Dubai Open: Ni Hua and Akopian lead

4/20/2012 – In the fifth round Chinese GM Ni Hua, who came in with a perfect 4.0/4 score, drew his game against Georgian GM Baadur Jobava, while Vladimir Akopian of Armenia, who had 3½ points, soundly defeated Zaven Andriasian of Armenia ot join Ni Hua in the lead. There are 18 players half a point behind the two, and 21 with a score of 3.5/5. Report after round five with interesting new faces.

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14th Dubai Open Chess Championship

Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup

This event is taking place from April 15th-23rd at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club, which is the most modern and biggest dedicated chess club in the world. Its players constitute the ‘backbone” of the UAE national team, and as a matter of fact those players have achieved outstanding successes on all levels.


Chief Arbiter Mahdi Abdulrahim starts the top board game of round five:
Baadur Jobava vs Ni Hua, which ended in a draw after 30 moves.


The tournament hall during round five

Top standings after five rounds

Rk.
 Ti. Name FED
RtgI
Pts.
1
GM Ni Hua CHN
2637
4.5
2
GM Akopian Vladimir ARM
2684
4.5
3
GM Jobava Baadur GEO
2706
4.0
4
GM Petrosian Tigran L ARM
2643
4.0
5
GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO
2626
4.0
6
GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO
2595
4.0
7
GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR
2624
4.0
8
GM Baklan Vladimir UKR
2612
4.0
9
GM Miezis Normunds LAT
2557
4.0
10
GM Gopal G N IND
2572
4.0
11
GM Sandipan Chanda IND
2595
4.0
12
GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA
2644
4.0
13
GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR
2615
4.0
14
FM Atabayev Yusup TKM
2404
4.0
15
GM Zhou Weiqi CHN
2628
4.0
16
GM Negi Parimarjan IND
2639
4.0
17
GM Amin Bassem EGY
2608
4.0
18
GM Gupta Abhijeet IND
2643
4.0
19
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND
2633
4.0
20
GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM
2600
4.0
21
IM Vishnu Prasanna V IND
2406
3.5
22
GM Andriasian Zaven ARM
2616
3.5
23
Ankit R Rajpara IND
2399
3.5
24
IM Ahmadinia Ebrahim IRI
2379
3.5
25
GM Arutinian David GEO
2553
3.5
26
IM Shyam Nikil P IND
2490
3.5
27
IM Nitin S IND
2420
3.5
28
GM Kovchan Alexander UKR
2598
3.5
29
GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI
2581
3.5
30
GM Volkov Sergey RUS
2623
3.5
31
GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR
2588
3.5
32
IM Roy Chowdhury IND
2405
3.5
33
IM Shyam Sundar M IND
2474
3.5
34
GM Lalith Babu M R IND
2532
3.5
35
IM Ezat Mohamed EGY
2441
3.5
36
GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM
2600
3.5
37
IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO
2408
3.5
38
GM Evdokimov Alexander RUS
2555
3.5
39
IM Grover Sahaj IND
2517
3.5
40
GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM
2455
3.5
41
GM Mahjoob Morteza IRI
2455
3.5
42
Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM
2406
3.5


GM Tigran L Petrosian, ARM, 2643, 4.0/5 points


GM Robert Hovhannisyan, ARM, 2600, 4.0/5 points


WIM Lorena Zepeda of El Salvador, rated 2130, with 3.0/5 points


Murali Karthikeyan of India, rated 2306, has 2.5/5 points


Nandhidhaa Venkatachalam of Vishytown Chennai, rated 2160, who has just turned 16


An extraordinary 12-year-old talent Kazakhstan we introduced in this special report


Mozah Al-Moaamari, UAE, rated 1357 with 2.0/5 points


P Ambareesh of India, rated 1588, has scored 1.0/5 points

Video reports by Vijay Kumar


14th Dubai Open Chess Championship round three impressions


Round four report with interviews


In round five GM Akopian thrashed GM Andriasian Zaven to stake his claim for the
joint leadership along with GM Ni Hua, who drew his game against GM Baadur Zobava.


Links

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