$40,000 Dubai Open Starts Today Print
Sunday, 23 April 2006 00:00
GM Zviad Izoria of Georgia leads a strong field of 20 GMs, 17 IMs and 40 other titled players in the 8th Dubai Open Championship starting today at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 138 players are competing in the nine round Swiss. At stake in this traditional strongest Open in Asia, now on its 8th year, is a total of US$40,000. For live coverage of top boards, news, photos and games visit www.dubaichess.com or Wiener-Zeitung. . GM Zviad Izoria of Georgia leads a strong field of 20 GMs, 17 IMs and 40 other titled players in the 8th Dubai Open Championship starting today at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 138 players are competing in the nine round Swiss. At stake in this traditional strongest Open in Asia, now on its 8th year, is a total of US$40,000. For live coverage of top boards, news, photos and games visit www.dubaichess.com or Wiener-Zeitung.

8th Dubai Open 2006

Starting rank list

SNo.      Name                         IRtg FED
   1  GM  Izoria Zviad                 2647 GEO
   2  GM  Sadvakasov Darmen            2619 KAZ
   3  GM  Sargissian Gabriel           2612 ARM
   4  GM  Pantsulaia Levan             2611 GEO
   5  GM  Miroshnichenko Evgenij       2608 UKR
   6  GM  Kacheishvili Giorgi          2605 GEO
   7  GM  Ghaem Maghami Ehsan          2584 IRI
   8  GM  Fedorchuk Sergey A           2576 UKR
   9  GM  Gelashvili Tamaz             2576 GEO
  10  GM  Neverov Valeriy              2572 UKR
  11  GM  Petrosian Tigran L           2571 ARM
  12  GM  Kotsur Pavel                 2570 KAZ
  13  GM  Gagunashvili Merab           2560 GEO
  14  GM  Anastasian Ashot             2553 ARM
  15  IM  Krivoshey Sergei             2531 UKR
  16  GM  Sturua Zurab                 2524 GEO
  17  GM  Ramesh R B                   2507 IND
  18  GM  Odeev Handszar               2492 TKM
  19  IM  Babaev Rashad                2481 AZE
  20  IM  El Taher Fouad               2468 EGY
  21  IM  Abbasov Farid                2467 AZE
  22  GM  Adly Ahmed                   2460 EGY
  23  IM  Sale Srdjan                  2453 CRO
  24  GM  Taleb Moussa                 2452 UAE
  25  IM  Gupta Abhijeet               2449 IND
  26      Negi Parimarjan              2445 IND
  27  GM  Bistric Faruk                2430 BIH
  28  IM  Kayumov Sergey               2426 UZB
  29  FM  Safarli Eltaj                2417 AZE
  30  IM  Simonenko Sergei             2409 TKM
  31  IM  Kulicov Oleg                 2407 RUS
  32  IM  Sarsam S A                   2399 IRQ
  33  IM  Sareen Vishal                2386 IND
  34  FM  Habu Yoshiharu               2382 JPN
  35  IM  El Arousy Abdul Hameed       2369 EGY
  36  IM  Prathamesh Sunil Mokal       2366 IND
  37  FM  Sharbaf Mohsen               2362 IRI
  38  FM  Othman A  Moussa             2360 UAE
  39 WGM  Sergeeva Maria               2355 KAZ
  40  IM  Bajarani Ilgar               2352 AZE
  41  IM  Ghane Shojaat                2352 IRI
  42  FM  Toufighi Homayoon            2347 IRI
  43  IM  Nezad Husein Aziz            2345 QAT
  44 WGM  Velikhanli Firuza            2326 AZE
  45  FM  Jasim A R  Saleh             2324 UAE
  46  FM  Teichmann Erik O M C         2320 ENG
  47 WIM  Pourkashiyan Atousa          2311 IRI
  48      Sai Srinivas                 2309 IND
  49      Amanov Mesgen                2305 TKM
  50      Semiev Suhrab                2302 TKM
  51  IM  Himdan Maher                 2297 EGY
  52      Anilkumar O T                2284 IND
  53      Singh Gurpreet Pal           2273 IND
  54      Joshi G B                    2269 IND
  55  FM  Somoff Abdo                  2256 LIB
  56  FM  So Wesley                    2254 PHI
  57      Soozankar A M                2246 IRI
  58 WIM  Macek Vlasta                 2243 CRO
  59  FM  Abdul Majeed Mohamad         2242 UAE
  60      Bente Bjoern                 2240 GER
  61      Lalith Babu M R              2240 IND
  62 WGM  Ramaswamy Aarthie            2239 IND
  63 WIM  Nadig Kruttika               2239 IND
  64  FM  Aryanejad Hossein            2236 IRI
  65      Stellwagen Robin             2232 GER
  66      Sethuraman S P               2231 IND
  67      Vaidya C N                   2229 IND
