2013

Baku Open – Round 5

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2013, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, is taking place on 18-28th September at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea.

The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 50.000 USD. First place is 10.000 USD worth.

The Tournament A is reserved for the players rated higher than 2250 FIDE and has 69 participants. After five rounds of play, Grandmasters Zhigalko (last year winner), Alekseev, Mamedov, Dreev and Smirnov are sharing the first place with 4,0/5 points each.

AF Hotel

AF Hotel and its famous Aqua Park

Round 5 top results:
GM Dreev Aleksey 2668 – GM Mamedov Nidjat 2609 1 – 0
GM Alekseev Evgeny 2710 – GM Korneev Oleg 2621 1 – 0
GM Zhigalko Sergei 2664 – GM Guseinov Gadir 2616 1 – 0
GM Efimenko Zahar 2661 – GM Solak Dragan 2615 ½ – ½
GM Safarli Eltaj 2660 – GM Jumabayev Rinat 2562 ½ – ½
GM Iordachescu Viorel 2609 – GM Mamedov Rauf 2641 ½ – ½
GM Rasulov Vugar 2488 – GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2633 ½ – ½
FM Izzat Kanan 2347 – GM Smirnov Pavel 2627 0 – 1
GM Smirin Ilia 2663 – GM Rogozenco Dorian 2515 1 – 0

Round 5 standings:
1-5. GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2664, GM Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2710, GM Mamedov Nidjat AZE 2609, GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2668 and GM Smirnov Pavel RUS 2627 – 4,0
6-15. GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2562, GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2661, GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2609, GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2488, GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2641, GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2663, GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2633, GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2660, GM Solak Dragan TUR 2615 and GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2596 -3,5
16-33. FM Izzat Kanan AZE 2347, IM Krush Irina USA 2492, IM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2577, WFM Khalafova Narmin AZE 2131, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2549, GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2661, GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2660, GM Kotronias Vasilios GRE 2579, GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2621, GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2492, GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2616, GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2655, GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2567, FM Anurag Mhamal IND 2426, IM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2560, GM Azarov Sergei BLR 2636, IM Maghalashvili Davit GEO 2502 and IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2508 – 3,0 etc

Round 6 top pairings:
GM Mamedov Nidjat 2609 – GM Alekseev Evgeny 2710
GM Zhigalko Sergei 2664 – GM Dreev Aleksey 2668
GM Smirin Ilia 2663 – GM Smirnov Pavel 2627
GM Mamedov Rauf 2641 – GM Efimenko Zahar 2661
GM Solak Dragan 2615 – GM Safarli Eltaj 2660
GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2633 – GM Iordachescu Viorel 2609
GM Jumabayev Rinat 2562 – GM Pantsulaia Levan 2596
GM Rasulov Vugar 2488 – GM Khismatullin Denis 2661
GM Sutovsky Emil 2660 – IM Artemiev Vladislav 2560

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