Krishnan Sasikiran wins Asian Championship in Doha Print
Sunday, 02 March 2003 00:00
GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India beat GM Darmen Sadvakasov of Kazakhstan to win the gold medal and $12,000 in the 4th Asian Championship in Doha, Qatar. Iranian GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan drew with GM Utut Adianto of Indonesia to win the silver medal and $10,000. Six others in the top ten who qualify to the next stage of the cycle are GM Mohammad Al-Modiakhi of Qatar in third for the bronze medal, IM Neelotpal Das and GM Dibyendu Barua of India, Alexei Barsov of Uzbekistan, Dao Thien Hai of Vietnam and Hameed Kadhi of Yemen. Download all games in pgn. Round 9 GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India beat GM Darmen Sadvakasov of Kazakhstan to win the gold medal and $12,000 in the 4th Asian Championship in Doha, Qatar. Iranian GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan drew with GM Utut Adianto of Indonesia to win the silver medal and $10,000. Six others in the top ten who qualify to the next stage of the cycle are GM Mohammad Al-Modiakhi of Qatar in third for the bronze medal, IM Neelotpal Das and GM Dibyendu Barua of India, Alexei Barsov of Uzbekistan, Dao Thien Hai of Vietnam and Hameed Kadhi of Yemen. Download all games in pgn.
At the awards are, from left, FIDE Continental President for Asia Khalifa Al Hitmi, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan, GM Krishnan Sasikiran and GM Mohamad Al-Modiakhi
Results of round 9 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  9
  1    SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 6 ) - SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 6 )     1- 13  1-0    
  2    GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 6 ) - ADIANTO Utut        ( 5«)    18-  4  «-«    
  3    BARUA Dibyendu      ( 5«) - AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 5«)     9-  3  «-«    
  4    DAO Thien Hai       ( 5«) - NEELOTPAL Das       ( 5«)     5- 32  «-«    
  5    SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 5 ) - BAKRE Tejas         ( 5 )    11- 25  «-«    
  6    IULDACHEV Saidali   ( 5 ) - BARSOV Alexei       ( 5 )    21- 12  0-1    
  7    TORRE Eugene        ( 5 ) - KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 5 )    14- 35  0-1    
  8    KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 5 ) - KUNTE Abhijit       ( 5 )    22- 16  «-«    
  9    PARAGUA Mark        ( 5 ) - GANGULY S S         ( 4«)    17-  6  0-1    
 10    HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 4«) - KOTSUR Pavel        ( 4«)    26-  2  1-0    
 11    RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 4«) - SADYKOV Rustem      ( 4«)     8- 31  1-0    
 12    ABU SUFIAN Sakil    ( 4«) - ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 4«)    48- 10  0-1    
 13    WU Shaobin          ( 4 ) - ALIEV Kerim         ( 4 )     7- 39  1-0    
 14    KOSTENKO Petr       ( 4 ) - ISAEV Jamshed       ( 4 )    19- 28  1-0    
 15    THIPSAY Praveen     ( 4 ) - AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 4 )    24- 29  «-«    
 16    VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 3«) - SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 4 )    20- 30  1-0    
 17    DZHUMAEV Marat      ( 3«) - MOHAMMADI H R       ( 3«)    15- 45  1-0    
 18    KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 3«) - AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 3«)    23- 41  1-0    
 19    ISSA Rafat          ( 3«) - SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 3«)    37- 27  1-0    
 20    AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 3«) - ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 3«)    40- 33  0-1    
 21    JASIM A R Saleh     ( 3«) - HILWANI Talal       ( 3 )    44- 42  0-1    
 22    JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 3 ) - ALTANOCH Genden     ( 3 )    46- 43  0-1    
 23    AL-MARRI Omar       ( 3 ) - AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 3 )    51- 50  «-«    
 24    NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 2«) - KAYLE Charles       ( 2«)    36- 52  1-0    
 25    SALEH Nabil         ( 2«) - AYYAD Maher         ( 2«)    38- 49  1-0    
 26    DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 2«) - EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 1 )    47- 53  «-«    