  68      Schmid Stefan                2224 GER
  69      Sadatnajafi M                2222 IRI
  70  FM  Molina Antonio               2220 PHI
  71 WGM  Paridar Shadi                2210 IRI
  72      Soumitra Majumdar            2207 IND
  73  FM  Baum Bernd Dr                2202 GER
  74 WFM  Stock Lara                   2200 CRO
  75      Darini Pouria                2194 IRI
  76      Doostkam P                   2188 IRI
  77      Ihsan Jawad                  2172 PLE
  78  FM  Narayanan Srinath            2170 IND
  79 WFM  Salman Mahini Mona           2163 IRI
  80      Mohannad Al Qasem            2160 JOR
  81      Laabi Chian Majid            2145 IRI
  82 WIM  Ghader Pour Shayesteh        2144 IRI
  83  FM  Al-Sulaiti Ghanem            2135 QAT
  84      Priyadharshan K              2135 IND
  85  FM  Saeed Ishaq                  2133 UAE
  86      Alsharhan Faisal             2130 UAE
  87  FM  Salem A R  Saleh             2124 UAE
  88      Bashirinia Omid              2122 IRI
  89      Monir Arman                  2121 BAN
  90      Marcial Augusto S            2110 PHI
  91      Shantanu Lahiri              2106 IND
  92      Ayyad Maher                  2104 BRN
  93  FM  Laith Kasib                  2103 IRQ
  94      Ali Obay                     2103 SUD
  95      Baltazar Danny               2094 PHI
  96  FM  Bajarani Ulvi                2084 AZE
  97 WFM  Navabi Shirin                2082 IRI
  98      Kolyaie Hasan                2080 IRI
  99      Jha Shatrughan               2078 IND
 100      Zibaei Abdoulla              2073 IRI
 101      Prasanna Rao                 2055 IND
 102      Stojic Dusan                 2054 AUS
 103 WFM  Grishina Alexandra           2052 RUS
 104      Kayle Charles                2049 PLE
 105      Schnock Stefan               2049 GER
 106      Al-Housa Khalil              2044 PLE
 107      Khan W A                     2036 IND
 108  FM  Marwan Abdulwahab            2033 UAE
 109      Lavasani Javad               2032 IRI
 110      Alam Nure                    2029 BAN
 111      Hoareau Benjamin             2027 SEY
 112      Samavat Mehrdad              2026 IRI
 113      Dinayet Kazi Rashedul        2020 BAN
 114      Yachou Nur                   2007 AUS
 115      Fardbehbahani B              2006 IRI
 116      Albers Andreas               1995 GER
 117  FM  Grover Sahaj                 1987 IND
 118      Begum Masuda                 1981 BAN
 119      Ramnath Bhuvanesh            1978 IND
 120      Abdulgalil Husain            1964 BRN
 121      Dave Dhyani                  1949 IND
 122 WFM  Saleh Nora Mohd              1925 UAE
 123 WFM  Al-Hammadi Fatma             1880 UAE
 124      Shiven Khosla                1863 IND
 125      Chowdhury Mahmuda Haque      1843 BAN
 126      Dasgupta Natun               1788 IND
 127      Jamila Juma                  1697 UAE
 128 WFM  Abdulaziz Amal                  0 UAE
 129 WFM  Abdulaziz Eman                  0 UAE
 130 WFM  Bukhashem Fayeqa S              0 UAE
 131 WFM  Mohamed Ebtisam                 0 UAE
 132      Abdulghani Fatima               0 UAE
 133      Malallah Khadija                0 UAE
 134      Marbella Antonio                0 PHI
 135      Rahmani Behrooz                 0 IRI
 136      Sultan Haifa                    0 UAE
 137      Taghikhani Amir Ali             0 IRI
 138      Valerio Axel                    0 PHI




News 27.02.06

A total of $40,000 in cash prizes are at stake in the strong 8th Dubai Open Championship scheduled 22 April (arrival) to 2 May (departure) 2006 at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Up for grabs is custody of the Sheikh Rashed Bin Hamdan Al Mactoum Cup, the Challenge Trophy in the 9-round Swiss system tournament. Download the Regulations and the Registration Form.

Interested players are kindly requested to fill in the registration form, which include passport copy, passport particulars of participants, and return the same to the Dubai Chess & Culture Club not later than 20/3/2006 to the following address or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Dubai Chess & Culture Club
P.O.Box: 11354
DUBAI
United Arab Emirates
For emergency enquiries:
Tel: (00971 4) 2966664
Fax: (00971 4) 2968880

 
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