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8th Poti International Chess Festival

The 8th Poti International Chess Festival will take place on 12th – 21st July 2013 at the Chess and Draughts complex sport school of Poti, Georgia.

The festival will see eight different tournaments being played. Open A for players with an Elo rating over 2000; Open B for players with a rating below 2000; and age categories tournaments for boys and girls U-12, U-10 and U-8.

The main event has 27 players registered with a rating average of 2242. It is a 9 rounds Swiss open with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

The winner will be awarded the Nana Aleksandria’s cup. Money prizes will be distributed as follows: 1st – 4.000 GEL (approx. 2.400 USD); 2nd – 2.500 GEL; 3rd – 1.700 GEL, etc.

Georgian GM Levan Pantsulaia is the first seed.

Official website

The playing hall during the previous edition

The playing hall during the previous edition


1 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2588
2 GM Paichadze Luka GEO 2537
3 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2497
4 GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2456
5 IM Kalashian David ARM 2427
6 IM Zarkua Davit GEO 2416
7 IM Babayev Talib AZE 2400
8 IM Moosavian S.Hamed IRI 2397
9 IM Shalamberidze Akaki GEO 2395
10 Beradze Irakli GEO 2328
11 Gharagyozyan Artur ARM 2279
12 FM Vepkhvishvili Varlam GEO 2257
13 Nuri Murad AZE 2201
14 Matevosyan Sedrak ARM 2182
15 FM Gamzardia Giorgi GEO 2156
16 Chkhaidze Nikoloz GEO 2134
17 Allajov Ramil AZE 2130
18 Kocharyan Artush ARM 2101
19 Khomeriki Giorgi GEO 2100
20 Mesropian Khachatur ARM 2095
21 WFM Khomeriki Nino GEO 2093
22 Kardo Ako Mohammad IRQ 2090
23 Bahzad Zeenaldeen Mawlud IRQ 2077
24 Jamal Danar IRQ 2057
25 Abulaban Amr JOR 2054
26 FM Malkawi Fadi JOR 2051
27 Ghvamberia Nika GEO 2047


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