 27    HSMIN Mohamad Nasir ( 0«) - TURPANOV Milan      ( 2 )    54- 34  0-1    

Final Standings after round 9 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
No.  PNo.  Name                       Score PS    rat.  TPR  W-We
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  1.    1  SASIKIRAN Krishnan   g IND  7.0  35.5  2664 2742 +0.79
  2.   18  GHAEM Maghami Ehsan  g IRI  6.5  35.5  2500 2701 +2.45
  3.    3  AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad  g QAT  6.0  35.0  2571 2652 +0.96
       13  SADVAKASOV Darmen    g KAZ  6.0  32.5  2523 2627 +1.23
        4  ADIANTO Utut         g INA  6.0  31.5  2562 2626 +0.78
       32  NEELOTPAL Das        m IND  6.0  27.0  2406 2596 +2.31
        9  BARUA Dibyendu       g IND  6.0  31.0  2541 2600 +0.69
       12  BARSOV Alexei        g UZB  6.0  28.0  2525 2596 +0.78
        5  DAO Thien Hai        g VIE  6.0  30.5  2560 2596 +0.42
       35  KADHI Hameed M Ali   m YEM  6.0  24.0  2334 2504 +2.04
 11.    6  GANGULY S S          m IND  5.5  29.0  2556 2544 -0.17
        8  RAHMAN Ziaur         g BAN  5.5  31.0  2542 2562 +0.28
       10  ZAGREBELNY Sergey    g UZB  5.5  28.5  2540 2547 +0.10
       11  SAFIN Shukhrat       g UZB  5.5  28.0  2529 2475 -0.62
       16  KUNTE Abhijit        g IND  5.5  27.5  2507 2493 -0.17
       22  KAYUMOV Sergey         UZB  5.5  27.0  2479 2535 +0.73
       25  BAKRE Tejas          m IND  5.5  27.5  2464 2491 +0.34
       26  HOSSAIN Enamul       m BAN  5.5  26.0  2451 2522 +0.91
 19.    7  WU Shaobin           g SIN  5.0  22.5  2545 2434 -1.39
       14  TORRE Eugene         g PHI  5.0  29.0  2519 2525 +0.05
       17  PARAGUA Mark         m PHI  5.0  27.5  2506 2521 +0.14
       19  KOSTENKO Petr        m KAZ  5.0  22.5  2497 2401 -1.21
       21  IULDACHEV Saidali    g UZB  5.0  26.5  2487 2491 +0.05
 24.    2  KOTSUR Pavel         g KAZ  4.5  27.0  2586 2484 -1.26
       15  DZHUMAEV Marat       g UZB  4.5  26.0  2507 2411 -1.17
       20  VILLAMAYOR Bong      g PHI  4.5  24.5  2489 2445 -0.54
       23  KAKAGELDYEV Aman     m TKM  4.5  23.5  2469 2407 -0.81
       24  THIPSAY Praveen      g IND  4.5  25.0  2465 2412 -0.63
       29  AL SAYED Mohamad N   m QAT  4.5  22.5  2431 2429 +0.00
       31  SADYKOV Rustem         KAZ  4.5  21.5  2412 2442 +0.36
       33  ANNABERDIEV Meilis   m TKM  4.5  19.5  2405 2344 -0.72
       37  ISSA Rafat           f SYR  4.5  20.5  2331 2427 +1.17
       48  ABU SUFIAN Sakil     f BAN  4.5  22.0  2226 2429 +2.34
 34.   28  ISAEV Jamshed        m TJK  4.0  25.0  2438 2451 +0.22
       30  SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi m IND  4.0  22.5  2416 2421 +0.13
       39  ALIEV Kerim          m TKM  4.0  19.0  2317 2292 -0.28
       42  HILWANI Talal          SYR  4.0  13.5  2291 2211 -0.92
       43  ALTANOCH Genden     f MGL   4.0  15.0  2284 2317 +0.40
 39.   27  SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg g MGL  3.5  18.5  2438 2269 -2.08
       36  NEZAD Husein Aziz    f QAT  3.5  15.0  2334 2172 -1.74
       38  SALEH Nabil            UAE  3.5  15.5  2324 2229 -1.18
       40  AL-ZENDANI Zendan    f YEM  3.5  17.0  2313 2234 -0.78
       41  AHMED Sk Nasir       f BAN  3.5  14.5  2309 2280 -0.37
       44  JASIM A R Saleh      f UAE  3.5  20.0  2278 2261 -0.14
       45  MOHAMMADI H R          IRI  3.5  14.5  2250 2233 -0.14
       50  AL-TAMIMI Hamad        QAT  3.5  16.0  2182 2245 +0.71
       51  AL-MARRI Omar          QAT  3.5  18.5  2098 2110 +0.04
 48.   34  TURPANOV Milan         KGZ  3.0  15.0  2351 2146 -2.16
       46  JANAHI Zeyaad        f BRN  3.0  14.0  2245 2152 -0.88
       47  DE SILVA Nirosh        SRI  3.0  13.5  2243 2140 -0.81
 51.   49  AYYAD Maher            BRN  2.5   9.0  2200 1866 -2.16
       52  KAYLE Charles          PLE  2.5  15.0  2063 2195 +1.15
 53.   53  EKROF Ibrahim Shahab   KUW  1.5   4.5  0000 1825  1825
 54.   54  HSMIN Mohamad Nasir    AFG  0.5   4.5  0000 1576  1576
Round 8 Former World Junior Champion GM Darmen Sadvakasov of Kazakhstan beat local bet GM Mohamad Al-Modiakhi to join GM`s Krishnan Sasikiran of India and Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran in the 3-man lead pack after the penultimate round of the Asian Individual Championship in Doha, Qatar. Maghami and Sasikiran drew to register 6 points each after 8 rounds. Al-Modiahki and four others trail at 5.5 points each. Attached are results of rd. 8 and pairings for 9th and last round, Sunday 2 March. Download all games in pgn.
