner takes $8,000.

Tournament director is Farid Ahmadinia Hossein. Chief-Arbiter is IA Pahlevanzadeh Mehrdad.

Panorama of Tabriz

Panorama of Tabriz (by Hoseinb007)

Tabriz is the fourth largest city and one of the historical capitals of Iran and the capital of East Azerbaijan Province. Situated at an altitude of 1,350 meters at the junction of the Quru River and Aji River, it was the residence of the crown prince under the Qajar dynasty.

The Bazaar of Tabriz is one of the oldest bazaars of the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the world. It was inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2010.

Participants list:

1 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2651
2 GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2648
3 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2633
4 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2631
5 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2616
6 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2593
7 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2570
8 GM Evdokimov Alexander A RUS 2569
9 GM Gopal G N IND 2566
10 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2560
11 GM Ibrahimov Rasul AZE 2550
12 GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2541
13 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2537
14 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2533
15 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2524
16 GM Malaniuk Vladimir P UKR 2512
17 GM Golizadeh Asghar IRI 2464
18 IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2460
19 IM Darini Pouria IRI 2458
20 GM Toufighi Homayoon IRI 2444
21 IM Sulashvili Malkhaz GEO 2441
22 GM Sanduleac Vasile MDA 2423
23 FM Heydarli Kanan AZE 2376
24 IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 2372
25 FM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2371
26 Asgari Morteza IRI 2263
27 FM Deleyn Gunter BEL 2250
28 Bolourchifard Farzad IRI 2210
29 Feyli Sina IRI 2169
30 FM Atanejhad Sahebali IRI 2165
31 Abbasov Amil AZE 2160
32 Mojaverian H IRI 2141
33 Khorshidi Mohammadreza IRI 2128
34 Bakhtiari Kish Mazdak IRI 2124
35 Hemmatjou Arash IRI 2096
36 Nikbin Saeed IRI 2065
37 Bahari Rad Alireza IRI 2043
38 Bashirinia Omid IRI 2043
39 Moradi Amirmasoud IRI 2037
40 Kamari Mir Kamal IRI 1895
41 Taraz Shahrokh IRI 1891
42 Rahimi Koorosh IRI 1874
43 Anjom Rooz Mehdi IRI 1854
44 Karami Mohammad IRI 1829
45 Bani Abbasi Mazyar IRI 1726
46 Mollaghasab Amirreza IRI 1669
47 Mohebbi Rad Yousef IRI 1486
48 Abedi Hossein IRI 0
49 Afsar Afshin IRI 0
50 Akbarzadeh Laleh Mousa IRI 0
51 Ansarin Mousa IRI 0
52 Asadollahi Nejhad Mohammad IRI 0
53 Azizian Mohammad IRI 0
54 Barzegar Ali IRI 0
55 Bidelan Mohamad Javad IRI 0
56 Dabbagh Fakour Hossein IRI 0
57 Daroobord Mohammad Rasool IRI 0
58 Dorabadi Mehdi IRI 0
59 Ghafghazizade Mohammadreza IRI 0
60 Kazemipour Samad IRI 0
61 Khaligh Khiyavi Shahriyar IRI 0
62 Mohaddes Behrouz IRI 0
63 Mohammadian Mohammad Taghi IRI 0
64 Moshirabadi Hadi IRI 0
65 Niknam Shiraz Mohammad IRI 0
66 Nikoufar Mojtaba IRI 0
67 Peyda Mohammad Hossein IRI 0
68 Radmehr Hossein IRI 0
69 Sarmad Keyhan IRI 0
70 Shakour Ali Asghar IRI 0
71 Shamshiri Farzad IRI 0
72 Shenavari Gholamreza IRI 0
73 Sheykhi Jalil IRI 0
74 Shoaei Habib IRI 0
75 Sorkhi Jaber IRI 0
76 Totounchi Ali IRI 0
77 Zarezadeh Eisa IRI 0

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