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Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup Tournament

Farrukh Amonatov16/22(+15 -5 =2)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi16/22(+13 -3 =6)[games]
Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava15.5/22(+14 -5 =3)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev15.5/22(+14 -5 =3)[games]
Sergey Karjakin15/22(+14 -6 =2)[games]
Peter Svidler15/22(+13 -5 =4)[games]
Vladimir Onischuk15/22(+13 -5 =4)[games]
Susanto Megaranto14/22(+13 -7 =2)[games]
Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko14/22(+13 -7 =2)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko14/22(+12 -6 =4)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov14/22(+12 -6 =4)[games]
Rustam Mashrukovich Kasimdzhanov14/22(+11 -5 =6)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov14/22(+10 -4 =8)[games]
Boris Gelfand14/22(+9 -3 =10)[games]
Rauf Mamedov13.5/22(+12 -7 =3)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov13.5/22(+11 -6 =5)[games]
Rinat Jumabayev13.5/22(+11 -6 =5)[games]
David Arutinian13/22(+12 -8 =2)[games]
Wang Hao13/22(+11 -7 =4)[games]
Alexander Grischuk13/22(+11 -7 =4)[games]
Le Quang Liem13/22(+11 -7 =4)[games]
Andrei Volokitin13/22(+11 -7 =4)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons13/22(+10 -6 =6)[games]
Evgeniy Pak12.5/22(+12 -9 =1)[games]
Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev12.5/22(+11 -8 =3)[games]
Gawain Jones12.5/22(+11 -8 =3)[games]
Vladimir Potkin12.5/22(+11 -8 =3)[games]
Dronavalli Harika12.5/22(+11 -8 =3)[games]
Yifan Hou12.5/22(+10 -7 =5)[games]
* (77 players total; 48 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Amonatov vs D Andreikin  1-0652016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB06 Robatsch
2. Jobava vs J Vakhidov  1-0532016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. I Saric vs A G Aleksandrov  ½-½332016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. V Artemiev vs A Ismagambetov  1-0862016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupE17 Queen's Indian
5. V Onischuk vs V Gunina  1-0652016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. D Anton Guijarro vs Le Quang Liem  1-0392016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. S Megaranto vs Gelfand  0-1492016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA48 King's Indian
8. S Shoker vs I V Kovalenko  1-0532016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA04 Reti Opening
9. D Andreikin vs F Amonatov  0-1882016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Kasimdzhanov vs G Jones  ½-½752016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. Grischuk vs Karjakin  0-1762016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC50 Giuoco Piano
12. I Nepomniachtchi vs Ponomariov  ½-½742016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC60 Ruy Lopez
13. Wang Hao vs Svidler  ½-½472016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. R Mamedov vs Mamedyarov  ½-½172016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC47 Four Knights
15. E Pak vs R Jumabayev  ½-½592016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. M Marin vs Yifan Hou  0-1402016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA14 English
17. P M Kotsur vs R Khusnutdinov  ½-½392016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. G Jones vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1392016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC45 Scotch Game
19. Karjakin vs Grischuk 0-1392016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupE90 King's Indian
20. Ponomariov vs I Nepomniachtchi  1-0592016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Svidler vs Wang Hao  1-0482016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA20 English
22. Mamedyarov vs R Mamedov  ½-½132016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
23. Fressinet vs P Kostenko  1-0862016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA37 English, Symmetrical
24. A Utegaliyev vs L Pantsulaia  0-1502016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA07 King's Indian Attack
25. M Yilmaz vs R Jumabayev  ½-½1052016Eurasian 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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  Tabanus: Rounds 2, 4 and 5 are missing.
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  Tabanus: Plus many other missing games. Standings list updated anyway! For the 40 players with 12 points or more. Two wrong game results found: Yifan Hou vs S Shoker, 2016 (should be 0-1) and Kseniya Balabayeva vs S Sjugirov, 2016 (should be 0-1), but there may well be more.

I looked at pgn's elsewhere (incl. the official site) and could not find any with rounds 2, 4 and 5 included. Some sites sent these rounds live, and still have some games.

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