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🏆 13th Dubai Open (2011)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Krishnan Sasikiran, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Bassem Amin, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Sergey Volkov, Baskaran Adhiban, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Csaba Balogh, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Parimarjan Negi, Abhijeet Gupta, Gadir Guseinov, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, A R Saleh Salem, Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev, Zaven Andriasian, Vadim Malakhatko, Levan Pantsulaia, Emanuel Berg, Merab Gagunashvili, Nidjat Mamedov, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Karen H Grigoryan, Ashot Gamletovich Anastasian, Stelios Halkias, Niclas Huschenbeth, Andrei Gutov, David Arutinian, Babu M R Lalith, Tigran Kotanjian, Mikhail Simantsev, Vahap Sanal, Sundar M Shyam, Srinath Narayanan, Sunil Dhopade Swapnil, Prasanna Vasanthan Vishnu, Sarhan Guliev, Sergei Vladimirovich Iskusnyh, Pontus Carlsson, Mohamad Naser Al Sayed, Gevorg Harutjunyan, Maksat Atabayev, Hovik Hayrapetyan, Jayaram Ashwin, Hasan Abbasifar, Davit Gevorgi Petrosian, Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury, Dinara Saduakassova, Swayangsu Satyapragyan, Jonathan Carlstedt, Yusup Atabayev, Rajaram R Laxman, Logman Guliev, Deimante Cornette, Davit Zarkua, Dmitry D Kaiumov, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Sopiko Khukhashvili, Saparmyrat Atabayev, Sayantan Das, Aditya Udeshi, Tania Sachdev, S Nitin, Ramnath Bhuvanesh, Upadhyaya Anwesh, Orkhan Abdulov, Shah Fenil, Sunil Mokal Prathamesh, Suhrab Semiev, Omar Noaman Al Ali, Khosla Shiven, Krishna G V Sai, Katerina Nemcova, Anna Zozulia, Elmira Mirzoeva, Abdul Hameed El Arousy, Atousa Pourkashiyan, Annaberdi Esenov, Vladimir Feldman, Svetlana Cherednichenko, Shahin Koohestani, Vladimir Grabinsky, Amir Kowsarinia, Jasem Al-Huwar, Farhan Mohannad, Veronika Schneider, Abdo Somoff, Sameer Mansour, Ikrom Ilhomzoda, Irina Berezina, Ward Al-Tarbosh, Myroslava Hrabinska, Ivana Maria Furtado, Talal Hilwani, Yann-Michael Guidez, N Surendran plus 35 more players.

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 446  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Mahmoud vs H Abbasifar 0-154201113th Dubai OpenC45 Scotch Game
2. J M Bennett vs S Ter-Sahakyan  0-128201113th Dubai OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
3. S Arabi vs S Halkias 0-134201113th Dubai OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Kowsarinia vs A Gupta  0-165201113th Dubai OpenA15 English
5. N Khadzh Khamed vs R R Laxman  0-135201113th Dubai OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. K Grigoryan vs M Dhar 1-034201113th Dubai OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. N Huschenbeth vs S Atabayev 1-025201113th Dubai OpenB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. R Arellano vs G Harutjunyan  0-128201113th Dubai OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. D Petrosian vs R Pabalan  1-023201113th Dubai OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. K Mona vs Iskusnyh  ½-½58201113th Dubai OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Marcos vs V Malakhatko  0-145201113th Dubai OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. B Adhiban vs R Salah  1-032201113th Dubai OpenE17 Queen's Indian
13. L Guliev vs P I Johny  1-026201113th Dubai OpenB30 Sicilian
14. A El Jawich vs T Kotanjian 0-156201113th Dubai OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. S Khademalsharieh vs Anastasian  ½-½75201113th Dubai OpenA44 Old Benoni Defense
16. N J Singhai vs U Anwesh  0-125201113th Dubai OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. J Ashwin vs M Ingcongan  1-030201113th Dubai OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. C De Guzman vs A Gutov  0-124201113th Dubai OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S M Shyam vs G Amangeldiyev  1-028201113th Dubai OpenC10 French
20. I Furtado vs S Satyapragyan  0-130201113th Dubai OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S R Chowdhury vs Z Praful  1-027201113th Dubai OpenC00 French Defense
22. R Nazarov vs D Kaiumov  0-133201113th Dubai OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
23. M Al Sayed vs Jade Schmidt  1-040201113th Dubai OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. S Mehdi vs B Lalith  0-133201113th Dubai OpenB10 Caro-Kann
25. P Carlsson vs M Greeff 1-040201113th Dubai OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 446  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-15-11  cbpatzer: Interview with the leaders in this video , somewhere after min 5.
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  tpstar: The surprise of the tournament has to be Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian who won the crowd with his energetic play and dashing style despite being dead for 27 years.
Apr-15-11  Birthday Boy: <tpstar> indeed the old petrosian was resurrected hahaha
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <tpstar: The surprise of the tournament has to be Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian who won the crowd with his energetic play and dashing style despite being dead for 27 years.>

Karen Ashotovich Grigorian is giving him a run for his money, though.

