Nakhchivan Open 2012 – Round Six

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2012, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is taking place from 28th to 6th May at the Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation and SOCAR.

GM Viorel Iordachescu from Moldova maintains the lead which he assumed after the third round and is still half a point ahead of the chasing pack.

Iordachescu Viorel

GM Iordachescu Viorel

In round six most of the top games were drawn, except that the top seeded GM Boris Grachev defeated GM Sergey Volkov with black pieces. Grachev moved ahead to the shared 2nd place.

Round 6 standings:

1. GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2644 – 5.0
2-4. GM Grachev Boris RUS 2705, GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2649 and GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2673 – 4.5
5-12. GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2560, GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2616, GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2645, GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2624, GM Filippov Anton UZB 2637, GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2649, Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2305 and GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2586 – 4.0
13-20. GM Esen Baris TUR 2555, GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2526, IM Azaladze Shota GEO 2419, IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2378, GM Durarbayli Vasif AZE 2543, IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2387, GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2623 and IM Mammadov Ayaz AZE 2404 – 3.5 etc

Round 7 top pairings:

GM Iordachescu Viorel 2644 – GM Zhigalko Sergei 2649
GM Grachev Boris 2705 – GM Tiviakov Sergei 2673
GM Mamedov Rauf 2624 – GM Khalifman Alexander 2649
Iskandarov Misratdin 2305 – GM Safarli Eltaj 2645
GM Shanava Konstantine 2586 – GM Filippov Anton 2637
GM Guseinov Gadir 2616 – GM Mirzoev Azer 2560
IM Mammadov Ayaz 2404 – GM Volkov Sergey 2623
GM Esen Baris 2555 – IM Abdulov Orkhan 2387
IM Azaladze Shota 2419 – GM Durarbayli Vasif 2543

Nakhchivan Chess Center

Nakhchivan Chess Center

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