GM Baadur Jobava Wins 5th Dubai Open Print
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 00:00
Twenty year old GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia won the Dubai Open 2003 alone with 7 points out of 9 rounds. Jobava drew his last round game against GM Sergei Volkov of Russia. Volkov, Gabriel Sargissian and Ashot Anastasian of Armenia tied for runner-up position with 6.5 points each. Visit the official site. Download games in pgn: | Rd 1 | Rd 2 | Rd 3 | Rd 4 | Rd 5 | Rd 6 | Rd 7 | Rd 8 | Rd 9 | Round 9 Twenty year old GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia won the Dubai Open 2003 alone with 7 points out of 9 rounds. Jobava drew his last round game against GM Sergei Volkov of Russia. Volkov, Gabriel Sargissian and Ashot Anastasian of Armenia tied for runner-up position with 6.5 points each. Visit the official site.
Final Rank after round 9 of Dubai Open 2003
No.  PNo.  Name                       Score 
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  1.   21  Jobava, Baadur              7.0  
  2.    4  Volkov, Sergey              6.5  
       19  Sargissian, Gabriel         6.5  
       23  Anastasian, Ashot           6.5  
  5.    2  Aleksandrov, Aleksej        6.0  
        6  Alekseev, Evgeny            6.0  
       16  Kuzmin, Alexey              6.0  
       27  Magerramov, Elmar           6.0  
       29  Sveshnikov, Evgeny          6.0  
       32  Guseienov, Kadir            6.0  
       43  Mamedov, Rauf               6.0  
 12.    7  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyaz      5.5  
       10  Pigusov, Evgeny             5.5  
       13  Gagunashvili, Merab         5.5  
       20  Izoria, Zviad               5.5  
       22  Ulibin, Mikhail             5.5  
       24  Mchedlishvili, Mikheil      5.5  
       25  Brodsky, Michail            5.5  
       28  Minasian, Artashes          5.5  
       31  Dizdar, Goran               5.5  
       33  Skripchenko, Almira         5.5  
       34  El Taher, Fouad             5.5  
 23.    1  Sakaev, Konstantin          5.0  
        3  Motylev, Alexander          5.0  
        8  Fedorov, Alexei             5.0  
        9  Shariyazdanov, Andrey       5.0  
       12  Kharlov, Andrei             5.0  
       15  Timofeev, Artem             5.0  
       17  Gleizerov, Evgeny           5.0  
       18  Kotsur, Pavel               5.0  
       26  Goloshchapov, Alexander     5.0  
       35  Kayumov, Sergey             5.0  
       37  Al Sayed, Mohamad N.        5.0  
       40  Sale, Srdjan                5.0  
       41  Taleb, Moussa               5.0  
       45  Gashimov, Sarkhan           5.0  
 37.    5  Graf, Alexander             4.5  
       11  Neverov, Valeriy            4.5  
       14  Gashimov, Vugar             4.5  
       30  Sturua, Zurab               4.5  
       36  El Gindy, Essam             4.5  
       38  Zulfugarli, Magomed         4.5  
       47  Velikhanli, Firuza          4.5  
       49  Roghani, Arash              4.5  
       50  Saleh, Jasim Abdul Rahim    4.5  
       51  Mirzoeva, Elmira            4.5  
       52  Abdul, Majeed               4.5  
 48.   39  Eid, Fadi                   4.0  
       42  Mohandesi, Shahin           4.0  
       44  Himdan, Maher               4.0  
       46  El Arousy, Abdul Hameed     4.0  
       48  Saleh, Nabil                4.0  
       61  Sabri Kaveh                 4.0  
       67  Somev, Abdo                 4.0  
       73  Saeed, Ishaq                4.0  
 56.   53  Molina, Tony                3.5  
       54  Asylguzhin, Radik           3.5  
       55  Sadatnajafi, Mohamed        3.5  
       56  Mahmoody, M.Sadegh          3.5  
       57  Saleh, Nagueb               3.5  
       59  Safarli, Eltaj              3.5  
       69  Navabi, Shirin              3.5  
       70  Yahya, Mohamed Saleh        3.5  
       71  Khachatorian, Yarazik       3.5  
       76  Shihab, Khaled              3.5  
 66.   60  Coleman, James              3.0  
       75  Al-Housa, Khalil            3.0  
 68.   58  Saud, Mohamed               2.5  
       62  Kolyaie, Hasan              2.5  
       63  Ayyad, Maher                2.5  
       64  Khechen, Nabil E.           2.5  
       65  Al-Khaja, Arif              2.5  
       68  Kayle, Charles              2.5  
       72  Ahmed, Ishaq                2.5  
 75.   66  Zibaei, Abdoulla            2.0  
 76.   74  Al-Hammadi, Fatma           1.0  
Results of round 9 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  9
  1    Jobava, Baadur      ( 6«) - Volkov, Sergey      ( 6 )    21-  4  «-«    
  2    Sargissian, Gabriel ( 6 ) - Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 5«)    19-  6  «-«    
  3    Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 5«) - Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 5«)    16- 29  «-«    
  4    Anastasian, Ashot   ( 5«) - Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 5«)    23- 22  1-0    
  5    Magerramov, Elmar   ( 5 ) - Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 5 )    27-  1  1-0    
  6    Goloshchapov, Alexan( 5 ) - Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 5 )    26-  2  0-1    
  7    Motylev, Alexander  ( 5 ) - Guseienov, Kadir    ( 5 )     3- 32  0-1    
  8    Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 5 ) - Minasian, Artashes  ( 5 )     7- 28  «-«    
  9    Dizdar, Goran       ( 5 ) - Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 5 )    31- 10  «-«    
 10    Timofeev, Artem     ( 5 ) - Mamedov, Rauf       ( 5 )    15- 43  0-1    
 11    Skripchenko, Almira ( 5 ) - Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 5 )    33- 24  «-«    
 12    Brodsky, Michail    ( 5 ) - El Taher, Fouad     ( 5 )    25- 34  «-«    
 13    Graf, Alexander     ( 4«) - Izoria, Zviad       ( 4«)     5- 20  0-1    
 14    Kayumov, Sergey     ( 4«) - Fedorov, Alexei     ( 4«)    35-  8  «-«    
 15    Gagunashvili, Merab ( 4«) - El Gindy, Essam     ( 4«)    13- 36  1-0    
 16    Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 4«) - Taleb, Moussa       ( 4«)    17- 41  «-«    
 17    Sale, Srdjan        ( 4«) - Kotsur, Pavel       ( 4«)    40- 18  «-«    
 18    Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 4«) - Sturua, Zurab       ( 4 )    37- 30  «-«    
 19    Shariyazdanov, Andre( 4 ) - Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 4 )     9- 42  1-0    
 20    Saleh, Nabil        ( 4 ) - Kharlov, Andrei     ( 4 )    48- 12  0-1    
 21    Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 4 ) - Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 4 )    50- 38  «-«    