Results of round 8 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  8
  1    GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 5«) - SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 5«)    18-  1  «-«    
  2    SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 5 ) - AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 5«)    13-  3  1-0    
  3    ADIANTO Utut        ( 5 ) - DAO Thien Hai       ( 5 )     4-  5  «-«    
  4    KOTSUR Pavel        ( 4«) - BARUA Dibyendu      ( 4«)     2-  9  0-1    
  5    NEELOTPAL Das       ( 4«) - RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 4«)    32-  8  1-0    
  6    BAKRE Tejas         ( 4«) - TORRE Eugene        ( 4«)    25- 14  «-«    
  7    KUNTE Abhijit       ( 4«) - PARAGUA Mark        ( 4«)    16- 17  «-«    
  8    GANGULY S S         ( 4 ) - ABU SUFIAN Sakil    ( 4 )     6- 48  «-«    
  9    SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 4 ) - SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 4 )    30- 11  0-1    
 10    BARSOV Alexei       ( 4 ) - THIPSAY Praveen     ( 4 )    12- 24  1-0    
 11    ISAEV Jamshed       ( 4 ) - IULDACHEV Saidali   ( 4 )    28- 21  0-1    
 12    AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 4 ) - KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 4 )    29- 22  0-1    
 13    KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 4 ) - JASIM A R Saleh     ( 3«)    35- 44  1-0    
 14    ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 3«) - VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 3«)    10- 20  1-0    
 15    SADYKOV Rustem      ( 3«) - DZHUMAEV Marat      ( 3«)    31- 15  1-0    
 16    HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 3«) - KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 3«)    26- 23  1-0    
 17    ALTANOCH Genden     ( 3 ) - WU Shaobin          ( 3 )    43-  7  0-1    
 18    AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 3 ) - KOSTENKO Petr       ( 3 )    50- 19  0-1    
 19    SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 3 ) - AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 3 )    27- 40  «-«    
 20    ALIEV Kerim         ( 3 ) - JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 3 )    39- 46  1-0    
 21    ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 2«) - DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 2«)    33- 47  1-0    
 22    MOHAMMADI H R       ( 2«) - NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 2«)    45- 36  1-0    
 23    KAYLE Charles       ( 2«) - ISSA Rafat          ( 2«)    52- 37  0-1    
 24    AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 2«) - SALEH Nabil         ( 2«)    41- 38  1-0    
 25    HILWANI Talal       ( 2 ) - TURPANOV Milan      ( 2 )    42- 34  1-0    
 26    EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 1 ) - AL-MARRI Omar       ( 2 )    53- 51  0-1    
 27    AYYAD Maher         ( 1«) - HSMIN Mohamad Nasir ( 0«)    49- 54  1-0    
Round 7 GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India beat Bangladesh GM Ziaur Rahman to tally 5.5 points and join GM Mohamad Al Modiahki of Qatar and GM Ghaem Maghami of Iran for the lead after 7 rounds of the Asian Individual Championship in Doha, Qatar. GM`s Utut Adianto of Indonesia, Dao Thien Hai of Vietnam and Darmen Sadvakasov of Kazakhstan trail with 5 points each. Download all games in pgn.

