Farid Abbasov Wins Caspian Cup
Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:35
The 8th International Caspian Cup Chess Tournament, under management of the Gilan Chess Association, took place on 11-18th February in Rash, Iran. Azeri Grandmaster Azer Mirzoev held the helm for the better part of the tournament, but in the end he had to accept the shared first place, together with his compatriot GM Farid Abbasov and the local IM Toufighi Homayoon. Farid Abbasov was declared the winner on the best additional criteria.
The top last round games finished in draws, and did not disturb the equilibrium among the leaders. Only Georgian IM Davit Benidze won a game to sneak in to the shared 4th place.
1-3. GM Abbasov Farid AZE 2553, GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2594 and IM Toufighi Homayoon IRI 2462 - 7.0
4-6. FM Golizadeh Asghar IRI 2410, GM Moradiabadi Elshan IRI 2562 and IM Benidze Davit GEO 2491 - 6.5
7-14. IM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2473, GM Chibukhchian Artur ARM 2498, GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2509, GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2475, GM Ibrahimov Rasul AZE 2550, IM Mallahi Amir IRI 2370, GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2551 and Abedi Ali IRI 2125 - 6.0
15-23. IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2462, IM Roghani Arash IRI 2357, IM Sriram Jha IND 2511, FM Soozankar A M IRI 2204, IM Maghalashvili Davit GEO 2473, FM Mammadov Ayaz Arzu Oglu AZE 2338, Koohestani Sh IRI 2196, IM Babujian Levon ARM 2497 and CM Grigoryan Karen H ARM 2226 - 5.5 etc (80 players)