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GM Oleg Korneev leader of the 10th Khazar Open

The 10th Khazar International Chess Open Tournaments A (+2100), B (-2100), C (Women) & D (Youth U 14) is taking place from 29th February to 7th March in Rasht, Iran.

103 players from eight countries, including 12 Grandmasters, compete in the 11-round Swiss in Open A.

Russian GM Oleg Korneev started furiously and is topping the standings with perfect score after five rounds. Local IM Pouya Idani is half a point behind and there follows a large tie on the shared 3rd place.

The prize fund is as follows: Tournament A -$11,500, Tournament B – $4050, Tournament C – $3100 & Tournament D – $1800. The winner of the A Tournament gets $3000.

Oleg Korneev

GM Oleg Korneev

Last year GM Alexei Fedorov and Giga Quparadze shared the first place.

Round 5 standings:

1. GM Korneev Oleg RUS 2584 – 5.0

2. IM Idani Pouya IRI 2448 – 4.5

3-10. WIM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2230, GM Babujian Levon ARM 2474, IM Azaladze Shota GEO 2403, IM Alavi Sayed Javad IRI 2442, IM Moosavian S Hamed IRI 2343, GM Abbasov Farid AZE 2551, IM Sharbaf Mohsen IRI 2387 and GM Gaprindashvili Valeriane GEO 2400 – 4.0

11-26. GM Golizadeh Asghar IRI 2464, GM Toufighi Homayoon IRI 2444, Khademi Mohammad Miran IRI 2305, Feyli Sina IRI 2169, GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2592, IM Mammadov Zaur Fazahir AZE 2368, FM Javanbakht Nima IRI 2389, IM Quparadze Giga GEO 2451, FM Babayev Talib AZE 2344, FM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2371, IM Mammadov Ayaz AZE 2404, GM Mahjoob Morteza IRI 2440, Faghirnavaz Ali IRI 2319, Musayev Eldar AZE 2189, IM Darini Pouria IRI 2458 and GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2677 – 3.5 etc

Top round 6 pairings:

GM Korneev Oleg 2584 – IM Idani Pouya 2448
GM Gaprindashvili Valeriane 2400 – GM Abbasov Farid 2551
IM Sharbaf Mohsen 2387 – GM Babujian Levon 2474
IM Alavi Sayed Javad 2442 – IM Moosavian S Hamed 2343
IM Azaladze Shota 2403 – WIM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2230
GM Tiviakov Sergei 2677 – FM Javanbakht Nima 2389
FM Pourramezanali Amirreza 2371 – GM Pantsulaia Levan 2592
GM Golizadeh Asghar 2464 – FM Babayev Talib 2344
IM Darini Pouria 2458 – IM Mammadov Zaur Fazahir 2368
Faghirnavaz Ali 2319 – IM Quparadze Giga 2451
Khademi Mohammad Miran 2305 – GM Toufighi Homayoon 2444
Musayev Eldar 2189 – GM Mahjoob Morteza 2440

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