 22    Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 4 ) - Eid, Fadi           ( 4 )    45- 39  1-0    
 23    El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 3«) - Roghani, Arash      ( 4 )    46- 49  «-«    
 24    Neverov, Valeriy    ( 3«) - Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 3«)    11- 54  1-0    
 25    Molina, Tony        ( 3«) - Gashimov, Vugar     ( 3«)    53- 14  0-1    
 26    Himdan, Maher       ( 3«) - Somev, Abdo         ( 3«)    44- 67  «-«    
 27    Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 3«) - Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 3«)    70- 47  0-1    
 28    Shihab, Khaled      ( 3«) - Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 3«)    76- 51  0-1    
 29    Abdul, Majeed       ( 3«) - Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 3«)    52- 56  1-0    
 30    Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 3 ) - Navabi, Shirin      ( 3 )    55- 69  «-«    
 31    Khachatorian, Yarazi( 3 ) - Safarli, Eltaj      ( 3 )    71- 59  «-«    
 32    Coleman, James      ( 3 ) - Saeed, Ishaq        ( 3 )    60- 73  0-1    
 33    Sabri Kaveh         ( 3 ) - Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 3 )    61- 75  1-0    
 34    Saleh, Nagueb       ( 2«) - Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 2«)    57- 65  1-0    
 35    Ayyad, Maher        ( 2 ) - Saud, Mohamed       ( 2 )    63- 58  «-«    
 36    Kayle, Charles      ( 2 ) - Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 2 )    68- 72  «-«    
 37    Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 2 ) - Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 1«)    64- 66  «-«    
 38    Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 2 ) - Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0«)    62- 74  «-«    
Round 8 Twenty year old GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia beat Evgeny Alekseev of Russia to emerge sole leader going into the last round of the Dubai Open. Gabriel Sargissian of Armenia and Sergey Volkov of Russia scored wins to trail a half point behind with 6 points each. Alekseev joins Alexey Kuzmin, Mikhail Ulibin, Ashot Anastasian and Evgeny Sveshnikov at 5.5 points each. In the running for cash prizes is a 17-man group of 5 pointers.
Results of round 8 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  8
  1    Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 5«) - Jobava, Baadur      ( 5«)     6- 21  0-1    
  2    Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 5 ) - Sargissian, Gabriel ( 5 )     2- 19  0-1    
  3    El Taher, Fouad     ( 5 ) - Volkov, Sergey      ( 5 )    34-  4  0-1    
  4    Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 5 ) - Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 5 )    22- 16  «-«    
  5    Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 4«) - Anastasian, Ashot   ( 5 )     1- 23  «-«    
  6    Minasian, Artashes  ( 4«) - Motylev, Alexander  ( 4«)    28-  3  «-«    
  7    Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 4«) - Brodsky, Michail    ( 4«)    10- 25  «-«    
  8    Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 4«) - Gagunashvili, Merab ( 4«)    29- 13  1-0    
  9    Guseienov, Kadir    ( 4«) - Timofeev, Artem     ( 4«)    32- 15  «-«    
 10    Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 4«) - Dizdar, Goran       ( 4«)    24- 31  «-«    
 11    Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 4 ) - Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 4 )    38-  7  0-1    
 12    Kharlov, Andrei     ( 4 ) - Magerramov, Elmar   ( 4 )    12- 27  0-1    
 13    El Gindy, Essam     ( 4 ) - Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 4 )    36- 17  «-«    
 14    Kotsur, Pavel       ( 4 ) - Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 4 )    18- 37  «-«    
 15    Izoria, Zviad       ( 4 ) - Sale, Srdjan        ( 4 )    20- 40  «-«    
 16    Goloshchapov, Alexan( 4 ) - Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 4 )    26- 45  1-0    
 17    Eid, Fadi           ( 4 ) - Skripchenko, Almira ( 4 )    39- 33  0-1    
 18    Mamedov, Rauf       ( 4 ) - Himdan, Maher       ( 3«)    43- 44  1-0    
 19    Gashimov, Vugar     ( 3«) - Graf, Alexander     ( 3«)    14-  5  0-1    
 20    Fedorov, Alexei     ( 3«) - Shihab, Khaled      ( 3«)     8- 76  1-0    
 21    Sturua, Zurab       ( 3«) - Shariyazdanov, Andre( 3«)    30-  9  «-«    
 22    Taleb, Moussa       ( 3«) - Neverov, Valeriy    ( 3«)    41- 11  1-0    
 23    Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 3«) - Kayumov, Sergey     ( 3«)    47- 35  0-1    
 24    Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 3 ) - El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 3«)    42- 46  1-0    
 25    Navabi, Shirin      ( 3 ) - Saleh, Nabil        ( 3 )    69- 48  0-1    
 26    Roghani, Arash      ( 3 ) - Coleman, James      ( 3 )    49- 60  1-0    
 27    Safarli, Eltaj      ( 3 ) - Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 3 )    59- 50  0-1    
 28    Somev, Abdo         ( 3 ) - Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 3 )    67- 54  «-«    
 29    Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 3 ) - Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 3 )    56- 70  «-«    
 30    Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 2«) - Khachatorian, Yarazi( 3 )    51- 71  1-0    
 31    Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 2«) - Abdul, Majeed       ( 2«)    65- 52  0-1    
 32    Saleh, Nagueb       ( 2«) - Molina, Tony        ( 2«)    57- 53  0-1    
 33    Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 2 ) - Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 2 )    72- 55  0-1    
 34    Saeed, Ishaq        ( 2 ) - Saud, Mohamed       ( 2 )    73- 58  1-0    
 35    Sabri Kaveh         ( 2 ) - Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 2 )    61- 64  1-0    
 36    Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 2 ) - Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 2 )    75- 62  1-0    
 37    Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 1 ) - Ayyad, Maher        ( 1«)    66- 63  «-«    
 38    Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0 ) - Kayle, Charles      ( 1«)    74- 68  «-«    
Round 7 Evgeny Alekseev of Russia beat compatriot Artem Timofeev to tie Baadur Jobava of Georgia for the lead at 5.5 points each after 7 rounds of the Dubai Open. Jobava, 20, drew with Gabriel Sargissian of Armenia. Trailing with 5 points each are Sargissian and six others, namely Aleksej Aleksandrov, Sergey Volkov, Alexey Kuzmin, Gabriel Sargissian, Mikhail Ulibin, Ashot Anastasian, and Fouad El Taher.
