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Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup Tournament

Xeniya Balabayeva1/1(+1 -0 =0)[games]
Farrukh Amonatov16/22(+15 -5 =2)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi16/22(+13 -3 =6)[games]
Baadur 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]
Volodymyr Onyshchuk15/22(+13 -5 =4)[games]
Susanto Megaranto14/22(+13 -7 =2)[games]
Igor Kovalenko14/22(+13 -7 =2)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko14/22(+12 -6 =4)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov14/22(+12 -6 =4)[games]
Rustam 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]
Hao Wang13/22(+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 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]
Ivan Saric12.5/22(+10 -7 =5)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin12.5/22(+10 -7 =5)[games]
* (78 players total; 46 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 463  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nepomniachtchi vs A Utegaliyev  1-0382016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB01 Scandinavian
2. Vakhidov vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½472016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
3. Karjakin vs E Pak  1-0402016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kostenko vs R Mamedov  0-1582016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. Gelfand vs D Harika  1-0472016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. E Egorov vs H Wang  0-1322016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA00 Uncommon Opening
7. Grischuk vs Makhnev  1-0152016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC50 Giuoco Piano
8. A L'Ami vs D Andreikin  0-1212016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
9. Svidler vs B Askarov  1-0492016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA30 English, Symmetrical
10. N Zhukova vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1362016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. G Jones vs A Akhmetov  1-0252016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC00 French Defense
12. V Artemiev vs Z Abdumalik  1-0242016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
13. I Gaponenko vs Dreev 0-1262016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. Mamedyarov vs O Annageldyev  1-0362016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Z Amanov vs B Savchenko  0-1402016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
16. Y Hou vs E Berend  1-0322016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC25 Vienna
17. A Daurimbetov vs Kovalenko  0-1402016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB20 Sicilian
18. Ponomariov vs R Mankeyev  1-0552016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. O Dzyuban vs Saric  0-1432016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupE73 King's Indian
20. F Vallejo Pons vs K Aghasiyev  1-0422016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC77 Ruy Lopez
21. S Tologontegin vs R Jumabayev  0-1292016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. F Amonatov vs Ivan Mezentsev  1-0422016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA07 King's Indian Attack
23. B Akkozov vs Khusnutdinov  0-1562016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupA50 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Moiseenko vs Karjakin  ½-½512016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupE20 Nimzo-Indian
25. R Mamedov vs Jobava  0-1642016Eurasian Blitz Chess CupC10 French
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 463  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Rounds 2, 4 and 5 are missing.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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