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Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Bassem Amin7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Alexandr Predke6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
A R Saleh Salem6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Alexander Areshchenko6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Kamil Dragun6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Babu M R Lalith6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Anton Demchenko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Yuriy Kuzubov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Zubov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Boris Savchenko6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Chopra Aryan6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Wang Hao6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Peter Prohaszka6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ahmed Adly6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Tamas Banusz6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Zaven Andriasian6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
C R G Krishna6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Sergei Azarov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Suri Vaibhav6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Rajaram R Laxman5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Mikhail Antipov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Moulthun Ly5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Prasanna Vasanthan Vishnu5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Mikhailo Oleksienko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
* (130 players total; 101 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)

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

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

Official site: Crosstable:

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Wafa vs P Shyam Nikil  ½-½532016Abu Dhabi MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Tingjie Lei vs A M Al Ghamdi  1-0542016Abu Dhabi MastersD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. M Senthil vs S Golubov  ½-½402016Abu Dhabi MastersE15 Queen's Indian
4. Chopra Aryan vs P Patil  1-0302016Abu Dhabi MastersB41 Sicilian, Kan
5. S D Swapnil vs R Ashwath 1-0232016Abu Dhabi MastersA06 Reti Opening
6. S Kathmale vs M Ly  0-1502016Abu Dhabi MastersC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. P V Vishnu vs A Rayes  1-0612016Abu Dhabi MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Hill vs K W Troff 1-0252016Abu Dhabi MastersB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. N Mohota vs K Mekhitarian  0-1372016Abu Dhabi MastersC55 Two Knights Defense
10. D Sadzikowski vs M Sidhant  1-0382016Abu Dhabi MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. R Srinath vs A Predke 0-1352016Abu Dhabi MastersC53 Giuoco Piano
12. S Vaibhav vs G Aradhya  1-0412016Abu Dhabi MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. K Mona vs Srinath Narayanan 0-1392016Abu Dhabi MastersA56 Benoni Defense
14. Abhimanyu Puranik vs F Dimarucut 0-1452016Abu Dhabi MastersC41 Philidor Defense
15. N R Vignesh vs Mohamed Ilias Saim 1-0382016Abu Dhabi MastersB40 Sicilian
16. S Wafa vs Moheb Ameir  0-1342016Abu Dhabi MastersB44 Sicilian
17. S Ajay Krishna vs A Savanovic  0-1582016Abu Dhabi MastersA90 Dutch
18. Adham Fawzy vs C Likhit  ½-½412016Abu Dhabi MastersE77 King's Indian
19. R Pujari vs G Kjartansson  0-11052016Abu Dhabi MastersD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. M S Thejkumar vs Mittal Aditya  1-0402016Abu Dhabi MastersD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. T Goyal vs H Gusain  0-1562016Abu Dhabi MastersD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Das vs Anwar Mohamed 1-0172016Abu Dhabi MastersC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
23. M Marcos vs M Illingworth  0-1812016Abu Dhabi MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. N Lakshmi vs T M Georgescu  0-1452016Abu Dhabi MastersD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Temur Kuybokarov vs P Dargan  1-0342016Abu Dhabi MastersB33 Sicilian
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Aug-22-16  LlanelliCC: Entertaining ending won by Adhiban - two knights versus two very bad bishops.
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  thegoodanarchist: <ajile: OK so now I'm getting very slightly excited. 2 Bogo-Indians and a Pirc!>

A hypermodernist, eh?

Aug-23-16  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.
Aug-23-16  PhilFeeley: Go Anton!
Aug-24-16  PhilFeeley: Should have been clearer. Anton Kovalyov of course.
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: This tournament is like Brill Cream- a little Dhabi do ya.
Aug-24-16  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.
Aug-28-16  PhilFeeley: The above table is wrong. Dragun is in first with 6 points. He played another exciting game, beating Kuzubov.
Aug-28-16  jith1207: Mmmm.. Dragun, That's Juicy. I can see a lot of puns coming by the way of his games in ChessGamesDOTcom soon.
Aug-28-16  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!

Aug-28-16  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!!

Aug-29-16  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.
Aug-29-16  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.
Aug-30-16  PhilFeeley: Nope, 9 rounds. Andreikin won.
Aug-30-16  siggemannen: Thought this was 10 rounds, congrats to Andreikin, one more open won
Aug-30-16  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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  Tabanus: Standings list updated for all players. Dragun has 8 games + 1 w/o win. Missing games: Mayed - Krishna 0-1 (rd. 1) (on visible list), Xinyue Wang - Mohammad 0-1 (rd. 1), Sadhwani - Pascua 0-1 (rd. 1), Karavade - Hallaeva 0-1 (rd. 1), and a dozen or so more from the lower placed players. No wrong game results detected.
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