Pairing of round 7 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  7
  1    Sargissian, Gabriel ( 4«) - Jobava, Baadur      ( 5 )    19- 21  «-«    
  2    Anastasian, Ashot   ( 4«) - Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 4«)    23-  2  «-«    
  3    Timofeev, Artem     ( 4«) - Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 4«)    15-  6  0-1    
  4    Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 4 ) - Minasian, Artashes  ( 4 )     1- 28  «-«    
  5    Volkov, Sergey      ( 4 ) - Goloshchapov, Alexan( 4 )     4- 26  1-0    
  6    Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 4 ) - Kharlov, Andrei     ( 4 )    16- 12  1-0    
  7    Gagunashvili, Merab ( 4 ) - Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 4 )    13- 24  «-«    
  8    Skripchenko, Almira ( 4 ) - Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 4 )    33- 22  0-1    
  9    Neverov, Valeriy    ( 3«) - El Taher, Fouad     ( 4 )    11- 34  0-1    
 10    Motylev, Alexander  ( 3«) - Sturua, Zurab       ( 3«)     3- 30  1-0    
 11    Graf, Alexander     ( 3«) - Guseienov, Kadir    ( 3«)     5- 32  0-1    
 12    Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 3«) - Eid, Fadi           ( 3«)     7- 39  «-«    
 13    Dizdar, Goran       ( 3«) - Fedorov, Alexei     ( 3«)    31-  8  1-0    
 14    Kayumov, Sergey     ( 3«) - Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 3«)    35- 10  0-1    
 15    Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 3«) - Gashimov, Vugar     ( 3«)    29- 14  1-0    
 16    Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 3«) - Mamedov, Rauf       ( 3«)    17- 43  «-«    
 17    Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 3«) - Izoria, Zviad       ( 3«)    45- 20  «-«    
 18    Brodsky, Michail    ( 3«) - Taleb, Moussa       ( 3«)    25- 41  1-0    
 19    Magerramov, Elmar   ( 3«) - El Gindy, Essam     ( 3«)    27- 36  «-«    
 20    Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 3 ) - Kotsur, Pavel       ( 3 )    54- 18  0-1    
 21    Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 3 ) - Roghani, Arash      ( 3 )    37- 49  1-0    
 22    Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 3 ) - Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 3 )    42- 38  0-1    
 23    Sale, Srdjan        ( 3 ) - Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 3 )    40- 56  1-0    
 24    Coleman, James      ( 3 ) - Shariyazdanov, Andre( 2«)    60-  9  0-1    
 25    Himdan, Maher       ( 2«) - Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 2«)    44- 51  1-0    
 26    El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 2«) - Molina, Tony        ( 2«)    46- 53  1-0    
 27    Abdul, Majeed       ( 2«) - Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 2«)    52- 47  0-1    
 28    Saleh, Nabil        ( 2«) - Safarli, Eltaj      ( 2«)    48- 59  «-«    
 29    Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 2«) - Somev, Abdo         ( 2«)    50- 67  «-«    
 30    Shihab, Khaled      ( 2«) - Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 2 )    76- 55  1-0    
 31    Khachatorian, Yarazi( 2 ) - Sabri Kaveh         ( 2 )    71- 61  1-0    
 32    Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 2 ) - Navabi, Shirin      ( 2 )    75- 69  0-1    
 33    Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 2 ) - Saeed, Ishaq        ( 2 )    70- 73  1-0    
 34    Kayle, Charles      ( 1«) - Saleh, Nagueb       ( 1«)    68- 57  0-1    
 35    Saud, Mohamed       ( 1«) - Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 1«)    58- 72  «-«    
 36    Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 1«) - Ayyad, Maher        ( 1«)    65- 63  1-0    
 37    Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 1 ) - Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 1 )    62- 66  1-0    
 38    Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 1 ) - Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0 )    64- 74  1-0    
Round 6 GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia beat GM Alexander Motylev of Russia to grab solo lead with 5 points after 6 rounds of the Dubai Open. GM Aleksej Aleksandrov of Belarus beat erstwhile solo leader IM Artem Timofeev of Russia. They share second slot with Gabriel Sargissian and Ashot Anastasian of Armenia and Evgeny Alekseev of Russia at 4.5 points each. Watch games live at the official site.
