20th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament
Sunday, 22 January 2012 15:13
The Chess Association of Azerbaijan-Sharghi province and the Iran Chess Federation have organized the 20th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament from January 11 to 20 in Tabriz, northwestern of Iran.
The tournament was played in 11 rounds using the Swiss System. The tournament was FIDE rated. The prize fund was $30,000 and the winner took $8,000.
Iran champion GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami took a clear first place with 9 points, half a point clear from Georgian GM Levan Pantsulaia who finished second. There follows a huge tie on the third place. 121 players competed.
1. GM GHAEM MAGHAMI Ehsan IRI 2570 - 9.0
2. GM PANTSULAIA Levan GEO 2592 - 8.5
3-11. IM NIGALIDZE Gaioz GEO 2460, IM DARINI Pouria IRI 2458, IM AZALADZE Shota GEO 2403, GM IBRAHIMOV Rasul AZE 2550, GM GOLIZADEH Asghar IRI 2464, SEVDIMALIYEV Urfan AZE 2143, IM GRABLIAUSKAS Virginijus LTU 2374, GM TOUFIGHI Homayoon IRI 2444 and ASGARI Morteza IRI 2263 - 8.0
12-13. GM KOVALEV Andrei BLR 2517 and PAJOUMTAJANI Farbod IRI 2040 - 7.5
14-28. HOSSEINZADEH Nima IRI 2226, GM KOTANJIAN Tigran ARM 2533, IM MORCHIASHVILI Bachana GEO 2372, IM SULASHVILI Malkhaz GEO 2441, ASGAROV Mushfig AZE 2234, KHALESI Vahid IRI 2212, AMIR VARDESTIAN Hossein IRI 0, GM RASULOV Vugar AZE 2537, HEYDARI Majid IRI, FM ARYANEJAD Hossein IRI 2234, MOJAVERIAN Hossein IRI 2141, SHAH MORADI Mohammad IRI 2035, ASNAASHARI Soroush IRI 2118, FM ATANEJHAD Sahebali IRI 2165 and AMINI Amer IRI 2165 - 7.0 etc
GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami