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Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[view games]
Bassem Amin7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Baskaran Adhiban7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Babu M R Lalith6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Alexander Areshchenko6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[view games]
Alexandr Predke6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
A R Saleh Salem6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Tamas Banusz6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Boris Savchenko6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Wang Hao6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Suri Vaibhav6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Ahmed Adly6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Peter Prohaszka6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Yuri Kuzubov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Chopra Aryan6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Sergei Azarov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Zaven Andriasian6/9(+3 -0 =6)[view games]
Anton Demchenko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Alexander Zubov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Kamil Dragun5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[view games]
Mikhail Antipov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Grigoriy Oparin5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[view games]
David J Eggleston5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[view games]
Vladimir Fedoseev5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[view games]
Viani D'cunha Antonio5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Oliver Dimakiling5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[view games]
Rajaram R Laxman5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Moulthun Ly5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
(130 players total; 102 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival (2016)

The 23rd Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival takes place from 21-29 August 2016 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Masters tournament is a 9-round Swiss open restricted to players with a FIDE rating of 2100 and above.

Time control is 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site:

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Wafa vs P Shyam Nikil  ½-½53 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Tingjie Lei vs A M Al Ghamdi  1-054 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. M Senthil vs S Golubov  ½-½40 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
4. Chopra Aryan vs P Patil  1-030 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalB41 Sicilian, Kan
5. S D Swapnil vs R Ashwath 1-023 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalA06 Reti Opening
6. S Kathmale vs M Ly  0-150 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. P V Vishnu vs A Rayes  1-061 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Hill vs K W Troff 1-025 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. N Mohota vs K Mekhitarian  0-137 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalC55 Two Knights Defense
10. D Sadzikowski vs M Sidhant  1-038 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. R Srinath vs A Predke 0-135 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalC53 Giuoco Piano
12. S Vaibhav vs G Aradhya  1-041 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. K Mona vs S Narayanan 0-139 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalA56 Benoni Defense
14. Abhimanyu Puranik vs F Dimarucut 0-145 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalC41 Philidor Defense
15. N R Vignesh vs Mohamed Ilias Saim 1-038 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalB40 Sicilian
16. S Wafa vs Moheb Ameir  0-134 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalB44 Sicilian
17. S Ajay Krishna vs A Savanovic  0-158 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalA90 Dutch
18. Adham Fawzy vs C Likhit  ½-½41 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalE77 King's Indian
19. R Pujari vs G Kjartansson  0-1105 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. M S Thejkumar vs Mittal Aditya  1-040 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. T Goyal vs H Gusain  0-156 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Das vs Anwar Mohamed 1-017 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
23. M Marcos vs M Illingworth  0-181 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. N Lakshmi vs T M Georgescu  0-145 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Temur Kuybokarov vs P Dargan  1-034 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess FestivalB33 Sicilian
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  jith1207: <"President Putin's glorious bastion of democracy.">

Those who believe in whatever their government spawns as facts after messing up with the whole world should not anytime be talking about some other democracy.

Just Saying, you know, those who live in glass houses....

Aug-22-16  LlanelliCC: Entertaining ending won by Adhiban - two knights versus two very bad bishops.
Aug-23-16  thegoodanarchist: <ajile: OK so now I'm getting very slightly excited. 2 Bogo-Indians and a Pirc!>

A hypermodernist, eh?

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  ajile: <thegoodanarchist: <ajile: OK so now I'm getting very slightly excited. 2 Bogo-Indians and a Pirc!>

A hypermodernist, eh?>

I just get bored with all the QGDs, Sicilians and Ruy Lopezes.

Aug-23-16  Mr. V: Bogo-Indians aren't necessarily exciting games either, but I guess a change is welcome.
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  PhilFeeley: Go Anton!
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  PhilFeeley: Should have been clearer. Anton Kovalyov of course.
Aug-24-16  thegoodanarchist: This tournament is like Brill Cream- a little Dhabi do ya.
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  lost in space: <<WorsePlayerEver>: @lost in space

Oh, come on... it's an American site. Deal with it.>

There are a least 2 indications that you could be right:

1. the main language here is english
2. you have to pay in US Dollar for a premium membership

Aug-25-16  Bruce Graham: The shared leadership is now from A (Adhihan, Areshchenko) to Z (Zubov).
Aug-25-16  CountryGirl: I am finding there are lots of interesting games in a tournament like this. Players are willing to play a range of openings, not just their main repertoire choices.
Aug-27-16  Mr. V: My God this tournament is exciting. Deserves as much coverage as Sinquefeld. Saleh Salem beating Fedoseev is certainly a big result for the standings.
Aug-27-16  fisayo123: Kamil Dragun is in clear first. He had an impressive win vs Kuzobov in the 7th round.
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  PhilFeeley: The above table is wrong. Dragun is in first with 6 points. He played another exciting game, beating Kuzubov.
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  jith1207: Mmmm.. Dragun, That's Juicy. I can see a lot of puns coming by the way of his games in ChessGamesDOTcom soon.
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  jith1207: It looks like Top 3 seeds Andrekin, Wang Hao and Adhiban would finish at 6.5 with 1 round to spare. Adhiban and Wang Hao have played only 4 games with White, so they both might get White pieces in the last round, unless they are playing each other. That could be interesting to wait and see the draw for final day.

Meanwhile, Andrekin has already played 5 games with White pieces, which should leave him with Black pieces and also might be facing Wang Hao as he and Adhiban have played each other in earlier round. Many others also are looking for a win in final round to catch up with the table leaders in case they all draw in last round. It's going to be anyone's day and that would be a Big Day winning the tourney and also first prize money!

Very exciting finish and looking forward to the last day!

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  jith1207: Ahhh. .How I spoke too soon before a game ended!

Wang Hao was leading in a comfortable position when he made a slight wrong decision to place his King in a position to allow his opponent to play a decisive trap!

Now Alexandr Predke is among the leaders and he has played Adhiban and Wang Hao in last two rounds for 1.5 points! He might be facing Andrekin in last round, but he might get the advantage of having White pieces. Again, I might be talking too early without knowing how the final day draws would be decided in this format.

Super Exciting!!

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  tim butler: Kayden is really having a bad tournament. His rating points is "SKYFALLing".
Aug-29-16  siggemannen: Andreikin skips bs lines this time around and wins with the Sicilian against Predke, to meet Amin in the next round to draw for the win of the tourney
Aug-29-16  CountryGirl: Well done again to Australia's Moulthun Ly. A very solid result. He is surely Australia's leading player now, going on form.
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  brankat: Is this tournament over now? There is no action at the ChessBookie's, and the tickets for the event winner have been "processed/discarded" already. I thought there would be 11 rounds.
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  PhilFeeley: Nope, 9 rounds. Andreikin won.
Aug-30-16  siggemannen: Thought this was 10 rounds, congrats to Andreikin, one more open won
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  brankat: Thank You.
Aug-30-16  Mr. V: The second straight Open tournament where Dima has "stolen" the victory from Adhiban: Hasselbacken Open (2016) What a great mini-rivalry.
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