Results of round 6 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  6
  1    Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 3«) - Timofeev, Artem     ( 4«)     2- 15  1-0    
  2    Jobava, Baadur      ( 4 ) - Motylev, Alexander  ( 3«)    21-  3  1-0    
  3    Goloshchapov, Alexan( 3«) - Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 3«)    26-  1  «-«    
  4    Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 3«) - Volkov, Sergey      ( 3«)    24-  4  «-«    
  5    Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 3«) - Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 3«)     6- 17  1-0    
  6    Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 3«) - Sargissian, Gabriel ( 3«)    10- 19  0-1    
  7    Minasian, Artashes  ( 3«) - Gagunashvili, Merab ( 3«)    28- 13  «-«    
  8    Gashimov, Vugar     ( 3«) - Anastasian, Ashot   ( 3«)    14- 23  0-1    
  9    El Taher, Fouad     ( 3«) - Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 3«)    34- 16  «-«    
 10    Guseienov, Kadir    ( 3 ) - Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 3 )    32-  7  «-«    
 11    Kharlov, Andrei     ( 3 ) - Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 3 )    12- 37  1-0    
 12    Kotsur, Pavel       ( 3 ) - Skripchenko, Almira ( 3 )    18- 33  0-1    
 13    Izoria, Zviad       ( 3 ) - Dizdar, Goran       ( 3 )    20- 31  «-«    
 14    Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 3 ) - Sale, Srdjan        ( 3 )    22- 40  1-0    
 15    El Gindy, Essam     ( 3 ) - Brodsky, Michail    ( 3 )    36- 25  «-«    
 16    Mamedov, Rauf       ( 3 ) - Magerramov, Elmar   ( 3 )    43- 27  «-«    
 17    Roghani, Arash      ( 3 ) - Graf, Alexander     ( 2«)    49-  5  0-1    
 18    Fedorov, Alexei     ( 2«) - Himdan, Maher       ( 2«)     8- 44  1-0    
 19    Shariyazdanov, Andre( 2«) - Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 2«)     9- 45  0-1    
 20    Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 2«) - Neverov, Valeriy    ( 2«)    47- 11  0-1    
 21    Saleh, Nabil        ( 2«) - Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 2«)    48- 29  0-1    
 22    Sturua, Zurab       ( 2«) - El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 2«)    30- 46  1-0    
 23    Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 2«) - Kayumov, Sergey     ( 2«)    51- 35  0-1    
 24    Eid, Fadi           ( 2«) - Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 2«)    39- 50  1-0    
 25    Taleb, Moussa       ( 2«) - Abdul, Majeed       ( 2«)    41- 52  1-0    
 26    Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 2 ) - Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 2 )    38- 70  1-0    
 27    Saeed, Ishaq        ( 2 ) - Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 2 )    73- 42  0-1    
 28    Sabri Kaveh         ( 2 ) - Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 2 )    61- 54  0-1    
 29    Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 2 ) - Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 2 )    56- 75  1-0    
 30    Coleman, James      ( 2 ) - Khachatorian, Yarazi( 2 )    60- 71  1-0    
 31    Molina, Tony        ( 1«) - Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 1«)    53- 65  1-0    
 32    Shihab, Khaled      ( 1«) - Saleh, Nagueb       ( 1«)    76- 57  1-0    
 33    Somev, Abdo         ( 1«) - Saud, Mohamed       ( 1«)    67- 58  1-0    
 34    Safarli, Eltaj      ( 1«) - Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 1«)    59- 72  1-0    
 35    Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 1 ) - Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 1 )    55- 64  1-0    
 36    Navabi, Shirin      ( 1 ) - Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 1 )    69- 62  1-0    
 37    Ayyad, Maher        ( 1 ) - Kayle, Charles      ( 1 )    63- 68  «-«    
 38    Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 0 ) - Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0 )    66- 74  1-0    
Round 5 IM Artem Timofeev of Russia, rated 2557, beat Vugar Gashimov of Azerbaijan to grab solo lead with 4.5 points out of 5 rounds of the Dubai Open. Erstwhile co-leader Baadur Jobava of Georgia drew with top seed Konstantin Sakaev to trail with 4 points. Sakaev and 15 others are bunched together with 3.5 points.
Results of round 5 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  5
  1    Timofeev, Artem     ( 3«) - Gashimov, Vugar     ( 3«)    15- 14  1-0    
  2    Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 3 ) - Jobava, Baadur      ( 3«)     1- 21  «-«    
  3    Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 3 ) - Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 3 )    16-  2  «-«    
  4    Motylev, Alexander  ( 3 ) - Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 3 )     3- 17  «-«    
  5    Anastasian, Ashot   ( 3 ) - Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 3 )    23- 10  «-«    
  6    Gagunashvili, Merab ( 3 ) - Sargissian, Gabriel ( 3 )    13- 19  «-«    
  7    Volkov, Sergey      ( 2«) - Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 3 )     4- 22  1-0    
  8    Graf, Alexander     ( 2«) - Goloshchapov, Alexan( 2«)     5- 26  0-1    
  9    Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 2«) - Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 2«)    29-  6  0-1    
 10    Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 2«) - El Gindy, Essam     ( 2«)     7- 36  «-«    
 11    Minasian, Artashes  ( 2«) - Fedorov, Alexei     ( 2«)    28-  8  1-0    
 12    Shariyazdanov, Andre( 2«) - El Taher, Fouad     ( 2«)     9- 34  0-1    
 13    Skripchenko, Almira ( 2«) - Kharlov, Andrei     ( 2«)    33- 12  «-«    
 14    Dizdar, Goran       ( 2«) - Kotsur, Pavel       ( 2«)    31- 18  «-«    
 15    Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 2«) - Izoria, Zviad       ( 2«)    37- 20  «-«    
 16    Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 2«) - Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 2«)    50- 24  0-1    
 17    Brodsky, Michail    ( 2«) - Mamedov, Rauf       ( 2«)    25- 43  «-«    
 18    Magerramov, Elmar   ( 2 ) - Eid, Fadi           ( 2«)    27- 39  1-0    
 19    Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 2 ) - Sturua, Zurab       ( 2 )    45- 30  «-«    
 20    Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 2 ) - Guseienov, Kadir    ( 2 )    54- 32  0-1    
 21    Kayumov, Sergey     ( 2 ) - Taleb, Moussa       ( 2 )    35- 41  «-«    
 22    Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 2 ) - Roghani, Arash      ( 2 )    38- 49  0-1    
 23    Sale, Srdjan        ( 2 ) - Coleman, James      ( 2 )    40- 60  1-0    
 24    Neverov, Valeriy    ( 1«) - Molina, Tony        ( 1«)    11- 53  1-0    
 25    Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 1«) - Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 1«)    42- 56  «-«    
 26    Himdan, Maher       ( 1«) - Safarli, Eltaj      ( 1«)    44- 59  1-0    
 27    El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 1«) - Somev, Abdo         ( 1«)    46- 67  1-0    
 28    Saleh, Nagueb       ( 1«) - Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 1«)    57- 47  0-1    
 29    Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 1«) - Saleh, Nabil        ( 1«)    72- 48  0-1    
 30    Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 1«) - Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 1«)    65- 51  0-1    
 31    Abdul, Majeed       ( 1«) - Shihab, Khaled      ( 1«)    52- 76  1-0    
 32    Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 1 ) - Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 1 )    70- 55  1-0    
 33    Kayle, Charles      ( 1 ) - Sabri Kaveh         ( 1 )    68- 61  0-1    
 34    Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 1 ) - Saeed, Ishaq        ( 1 )    62- 73  0-1    
 35    Khachatorian, Yarazi( 1 ) - Ayyad, Maher        ( 1 )    71- 63  1-0    
 36    Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 1 ) - Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 1 )    64- 75  0-1    
 37    Saud, Mohamed       ( 0«) - Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 0 )    58- 66  1-0    
 38    Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0 ) - Navabi, Shirin      ( 0 )    74- 69  0-1    
Round 4 GM Vugar Gashimov of Azerbaijan joined GM Baadur Jobava (2566) of Georgia and IM Artem Timofeev (2577) of Russia in a 3-way tie for the lead after four rounds of the Dubai Open. Gashimov beat GM Goran Dizdar of Croatia to tally 3.5 points. Watch games live at the official site.
