GM Iturrizaga wins 12th Dubai Open Print
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00
dubaiA record 154 players took part in the 9 round Swiss including 36 GMs, 17 IMs, 9 WGMs, 6 WIMs and 11 FMs, attracted by the $45,000 total cash prize. The top prize of $8,000 enticed 13 GMs rated 2600+ to come to Dubai. And it was a first timer in Dubai, from Latin America who won this year. Venezuelan GM Eduardo Iturrizaga won with 7 points, prevailing in the tie break among nine tied GMs. 

See round by round results and final standings at chess-results.com. Visit Dubai Chess Club web site and download games.

The implementation of the no draw offers before 30 moves has minimized the number of friendly draws. This year there were more fighting games until the last round.

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GM Iturrizaga of Venezuela receives the winner's cup from Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum assisted by Dubai Chess Club Chairman Ibrahim Al Bannai. At left is Dr. Saad Al Sharif, General Secretary of the Dubai Sports Council.

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Prize winners in a group photo. At right is Deputy Chief Arbiter Mahdi Abdulrahim. (photo by Casto Abundo)

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Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum (center) awards the Dugas Cup (Blitz tournament) to GM Levan Pantsulaia of Georgia. Looking on are, from left, Dubai Sports Council General Secretary Dr. Saad Al Sharif, Walid Mahmood of Dugas and Dubai Chess Club Chairman Ibrahim Al Bannai. 

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The Dubai Open is now on its 12th year and growing from strength to strength. This year had the most number of GMs and most number of 2600s. The number of participants grew to a record 154 and the most number of nationalities, 36 countries represented.

Clockwise at left is the core working team, Executive Director Mohammed Husseini, Chief Arbiter Casto Abundo, Live Games Operator Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh and Deputy Chief Arbiter Mahdi Abdulrahim.



Here are the top placers:

Final Ranking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank

SNo.

 Title

Name

Rtg

FED

Pts

RtgSum

1

12

GM

Iturrizaga Eduardo

2604

VEN

7

20280

2

6

GM

Iordachescu Viorel

2621

MDA

7

20231

3

13

GM

Aleksandrov Aleksej

2601

BLR

7

20155

4

20

GM

Sanikidze Tornike

2566

GEO

7

20031

5

10

GM

Guseinov Gadir

2609

AZE

7

19922

6

16

GM

Melkumyan Hrant

2582

ARM

7

19797

7

17

GM

Arutinian David

2576

GEO

7

19694

8

9

GM

Volkov Sergey

2612

RUS

7

19268

9

2

GM

Baklan Vladimir

2644

UKR

20317

10

1

GM

Sargissian Gabriel

2675

ARM

19994

11

24

GM

Malakhatko Vadim

2548

BEL

19518

12

7

GM

Fedorov Alexei

2618

BLR

19332

13

4

GM

Balogh Csaba

2622

HUN

19231

14

23

GM

Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel

2548

ESP

18630

15

18

GM

Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

2575

IRI

6

20038

16

11

GM

Safarli Eltaj

2606

AZE

6

19997

17

15

GM

Gagunashvili Merab

2582

GEO

6

19898

18

5

GM

Gelashvili Tamaz

2621

GEO

6

19674

19

14

GM

Pantsulaia Levan

2588

GEO

6

19515

20

33

GM

Laxman R R

2485

IND

6

19483

21

28

GM

Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis

2531

ESP

6

19392

22

21

GM

Gupta Abhijeet

2560

IND

6

19305

23

49

IM

Shyam Sundar M

2372

IND

6

19111

24

35

GM

Dzagnidze Nana

2479

GEO

6

19097

25

30

GM

Sharapov Evgeny

2498

UKR

6

19035

26

51

 

Ramnath Bhuvanesh R

2360

IND

6

18737

27

22

GM

Arun Prasad S

2549

IND

6

18216

28

34

GM

Salem A R  Saleh

2483

UAE

6

17942

29

3

GM

Negi Parimarjan

2634

IND

20380

30

29

GM

Kotanjian Tigran

2522

ARM

20207

31

86

 

Tejas Ravichandran

2165

IND

20098

32

26

GM

Shanava Konstantine

2544

GEO

19995

33

19

GM

Shengelia David

2567

AUT

19885

34

37

IM

Harika Dronavalli

2473

IND

19854

35

39

IM

Satyapragyan Swayangsu

2466

IND

19711

36

48

FM

Sharbaf Mohsen

2373

IRI

19675

37

25

GM

Savchenko Stanislav

2545

UKR

19556

38

31

IM

Lalith Babu M R

2493

IND

19375

39

65

 

Mammadov Zaur Fazahir Oglu

2276

AZE

19374

40

67

IM

Wageih Kareim

2268

EGY

19262

41

8

GM

Petrosian Tigran L

2612

ARM

19043

42

74

WGM

Mirzoeva Elmira

2230

RUS

18776

43

41

IM

Grover Sahaj

2434

IND

17976

44

70

IM

Feldman Vladimir

2258

AUS

17791

45

71

WGM

Maisuradze Nino

2254

FRA

17490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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