|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: http://chess-results.com/tnr227511....
Full regulations: http://kazchess.kz/wp-content/uploa...
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|1. F Amonatov vs D Andreikin
|| ||1-0||65||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||B06 Robatsch|
|2. Jobava vs J Vakhidov
|| ||1-0||53||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. I Saric vs A Aleksandrov
|| ||½-½||33||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|4. V Artemiev vs A Ismagambetov
|| ||1-0||86||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||E17 Queen's Indian|
|5. V Onischuk vs V Gunina
|| ||1-0||65||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|6. D Anton Guijarro vs Le Quang Liem
|| ||1-0||39||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|7. S Megaranto vs Gelfand
|| ||0-1||49||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A48 King's Indian|
|8. S Shoker vs I Kovalenko
|| ||1-0||53||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A04 Reti Opening|
|9. D Andreikin vs F Amonatov
|| ||0-1||88||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. Kasimdzhanov vs G Jones
|| ||½-½||75||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|11. Grischuk vs Karjakin
|| ||0-1||76||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|12. I Nepomniachtchi vs Ponomariov
|| ||½-½||74||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|13. Wang Hao vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||47||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. R Mamedov vs Mamedyarov
|| ||½-½||17||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||C47 Four Knights|
|15. E Pak vs R Jumabayev
|| ||½-½||59||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|16. M Marin vs Yifan Hou
|| ||0-1||40||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A14 English|
|17. P Kotsur vs R Khusnutdinov
|| ||½-½||39||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|18. G Jones vs Kasimdzhanov
|| ||0-1||39||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||C45 Scotch Game|
|19. Karjakin vs Grischuk
||0-1||39||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||E90 King's Indian|
|20. Ponomariov vs I Nepomniachtchi
|| ||1-0||59||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|21. Svidler vs Wang Hao
|| ||1-0||48||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A20 English|
|22. Mamedyarov vs R Mamedov
|| ||½-½||13||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|23. Fressinet vs P Kostenko
|| ||1-0||86||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|24. A Utegaliyev vs L Pantsulaia
|| ||0-1||50||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|25. M Yilmaz vs R Jumabayev
|| ||½-½||105||2016||Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
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