Qatar Masters Open 2015

Li Chao

Li Chao

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Giri, Li Chao, So, Carlsen and Matlakov lead with 3.5 out of 4.

Top results of the 4th round

GM Li Chao B 2750 3 ½ – ½ 3 GM Giri Anish 2784
GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2663 0 – 1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2834
GM So Wesley 2775 1 – 0 GM Akopian Vladimir 2648
GM Dubov Daniil 2655 ½ – ½ GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2648 ½ – ½ GM Yu Yangyi 2736
GM Ni Hua 2693 ½ – ½ GM Sjugirov Sanan 2646
GM Swiercz Dariusz 2646 ½ – ½ GM Howell David W L 2688
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2542 0 – 1 GM Matlakov Maxim 2684
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796 2 1 – 0 2 GM Naroditsky Daniel 2628
GM Piorun Kacper 2637 2 0 – 1 2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766

Top 15 players after 4 rounds

1 GM Giri Anish NED 2784 3,5
2 GM Li Chao B CHN 2750 3,5
3 GM So Wesley USA 2775 3,5
4 GM Carlsen Magnus NOR 2834 3,5
5 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2684 3,5
6 Xu Yinglun CHN 2470 3,0
7 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2622 3,0
8 IM Vignesh N R IND 2422 3,0
9 GM Howell David W L ENG 2688 3,0
10 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2748 3,0
11 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2766 3,0
12 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2723 3,0
13 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2736 3,0
14 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2796 3,0
15 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2713 3,0

Some games of the 4th round

Pairings of top 10 boards of the 5th round

GM Carlsen Magnus 2834 GM Li Chao B 2750
GM Giri Anish 2784 GM So Wesley 2775
GM Matlakov Maxim 2684 3 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796
GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 3 3 GM Dubov Daniil 2655
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748 3 3 GM Khismatullin Denis 2654
GM Yu Yangyi 2736 3 3 Xu Yinglun 2470
GM Bologan Viktor 2654 3 3 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2723
GM Korobov Anton 2713 3 3 GM Swiercz Dariusz 2646
GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2622 3 3 GM Ni Hua 2693
GM Howell David W L 2688 3 3 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2648

View the pairings and results here.

Official site.

Qatar Masters Open 2015 3rd round

Giri-Wojtaszek

Giri-Wojtaszek

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Giri and Li Chao lead the event with 3 points out of 3.

Results of top 10 boards of the 3rd round

GM Giri Anish 2784 2 1 – 0 2 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2723
GM Howell David W L 2688 2 ½ – ½ 2 GM So Wesley 2775
GM Sethuraman S.P. 2639 2 0 – 1 2 GM Li Chao B 2750
GM Yu Yangyi 2736 2 ½ – ½ 2 GM Swiercz Dariusz 2646
GM Carlsen Magnus 2834 1 – 0 2 IM Yuffa Daniil 2504
GM Vocaturo Daniele 2597 ½ – ½ GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796
GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 ½ – ½ GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2638
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748 1 – 0 GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2626
GM Piorun Kacper 2637 ½ – ½ GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744
GM Harikrishna P. 2743 ½ – ½ GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2622

Top 15 players after 3 rounds

1 GM Giri Anish NED 2784 3,0
2 GM Li Chao B CHN 2750 3,0
3 GM So Wesley USA 2775 2,5
4 GM Howell David W L ENG 2688 2,5
5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2748 2,5
6 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2542 2,5
7 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2736 2,5
8 GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2646 2,5
9 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2684 2,5
10 GM Carlsen Magnus NOR 2834 2,5
11 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2663 2,5
12 GM Ni Hua CHN 2693 2,5
13 GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2648 2,5
14 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2655 2,5
15 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2648 2,5

A few games of the 3rd round

Pairings of top 10 boards of the 4th round

GM Li Chao B 2750 3 3 GM Giri Anish 2784
GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2663 GM Carlsen Magnus 2834
GM So Wesley 2775 GM Akopian Vladimir 2648
GM Dubov Daniil 2655 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2648 GM Yu Yangyi 2736
GM Ni Hua 2693 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2646
GM Swiercz Dariusz 2646 GM Howell David W L 2688
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2542 GM Matlakov Maxim 2684
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796 2 2 GM Naroditsky Daniel 2628
GM Piorun Kacper 2637 2 2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766

View the full standings and pairings here.

Official site.