Results of round 4 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  4
  1    Jobava, Baadur      ( 3 ) - Timofeev, Artem     ( 3 )    21- 15  «-«    
  2    Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 2«) - Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 2«)    17-  1  «-«    
  3    Sargissian, Gabriel ( 2«) - Motylev, Alexander  ( 2«)    19-  3  «-«    
  4    Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 2«) - Gagunashvili, Merab ( 2«)    22- 13  «-«    
  5    Gashimov, Vugar     ( 2«) - Dizdar, Goran       ( 2«)    14- 31  1-0    
  6    Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 2 ) - Magerramov, Elmar   ( 2 )     2- 27  1-0    
  7    Volkov, Sergey      ( 2 ) - Brodsky, Michail    ( 2 )     4- 25  «-«    
  8    Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 2 ) - Minasian, Artashes  ( 2 )     6- 28  «-«    
  9    El Taher, Fouad     ( 2 ) - Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 2 )    34-  7  «-«    
 10    Fedorov, Alexei     ( 2 ) - Skripchenko, Almira ( 2 )     8- 33  «-«    
 11    El Gindy, Essam     ( 2 ) - Shariyazdanov, Andre( 2 )    36-  9  «-«    
 12    Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 2 ) - Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 2 )    10- 38  1-0    
 13    Kharlov, Andrei     ( 2 ) - Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 2 )    12- 29  «-«    
 14    Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 2 ) - Sale, Srdjan        ( 2 )    16- 40  1-0    
 15    Izoria, Zviad       ( 2 ) - Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 2 )    20- 50  «-«    
 16    Taleb, Moussa       ( 2 ) - Anastasian, Ashot   ( 2 )    41- 23  0-1    
 17    Mamedov, Rauf       ( 2 ) - Kayumov, Sergey     ( 1«)    43- 35  «-«    
 18    Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 1«) - Graf, Alexander     ( 1«)    47-  5  0-1    
 19    Kotsur, Pavel       ( 1«) - Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 1«)    18- 42  1-0    
 20    Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 1«) - Himdan, Maher       ( 1«)    24- 44  1-0    
 21    Goloshchapov, Alexan( 1«) - El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 1«)    26- 46  1-0    
 22    Sturua, Zurab       ( 1«) - Coleman, James      ( 1«)    30- 60  «-«    
 23    Molina, Tony        ( 1«) - Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 1«)    53- 37  0-1    
 24    Eid, Fadi           ( 1«) - Saleh, Nagueb       ( 1«)    39- 57  1-0    
 25    Safarli, Eltaj      ( 1 ) - Neverov, Valeriy    ( 1 )    59- 11  «-«    
 26    Guseienov, Kadir    ( 1 ) - Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 1 )    32- 62  1-0    
 27    Sabri Kaveh         ( 1 ) - Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 1 )    61- 45  0-1    
 28    Saleh, Nabil        ( 1 ) - Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 1 )    48- 65  «-«    
 29    Roghani, Arash      ( 1 ) - Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 1 )    49- 70  1-0    
 30    Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 1 ) - Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 1 )    51- 72  «-«    
 31    Somev, Abdo         ( 1 ) - Abdul, Majeed       ( 1 )    67- 52  «-«    
 32    Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 1 ) - Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 1 )    75- 54  0-1    
 33    Saeed, Ishaq        ( 1 ) - Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 0«)    73- 56  0-1    
 34    Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 0«) - Kayle, Charles      ( 0«)    55- 68  «-«    
 35    Shihab, Khaled      ( 0«) - Saud, Mohamed       ( 0«)    76- 58  1-0    
 36    Ayyad, Maher        ( 0 ) - Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0 )    63- 74  1-0    
 37    Navabi, Shirin      ( 0 ) - Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 0 )    69- 64  0-1    
 38    Khachatorian, Yarazi( 0 ) - Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 0 )    71- 66  1-0    
Round 3 GM Baadur Jobava (2566) of Georgia and IM Artem Timofeev (2577) of Russia share the lead with perfect scores of 3 points each in the Dubai Open 2003. Top seed Konstantin Sakaev of Russia was held to a draw by compatriot Mikhail Ulibin. They join six others with 2.5 points each in the 76-man field. Attached are results of Round 3 and pairings of Round 4. Watch games live at the official site.
