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Dubai Open Chess Championship

9th to 19th April at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club

Dubai Open 2011

The 13th Dubai Open Chess Championship for Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Cup will be held from 9th to 19th April 2011. The Championship will be held at Dubai Chess and Culture Club.

A record number of 170 players from 33 countries are participating in this prestigious tournament. The largest group, 42, is hailing from India, followed with 10 from Armenia and Iran.

Grandmaster Sasikiran Krishnan rated 2682 is the top seed of this championship, while 50 Grandmasters are expected to give tough competition. Total prize fund is $45,000.

Ladies were in charge of surprises as WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh and WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat, both from Iran, won and drew against GM Aleksej Aleksandrov and GM Ashot Anastasian respectively. In addition, WFM Dinara Saduakassova split the point with GM Emanuel Berg. CM Sanal Vahap defeated GM Jon Ludvig Hammer with black pieces.

List of players:

1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2682

2 GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2675

3 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2670

4 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2645

5 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2643

6 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2638

7 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2629

8 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2627

9 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2621

10 GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas KAZ 2618

11 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2618

12 GM Berg Emanuel SWE 2612

13 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2606

14 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2606

15 GM Balogh Csaba HUN 2601

16 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2599

17 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2596

18 GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2596

19 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2595

20 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2584

21 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2580

22 GM Mamedov Nidjat AZE 2580

23 GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2579

24 GM Arutinian David GEO 2575

25 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2575

26 GM Minasian Artashes ARM 2558

27 GM Anastasian Ashot ARM 2556

28 GM Simantsev Mikhail UKR 2556

29 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2546

30 GM Adhiban B IND 2543

31 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2527

32 GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2511

33 GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2497

34 GM Carlsson Pontus SWE 2496

35 IM Lalith Babu M R IND 2491

36 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2485

37 GM Iskusnyh Sergei RUS 2481

38 GM Petrosian Davit G ARM 2480

39 GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2468

40 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2468

41 FM Abbasifar Hasan IRI 2467

42 IM Huschenbeth Niclas GER 2465

43 GM Kayumov Dmitry D UZB 2463

44 FM Grigoryan Karen H ARM 2463

45 GM Laxman R R IND 2462

46 IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IND 2459

47 IM Satyaragyan Swayangsu IND 2459

48 IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2457

49 GM Gutov Andrey RUS 2445

50 IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2439

51 IM Anwesh Upadhyaya IND 2432

52 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh R IND 2425