Results of round 7 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  7
  1    AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 5 ) - GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 5 )     3- 18  «-«    
  2    RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 4«) - SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 4«)     8-  1  0-1    
  3    TORRE Eugene        ( 4 ) - KOTSUR Pavel        ( 4 )    14-  2  «-«    
  4    SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 4 ) - ADIANTO Utut        ( 4 )    11-  4  0-1    
  5    DAO Thien Hai       ( 4 ) - ISAEV Jamshed       ( 4 )     5- 28  1-0    
  6    BARUA Dibyendu      ( 4 ) - NEELOTPAL Das       ( 4 )     9- 32  «-«    
  7    DZHUMAEV Marat      ( 3«) - SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 4 )    15- 13  0-1    
  8    THIPSAY Praveen     ( 3«) - GANGULY S S         ( 3«)    24-  6  «-«    
  9    BAKRE Tejas         ( 3«) - ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 3«)    25- 10  1-0    
 10    KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 3«) - BARSOV Alexei       ( 3«)    22- 12  «-«    
 11    JASIM A R Saleh     ( 3«) - KUNTE Abhijit       ( 3«)    44- 16  0-1    
 12    PARAGUA Mark        ( 3«) - HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 3«)    17- 26  1-0    
 13    IULDACHEV Saidali   ( 3«) - SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 3«)    21- 30  «-«    
 14    WU Shaobin          ( 3 ) - AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 3 )     7- 29  0-1    
 15    KOSTENKO Petr       ( 3 ) - KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 3 )    19- 35  0-1    
 16    KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 3 ) - SADYKOV Rustem      ( 3 )    23- 31  «-«    
 17    ABU SUFIAN Sakil    ( 3 ) - ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 2«)    48- 33  1-0    
 18    VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 2«) - AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 2«)    20- 41  1-0    
 19    JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 2«) - SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 2«)    46- 27  «-«    
 20    AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 2«) - AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 2«)    40- 50  «-«    
 21    TURPANOV Milan      ( 2 ) - ALTANOCH Genden     ( 2 )    34- 43  0-1    
 22    DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 2 ) - ISSA Rafat          ( 2 )    47- 37  «-«    
 23    SALEH Nabil         ( 2 ) - KAYLE Charles       ( 2 )    38- 52  «-«    
 24    AL-MARRI Omar       ( 2 ) - ALIEV Kerim         ( 2 )    51- 39  0-1    
 25    MOHAMMADI H R       ( 1«) - AYYAD Maher         ( 1«)    45- 49  1-0    
 26    NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 1«) - EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 1 )    36- 53  1-0    
 27    HSMIN Mohamad Nasir ( 0«) - HILWANI Talal       ( 1 )    54- 42  0-1  
Round 6 Iranian GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan beat Uzbekistan GM Sergey Sagrabelny to join Qatari GM Mohd. Al-Midiahki for the lead at 5 points each after 6 rounds of the Asian Individual Championship in Doha, Qatar. Al-Modiahki drew with India`s Krishnan Sasikiran who trails with 4.5 points together with Bangladesh GM Ziaur Rahman. Nine players follow with 4 points each. Attached are the round 6 results and pairings for round 7.
Results of round 6 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  6
  1    SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 4 ) - AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 4«)     1-  3  «-«    
  2    ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 3«) - GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 4 )    10- 18  0-1    
  3    ADIANTO Utut        ( 3«) - TORRE Eugene        ( 3«)     4- 14  «-«    
  4    SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 3«) - DAO Thien Hai       ( 3«)    13-  5  «-«    
  5    RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 3«) - DZHUMAEV Marat      ( 3«)     8- 15  1-0    
  6    ISAEV Jamshed       ( 3«) - SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 3«)    28- 11  «-«    
  7    KOTSUR Pavel        ( 3 ) - KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 3 )     2- 23  1-0    
  8    GANGULY S S         ( 3 ) - KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 3 )     6- 22  «-«    
  9    AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 3 ) - BARUA Dibyendu      ( 3 )    29-  9  0-1    
 10    BARSOV Alexei       ( 3 ) - BAKRE Tejas         ( 3 )    12- 25  «-«    
 11    KUNTE Abhijit       ( 3 ) - THIPSAY Praveen     ( 3 )    16- 24  «-«    
 12    SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 3 ) - PARAGUA Mark        ( 3 )    30- 17  «-«    
 13    NEELOTPAL Das       ( 3 ) - VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 2«)    32- 20  1-0    
 14    ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 2«) - IULDACHEV Saidali   ( 2«)    33- 21  0-1    
 15    HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 2«) - AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 2«)    26- 40  1-0    