Results of round 3 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  3
  1    Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 2 ) - Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 2 )     1- 22  «-«    
  2    Sargissian, Gabriel ( 2 ) - Gashimov, Vugar     ( 2 )    19- 14  «-«    
  3    Timofeev, Artem     ( 2 ) - Minasian, Artashes  ( 2 )    15- 28  1-0    
  4    Jobava, Baadur      ( 2 ) - Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 2 )    21- 16  1-0    
  5    Dizdar, Goran       ( 2 ) - Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 1«)    31-  2  «-«    
  6    Motylev, Alexander  ( 1«) - Kotsur, Pavel       ( 1«)     3- 18  1-0    
  7    Anastasian, Ashot   ( 1«) - Volkov, Sergey      ( 1«)    23-  4  «-«    
  8    Brodsky, Michail    ( 1«) - Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 1«)    25-  6  «-«    
  9    Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 1«) - Fedorov, Alexei     ( 1«)    29-  8  «-«    
 10    Shariyazdanov, Andre( 1«) - Izoria, Zviad       ( 1«)     9- 20  «-«    
 11    Magerramov, Elmar   ( 1«) - Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 1«)    27- 10  «-«    
 12    Gagunashvili, Merab ( 1«) - Goloshchapov, Alexan( 1«)    13- 26  1-0    
 13    Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 1«) - Sturua, Zurab       ( 1«)    17- 30  1-0    
 14    Graf, Alexander     ( 1 ) - Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 1«)     5- 38  «-«    
 15    Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 1 ) - Roghani, Arash      ( 1 )     7- 49  1-0    
 16    Neverov, Valeriy    ( 1 ) - Mamedov, Rauf       ( 1 )    11- 43  0-1    
 17    Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 1 ) - Kharlov, Andrei     ( 1 )    45- 12  0-1    
 18    El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 1 ) - Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 1 )    46- 24  «-«    
 19    Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 1 ) - Guseienov, Kadir    ( 1 )    50- 32  1-0    
 20    Skripchenko, Almira ( 1 ) - Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 1 )    33- 51  1-0    
 21    Abdul, Majeed       ( 1 ) - El Taher, Fouad     ( 1 )    52- 34  0-1    
 22    Kayumov, Sergey     ( 1 ) - Molina, Tony        ( 1 )    35- 53  «-«    
 23    Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 1 ) - El Gindy, Essam     ( 1 )    54- 36  0-1    
 24    Saleh, Nagueb       ( 1 ) - Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 1 )    57- 37  «-«    
 25    Coleman, James      ( 1 ) - Eid, Fadi           ( 1 )    60- 39  «-«    
 26    Sale, Srdjan        ( 1 ) - Safarli, Eltaj      ( 1 )    40- 59  1-0    
 27    Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 1 ) - Taleb, Moussa       ( 1 )    70- 41  0-1    
 28    Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 0«) - Somev, Abdo         ( 1 )    42- 67  1-0    
 29    Himdan, Maher       ( 0«) - Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 0«)    44- 55  1-0    
 30    Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 0«) - Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 0«)    56- 47  0-1    
 31    Saud, Mohamed       ( 0«) - Saleh, Nabil        ( 0 )    58- 48  0-1    
 32    Sabri Kaveh         ( 0 ) - Navabi, Shirin      ( 0 )    61- 69  1-0    
 33    Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 0 ) - Khachatorian, Yarazi( 0 )    62- 71  1-0    
 34    Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 0 ) - Ayyad, Maher        ( 0 )    72- 63  1-0    
 35    Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 0 ) - Saeed, Ishaq        ( 0 )    64- 73  0-1    
 36    Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0 ) - Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 0 )    74- 65  0-1    
 37    Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 0 ) - Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 0 )    66- 75  0-1    
 38    Kayle, Charles      ( 0 ) - Shihab, Khaled      ( 0 )    68- 76  «-«  
Round 2 Top seed Konstantin Sakaev of Russia and 8 other GM`s lead with 2 points after as many rounds of the 5th Dubai Open. Tied are Mikhail Ulibin (RUS), Artem Timofeev (RUS), Gabriel Sargissian (ARM), Vugar Gashimov (AZE), Artashes Minasian (ARM), Baadur Jobava (GEO), Alexey Kuzmin (RUS) and Goran Dizdar (CRO).
Results of round 2 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  2
  1    Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 1 ) - Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 1 )    24-  1  0-1    
  2    Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 1 ) - Brodsky, Michail    ( 1 )     2- 25  «-«    
  3    Goloshchapov, Alexan( 1 ) - Motylev, Alexander  ( 1 )    26-  3  «-«    
  4    Fedorov, Alexei     ( 1 ) - Magerramov, Elmar   ( 1 )     8- 27  «-«    
  5    Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 1 ) - Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 1 )    10- 29  «-«    
  6    Minasian, Artashes  ( 1 ) - Neverov, Valeriy    ( 1 )    28- 11  1-0    
  7    Kharlov, Andrei     ( 1 ) - Dizdar, Goran       ( 1 )    12- 31  0-1    
  8    Sturua, Zurab       ( 1 ) - Gagunashvili, Merab ( 1 )    30- 13  «-«    
  9    Gashimov, Vugar     ( 1 ) - Skripchenko, Almira ( 1 )    14- 33  1-0    
 10    El Taher, Fouad     ( 1 ) - Timofeev, Artem     ( 1 )    34- 15  0-1    
 11    Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 1 ) - Kayumov, Sergey     ( 1 )    16- 35  1-0    
 12    El Gindy, Essam     ( 1 ) - Sargissian, Gabriel ( 1 )    36- 19  0-1    
 13    Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 1 ) - Jobava, Baadur      ( 1 )    37- 21  0-1    
 14    Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 1 ) - Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 1 )    22- 70  1-0    
 15    Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 1 ) - Anastasian, Ashot   ( 1 )    38- 23  «-«    
 16    Volkov, Sergey      ( 0«) - Himdan, Maher       ( 0«)     4- 44  1-0    
 17    Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 0«) - Graf, Alexander     ( 0«)    45-  5  «-«    
 18    Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 0«) - Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 0«)     6- 42  1-0    
 19    Mamedov, Rauf       ( 0«) - Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 0«)    43-  7  «-«    
 20    Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 0«) - Shariyazdanov, Andre( 0«)    55-  9  0-1    
 21    Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 0«) - Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 0«)    47- 17  0-1    
 22    Kotsur, Pavel       ( 0«) - Saud, Mohamed       ( 0«)    18- 58  1-0    
 23    Izoria, Zviad       ( 0«) - Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 0«)    20- 56  1-0    
 24    Guseienov, Kadir    ( 0 ) - Sabri Kaveh         ( 0 )    32- 61  1-0    
 25    Eid, Fadi           ( 0 ) - Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 0 )    39- 62  1-0    
 26    Ayyad, Maher        ( 0 ) - Sale, Srdjan        ( 0 )    63- 40  0-1    
 27    Taleb, Moussa       ( 0 ) - Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 0 )    41- 64  1-0    
 28    Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 0 ) - El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 0 )    65- 46  0-1    
 29    Somev, Abdo         ( 0 ) - Saleh, Nabil        ( 0 )    67- 48  1-0    
 30    Roghani, Arash      ( 0 ) - Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 0 )    49- 66  1-0    
 31    Navabi, Shirin      ( 0 ) - Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 0 )    69- 50  0-1    
 32    Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 0 ) - Kayle, Charles      ( 0 )    51- 68  1-0    
 33    Khachatorian, Yarazi( 0 ) - Abdul, Majeed       ( 0 )    71- 52  0-1    
 34    Molina, Tony        ( 0 ) - Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 0 )    53- 72  1-0    
 35    Saeed, Ishaq        ( 0 ) - Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 0 )    73- 54  0-1    
 36    Saleh, Nagueb       ( 0 ) - Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0 )    57- 74  1-0    
 37    Safarli, Eltaj      ( 0 ) - Shihab, Khaled      ( 0 )    59- 76  1-0    
 38    Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 0 ) - Coleman, James      ( 0 )    75- 60  0-1    
Round 1 Seeded players led by Konstantin Sakaev of Russia showed the way in the first round of the 5th Dubai Open. Attached are results of Round 1 and pairings of Round 2.
