2014

GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov wins Abu Dhabi Blitz

The Abu Dhabi Blitz Tournament, part of the 21st Abu Dhabi Chess Festival, featured 108 participants from 26 countries.

After 11 rounds of play Grandmaster Aleksandr Rakhmanov from Russia took a clear first place with 9,5/11 points, narowly edging GM Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR) and IM Gagare (IND). Full standings below.

Video by Vijay Kumar, including the interview with the winner:

Final standings:

1. GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2617 – 9.5
2. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2672 – 9
3. IM Gagare Shardul IND 2453 – 9
4. GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2677 – 8.5
5. GM Sumets Andrey UKR 2634 – 8
6. GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad QAT 2597 – 8
7. GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2585 – 8
8. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2522 – 8
9. GM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2444 – 8
10. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2640 – 8
11. GM Amin Bassem EGY 2649 – 7.5
12. GM Horvath Adam HUN 2541 – 7.5
13. IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2372 – 7
14. IM Zorko Jure SLO 2490 – 7
15. Primbetov Kazbek KAZ 2328 – 7
16. GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2393 – 7
17. GM Istratescu Andrei FRA 2633 – 7
18. IM Hesham Abdelrahman EGY 2382 – 7
19. IM Al Qudaimi Basheer YEM 2389 – 7
20. IM Al-Halila Ayman YEM 2185 – 7
21. IM Meszaros Tamas HUN 2353 – 7
22. FM Faraj Yahya YEM 2227 – 7
23. FM Othman A. Moussa UAE 2318 – 7
24. Hilwani Talal SYR 2350 – 7
25. WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2308 – 7
26. GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2542 – 6.5
27. Al Helaoy Majed SYR 1981 – 6.5
28. IM Gameel Mohamed YEM 2180 – 6.5
29. Zayan Osama EGY 2130 – 6.5
30. CM Faisal Abdulla Kashwani UAE 2316 – 6.5
31. FM Alhuwar Jasem UAE 2277 – 6.5
32. Ioualalen Lotfi ALG 2120 – 6.5
33. Ahmed Fayez UAE 1932 – 6.5
34. IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2319 – 6
35. FM Mohammad Samir SYR 2353 – 6
36. FM De Ramos Julius PHI 2373 – 6
37. Tabada Jobannie C. PHI 2238 – 6
38. FM Ram Aravind L N IND 2119 – 6
39. Mohammed Tarig Elther SUD 2006 – 6
40. FM Ayyad Maher BRN 2168 – 6
41. FM Ayyad Husain BRN 2209 – 6
42. FM Khouri Ibrahim Mohamed UAE 2172 – 6
43. Ali Abdulkhaleq UAE 2042 – 6
44. Yachou Nur AUS 1981 – 6
45. Villadelgado Joemarie PHI 2048 – 6
46. Al-Kaabi Abdulla UAE 2023 – 6
47. Olsen Staffan SWE 0 – 5.5
48. WFM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2121 – 5.5
49. Iniyan P IND 2048 – 5.5
50. FM Janahi Zeyaad BRN 2109 – 5.5
51. Ahmadzadeh Razavi Seyed Shaah IRI 1993 – 5.5
52. IM Karim Ismael MAR 2375 – 5.5
53. Zayed Ali Al-Hamed UAE 2015 – 5.5
54. Rafee Mohd Hayel SYR 1929 – 5.5
55. Bousamaha ALG 2068 – 5.5
56. FM Khouri Ahmed Abbas UAE 2082 – 5.5
57. Sanjay Chhabra IND 1848 – 5.5
58. Abed Meisam IRI 1975 – 5
59. Ghadiri Ebrahim IRI 1854 – 5
60. Abucejo Armel N PHI 2031 – 5
61. Mohamed Moussa UAE 1932 – 5
62. Al Khouri Ismaeil E UAE 2094 – 5
63. Ashirov Sanzhar KAZ 1887 – 5
64. Bukhalaf Khalil BRN 1923 – 5
65. CM Nitish Belurkar IND 1987 – 5
66. Faizutdinova Diana RUS 1828 – 5
67. Hamdan Marshool UAE 1763 – 5
68. Dimarucut Francis Erwin PHI 2118 – 5
69. FM Zayan Mohamed EGY 1861 – 5
70. WIM Al-Zarouni Kholoud Essa UAE 1857 – 5
71. GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2573 – 4.5
72. Sameir Ramez EGY 2153 – 4.5
73. FM Yahya Mohamed Saleh UAE 2144 – 4.5
74. FM Gadimbayli Abdulla AZE 2017 – 4.5
75. FM Fouad Mofleh YEM 2128 – 4.5
76. Mehrabi Manouchehr IRI 1846 – 4.5
77. FM Abdul Majeed Mohamad UAE 2203 – 4.5
78. Jumma Al Mmouhairi UAE 1965 – 4.5
79. Bousamaha Faysal FRA 1755 – 4.5
80. Al Darmaky Sultan UAE 1248 – 4.5
81. GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2687 – 4
82. Shaker Mosab BRN 1680 – 4
83. Kanan AZE 0 – 4
84. Nandu Gagarin IND 1484 – 4
85. Holi Sief Al Din SUD 1674 – 4
86. Al Muneer Muhammad KUW 1451 – 4
87. Niranjan R IND 1620 – 4
88. Al Hosani Saeed UAE 1472 – 4
89. Mridul Thaivalappil M. IND 1322 – 4
90. Al-Mallahi Dawood UAE 1592 – 4
91. Alshamsi Sultan Fadel UAE 1440 – 4
92. CM Derakhshani Borna IRI 1965 – 3.5
93. CM Hashem Khaled KUW 2004 – 3.5
94. Al Shamisi Hareb Nasser UAE 1466 – 3.5
95. Altaher Salman Tarek UAE 1659 – 3.5
96. Mohamed Marshool UAE 1564 – 3.5
97. FM Mayed Al-Rashedi UAE 1820 – 3
98. Al Ali Hamad UAE 1222 – 3
99. Khezrian Mohammad USA 0 – 3
100. Alali Ali UAE 1224 – 3
101. Fawwaz Mohammed IND 1245 – 3
102. Abdulla Abdulwahab UAE 1828 – 2
103. Meshari Ahmad Hasan KUW 0 – 2
104. Alshamsi Salem Fadel UAE 1396 – 2
105. Sahaja Madineni IND 0 – 1
106. Feddah Lootah UAE 0 – 1
107. Raffla Andre Nagui EGY 1509 – 1
108. Fardbehbahani Behnam IRI 1824 – 0

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