 16    SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 2«) - JASIM A R Saleh     ( 2«)    27- 44  0-1    
 17    ISSA Rafat          ( 2 ) - WU Shaobin          ( 2 )    37-  7  0-1    
 18    ALIEV Kerim         ( 2 ) - KOSTENKO Petr       ( 2 )    39- 19  0-1    
 19    SADYKOV Rustem      ( 2 ) - DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 2 )    31- 47  1-0    
 20    TURPANOV Milan      ( 2 ) - ABU SUFIAN Sakil    ( 2 )    34- 48  0-1    
 21    KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 2 ) - AL-MARRI Omar       ( 2 )    35- 51  1-0    
 22    AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 2 ) - SALEH Nabil         ( 1«)    50- 38  «-«    
 23    NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 1«) - JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 1«)    36- 46  0-1    
 24    AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 1«) - MOHAMMADI H R       ( 1«)    41- 45  1-0    
 25    KAYLE Charles       ( 1«) - AYYAD Maher         ( 1 )    52- 49  «-«    
 26    ALTANOCH Genden     ( 1 ) - HILWANI Talal       ( 1 )    43- 42  1-0    
 27    EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 0 ) - HSMIN Mohamad Nasir ( 0«)    53- 54  1-0    
Round 5 Local hero GM Mohamad Al Modiahki of Qatar beat Indian GM S.S. Ganguly to maintain solo lead with 4.5 points at the halfway mark of the Asian Individual Championship in Doha, Qatar. Close behind with 4 points each are GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India and GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran. At stake are slots in the next stage of the world championship cycle and a total of $64,000 in cash prizes. Attached are results of round 5 and pairings for round 6.
Results of round 5 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  5
  1    AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 3?) - GANGULY S S         ( 3 )     3-  6  1-0    
  2    SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 3 ) - BARSOV Alexei       ( 3 )     1- 12  1-0    
  3    SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 3 ) - ADIANTO Utut        ( 3 )    13-  4  ?-?    
  4    TORRE Eugene        ( 3 ) - RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 3 )    14-  8  ?-?    
  5    GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 3 ) - BARUA Dibyendu      ( 3 )    18-  9  1-0    
  6    SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 3 ) - DZUMAEV Marat       ( 3 )    11- 15  ?-?    
  7    KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 2?) - KOTSUR Pavel        ( 2?)    22-  2  ?-?    
  8    DAO Thien Hai       ( 2?) - HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 2?)     5- 26  1-0    
  9    IULDACHEV Saidali   ( 2?) - ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 2?)    21- 10  0-1    
 10    BAKRE Tejas         ( 2?) - KUNTE Abhijit       ( 2?)    25- 16  ?-?    
 11    VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 2?) - ISAEV Jamshed       ( 2?)    20- 28  0-1    
 12    WU Shaobin          ( 2 ) - SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 2 )     7- 30  0-1    
 13    PARAGUA Mark        ( 2 ) - SADYKOV Rustem      ( 2 )    17- 31  1-0    
 14    KOSTENKO Petr       ( 2 ) - NEELOTPAL Das       ( 2 )    19- 32  0-1    
 15    KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 2 ) - KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 2 )    23- 35  1-0    
 16    THIPSAY Praveen     ( 2 ) - ISSA Rafat          ( 2 )    24- 37  1-0    
 17    AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 2 ) - AL-MARRI Omar       ( 2 )    29- 51  1-0    
 18    SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 1?) - TURPANOV Milan      ( 2 )    27- 34  1-0    
 19    ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 1?) - KAYLE Charles       ( 1?)    33- 52  1-0    
 20    AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 1?) - NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 1?)    40- 36  1-0    
 21    ABU Sufian Sakil    ( 1?) - ALIEV Kerim         ( 1?)    48- 39  ?-?    
 22    JASIM A R Saleh     ( 1?) - ALTAN-OCH Genden    ( 1 )    44- 43  1-0    
 23    SALEH Nabil         ( 1 ) - MOHAMMADI H R       ( 1 )    38- 45  ?-?    
 24    JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 1 ) - AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 1 )    46- 41  ?-?    
 25    HILWANI Talal       ( 1 ) - AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 1 )    42- 50  0-1    
 26    DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 1 ) - HSMIN Mohamad Nazir ( 0?)    47- 54  1-0    
 27    AYYAD Maher         ( 0 ) - EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 0 )    49- 53  1-0    
Round 4 Local hero GM Mohamad Al-Modiahki of Qatar beat GM Sergei Zagrabelny of Uzbekistan to emerge solo leader with 3.5 points after 4 rounds of the Asian Individual Championship in Doha, Qatar. Eleven players are tied with 3 points each at the halfway mark of the 9-round Swiss System tournament. Attached are results of round 4 and pairings for round 5.
