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2nd Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship 2018


 

2nd Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship 2018: Never to miss

From 29 different countries, 129 players, among them 32(!) Grandmasters, not to count the other titles holders ones, made from this 2nd edition a real festival. Gathered under the roof of the spacious and the famous new building of the Sharjah Culture and Chess Club, with more than 50% of the games transmitted live, the high percentage of the decisive games is the proof of the fighting spirit that dominated on all boards, and the more than $50,000 total of the prizes was the cherry that toped the cake.

Take a look at the top 20 in the staring rank:

No.

Name

FED

Rtg

1

GM

Wang Hao

CHN

2707

2

GM

Kryvoruchko Yuriy

UKR

2703

3

GM

Artemiev Vladislav

RUS

2701

4

GM

Naiditsch Arkadij

AZE

2701

5

GM

Amin Bassem

EGY

2700

6

GM

Eljanov Pavel

UKR

2700

7

GM

Inarkiev Ernesto

RUS

2680

8

GM

Kravtsiv Martyn

UKR

2680

9

GM

Jones Gawain C B

ENG

2675

10

GM

Kuzubov Yuriy

UKR

2663

11

GM

Adhiban B.

IND

2661

12

GM

Safarli Eltaj

AZE

2653

13

GM

Grandelius Nils

SWE

2652

14

GM

Rakhmanov Aleksandr

RUS

2652

15

GM

Kovalev Vladislav

BLR

2648

16

GM

Mareco Sandro

ARG

2645

17

GM

Sethuraman S.P.

IND

2631

18

GM

Adly Ahmed

EGY

2626

19

GM

Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo

VEN

2624

20

GM

Maghsoodloo Parham

IRI

2615

And the final standing was:

 

Rk.

SNo

Name

sex

FED

Rtg

Pts.

TB1

TB2

TB3

1

20

GM

Maghsoodloo Parham

IRI

2615

8

0

48

45

2

12

GM

Safarli Eltaj

AZE

2653

7

0.5

49

45

3

1

GM

Wang Hao

CHN

2707

7

0.5

49

45

4

17

GM

Sethuraman S.P.

IND

2631

6.5

0

51

47

5

3

GM

Artemiev Vladislav

RUS

2701

6.5

0

50

46

6

2

GM

Kryvoruchko Yuriy

UKR

2703

6.5

0

49

45

7

19

GM

Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo

VEN

2624

6.5

0

48

45

8

7

GM

Inarkiev Ernesto

RUS

2680

6.5

0

47

45

9

6

GM

Eljanov Pavel

UKR

2700

6.5

0

47

45

10

4

GM

Naiditsch Arkadij

AZE

2701

6.5

0

46

45

11

11

GM

Adhiban B.

IND

2661

6.5

0

46

44

12

18

GM

Adly Ahmed

EGY

2626

6.5

0

43

41

13

21

GM

Jumabayev Rinat

KAZ

2612

6.5

0

43

40

14

16

GM

Mareco Sandro

ARG

2645

6.5

0

43

40

15

22

GM

Petrosian Tigran L.

ARM

2609

6

0

46

43

16

15

GM

Kovalev Vladislav

BLR

2648

6

0

46

43

17

27

GM

Abdusattorov Nodirbek

UZB

2540

6

0

45

41

18

13

GM

Grandelius Nils

SWE

2652

6

0

44

42

19

24

IM

Firouzja Alireza

IRI

2572

6

0

43

41

20

29

GM

Vishnu Prasanna. V

IND

2510

6

0

43

41

Yes. The Iranian GM Maghsoodloo Parham was the surprise winner, scoring the impressive 8 points out of 9.

Going more deeply in the listed names, you feel several shocks, as some famous ones that shined all over the world disappeared from the second (final standing list), and replaced by other (nearly) unknown ones.

Lebanese wise, the current champion FM Amr El-jawish and Elie Asmar tried their luck J the later started with a bang, drawing against the Argentinian GM Mareco Sandro. A see-saw performance followed by both of them, resulted in a somewhat disappointed results (Amr – 4.5 points, Elie – 4 points), due mostly to facing underrated Indian players.

All in all, an event that should be on every Lebanese player’s calendar, as it is already on the top ones’.

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Some photos:

the 16 (!!!) years old GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov with an Elo of 2540 !!

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