Apr-15-11  TugasKamagong: I thought they'd confused Tigran L. for Tigran V. but no, this is Davit G. Petrosian, a GM rated 2480. He's 3 days younger than Tigran L. but 5 years the latter's junior as a GM: Tigran L. got his title in 2004 or so, Davit G. in 2009.

As for Karen H. Grigoryan, an FM rated 2463, he doesn't seem to have a page in

A dark star in this tournament might be Pontus Carlsson, if he can somehow get his name misspelled as Carlsen.

Apr-15-11  14DogKnight: Just checking out my avatar...
Apr-15-11  14DogKnight: would be nice if we could use our own personal avatars. I could use my own dogs then. Just a suggestion.
Apr-15-11  uscfratingmybyear: What an embarrassment for this US based chess site. The Chinese and now the Dubai tournaments. The repressive Chinese, who lock up disidents and murder the opposition, have their tournament covered. And now Dubai, being built by slave labor, has an air conditioned nightmare catering to those that turn a blind eye to what is really going on there. I find it telling that none of the top tier players are there-they probably know it's damaging to their reputations to take part. So once again, like in the last Fischer-Spassky bout, chess is used by tyrants for publicity.
Apr-15-11  Bdellovibrio: <14DogKnight> User: crawfb5
Apr-15-11  shivasuri4: <uscfratingmybyear>,did you notice that a tournament was conducted in Nanjing,China last year or the year before that and many top players took part(including the then world no.1,Carlsen).Is that telling?
Apr-15-11  uscfratingmybyear: shivasuri4 My point was the Dubai tournament and it's coverage. But if the top ten players in the world were there it wouldn't change the fact that Dubai is being built with slave labor. And if the top players were in China it would still be a repressive regime. More info on Dubai worker conditions can be found on BBC Middle East News, the photos are tough sledding.
Apr-15-11  shivasuri4: Well,I was responding only to the second part of your post.I am aware of what you say,but then since there's nothing I can do nothing about it,I don't think too much about it.
Apr-15-11  shivasuri4: And how is it an embarrassment for this website?They merely publish games they receive.We are chess enthusiasts here,not political wranglers.

By the way,I hope you see some of the games from the Chinese Championship,especially those of Ding Liren.They are a breath of fresh air!

Apr-16-11  HolyAvatar: We don't need activists in here. This website just relates chess games, hence the name.
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  Wild Bill: The standings are wrong. Jon Luwig Hammer won in both rounds today and is tied for first. He has Black against Negi tomorrow (or today, depending on where you are).
Apr-17-11  notyetagm: <Wild Bill: The standings are wrong. Jon Luwig <<<Hammer won in both rounds today and is tied for first.>>> He has Black against Negi tomorrow (or today, depending on where you are).>

Stop! Hammer time!

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  Wild Bill: <Notyetagm:>

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  eternaloptimist: <notyetagm>
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In round 8 Negi beat Hammer and is in the lead with 7 points ahead of Gupta at 6.5 and Hammer et al at 6. Last round tomorrow.

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  Penguincw: In this entire tournament, only two aren't new to me.

Surya Shekhar Ganguly

Vladimir Akopian

Apr-18-11  notyetagm: <eternaloptimist: <notyetagm>;

That's more like it.


Apr-19-11  cbpatzer: Interview with the winner interesting view on last round match psychology
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  PhilFeeley: <Penguincw: In this entire tournament, only two aren't new to me.>

You clearly don't watch much chess. Several of these folks play regularly across Europe.

(How can Negi be new to you??)

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  Penguincw: < PhilFeeley: <Penguincw: In this entire tournament, only two aren't new to me.>

You clearly don't watch much chess. Several of these folks play regularly across Europe.

(How can Negi be new to you??)>

Yep.I don't watch much chess.I like to review old games of chess.

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  Tabanus: 13th Dubai Open 9-19 April 2011, final ranking crosstable:

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