Results of round 4 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  4
  1    BARUA Dibyendu      ( 2«) - SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 2«)     9-  1  «-«    
  2    ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 2«) - AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 2«)    10-  3  0-1    
  3    GANGULY S S         ( 2«) - SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 2«)     6- 13  «-«    
  4    RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 2«) - GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 2«)     8- 18  «-«    
  5    ADIANTO Utut        ( 2 ) - VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 2«)     4- 20  1-0    
  6    KOTSUR Pavel        ( 2 ) - IULDACHEV Saidali   ( 2 )     2- 21  «-«    
  7    KUNTE Abhijit       ( 2 ) - DAO Thien Hai       ( 2 )    16-  5  «-«    
  8    AL-MARRI Omar       ( 2 ) - SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 2 )    51- 11  0-1    
  9    BARSOV Alexei       ( 2 ) - PARAGUA Mark        ( 2 )    12- 17  1-0    
 10    TORRE Eugene        ( 2 ) - KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 2 )    14- 23  1-0    
 11    DZUMAEV Marat       ( 2 ) - THIPSAY Praveen     ( 2 )    15- 24  1-0    
 12    SADYKOV Rustem      ( 1«) - WU Shaobin          ( 1«)    31-  7  «-«    
 13    ISSA Rafat          ( 1«) - KOSTENKO Petr       ( 1«)    37- 19  «-«    
 14    KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 1«) - ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 1«)    22- 33  1-0    
 15    KAYLE Charles       ( 1«) - BAKRE Tejas         ( 1«)    52- 25  0-1    
 16    HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 1«) - JASIM A R Saleh     ( 1«)    26- 44  1-0    
 17    ISAEV Jamshed       ( 1«) - ABU Sufian Sakil    ( 1«)    28- 48  1-0    
 18    ALIEV Kerim         ( 1«) - AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 1 )    39- 29  0-1    
 19    NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 1 ) - SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 1 )    36- 27  «-«    
 20    MOHAMMADI H R       ( 1 ) - SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 1 )    45- 30  0-1    
 21    ALTAN-OCH Genden    ( 1 ) - NEELOTPAL Das       ( 1 )    43- 32  0-1    
 22    AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 1 ) - TURPANOV Milan      ( 1 )    50- 34  0-1    
 23    KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 1 ) - SALEH Nabil         ( 1 )    35- 38  1-0    
 24    HSMIN Mohamad Nazir ( 0«) - AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 0«)    54- 40  0-1    
 25    DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 0«) - HILWANI Talal       ( 0«)    47- 42  «-«    
 26    AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 0 ) - AYYAD Maher         ( 0 )    41- 49  1-0    
 27    EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 0 ) - JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 0 )    53- 46  0-1    

Round 3 Qatari GM Mohd. Al Modiahki, Indian GM Dibyendu Barua and Kazak GM Darmen Sadvakasov beat their respective opponents to join the lead as six erstwhile leaders could only draw. Nine remain tied at 2.5 points each after 3 rounds of the 4th Asian Individual Championship in Doha, Qatar. Attached are the results of round 3 and pairings for round 4.
Results of round 3 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  3
  1    SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 2 ) - ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 2 )     1- 10  ??   
  2    GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 2 ) - GANGULY S S         ( 2 )    18-  6  ??   
  3    VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 2 ) - RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 2 )    20-  8  ??   
  4    PARAGUA Mark        ( 1? - KOTSUR Pavel        ( 1?    17-  2  ??   
  5    AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 1? - KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 1?     3- 22  1-0    
  6    THIPSAY Praveen     ( 1? - ADIANTO Utut        ( 1?    24-  4  ??   
  7    BARUA Dibyendu      ( 1? - ISSA Rafat          ( 1?     9- 37  1-0    
  8    SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 1? - HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 1?    13- 26  1-0    