Results of round 1 of Dubai Open 2003
Table  White                     - Black                     Results
------------------------------------------------------------ round  1
  1    Sakaev, Konstantin  ( 0 ) - Eid, Fadi           ( 0 )   1-0    
  2    Sale, Srdjan        ( 0 ) - Aleksandrov, Aleksej( 0 )   0-1    
  3    Motylev, Alexander  ( 0 ) - Taleb, Moussa       ( 0 )   1-0    
  4    Mohandesi, Shahin   ( 0 ) - Volkov, Sergey      ( 0 )   ?-?    
  5    Graf, Alexander     ( 0 ) - Mamedov, Rauf       ( 0 )   ?-?    
  6    Himdan, Maher       ( 0 ) - Alekseev, Evgeny    ( 0 )   ?-?    
  7    Mamedyarov, Shakhriy( 0 ) - Gashimov, Sarkhan   ( 0 )   ?-?    
  8    El Arousy, Abdul Ham( 0 ) - Fedorov, Alexei     ( 0 )   0-1    
  9    Shariyazdanov, Andre( 0 ) - Velikhanli, Firuza  ( 0 )   ?-?    
 10    Saleh, Nabil        ( 0 ) - Pigusov, Evgeny     ( 0 )   0-1    
 11    Neverov, Valeriy    ( 0 ) - Roghani, Arash      ( 0 )   1-0    
 12    Saleh, Jasim Abdul R( 0 ) - Kharlov, Andrei     ( 0 )   0-1    
 13    Gagunashvili, Merab ( 0 ) - Mirzoeva, Elmira    ( 0 )   1-0    
 14    Abdul, Majeed       ( 0 ) - Gashimov, Vugar     ( 0 )   0-1    
 15    Timofeev, Artem     ( 0 ) - Molina, Tony        ( 0 )   1-0    
 16    Asylguzhin, Radik   ( 0 ) - Kuzmin, Alexey      ( 0 )   0-1    
 17    Gleizerov, Evgeny   ( 0 ) - Sadatnajafi, Mohamed( 0 )   ?-?    
 18    Mahmoody, M.Sadegh  ( 0 ) - Kotsur, Pavel       ( 0 )   ?-?    
 19    Sargissian, Gabriel ( 0 ) - Saleh, Nagueb       ( 0 )   1-0    
 20    Saud, Mohamed       ( 0 ) - Izoria, Zviad       ( 0 )   ?-?    
 21    Jobava, Baadur      ( 0 ) - Safarli, Eltaj      ( 0 )   1-0    
 22    Coleman, James      ( 0 ) - Ulibin, Mikhail     ( 0 )   0-1    
 23    Anastasian, Ashot   ( 0 ) - Sabri Kaveh         ( 0 )   1-0    
 24    Kolyaie, Hasan      ( 0 ) - Mchedlishvili, Mikhe( 0 )   0-1    
 25    Brodsky, Michail    ( 0 ) - Ayyad, Maher        ( 0 )   1-0    
 26    Khechen, Nabil E.   ( 0 ) - Goloshchapov, Alexan( 0 )   0-1    
 27    Magerramov, Elmar   ( 0 ) - Al-Khaja, Arif      ( 0 )   1-0    
 28    Zibaei, Abdoulla    ( 0 ) - Minasian, Artashes  ( 0 )   0-1    
 29    Sveshnikov, Evgeny  ( 0 ) - Somev, Abdo         ( 0 )   1-0    
 30    Kayle, Charles      ( 0 ) - Sturua, Zurab       ( 0 )   0-1    
 31    Dizdar, Goran       ( 0 ) - Navabi, Shirin      ( 0 )   1-0    
 32    Yahya, Mohamed Saleh( 0 ) - Guseienov, Kadir    ( 0 )   1-0    
 33    Skripchenko, Almira ( 0 ) - Khachatorian, Yarazi( 0 )   1-0    
 34    Ahmed, Ishaq        ( 0 ) - El Taher, Fouad     ( 0 )   0-1    
 35    Kayumov, Sergey     ( 0 ) - Saeed, Ishaq        ( 0 )   1-0    
 36    Al-Hammadi, Fatma   ( 0 ) - El Gindy, Essam     ( 0 )   0-1    
 37    Al Sayed, Mohamad N.( 0 ) - Al-Housa, Khalil    ( 0 )   1-0    
 38    Shihab, Khaled      ( 0 ) - Zulfugarli, Magomed ( 0 )   0-1    
Opening Over 30 Gradnmasters led by Konstantin Sakaev of Russia have registered for the 2003 Dubai Open making it one of the strongest open tournaments in Asia. A total of US$35,000 in cash prizes shall be at stake in the Dubai Open Chess Championship scheduled 20 to 29 April in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Sheikh Rashed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup shall go to the winner of this prestigious annual event.
