2016

Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts Monday

Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2016The organising committee has completed its preparations for the Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2016 – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, which is held annually under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of the UAE.

Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan will personally witness Monday’s opening of the 18th edition of the tournament, which registered a new record in participation this year.

Games will be daily live on Chessdom.com with triple engine analysis by the TCEC engines Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini

This year’s tournament has more than 205 registered players, which is a new tournament record. Participants come from 41 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Reaffirming its reputation as one of the strongest open tournaments in the world, there are 136 titled players competing in the Dubai Open, including 47 international Grandmasters (GMs), which is another record for the championship. There are also eight Woman Grandmasters (WGMs), 39 International Masters (IMs) and six Woman International Masters (WIMs).

A number of young and promising talents are also competing in the tournament, including Fide Master (FM) Mahammad Muradli of Azerbaijan, the world Under-12 champion, and Iranian FM Aryan Gholami, bronze medallist in the world Under-14 championship, and his compatriot Mohammed Amin Tabatabaei. In addition, young Egyptian talents IM Fawzy Adham and IM Abdelrahman Hesham are expected to give the more experienced players tough competition.

The host country is also well represented, led by the golden boy of UAE chess, GM Salem Abdul Rahman Saleh, veteran campaigner FM Nabil Mohammed Saleh, FM Saeed Ishaq, Arab Under-18 champion IM Sultan Ibrahim and the UAE’s top lady player WIM Amna Nouman.

Emirati International Arbiter (IA) Mahdi Abdul Rahim, the tournament Chief Arbiter, and Mohammed El Husseiny, tournament coordinator, led a meeting on Saturday at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club to discuss the final preparations for the tournament. The meeting was attended by IA Naji Al-Radhi, IA Jamal Qasim and IA Walid Abu Obeid and IA Augusto Marcial.

The tournament’s media committee will produce a daily bulletin in Arabic and English. Games will also be broadcast on the club’s website, www.dubaichess.ae and other leading chess websites.

Participants:

1. GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2695
2. GM Korobov Anton UKR 2695
3. GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2693
4. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2679
5. GM Howell David W L ENG 2678
6. GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2674
7. GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2672
8. GM Adhiban B. IND 2663
9. GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2662
10. GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2658
11. GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2656
12. GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2656
13. GM Amin Bassem EGY 2655
14. GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2650
15. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2648
16. GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2645
17. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2638
18. GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2626
19. GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2625
20. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2621
21. GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2619
22. GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2616
23. GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2616
24. GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2615
25. GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2607
26. GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2604
27. GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2594
28. GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2585
29. GM Lalith Babu M R IND 2579
30. GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2562
31. GM Ghosh Diptayan IND 2562
32. GM Can Emre TUR 2555
33. GM Sengupta Deep IND 2554
34. GM Arribas Lopez Angel ESP 2549
35. GM Gopal G.N. IND 2544
36. GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2515
37. IM Di Berardino Diego Rafael BRA 2512
38. GM Arun Prasad S. IND 2509
39. GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2507
40. IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2506
41. GM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2491
42. IM Gagare Shardul IND 2491
43. IM Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel MGL 2490
44. IM Sanal Vahap TUR 2478
45. IM Fawzy Adham EGY 2475
46. GM Haznedaroglu Kivanc TUR 2473
47. IM Ali Marandi Cemil Can TUR 2473
48. IM Ezat Mohamed EGY 2467
49. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2466
50. IM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2466
51. IM Karthikeyan P. IND 2463
52. IM Swayams Mishra IND 2463
53. GM Neelotpal Das IND 2457
54. GM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2456
55. IM Lorparizangeneh Shahin IRI 2456
56. IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2456
57. GM Debashis Das IND 2452
58. GM Kostenko Petr KAZ 2450
59. IM Aryan Chopra IND 2447
60. IM Das Arghyadip IND 2441
61. IM Rohan Ahuja IND 2440
62. IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin BAN 2439
63. IM Padmini Rout IND 2439
64. IM Das Sayantan IND 2435
65. FM Gholami Aryan IRI 2429
66. Gusain Himal IND 2429
67. IM Pascua Haridas PHI 2427
68. IM Thejkumar M. S. IND 2427
69. GM Hossain Enamul BAN 2426
70. IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2421
71. IM Ris Robert NED 2412
72. WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2411
73. IM Gaponenko Inna UKR 2408
74. GM Laxman R.R. IND 2406
75. IM Krishna C R G IND 2404
76. IM Karavade Eesha IND 2403
77. IM Hesham Abdelrahman EGY 2390
78. FM Karthik V. Ap IND 2385
79. FM Bashirli Nail AZE 2381
80. FM Bilguun Sumiya MGL 2379
81. FM Asadli Vugar AZE 2378
82. IM Kanter Eduard RUS 2368
83. FM Anwuli Daniel NGR 2365
84. FM Samhouri A. JOR 2365
85. IM Akshat Khamparia IND 2362
86. IM Nitin S. IND 2359
87. IM Kerigan Demre TUR 2358
88. IM Rajesh V A V IND 2358
89. IM Yandarbiev Ruslan RUS 2358
90. WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2358
91. Rahul Srivatshav P IND 2352
92. FM Nihal Sarin IND 2351
93. CM Erigaisi Arjun IND 2350
94. IM Purtseladze Maka GEO 2347
95. FM Mehar Chinna Reddy C.H. IND 2347
96. FM Kuznetsov Mikhail V. RUS 2341
97. FM Hafiz Arif Abdul INA 2326
98. Harsha Bharathakoti IND 2319
99. WGM Mammadzada Gunay AZE 2318
100. WIM Pratyusha Bodda IND 2318
101. FM Nitish Belurkar IND 2305
102. IM Galojan Lilit ARM 2303
103. Rogoznikov Andrey RUS 2296
104. Aradhya Garg IND 2287
105. FM Saeed Ishaq UAE 2286
106. WGM Kulkarni Bhakti IND 2284
107. CM Prince Bajaj IND 2282
108. Muthaiah Al IND 2281
109. WGM Swati Ghate IND 2279
110. FM Bisby Daniel L ENG 2275
111. WGM Maisuradze Nino FRA 2268
112. FM Yousry Salah EGY 2266
113. Rayes Abdul Kader SYR 2266
114. WIM Heinemann Josefine GER 2259
115. Hemant Sharma (del) IND 2246
116. Nyazi Nehad EGY 2242
117. FM Mohannad Farhan JOR 2239
118. Tabada Jobannie C. PHI 2234
119. FM Srinath Rao S.V. IND 2233
120. FM Saleh Nabil UAE 2229
121. Godarz Kasra IRI 2221
122. WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2219
123. CM Saleh Nagueb UAE 2208
124. CM Rowe Duane JAM 2206
125. WIM Mammadova Narmin AZE 2204
126. CM Nadir Samir SUD 2190
127. CM Lubis Endar Sakti INA 2184
128. Villar Juan PER 2177
129. WGM Makropoulou Marina GRE 2176
130. IM Berezina Irina AUS 2154
131. IM Feldman Vladimir AUS 2154
132. Basil Alshouha JOR 2153
133. IM Abou El Zein Eid Mahmoud EGY 2150
134. Nimmy A.G. IND 2148
135. Kucuksari Kaan TUR 2125
136. Dimarucut Francis Erwin PHI 2122
137. Kaboodi Behrang IRI 2114
138. Marcos Marvin PHI 2112
139. CM Drost Peter NED 2107
140. Elnemr Mohamed EGY 2107
141. Doostkam P IRI 2095
142. WIM Ivana Maria Furtado IND 2091
143. Salah Romany EGY 2090
144. WIM Thipsay Bagyashree Sathe IND 2085
145. Anilkumar O.T. IND 2080
146. Wang Shanshan CHN 2076
147. Fernandez Dandel PHI 2075
148. Tawfeik Moustafa EGY 2072
149. Sameir Ramez EGY 2070
150. Ababneh Ghayth JOR 2051
151. IM Sultan Ibrahim UAE 2045
152. FM Elmejbri Ali A. LBA 2026
153. Yap Ernesto M. PHI 2024
154. WFM Tarini Goyal IND 2008
155. FM Hamdan Marshool UAE 2003
156. FM Ahmed Fareed UAE 1995
157. FM Mayed Alrashedi UAE 1977
158. Taha Ahmad JOR 1973
159. Mahmoud Haitham SUD 1958
160. Arjun Adappa IND 1938
161. Rafee Mohd Hayel SYR 1938
162. WIM Nouman Amna UAE 1934
163. Raahul V S IND 1927
164. Ashraf Ahmed Ramadan EGY 1911
165. Ali Abdulaziz UAE 1910
166. Anant Prabhudesai IND 1894
167. Abdulla Al-Hamed UAE 1871
168. Ismayilzada Ismayil AZE 1858
169. El Fazari Mohamed Amin MAR 1834
170. Manukonda Arun IND 1834
171. Alem Ali Hussien KSA 1832
172. Nair Sanjeev IND 1832
173. Mursalli Matin AZE 1791
174. CM Mendonca Leon Luke IND 1760
175. Almajbari Abdalla Ali LBA 1758
176. Basheer P V IND 1751
177. WCM Al-Khelaifi Aisha QAT 1736
178. Salem Ahmed Salem UAE 1725
179. Shahzad Asif PAK 1703
180. FM Ammar Sedrani UAE 1701
181. WCM Al-Khulaifi Ghada QAT 1683
182. Ahmad Al Romaithi UAE 1681
183. Khaled Ahmed Y. UAE 1664
184. Mohamed Marshool UAE 1662
185. Majed Ali Abdouli UAE 1657
186. Al Hamed Saif Idrees UAE 1649
187. Pankaj Sindhu IND 1645
188. Danilo Reyes G. PHI 1618
189. WFM Al-Khulaifi Fatima A. QAT 1617
190. Jaeel Atharva IND 1617
191. Al Zaabi Talal UAE 1578
192. Mohamud Hussein Ali SOM 1557
193. Hamad Ahmad Alkaabi UAE 1554
194. Ahmed Rashed Al Hefeti UAE 1550
195. Mosallam Mohammad UAE 1549
196. Ghanem Al Shamari QAT 1544
197. CM Khalifah Khaled UAE 1532
198. Khaled Shihadeh JOR 1528
199. Jijo Joy IND 1527
200. Mohamed Saeed Laily UAE 1519
201. Hamad Essam UAE 1516
202. Al-Khelaifi Kholoud QAT 1496
203. AIM Khezrian Mohammad USA 1483
204. Fawwaz Mohammed IND 1468
205. Saif Ahmed UAE 1453

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