  9    AL-MARRI Omar       ( 1? - DZUMAEV Marat       ( 1?    51- 15  ??   
 10    DAO Thien Hai       ( 1 ) - SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 1 )     5- 27  1-0    
 11    WU Shaobin          ( 1 ) - ISAEV Jamshed       ( 1 )     7- 28  ??   
 12    SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 1 ) - AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 1 )    11- 29  1-0    
 13    SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 1 ) - BARSOV Alexei       ( 1 )    30- 12  0-1    
 14    NEELOTPAL Das       ( 1 ) - TORRE Eugene        ( 1 )    32- 14  0-1    
 15    TURPANOV Milan      ( 1 ) - KUNTE Abhijit       ( 1 )    34- 16  0-1    
 16    KOSTENKO Petr       ( 1 ) - ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 1 )    19- 33  ??   
 17    IULDACHEV Saidali   ( 1 ) - KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 1 )    21- 35  1-0    
 18    KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 1 ) - NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 1 )    23- 36  1-0    
 19    BAKRE Tejas         ( 1 ) - ALIEV Kerim         ( 1 )    25- 39  ??   
 20    SALEH Nabil         ( 1 ) - SADYKOV Rustem      ( 0?    38- 31  0-1    
 21    HILWANI Talal       ( 0? - KAYLE Charles       ( 0?    42- 52  0-1    
 22    JASIM A R Saleh     ( 0? - HSMIN Mohamad Nazir ( 0?    44- 54  1-0    
 23    ABU Sufian Sakil    ( 0? - AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 0 )    48- 41  1-0    
 24    AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 0 ) - DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 0 )    40- 47  ??   
 25    AYYAD Maher         ( 0 ) - ALTAN-OCH Genden    ( 0 )    49- 43  0-1    
 26    EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 0 ) - MOHAMMADI H R       ( 0 )    53- 45  0-1    
 27    JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 0 ) - AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 0 )    46- 50  0-1    
Round 2 Top seed Krishnan Sasikiran (IND), Ghaem Maghami (IRI), S.S. Ganguly (IND), Bong Villamayor (PHI), Ziaur Rahman (BAN) and Sergey Zagrebelny (UZB) share the lead with perfect scores after two rounds of the 4th Asian Men`s Championship in Doha, Qatar. Games are daily at 4pm in this 9-round Swiss system event.
Results of round 2 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  2
  1    TORRE Eugene        ( 1 ) - SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 1 )    14-  1  0-1    
  2    DZUMAEV Marat       ( 1 ) - AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 1 )    15-  3  ??   
  3    ADIANTO Utut        ( 1 ) - PARAGUA Mark        ( 1 )     4- 17  ??   
  4    GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 1 ) - DAO Thien Hai       ( 1 )    18-  5  1-0    
  5    GANGULY S S         ( 1 ) - KOSTENKO Petr       ( 1 )     6- 19  1-0    
  6    VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 1 ) - WU Shaobin          ( 1 )    20-  7  1-0    
  7    RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 1 ) - IULDACHEV Saidali   ( 1 )     8- 21  1-0    
  8    HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 1 ) - BARUA Dibyendu      ( 1 )    26-  9  ??   
  9    ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 1 ) - KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 1 )    10- 23  1-0    
 10    ISSA Rafat          ( 1 ) - SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 1 )    37- 13  ??   
 11    KOTSUR Pavel        ( 0? - BAKRE Tejas         ( 1 )     2- 25  1-0    
 12    BARSOV Alexei       ( 0? - ISAEV Jamshed       ( 0?    12- 28  1-0    
 13    KUNTE Abhijit       ( 0? - SALEH Nabil         ( 0?    16- 38  ??   
 14    KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 0? - HILWANI Talal       ( 0?    22- 42  1-0    
 15    THIPSAY Praveen     ( 0? - ABU Sufian Sakil    ( 0?    24- 48  1-0    
 16    HSMIN Mohamad Nazir ( 0? - AL-MARRI Omar       ( 0?    54- 51  0-1    
 17    SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 0 ) - KAYLE Charles       ( 0?    27- 52  1-0    
 18    AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 0 ) - SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 0 )    41- 11  0-1    
 19    AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 0 ) - AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 0 )    29- 40  1-0    
 20    ALTAN-OCH Genden    ( 0 ) - SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 0 )    43- 30  0-1    
 21    SADYKOV Rustem      ( 0 ) - JASIM A R Saleh     ( 0 )    31- 44  ?    
 22    MOHAMMADI H R       ( 0 ) - NEELOTPAL Das       ( 0 )    45- 32  0-1    
 23    ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 0 ) - JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 0 )    33- 46  1-0    
 24    DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 0 ) - TURPANOV Milan      ( 0 )    47- 34  0-1    
 25    KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 0 ) - AYYAD Maher         ( 0 )    35- 49  1-0    
 26    AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 0 ) - NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 0 )    50- 36  0-1    
 27    ALIEV Kerim         ( 0 ) - EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 0 )    39- 53  1-0    
Round 1, 22 February FIDE Asian Continental President Khalifa Al Hitmi (in photo) opened the 4th Asian Men`s Championship on Saturday among 54 participants from 21 countries. Favorites led opening round winners in the 9-round Swiss System event. Games are daily starting 4pm with the last round in the morning.
