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Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup Tournament

Farrukh Amonatov14/19(+13 -4 =2)[view games]
Rauf Mamedov13.5/19(+12 -4 =3)[view games]
Baadur Jobava13.5/18(+12 -3 =3)[view games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi13.5/19(+11 -3 =5)[view games]
Vladislav Artemiev13.5/19(+12 -4 =3)[view games]
Peter Svidler12/19(+10 -5 =4)[view games]
Sergey Karjakin12/19(+11 -6 =2)[view games]
Ruslan Ponomariov12/19(+8 -3 =8)[view games]
Igor Kovalenko12/19(+11 -6 =2)[view games]
Rustam Kasimdzhanov11.5/19(+9 -5 =5)[view games]
Alexander Moiseenko11.5/18(+10 -5 =3)[view games]
Boris Gelfand11.5/19(+7 -3 =9)[view games]
Vladimir Onischuk11.5/18(+10 -5 =3)[view games]
Yan Dzhumagaliev11/18(+10 -6 =2)[view games]
Le Quang Liem11/19(+9 -6 =4)[view games]
Murtas Kazhgaleyev11/18(+10 -6 =2)[view games]
Yifan Hou11/19(+9 -6 =4)[view games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov11/19(+9 -6 =4)[view games]
Ivan Saric10.5/19(+8 -6 =5)[view games]
Susanto Megaranto10/18(+9 -7 =2)[view games]
Gawain Jones9.5/19(+8 -8 =3)[view games]
Sanan Sjugirov9.5/18(+8 -7 =3)[view games]
Alexey Dreev9.5/19(+8 -8 =3)[view games]
David Arutinian9.5/18(+9 -8 =1)[view games]
Rinat Jumabayev9/15(+7 -4 =4)[view games]
Wang Hao9/19(+7 -8 =4)[view games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons9/17(+7 -6 =4)[view games]
Alexander Grischuk9/19(+7 -8 =4)[view games]
Boris Savchenko8.5/17(+8 -8 =1)[view games]
(77 players total; 49 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup (2016)

The Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan was held in Almaty on June 18 and June 19, 2016. It was a Swiss System open with 22 rounds (11 double-rounds); players met the same opponent with both colors in each double-round. The time control was 3 minutes per player with a 2-second increment per move.

The first seven double-rounds were played on June 18; Shakhriyar Mamedyarov topped the field on the first day with 11.5/14. Baadur Jobava scored four wins and one draw (including a double win against Mamedyarov) in the next five rounds, and led by a point and a half with three rounds to play; he then lost to Sergey Karjakin in round 20 and top seed Ian Nepomniachtchi in round 21, giving Nepomniachtchi a half-point lead before the final round. Farrukh Amonatov closed with four consecutive wins, while Nepomniachtchi drew his last game; both Amonatov and Nepomniachtchi finished on 16.0/22, but Amonatov had 15 wins to Nepomniachtchi's 13 and won the tournament on the second tie-break criterion. Jobava placed third half a point behind the top two, edging fourth-placed Vladislav Artemiev on performance rating.

Tie-break criteria: 1. head-to-head-score; 2. most wins; 3. performance rating; 4. Buchholz.

Prizes: $30,000 for the winner; $20,000 for the runner-up; $100,000 in total.

Detailed results:

Full regulations:

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 455  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Amonatov vs D Andreikin  1-065 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB06 Robatsch
2. Jobava vs J Vakhidov  1-053 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. I Saric vs A Aleksandrov  ½-½33 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. V Artemiev vs A Ismagambetov  1-086 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupE17 Queen's Indian
5. V Onischuk vs V Gunina  1-065 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. D Anton Guijarro vs Le Quang Liem  1-039 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. S Megaranto vs Gelfand  0-149 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA48 King's Indian
8. S Shoker vs I Kovalenko  1-053 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA04 Reti Opening
9. D Andreikin vs F Amonatov  0-188 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Kasimdzhanov vs G Jones  ½-½75 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. Grischuk vs Karjakin  0-176 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC50 Giuoco Piano
12. I Nepomniachtchi vs Ponomariov  ½-½74 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC60 Ruy Lopez
13. Wang Hao vs Svidler  ½-½47 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. R Mamedov vs Mamedyarov  ½-½17 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC47 Four Knights
15. E Pak vs R Jumabayev  ½-½59 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. M Marin vs Yifan Hou  0-140 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA14 English
17. P Kotsur vs R Khusnutdinov  ½-½39 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. G Jones vs Kasimdzhanov  0-139 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC45 Scotch Game
19. Karjakin vs Grischuk 0-139 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupE90 King's Indian
20. Ponomariov vs I Nepomniachtchi  1-059 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Svidler vs Wang Hao  1-048 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA20 English
22. Mamedyarov vs R Mamedov  ½-½13 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
23. Fressinet vs P Kostenko  1-086 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA37 English, Symmetrical
24. A Utegaliyev vs L Pantsulaia  0-150 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA07 King's Indian Attack
25. M Yilmaz vs R Jumabayev  ½-½105 2016 Eurasian Blitz Chess CupE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 455  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-22-16  Bruce Graham: Nice work by the Tajiki grandmaster. Almaty may be a lucky location for him, it's his second big win there.
Jun-23-16  sonia91: <Amonatov shocks stars to win $30,000 Eurasian Cup>:
Aug-17-16  Mr. V: Maybe Amonatov could use this money to get some training sessions and break into the European scene.
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