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Baku Open 2011

Yet another Super Open in Azerbaijan

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Baku Open 2011 will take place 5-14 August in Azerbaijan. The tournament will be in “AF HOTEL” (near Caspian Sea, Novkhani), and will feature a prize fund of 50 000 EUR.

Baku Open will be categorized as a Super Open. These events, which get more and more abundant in the calendar, are with over 30000 EUR prize fund and are open festivals for everyone. Aeroflot 2011 (125 000 eur), Cappelle La Grande 2011 (30 000 eur), Dubai Chess Open (45,000 USD), Nakhchivan Open (66,500 USD), and Albena Open 2011 (40 000 eur) are just some of the events that have been going on for the first months of this year.

Baku Open 2011 is following a similar model to Nakhchivan Open, where players enjoyed a high prize fund, while strong young talents as Alexander Ipatov managed to complete Grandmaster norms.

73 players will compete in the Open A tournament, among them 17 Grandmasters rated above 2600 elo. Azerbaijan’s top rated player Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the first seed in the starting list.

GM Francisco Vallejo Pons returns to Azerbaijan after having participated in the Super Chess Open Nakhchivan, while Cuban stars Leinier Dominguez Perez and Lazaro Bruzon are making a debut. Cento Open winner Alexei Dreev is participating, as well as the reigning World U20 champion Dmitry Andreikin.

Last year winner was GM Gata Kamsky. 133 players are signed for the Open B tournament.

Baku 2011 prize fund distribution

1 place – 10000 € + cup

2 – place – 6000 €

3 – place – 4000 €

4 – place – 2000 €

5 – place – 1500 €

6 – place – 1400 €

7 – place – 1300 €

8 – place – 1200 €

9 – place – 1100 €

Places 10th to 25th ranging from 1000 eur to 300 eur.

Women prizes:

1 place – 600 €, 2 place – 400 €, 3 place – 200 €

Prize for the best senior player :

1 place – 500 AZN, 2 place – 300 AZN, 3 place – 200 AZN

Valuable prize for the young player (under 18) who show the best result.

Prizes for the best 3 (three) players from Azerbaijan:
1 place – 2000 AZN, 2 place – 1500 AZN, 3 place – 1000 AZN

Official websites: www.chess.az and www.azerichess.az

Open A starting list:

1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2765

2 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2724

3 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier CUB 2719

4 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2711

5 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2700

6 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2696

7 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2689

8 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2679

9 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2676

10 GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2673

11 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2669

12 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2646

13 GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2643

14 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2624

15 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2622

16 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2618

17 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2607

18 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2588

19 GM Ibrahimov Rasul AZE 2547

20 GM Abbasov Farid AZE 2529

21 GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2500

22 GM Abasov Nijat Azad Oglu AZE 2481

23 IM Sulashvili Malkhaz GEO 2476

24 IM Quparadze Giga GEO 2467

25 IM Maghalashvili Davit GEO 2463

26 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2458

27 IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2448

28 IM Melia Salome GEO 2437

29 IM Bajarani Ulvi AZE 2424

30 IM Allahverdiev Anar AZE 2421

31 GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2412

32 IM Dovliatov Sanan AZE 2411

33 FM Idani Pouya IRI 2406

34 IM Sharbaf Mohsen IRI 2402

35 IM Chighladze Iveri GEO 2401

36 FM Heydarli Kanan Beyukkishi Oglu AZE 2387

37 FM Mammadov Ayaz Arzu Oglu AZE 2382

38 Abdulov Orkhan Javanshir Oglu AZE 2377

39 IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 2376

40 Javakhadze Zurab GEO 2363

41 FM Agaragimov Djakhangir AZE 2352

42 Rzayev Bahruz Iqbal Oglu AZE 2335

43 WGM Kadimova Ilaha AZE 2331

44 FM Zeynalov Farid Fariz Oglu AZE 2325

45 IM Mammadov Zaur Fazahir Oglu AZE 2325

46 Iskandarov Misratdin Mehdi Ogl AZE 2302

47 FM Ali Marandi Cemil Can TUR 2295

48 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2289

49 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2288

50 WGM Daulyte Deimante LTU 2281

51 Agayev Nidjat AZE 2279

52 Bayramov Vugar Ajdar Oglu AZE 2273

53 CM Emiroglu Cankut TUR 2260

54 Rahmanov Shahriyar Teymur Oglu AZE 2259

55 Mari Ooriad Pouya IRI 2256

56 CM Sanal Vahap TUR 2243

57 Hasanov Shakhriyar Fuad Oglu AZE 2242

58 Jafarli Alizamin AZE 2240

59 CM Dastan Batuhan TUR 2239

60 FM Erdogan Hakan TUR 2235

61 FM Kowsarinia Amir IRI 2234

62 WIM Abdulla Khayala Mardan Qizi AZE 2227

63 Idrisov Tabriz Arif Oglu AZE 2225

64 Aliyev Elnur Fakhraddin Oglu AZE 2219

65 WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2218

66 Babaev Talyb AZE 2215

67 Husseinov Shahin AZE 2207

68 Orujov Shujaat Ismiali Oglu AZE 2204

69 FM Izzat Kanan Azar Oglu AZE 2185

70 WIM Umudova Nargiz AZE 2185

71 WIM Isgandarova Khayala Ilqar Qizi AZE 2163

72 Ibrahimova Sabina Oqtay Qizi AZE 2125

73 WFM Khalafova Narmin Ilgar Qizi AZE 2089

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