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Nakhchivan Open 2014 – Participants

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2014, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 4th to 12th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

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

Last year the winner was the late GM Igor Kurnosov.

The players will be seeded in Tournament A if rated above 2250 FIDE (For Women above 2100 FIDE), while the lower rated players will compete in Tournament B. Both groups will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system.

There will also be Tournament C for U12 juniors.

Top prizes in the Tournament A are: 10,000$ + cup/ 5000$/ 3000$/ 2000$/ 1500$/ 1200$/ 1000$ etc. There are 30 regular and many special prizes.

Nakhchivan Chess Center

Nakhchivan Chess Center

Tournament website

Participants:

1 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2696
2 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2682
3 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2660
4 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2656
5 GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2636
6 GM Smirnov Pavel RUS 2626
7 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2621
8 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2618
9 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2573
10 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2560
11 GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2559
12 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2553
13 GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2551
14 IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2536
15 GM Paichadze Luka GEO 2535
16 GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2516
17 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2512
18 GM Gasanov Eldar UKR 2504
19 GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2459
20 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2453
21 IM Dastan Muhammed Batuhan TUR 2439
22 IM Sanal Vahap TUR 2435
23 IM Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2432
24 GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2415
25 IM Aghayev Nijat AZE 2407
26 Aghasiyev Kamal AZE 2405
27 IM Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2403
28 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2386
29 FM Mousavi Seyed Khalil IRI 2375
30 IM Ahmadinia Ebrahim IRI 2371
31 FM Sevdimaliyev Urfan Adil AZE 2354
32 WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2346
33 IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 2337
34 IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2336
35 Asgarizadeh Ahmad IRI 2320
36 Mahdavirad Mehdi IRI 2295
37 FM Lorparizangeneh Shahin IRI 2284
38 WIM Abdulla Khayala AZE 2262
39 Bayramov Vugar AZE 2259
40 Aliakbarov Anar AZE 2239
41 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2230
42 WIM Ibrahimova Sabina AZE 2218
43 Pirverdiyev Agil Kamran AZE 2199
44 WIM Kazimova Narmin AZE 2192
45 WFM Mammadzada Gunay AZE 2190
46 WFM Khalafova Narmin AZE 2175
47 Amrayeva Aytan AZE 2068
48 WCM Hojjatova Aydan AZE 1994

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