2015

Qatar Masters Open 2015 – Round 1 Video

World Champion Magnus Carlsen experienced a setback already in the first round of the 2015 Qatar Masters Open as he was held to a draw by the Georgian women’s champion IM Nino Batsiashvili.

Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Wesley So and Sergey Karjakin won their respective games with ease.

But later in the pairings Grandmasters Harikrishna, Jakovenko and Ivanchuk drew their games, while Vitiugov lost to a lower rated opponent. All results below.

Live games with analysis

Vijay Kumar presents the round 1 video including interviews with David Howell, Francesco Rambaldi and Antoaneta Stefanova.

Round 1 results:

1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2834 – IM Batsiashvili Nino 2498 ½ – ½
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2496 – GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796 0 – 1
3 GM Giri Anish 2784 – IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2494 1 – 0
4 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2493 – GM So Wesley 2775 0 – 1
5 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 – IM Ezat Mohamed 2490 1 – 0
6 GM Shoker Samy 2489 – GM Li Chao B 2750 0 – 1
7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748 – GM Zhukova Natalia 2488 1 – 0
8 IM Sanal Vahap 2487 – GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744 0 – 1
9 GM Harikrishna P 2743 – GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr 2486 ½ – ½
10 IM Tabatabaei M.Amin 2482 – GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737 ½ – ½
11 GM Yu Yangyi 2736 – GM Neelotpal Das 2475 1 – 0
12 IM Gagare Shardul 2470 – GM Wei Yi 2730 1 – 0
13 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2724 – Xu Yinglun 2470 0 – 1
14 GM Krush Irina 2468 – GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2723 0 – 1
15 GM Korobov Anton 2713 – FM Moroni Luca Jr 2466 1 – 0
16 IM Ma Zhonghan 2463 – GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2710 ½ – ½
17 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2710 – IM Ly Moulthun 2462 1 – 0
18 IM Ali Marandi Cemil Can 2454 – GM Ni Hua 2693 ½ – ½
19 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2689 – IM Lorparizangeneh Shahin 2454 ½ – ½
20 GM Venkatesh M.R 2451 – GM Howell David W L 2688 0 – 1
21 GM Matlakov Maxim 2684 – IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2448 1 – 0
22 IM Firat Burak 2446 – GM Hou Yifan 2683 0 – 1
23 GM Adhiban B 2669 – IM Puranik Abhimanyu 2442 ½ – ½
24 IM Sagar Shah 2441 – GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2664 ½ – ½
25 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2663 – IM Vogel Roven 2439 1 – 0
26 IM Wang Yiye 2438 – GM Dubov Daniil 2655 0 – 1
27 GM Bologan Viktor 2654 – FM Basso Pier Luigi 2438 1 – 0
28 Fang Yuxiang 2438 – GM Khismatullin Denis 2654 1 – 0
29 GM Akopian Vladimir 2648 – IM Padmini Rout 2437 ½ – ½
30 IM Aryan Chopra 2436 – GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2648 0 – 1
31 GM Khairullin Ildar 2647 – GM Carlsson Pontus 2433 ½ – ½
32 FM Abdusattorov Nodirbek 2429 – GM Shankland Samuel L 2646 ½ – ½
33 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2646 – FM Rohan Ahuja 2426 1 – 0
34 IM Nezad Husein Aziz 2425 – GM Swiercz Dariusz 2646 0 – 1
35 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2644 – IM Seyb Alexander 2425 1 – 0
36 IM Vignesh N R 2422 – GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2642 ½ – ½
37 GM Sethuraman S.P 2639 – FM Gholami Aryan 2422 1 – 0
38 FM Haria Ravi 2416 – GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2638 ½ – ½
39 GM Piorun Kacper 2637 – Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh 2414 1 – 0
40 WGM Saduakassova Dinara 2407 – GM Grandelius Nils 2632 0 – 1
41 GM Naroditsky Daniel 2628 – Siva Mahadevan 2400 1 – 0
42 IM Saiyn Zhanat 2394 – GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2626 ½ – ½
43 GM Salem A.R Saleh 2622 – IM Abhishek Kelkar 2393 1 – 0
44 WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya 2390 – GM Bartel Mateusz 2620 ½ – ½
45 GM Ipatov Alexander 2619 – FM Li Di 2389 1 – 0
46 IM Slavin Alexey 2388 – GM Zhang Zhong 2619 0 – 1
47 GM Lu Shanglei 2618 – IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 2385 ½ – ½
48 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2380 – GM Hamdouchi Hicham 2597 ½ – ½
49 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2597 – IM Karavade Eesha 2379 ½ – ½
50 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2377 – GM Bok Benjamin 2594 0 – 1
51 GM Bluebaum Matthias 2590 – IM Li Ruofan 2372 1 – 0
52 Firouzja Alireza 2372 – GM Tregubov Pavel V 2589 1 – 0
53 GM Esen Baris 2562 – Roy Prantik 2370 ½ – ½
54 IM Guramishvili Sopiko 2368 – GM Rambaldi Francesco 2560 0 – 1
55 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2559 – IM Tissir Mohamed 2346 0 – 1
56 WIM Bivol Alina 2344 – GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2542 0 – 1
57 IM Lin Chen 2532 – Dai Changren 2328 1 – 0
58 Raja Harshit 2325 – IM Svane Rasmus 2529 1 – 0
59 GM Xu Jun 2526 – WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 2322 ½ – ½
60 IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2319 – GM Bromberger Stefan 2521 ½ – ½
61 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2521 – FM Goriatchkin Jouri 2318 1 – 0
62 WFM Vaishali R 2313 – GM Al-Sayed Mohammed 2520 0 – 1
63 GM Harika Dronavalli 2513 – WIM Derakhshani Dorsa 2307 1 – 0
64 IM Piasetski Leon 2287 – GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2513 0 – 1
65 GM Schroeder Jan-Christian 2511 – WGM Bartel Marta 2271 ½ – ½
66 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 2260 – IM Yuffa Daniil 2504 0 – 1

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