Qatar Masters Open 2015 2nd round

Playing Hall

Playing Hall

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Nine players lead with perfect score after 2 rounds.

Results of top 10 boards

GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Piorun Kacper 2637
GM Grandelius Nils 2632 1 0 – 1 1 GM Giri Anish 2784
GM So Wesley 2775 1 1 – 0 1 GM Naroditsky Daniel 2628
GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2622 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766
GM Li Chao B 2750 1 1 – 0 1 GM Ipatov Alexander 2619
GM Zhang Zhong 2619 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748
GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Bluebaum Matthias 2590
GM Bok Benjamin 2594 1 0 – 1 1 GM Yu Yangyi 2736
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2723 1 1 – 0 1 IM Lin Chen 2532
GM Rambaldi Francesco 2560 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Korobov Anton 2713

Top 15 players after 2 rounds

1 4 GM So Wesley USA 2775 2,0
2 3 GM Giri Anish NED 2784 2,0
3 11 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2736 2,0
4 14 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2723 2,0
5 66 IM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2504 2,0
6 6 GM Li Chao B CHN 2750 2,0
7 20 GM Howell David W L ENG 2688 2,0
8 34 GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2646 2,0
9 37 GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2639 2,0
10 7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2748 1,5
11 15 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2713 1,5
12 17 GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2710 1,5
13 21 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2684 1,5
14 26 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2655 1,5
15 35 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2644 1,5

A few games of the round

Pairings of top 10 boards of the 3rd round

GM Giri Anish 2784 2 2 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2723
GM Howell David W L 2688 2 2 GM So Wesley 2775
GM Sethuraman S.P. 2639 2 2 GM Li Chao B 2750
GM Yu Yangyi 2736 2 2 GM Swiercz Dariusz 2646
GM Carlsen Magnus 2834 2 IM Yuffa Daniil 2504
GM Vocaturo Daniele 2597 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796
GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2638
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748 GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2626
GM Piorun Kacper 2637 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744
GM Harikrishna P. 2743 GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2622

View the pairings and the results here.

Official site.

Qatar Masters Open 2015 1st round

Batsiashvili

Batsiashvili

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The 1st round is over and most top players have won their games. The hero of the round was definitely Georgian IM Nino Batsiashvili who held the World Champion Magnus Carlsen to a draw!

Results of the top 10 games

1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2834 0 ½ – ½ 0 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2498
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2496 0 0 – 1 0 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796
3 GM Giri Anish 2784 0 1 – 0 0 IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2494
4 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2493 0 0 – 1 0 GM So Wesley 2775
5 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 0 1 – 0 0 IM Ezat Mohamed 2490
6 GM Shoker Samy 2489 0 0 – 1 0 GM Li Chao B 2750
7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748 0 1 – 0 0 GM Zhukova Natalia 2488
8 IM Sanal Vahap 2487 0 0 – 1 0 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744
9 GM Harikrishna P. 2743 0 ½ – ½ 0 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2486
10 IM Tabatabaei M.Amin 2482 0 ½ – ½ 0 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737

Top 5 games of the round

Top 10 pairings of the 2nd round

GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796 1 1 GM Piorun Kacper 2637
GM Grandelius Nils 2632 1 1 GM Giri Anish 2784
GM So Wesley 2775 1 1 GM Naroditsky Daniel 2628
GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2622 1 1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766
GM Li Chao B 2750 1 1 GM Ipatov Alexander 2619
GM Zhang Zhong 2619 1 1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748
GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744 1 1 GM Bluebaum Matthias 2590
GM Bok Benjamin 2594 1 1 GM Yu Yangyi 2736
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2723 1 1 IM Lin Chen 2532
GM Rambaldi Francesco 2560 1 1 GM Korobov Anton 2713

View all the pairings here.

Official site.

Qatar Masters Open 2015

Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony

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The pairings of the 1st round are out and here are the top 10 boards:

1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2834 0 0 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2498
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2496 0 0 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796
3 GM Giri Anish 2784 0 0 IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2494
4 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2493 0 0 GM So Wesley 2775
5 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 0 0 IM Ezat Mohamed 2490
6 GM Shoker Samy 2489 0 0 GM Li Chao B 2750
7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748 0 0 GM Zhukova Natalia 2488
8 IM Sanal Vahap 2487 0 0 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744
9 GM Harikrishna P. 2743 0 0 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2486
10 IM Tabatabaei M.Amin 2482 0 0 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737

View all the pairings here.

Official site.