Results of round 1 of 4th Asian Individual Championship
Table  White                     - Black                                Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  1
  1    SASIKIRAN Krishnan  ( 0 ) - SHARAVDORJ Dashzeveg( 0 )     1- 27  1-0    
  2    ISAEV Jamshed       ( 0 ) - KOTSUR Pavel        ( 0 )    28-  2  ??   
  3    AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad ( 0 ) - AL SAYED Mohamad N  ( 0 )     3- 29  1-0    
  4    SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi( 0 ) - ADIANTO Utut        ( 0 )    30-  4  0-1    
  5    DAO Thien Hai       ( 0 ) - SADYKOV Rustem      ( 0 )     5- 31  1-0    
  6    NEELOTPAL Das       ( 0 ) - GANGULY S S         ( 0 )    32-  6  0-1    
  7    WU Shaobin          ( 0 ) - ANNABERDIEV Meilis  ( 0 )     7- 33  1-0    
  8    TURPANOV Milan      ( 0 ) - RAHMAN Ziaur        ( 0 )    34-  8  0-1    
  9    BARUA Dibyendu      ( 0 ) - KADHI Hameed M Ali  ( 0 )     9- 35  1-0    
 10    NEZAD Husein Aziz   ( 0 ) - ZAGREBELNY Sergey   ( 0 )    36- 10  0-1    
 11    SAFIN Shukhrat      ( 0 ) - ISSA Rafat          ( 0 )    11- 37  0-1    
 12    SALEH Nabil         ( 0 ) - BARSOV Alexei       ( 0 )    38- 12  ??   
 13    SADVAKASOV Darmen   ( 0 ) - ALIEV Kerim         ( 0 )    13- 39  1-0    
 14    AL-ZENDANI Zendan   ( 0 ) - TORRE Eugene        ( 0 )    40- 14  0-1    
 15    DZUMAEV Marat       ( 0 ) - AHMED Sk Nasir      ( 0 )    15- 41  1-0    
 16    HILWANI Talal       ( 0 ) - KUNTE Abhijit       ( 0 )    42- 16  ??   
 17    PARAGUA Mark        ( 0 ) - ALTAN OCH Genden    ( 0 )    17- 43  1-0    
 18    JASIM A R Saleh     ( 0 ) - GHAEM Maghami Ehsan ( 0 )    44- 18  0-1    
 19    KOSTENKO Petr       ( 0 ) - MOHAMMADI H R       ( 0 )    19- 45  1-0    
 20    JANAHI Zeyaad       ( 0 ) - VILLAMAYOR Bong     ( 0 )    46- 20  0-1    
 21    7ULDACHEV Saidali   ( 0 ) - DE SILVA Nirosh     ( 0 )    21- 47  1-0    
 22    ABU Sufian Sakil    ( 0 ) - KAYUMOV Sergey      ( 0 )    48- 22  ??   
 23    KAKAGELDYEV Aman    ( 0 ) - AL-TAMIMI Hamad     ( 0 )    23- 50  1-0    
 24    KAYLE Charles       ( 0 ) - THIPSAY Praveen     ( 0 )    51- 24  ??   
 25    BAKRE Tejas         ( 0 ) - EKROF Ibrahim Shahab( 0 )    25- 52  1-0    
 26    AYYAD Maher         ( 0 ) - HOSSAIN Enamul      ( 0 )    49- 26  0-1   
Announcement (19 Feb. 2003) GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India heads the list of participants in the 4th Asian Chess Championship scheduled 21 February (arrival) to 3rd March (departure). Here is the list of participants. The Asian Executive Board meeting is scheduled 27th February (arrival) to 2nd March (departure. Continental President for Asia Khalifa Al Hitmi of Qatar announced the 4th Asian Men`s Individual Chess Championship scheduled 21 February to 3 March 2003 in Doha. Participating are affiliated Asian Chess Federations from FIDE Zones 3.1 , 3.2 , 3.3 and 3.4. Here is the invitation from the Qatar Chess Federation. Cups, gold, silver and bronze medals plus $20,000 in cash prizes are at stake in the tournament.
 
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