Number of games in database: 718
Years covered: 1999 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2594 (2628 rapid, 2619 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2647
Overall record: +197 -147 =196 (54.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
178 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
Vasilyev90: KOTANJIAN,BOCHAROV and ANASTASIAN WINNERS OF DUBAI OPEN 2009
The 11th edition of the strong Dubai chess open tournament is over. The winner is the Armenian GM Tigran Kotanjian who finished with 7,0/9. With the same points finished GM Bocharov and GM Anastasian, but Kotanjian won the first place with a better tiebreak.
A total of 34 GMs participated in the event, most of them within 100 ELO margin. That created a very dynamic event and many surprises were seen during the course of the competition. One of the best performances was for IM Kidambi Sundararajan (IND), who finished 6th, just half a point behind the leaders. The two top youngsters GM Gopal and GM Safarli finished 19th and 20th with 6,0/9.
The Dubai chess open started back in 1999. Since then there are 11 champions, the last one being GM Tigran Kotanjian. Here is a flashback from the past events from Dubai. It is the tournament where Magnus Carlsen became a GM (6th edition), one of the first top events won by GM Wesley So, and among winners we can see Mamedyarov, Sargissian, Goloshchapov, Asrian, Jobava, Akopian.
Placed 6th in Cappelle la Grande 2003, 2nd in Abu Dhabi Open 2005, 49th in European Ch 2005, 1st in Chigorin Memorial 2006, 20th in Moscow Open A 2007, 1st in World Universities Ch 2008, 2nd in Dubai Open 2009, 1st in Dubai Blitz 2009,
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