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Kolkata Open chess tournament 2009

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is top seeded

Shakhryar Mamedyarov square 1

Considered one of the strongest ever Opens in Asia, the Kolkata chess tournament, comprising 35 GMs and 28 IMs, begins on September 1st. Top seeded is GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who will be joined by GM Nigel Short, GM Ni Hua, GM Vladislav Tkachiev, GM Gadir Guseinov, GM Evgeny Postny, GM Ganguly and many more top GMs for the fight for the first place.

Announcing this at the press conference, Kumar Shankar Bagchi, president of the Alekhine Chess Club, said that for the first time in Asia, three players with Elo ratings above 2700 are participating in an Open tournament.

The total prize money is $20,000 with the winner taking home $6,000. The runner-up will get $ 4,000 and third placed $ 2,500.

The tournament is organised by Alekhine Chess Club and co-sponsored by Peerless Smart Financial Solutions and School of Management Education and Research.

Official website: www.alekhinechessclub.com

Participants

1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2721
2 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2706
3 GM Ni Hua CHN 2692
4 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2669
5 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2667
6 GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2651
7 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2639
8 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2634
9 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2634
10 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2626
11 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2615
12 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2613
13 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2611
14 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2602
15 GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal IND 2598
16 GM Filippov Anton UZB 2595
17 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2587
18 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2584
19 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2577
20 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2569
21 GM Markos Jan SVK 2565
22 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2564
23 GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2554
24 GM Panchanathan Magesh Chandran IND 2532
25 GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2528
26 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2524
27 GM Hossain Enamul BAN 2516
28 GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2516
29 GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2515
30 GM Khusnutdinov Rustam KAZ 2506
31 IM Sriram Jha IND 2497
32 IM Sengupta Deep IND 2494
33 GM Kostenko Petr KAZ 2491
34 IM Adhiban B IND 2490
35 IM Laxman R R IND 2486
36 IM Lalith Babu M R IND 2477
37 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2471
38 IM Himanshu Sharma IND 2471
39 IM Thejkumar M S IND 2467
40 GM Bakre Tejas IND 2465
41 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar BAN 2461
42 IM Karthikeyan P IND 2449
43 IM Sethuraman S P IND 2443
44 IM Rathnakaran K IND 2441
45 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2440
46 IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu IND 2439
47 IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IND 2436
48 FM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2423
49 IM Murali Krishnan B T IND 2420
50 FM Shyam Nikil P IND 2410
51 IM Das Arghyadip IND 2407
52 Swapnil S Dhopade IND 2407
53 IM Girinath P D S IND 2405
54 IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2403
55 IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2389
56 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2388
57 Palit Somak IND 2388
58 Shivananda B S IND 2388
59 IM Prathamesh Sunil Mokal IND 2387
60 Sangma Rahul IND 2386
61 FM Priyadharshan K IND 2379
62 IM Saravanan V IND 2371
63 Thakur Akash IND 2363
64 Udeshi Aditya IND 2363
65 FM Abu Sufian Shakil BAN 2362
66 Ramnath Bhuvanesh R IND 2357
67 Praveen Kumar C IND 2354
68 IM Kamble Vikramaditya IND 2350
69 FM Dutta Joydeep IND 2346
70 FM Vishnu Prasanna V IND 2342
71 Anwesh Upadhyaya IND 2339
72 IM Zozulia Anna BEL 2338
73 IM Suvrajit Saha IND 2337
74 IM Sharma Dinesh K IND 2335
75 WGM Mohota Nisha IND 2334
76 FM Minhazuddin Ahmed BAN 2334
77 Vaibhav Suri IND 2334
78 WIM Padmini Rout IND 2330
79 FM Rahman Md Taibur BAN 2323
80 WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman IND 2321
81 FM Islam Kh Aminul BAN 2320
82 Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2320
83 Shashikant Kutwal IND 2314
84 IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam IND 2310
85 Shiven Khosla IND 2309
86 Bitan Banerjee IND 2306
87 Arun Karthik R IND 2303
88 Premnath R IND 2303
89 Saravana Krishnan P IND 2302
90 Singh Gurpreet Pal IND 2301
91 Sagar Shah IND 2298
92 IM Koshy Varugeese IND 2293
93 IM Singh D P IND 2289
94 FM Grover Sahaj IND 2288
95 Chatterjee Debaraj BAN 2281
96 FM Ramakrishna J IND 2269
97 Joshi G B IND 2269
98 Tiwari Arjun IND 2268
99 FM Akshat Khamparia IND 2263
100 Abhishek Das IND 2263
101 Ankit R Rajpara IND 2259
102 Swayams Mishra IND 2259
103 Ram S Krishnan IND 2244
104 Fenil Shah IND 2240
105 FM Singh Rishpal S IND 2238
106 FM Das Sayantan IND 2235
107 Kulkarni Rakesh IND 2232
108 FM Mohammad Javed BAN 2227
109 Phadke Sohan IND 2207
110 WGM Ramaswamy Aarthie IND 2199
111 Tejas Ravichandran IND 2197
112 Minina Veronika RUS 2167
113 Karma Pandya IND 2147
114 Ghosh Diptayan IND 2118
115 CM Prince Bajaj IND 2113
116 Aadityan N IND 1827

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