2016

Gabuzyan, Ni Shiqun take gold medals in World University Chess Championship

GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan of Armenia and WGM Ni Shiqun of China won the men’s and women’s gold medals, respectively, in the FISU World University Chess Championship held at the Khalidiya Palace Raihaan by Rotana in Abu Dhabi.

In the final round, Gabuzyan turned back the English Opening of IM Marko Nenezic of Serbia in 65 moves to finish alone with an impressive 8 points out of 9 rounds. The Armenian is a sophomore at the State University of Physical Culture.

GM Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia drew with IM Amirreza Pourramezanali of Iran to tally 7 points for the silver medal. GM Pavel Ponkratov of Russia beat IM Stefan Mazur of Slovakia to finish alone with 6.5 points for the bronze medal. Pourramezanali, Nenezic and GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan of Armenia finished with 6 points each. Full standings below.

World University Chess Championship men

In the women’s division, Ni Shiqun, a first year Economics Student at Shenzen University, drew with WGM Mitra Hejazipour of Iran to finish in a three way tie with 6.5 points winning the gold by tie break. WIM Ghazal Hakimifard of Iran drew with Alina Bivol of Russia to tally 6.5 and won the silver medal. WIM Anna Warakomska of Poland beat WIM Maria Gevorgyan of Armenia to reach 6.5 and garnered the bronze medal.

World University Chess Championship women

Bivol placed fourth with 6 points to complete the three best results for the team award for Russia. Her result combined with those of Fedoseev, a freshman at the Physical Academic University and Ponkratov, who is pursuing his Masters degree at the Ural State Mining University in Yekaterinburg, garnered the first place team trophy for Russia.

The Armenian team of Gabuzyan, Ter-Sahakyan and Gevorgyan won the runner-up trophy. The Iranian team of Hakimifard, Hejazipour and Pourramezanali won third place.

World University Chess Championship teams

The Organizing Committee of the World University Chess Championship 2016 in Abu Dhabi staged the event under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and the President of the Arab University Sports Federation and under the auspices of the University Sports Federation (FISU) and World Chess Federation (FIDE).

The official web site is www.wucchess2016.com

Sultan Taher

Final standings – women:

1 WGM Ni Shiqun CHN 2363 – 6.5
2 WIM Hakimifard Ghazal IRI 2214 – 6.5
3 WIM Warakomska Anna POL 2288 – 6.5
4 WIM Bivol Alina RUS 2368 – 6
5 WGM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2338 – 6
6 WIM Eric Jovana SRB 2226 – 6
7 FM Pustovoitova Daria RUS 2346 – 6
8 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2370 – 5.5
9 WGM Bartel Marta POL 2274 – 5.5
10 WIM Gevorgyan Maria ARM 2241 – 5
11 WFM Qiu Mengjie CHN 2207 – 5
12 WGM Kulon Klaudia POL 2306 – 5
13 WIM Terao Juliana Sayumi BRA 2243 – 5
14 WIM Zarkovic Mila SRB 2178 – 5
15 WFM Anu Bayar MGL 1983 – 5
16 Nie Xin CHN 2050 – 4.5
17 WIM Havlikova Kristyna CZE 2310 – 4.5
18 WFM Motycakova Monika SVK 2176 – 4.5
19 WFM Orehek Spela SLO 2083 – 4.5
20 WFM Premanath Dinushki SRI 1827 – 4
21 WFM Miladinovic Lena SRB 2185 – 4
22 WFM De Seroux Camille SUI 2125 – 4
23 WIM Latreche Sabrina ALG 2068 – 4
24 Khalaji Hanieh IRI 2135 – 4
25 Khaliun Battur MGL 0 – 4
26 WFM Tereshechkina Maya RUS 2084 – 3.5
27 WIM Abdi Zineb Dina ALG 1888 – 3.5
28 WFM Lalaoui Feriel ALG 1710 – 3.5
29 WCM Fisher Michelle M RSA 1670 – 3
30 De Silva Chamindra SRI 1525 – 3
31 Abeywardana N T SRI 1690 – 3
32 Lokunarangoda Jalashi SRI 1548 – 2.5
33 Yahiaoui Asma ALG 1557 – 2.5
34 WCM Voges Rachelle Mari RSA 1606 – 2

Final standings – men:

1 GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes ARM 2593 – 8
2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2680 – 7
3 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2590 – 6.5
4 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2604 – 6
5 IM Nenezic Marko SRB 2486 – 6
6 IM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2488 – 6
7 IM Petrosyan Tigran S. ARM 2470 – 5.5
8 IM Sadzikowski Daniel POL 2546 – 5.5
9 IM Mazur Stefan SVK 2416 – 5.5
10 GM Idani Pouya IRI 2559 – 5.5
11 IM Matinian Nikita RUS 2461 – 5.5
12 GM Petr Martin CZE 2508 – 5.5
13 FM Tomazini Aljosa SLO 2335 – 5.5
14 Wang Tongsen CHN 2296 – 5.5
15 Brodowski Piotr POL 2452 – 5
16 Chen Peng CHN 2263 – 5
17 IM Nasuta Grzegorz POL 2408 – 5
18 Ariunbuuvei Badamdorj MGL 2173 – 5
19 IM Klekowski Maciej POL 2432 – 5
20 FM Spalir Jernej SLO 2305 – 5
21 IM Roganovic Milos SRB 2502 – 5
22 IM Georgiadis Nico SUI 2486 – 4.5
23 IM Lou Yiping CHN 2450 – 4.5
24 FM Javanbakht Nima IRI 2428 – 4.5
25 Faghirnavaz Ali IRI 2322 – 4.5
26 FM Polok Kacper POL 2306 – 4.5
27 IM Tomazini Zan SLO 2428 – 4.5
28 FM Schiendorfer Emanuel SUI 2398 – 4.5
29 FM Pon Matt RSA 2133 – 4.5
30 IM Petenyi Tamas SVK 2450 – 4
31 IM Stankovic Milos SRB 2406 – 4
32 Mafanya Kulasande RSA 1861 – 4
33 Talbi Chafik ALG 2217 – 4
34 Caetano Hugo Zanotti Mendonca BRA 2258 – 4
35 Abdulkarim Ali UAE 1956 – 4
36 FM Oussedik Mahfoud ALG 2282 – 3.5
37 FM Nuri Kambez SUI 2284 – 3.5
38 IM Nassr Ali ALG 2220 – 3.5
39 Lama Himal NEP 2051 – 3.5
40 Dickmadugodage Ravi Prabath SRI 1858 – 3.5
41 Samaranayake K P R N SRI 1870 – 3
42 FM Saim Mohamed Ilias ALG 2131 – 2.5
43 Liyanapathirana Pasan Vindula SRI 1866 – 2.5
44 Ali Rashid Ghanem UAE 1738 – 2.5
45 CM Jayasundara P K U M SRI 1991 – 2.5
46 Abdulla Abdulwahab UAE 1854 – 2.5
47 Ahmad M Saleh Alzarouni UAE 1648 – 2.5
48 Al-Marzouqi Abdulla M UAE 1970 – 2

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