Three lead in the 13th Dubai Open

4/15/2011 – After five rounds of play and before the free day three players share the lead in the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, each with 4.5/5 points: Indian GMs Krishnan Sasikiran and Parimarjan Negi, as well as Mikheil Mchedlishvili from Georgia. 17 players follow with 4.0/5. Friday is a free day, on Saturday there will be two rounds, starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. Results, games and videos.

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13th Dubai Open Chess Championship

The Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup is taking place from April 9th to 19th, 2011 in the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. It is a nine round Swiss, with time controls of one hour and 30 minutes for the whole game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move.

The games start at 17:30h local time. There is a rest day with a blitz tournament on Friday, April 15, and two rounds to be played on Saturday, April 16, starting at 10:00 a.m. and 06:00 p.m. local time. The closing ceremony takes place on Tuesday, April 19, one day after the final (ninth) round, at 19:00h.

Top rankings after five rounds

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2682 4.5
2 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2618 4.5
3 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2629 4.5
4 IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2457 4.0
5 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2621 4.0
6 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2670 4.0
7 GM Balogh Csaba HUN 2601 4.0
8 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2596 4.0
9 GM Laxman R R IND 2462 4.0
10 WIM Schneider Veronika HUN 2247 4.0
11 GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2596 4.0
12 GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2497 4.0
13 GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas KAZ 2618 4.0
14 GM Kayumov Dmitry D UZB 2463 4.0
15 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2584 4.0
16 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2580 4.0
17 GM Adhiban B IND 2543 4.0
18 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2527 4.0
19 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2638 4.0
20 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2606 4.0
21 GM Petrosian Davit G ARM 2480 3.5
22 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2310 3.5
23 FM Mansour Sameer JOR 2301 3.5
24 WFM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2208 3.5
25 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2645 3.5
26 IM Huschenbeth Niclas GER 2465 3.5
27 FM Grigoryan Karen H ARM 2463 3.5
28 GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2579 3.5
29 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2595 3.5
30 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2627 3.5
31 GM Berg Emanuel SWE 2612 3.5
32 GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2675 3.5
33 GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2511 3.5
34 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2643 3.5
35 GM Carlsson Pontus SWE 2496 3.5
36 GM Minasian Artashes ARM 2558 3.5
37 IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IND 2459 3.5
38 GM Anastasian Ashot ARM 2556 3.5
39 GM Arutinian David GEO 2575 3.5
40 GM Simantsev Mikhail UKR 2556 3.5
41 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2485 3.5


Top seed GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India, rated 2682, is in the lead with 4.5/5


Equal first with 4.5/5 is GM Parimarjan Negi, India, rated 2618


GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Georgia, rated 2629, has also chalked up 4.5/5

Videos with games and interviews


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