53 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2421

54 IM Swapnil S Dhopade IND 2411

55 IM Tania Sachdev IND 2407

56 IM Semiev Suhrab TKM 2406

57 IM Prathamesh Sunil Mokal IND 2405

58 Zarkua Davit GEO 2397

59 Shiven Khosla IND 2391

60 FM Hayrapetian Ovik ARM 2390

61 Carlstedt Jonathan GER 2386

62 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2371

63 IM Zozulia Anna BEL 2369

64 IM Nitin S IND 2365

65 Udeshi Aditya IND 2362

66 IM Vishnu Prasanna V IND 2358

67 FM Atabayev Maksat TKM 2355

68 FM Sai Krishna G V IND 2349

69 FM Koohestani Sh IRI 2345

70 FM Alhuwar Jasem UAE 2334

71 Abdulov Orkhan Javanshir Oglu AZE 2327

72 FM Atabayev Yusup TKM 2319

73 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2310

74 IM Grabinsky Vladimir UKR 2303

75 FM Mansour Sameer JOR 2301

76 WGM Daulyte Deimante LTU 2293

77 WGM Nemcova Katerina CZE 2289

78 FM Esenov Annaberdi TKM 2283

79 Fenil Shah IND 2282

80 WGM Cherednichenko Svetlana UKR 2278

81 WGM Hrabinska Myroslava UKR 2278

82 WGM Mirzoeva Elmira RUS 2272

83 Hilwani Talal SYR 2272

84 IM Feldman Vladimir AUS 2270

85 FM Das Sayantan IND 2268

86 Omar Noaman UAE 2253

87 WIM Schneider Veronika HUN 2247

88 Guidez Yann-Michael FRA 2247

89 WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh IRI 2241

90 IM El Arousy Abdul Hameed EGY 2238

91 FM Al-Tarbosh Ward SYR 2230

92 FM Mohannad Farhan JOR 2221

93 FM Birjukov Sergey RUS 2218

94 Al Razi Naji Mohd Saeed UAE 2209

95 WFM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2208

96 CM Sanal Vahap TUR 2200

97 IM Berezina Rina AUS 2199

98 Saleh Najeeb UAE 2194

99 WGM Sulejmanova Ava UKR 2192

100 Aboudi Marwan JOR 2184

101 Ilhomzoda Ikrom TJK 2184

102 Meshcheriakov Vladislav RUS 2180

103 FM Somoff Abdo LIB 2172

104 FM Kowsarinia Amir IRI 2168

105 Abedi Ali IRI 2159

106 Arabi Saeid IRI 2159

107 Dimarucut Francis Erwin PHI 2156

108 Bennett John M ENG 2153

109 Dargan Paul A G ENG 2148

110 Surendran N IND 2146

111 WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2137

112 Coleman James ENG 2136

113 Marcos Marvin PHI 2134

114 Salah Romany EGY 2115

115 CM El Jawich Amro LIB 2109

116 Mohd Ali Altaher UAE 2098

117 Saud Mohamed UAE 2087

118 WGM Greeff Melissa RSA 2080

119 Mehdi Samer IRI 2078

120 Schmidt Jade GER 2077

121 WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2076

122 Ramalingam Karthik IND 2063

123 Pabalan Rocky PHI 2062

124 Arellano Robert PHI 2060

125 Johny P I IND 2048

126 Mahmoud Haitham SUD 2040

127 Atabayev Saparmyrat TKM 2037

128 Nazarov Rustem TKM 2024

129 Dhar Manodip IND 2022

130 Khadzh Khamed Naser UKR 2009

131 Praful Zaveri IND 2004

132 WFM Ivana Maria Furtado IND 1999

133 Amangeldiyev Gurbangeldi TKM 1987

134 De Guzman Carlos PHI 1981

135 Ingcongan Mama PHI 1977

136 Singhai Niklesh Jain IND 1972

137 Veliyev Serdar TKM 1952

138 Albers Andreas GER 1925

139 Ahmed Fayez UAE 1911

140 Rafee Mohd Hayel SYR 1905

141 Abdulkarim Ali UAE 1898

142 WIM Saleh Nora Mohd UAE 1884

143 Vigram M IND 1877

144 Illan M Hammed JOR 1867

145 WFM Al-Zarouni Kholoud Essa UAE 1864

146 Sathiyanarayanan R V IND 1850

147 Dasgupta Natun IND 1830

148 Vivek M IND 1829

149 Besherov Gurbanberdi TKM 1828

150 Sudharsan Surya K IND 1800

151 Alan Ibrahim A. UAE 1798

152 Sultan Ibrahim UAE 1791

153 Esa A H Al-Marazeeq UAE 1786

154 Walid Anwar UAE 1775

155 WFM Bukhashem Fayeqa S UAE 1747

156 Perez Richard PHI 1734

157 WFM Nouman Amna UAE 1723

158 Murad Abdulla UAE 1720

159 Tayyeb Asif Mohmamad IND 1688

160 Abdulla Ali UAE 1669

161 Shiva Gunal S IND 1629

162 Niranjan R IND 1607

163 Jehad Aysha UAE 1579

164 Mahmoud Ahmed UAE 1576

165 Rahul Raghuveer IND 1572

166 Abdulaziz Abdulla UAE 1564

167 M Priadarshni IND 1505

168 Ambareesh P IND 1493

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