2014

3rd Iraq International Chess Championship

The 3rd Iraq International Chess Championship was held on 23-29th March at the Al Mansoor Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq. 66 participants from 16 nations, of which 28 title holders, competed.

Headed by GM Konstantin Tarlev of Ukraine and GM Merab Gagunashvili of Georgia, the 9-round Swiss witnessed tough fight in most of the rounds. At the end, both Merab Gagunashvili and the young Egyptian IM Hesham Abdelrahman tied for the first place to split $5500 equally.

The event was opened under the patronage of Youth and Sports Minister H.E. Jassim Jaffer and concluded by Iraq Olympic Committee first deputy Mr. Bashar Mustafa.

The Chief Arbiter was IA/IO Shaker Alafoo of Bahrain. The total prize fund was $20,000.

Merab Gagunashvili

Merab Gagunashvili

Hesham Abdelrahman

Hesham Abdelrahman

3rd Iraq Open

Final standings:

1. GM Gagunashvili Merab 2540 – 7.5
2. IM Hesham Abdelrahman 2382 – 7.5
3. IM Al-Saffar Araz Basim Mohammed 2380 – 7
4. GM Tarlev Konstantin 2573 – 6.5
5. FM Avetisian Manvel 2308 – 6.5
6. IM Shalamberidze Akaki 2387 – 6.5
7. Ehab Mazin Elias 2167 – 6.5
8. FM El Adnani Mokliss 2392 – 6
9. FM Ahmed Ali Layth Ahmed 2296 – 6
10. IM Al-Zendani Zendan 2357 – 6
11. FM Salih Akar Ali Salih 2284 – 5.5
12. FM Abdulwahhab Ahmed Abdulsattar 2189 – 5.5
13. IM Kaabi Mejdi 2345 – 5.5
14. CM Mohammed Zozek Salah Mohammed 2286 – 5.5
15. IM Iyti Basher 2224 – 5.5
16. Mari Ooriad Pouya 2189 – 5.5
17. FM Vepkhvishvili Varlam 2183 – 5.5
18. IM Gameel Mohamed 2216 – 5.5
19. CM Mohammed Arpak Worya 2242 – 5.5
20. FM Al-Tarbosh Ward 2270 – 5.5
21. Alzaim Talal 2194 – 5
22. Nuriyev Nasir Chingiz 2055 – 5
23. Gharagyozyan Artur 2216 – 5
24. FM Malkawi Fadi 2070 – 5
25. Taleb Salem 2121 – 5
26. FM Al-Khattab Ghassan M. Ali Ajm 2037 – 5
27. IM Al-Halila Ayman 2156 – 5
28. Tamra Attallah 2083 – 5
29. Tajbakhsh Ramtin 1799 – 4.5
30. FM Ayyad Maher 2161 – 4.5
31. Sultan Mohamed 2126 – 4.5
32. WIM Al-Rufaye Iman Hasan Mohammed 2116 – 4.5
33. Elsayed Mohamed Samir 2227 – 4.5
34. CM Mohammed A.Al-Kinani 2109 – 4.5
35. Hajiyev Shahin 2074 – 4.5
36. Emad Mohsan 2077 – 4.5
37. Moazaz Dhahir Habeeb 1864 – 4.5
38. Saddam Nafi`a 1945 – 4.5
39. Esam Naama Lafta 2021 – 4
40. IM Noah A .H. Al-Ali 2395 – 4
41. Mohammed Latif 1994 – 4
42. WFM Abdulzahra Sali Abbas 1596 – 4
43. Ramzi Khazel A Al-Dahwi 1972 – 4
44. Abbas Hussein Kzar 1764 – 4
45. Tariq Mohammed 1974 – 4
46. Abbass Wanass Fadhel 1953 – 4
47. Noori Sabah Nori 1724 – 4
48. WCM Al-Rajab Maha Layth Ismael 1815 – 4
49. Aborezika Mohamed 2068 – 3.5
50. Al-Mahmoud Rola 1628 – 3.5
51. Alnami Salaheddin 1799 – 3.5
52. WFM Jalaluldeen Kareen Kamal J. 1777 – 3.5
53. Alkateeb Nagam 0 – 3.5
54. Mohammed Abbas Mohammed 0 – 3.5
55. Salama Taher 0 – 3
56. Amar Fadhel 0 – 3
57. Laith Ehea 1805 – 3
58. Rabeea Sabah Nori 1797 – 3
59. Yaseen Khudhair Abd 0 – 3
60. Al-Fayyadh Zainab Asif Abdula 1666 – 2.5
61. Al-Turaihi Dhari Satea Saeed 1985 – 2
62. Ameer Dhafer Abdulameer 1445 – 2
63. Jalal Al Deen Dalin 1496 – 2
64. Yamama Asif 1498 – 1.5
65. Al Harith Emad Nawaf 1573 – 1

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