Dubai Open 2003 - List of Participants
No. ID Number Name                     T  Fed Rating Birthday
 1   4104226  Sakaev, Konstantin        g  RUS  2664  13.04.74  
 2  13500139  Aleksandrov, Aleksej      g  BLR  2650  11.05.73  
 3   4121830  Motylev, Alexander        g  RUS  2634  17.06.79  
 4   4122763  Volkov, Sergey            g  RUS  2634  07.02.74  
 5   4680804  Graf, Alexander           g  GER  2630  25.08.62  
 6   4138147  Alekseev, Evgeny          g  RUS  2607  28.11.85  
 7  13401319  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyaz    g  AZE  2607  12.04.85  
 8  13500465  Fedorov, Alexei           g  BLR  2604  27.09.72  
 9   4122747  Shariyazdanov, Andrey     g  RUS  2589  12.07.76  
10   4100514  Pigusov, Evgeny           g  RUS  2588  31.03.61  
11  14100150  Neverov, Valeriy          g  UKR  2583  21.06.64  
12   4102185  Kharlov, Andrei           g  RUS  2581  20.11.68  
13  13601652  Gagunashvili, Merab       g  GEO  2580  03.01.85  
14  13400630  Gashimov, Vugar           g  AZE  2579  24.07.86  
15   4140419  Timofeev, Artyom          m  RUS  2577  06.01.85  
16   4100794  Kuzmin, Alexey            g  RUS  2576  08.03.63  
17   4101332  Gleizerov, Evgeny         g  RUS  2574  20.03.63  
18  13700278  Kotsur, Pavel             g  KAZ  2572  03.01.74  
19  13300881  Sargissian, Gabriel       g  ARM  2572  03.02.83  
20  13601733  Izoria, Zviad             g  GEO  2569  06.01.84  
21  13601520  Jobava, Baadur            g  GEO  2566  26.11.83  
22   4101405  Ulibin, Mikhail           g  RUS  2562  31.05.71  
23  13300059  Anastasian, Ashot         g  ARM  2561  16.07.64  
24  13600966  Mchedlishvili, Mikheil    g  GEO  2560  04.06.79  
25  14100932  Brodsky, Michail          g  UKR  2559  27.03.69  
26  14103222  Goloshchapov, Alexander   g  UKR  2558  25.01.78  
27  13400142  Magerramov, Elmar         g  AZE  2558  10.04.58  
28  13300040  Minasian, Artashes        g  ARM  2555  21.01.67  
29   4100638  Sveshnikov, Evgeny        g  LAT  2551  11.02.50  
30  13600095  Sturua, Zurab             g  GEO  2545  08.06.59  
31  14500124  Dizdar, Goran             g  CRO  2514  04.12.58  
32  13401378  Guseinov, Gadir           g  AZE  2505  21.05.86  
33  13900145  Skripchenko, Almira       wg FRA  2501  17.02.76  
34  10600043  El Taher, Fouad           m  EGY  2493  17.04.65  
35  14200880  Kayumov, Sergey           m  UZB  2490  08.08.81  
36  10600140  El Gindy, Essam           m  EGY  2473  14.07.66  
37  12100196  Al Sayed, Mohamad N.      m  QAT  2455    .  .    
38  13400410  Zulfugarli, Magomed       m  AZE  2434  24.05.77  
39   5300118  Eid, Fadi                 m  LIB  2431  30.04.70  
40  14500760  Sale, Srdjan              m  CRO  2416  15.09.63  
41   9300201  Taleb, Moussa             m  UAE  2391  01.07.78  
42  12501247  Mohandesi, Shahin         m  IRI  2358  01.01.62  
43  13401653  Mamedov, Rauf                AZE  2330  26.04.88  
44  10600221  Himdan, Maher             m  EGY  2322  18.02.61  
45  13400657  Gashimov, Sarkhan            AZE  2317  26.01.84  
46  10600086  El Arousy, Abdul Hameed   m  EGY  2314  01.01.63  
47  13400029  Velikhanli, Firuza        wg AZE  2305    .  .    
48   9300139  Saleh, Nabil                 UAE  2304    .  .    
49  12501034  Roghani, Arash               IRI  2302    .  .    
50   9300465  Saleh, Jasim Abdul Rahman f  UAE  2300  23.06.79  
51   4127951  Mirzoeva, Elmira          wg RUS  2277  02.11.81  
52   9300210  Abdul, Majeed             f  UAE  2270  17.10.74  
53   5201365  Molina, Tony                 PHI  2269    .  .    
54   4150295  Asylguzhin, Radik            RUS  2260  02.07.62  
55  12501603  Sadatnajafi, M.              IRI  2237    .  .    
56  12501360  Mahmoody, M. Sadegh          IRI  2226  04.07.71  
57   9300058  Saleh, Nagueb                UAE  2210  20.12.69  
58   9300457  Saud, Mohamed                UAE  2202  12.04.79  
59  13402129  Safarli, Eltaj               AZE  2201    .  .    
60    407216  Coleman, James               ENG  2198  23.12.76  
61  12502057  Sabri Kaveh                  IRI  2190    .  .    
62  12502316  Kolyaie, Hasan               IRI  2154    .  .    
63  11200235  Ayyad, Maher                 BRN  2146    .  .    
64   5300029  Khechen, Nabil E             LIB  2130  05.09.48  
65   9301127  Al-Khaja, Arif               UAE  2101  23.04.86  
66   5300258  Somev, Abdo                  LIB  2092    .  .    
67  12500704  Zibaei, Abdoulla             IRI  2092  20.06.61  
68  11500140  Kayle, Charles               PLE  2080  12.06.64  
69  12500380  Navabi, Shirin            wf IRI  2066    .  .    
70   9300953  Yahya, Mohamed Saleh         UAE  2060    .  .    
71  12501948  Khachatorian, Yarazik        IRI  2028    .  .    
72   9301275  Ahmed, Ishaq                 UAE  1944  25.02.89  
73         0  Al-Hammadi, Fatima           UAE     0    .  .    
74         0  Al-Housa, Khalil             PLE     0    .  .    
75         0  Saed, Ishaq                  UAE     0    .  .    
76         0  Shihab, Khaled               LIB     0    .  .    
Announcement A total of US$35,000 in cash prizes shall be at stake in the Dubai Open Chess Championship scheduled 20 (arrival) to 29 April in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Now in its 5th year, the Dubai Open has steadily grown to become one of the strongest open tournaments in the chess calendar, attracting top Grandmasters. The Sheikh Rashed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup shall go to the winner of this prestigious annual event. Download the Official Invitation.
 
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