Fedoseev wins Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Rapid Cup

by André Schulz
12/9/2021 – During the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi a number of other tournaments are played in Dubai. One of them is the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Rapid and Blitz Cup, in which 24 players from 22 countries took part. The winner of the Rapid Cup, a nine round Swiss, was Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Fedoseev. | Photos: Tournament Page

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At the Expo2000 in Dubai, chess plays a huge role. The World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi is of course the central but there were and are also a few other tournaments.

The Spanish Pavilion organised a tournament, in which schools from all over the world took part. The finals were played in Dubai and won by Velammal Nexus, a school from India, which started with three Grandmasters, including Praggnanandhaa and Gukesh.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates, a rapid tournament (10+5) was organised. More than 100 players took part, many local players, amateurs from India and the Philippines, but also some title holders. Irene Sukandar from Indonesia won the tournament (see table below), leaving three grandmasters behind.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of the seven emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ra's al-Khaima, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain. The capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi. In 1971, the Emirates gave themselves their own constitution with Islam as the official religion and Arabic as the official language. The UAE is the seventh largest oil producer and is one of the richest countries in the world.

The Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Cup is a strong rapid and blitz tournament with titleholders.

Saleh Salem and Zhansaya Abdumalik

Of the 24 participants, 22 came from different countries from all over the world. Kazakhstan and the UAE were represented by two players each.

Daniel Fridman from Germany

Georg Meier, who is now playing for Uruguay, during his game against Nihal Sarin

Vladimir Fedoseev won the tournament with 7.0/9, Denis Kadric (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Hans Moke Niemann (USA) shared second and third place with 6.5/9 each.

Hans Moke Niemann

After the rapid tournament the same players will play a blitz tournament.

Final standings of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Cup Rapid Tournament

Rk. Name Pts.  Tb1 
1 Fedoseev Vladimir 7,0 0,0
2 Kadric Denis 6,0 0,0
3 Niemann Hans Moke 6,0 0,0
4 Jumabayev Rinat 6,0 0,0
5 Nihal Sarin 5,5 0,0
6 Socko Bartosz 5,5 0,0
7 Maghsoodloo Parham 5,0 0,0
8 Santos Ruiz Miguel 5,0 0,0
9 Mchedlishvili Mikheil 5,0 0,0
10 Sargissian Gabriel 5,0 0,0
11 Meier Georg 5,0 0,0
12 Iordachescu Viorel 5,0 0,0
13 Erdos Viktor 4,5 0,0
14 Fridman Daniel 4,5 0,0
15 Kovalev Vladislav 4,0 0,0
16 Salem A.R. Saleh 4,0 0,0
17 Pichot Alan 4,0 0,0
18 Ivanisevic Ivan 4,0 0,0
19 Abdumalik Zhansaya 4,0 0,0
20 Amin Bassem 4,0 0,0
21 Van Wely Loek 3,5 0,0
22 Sukandar Irine Kharisma 3,0 0,0
23 Bellahcene Bilel 1,5 0,0
24 Saeed Ishaq 1,0 0,0

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Final standings of the Rapid Tournament to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates

Rk. Name Pts.  Tb1 
1 Sukandar Irine Kharisma 8,0 0,0
2 Miladinovic Igor 7,5 1,0
3 Dimakiling Oliver 7,5 0,0
4 Iordachescu Viorel 7,0 0,0
5 Zubarev Alexander 7,0 0,0
6 Rosen Eric 7,0 0,0
7 Ammar Sedrani 7,0 0,0
8 Devnani Kush 7,0 0,0
9 Ahmed Fareed 6,5 0,0
10 Momeni E. 6,5 0,0
11 Mohammad Abdulrahman Alawadhi 6,5 0,0
12 Khamroev Ravshan 6,0 0,0
13 Geldiyeva Mahri 6,0 0,0
14 Fernandez Dandel 6,0 0,0
15 Sultan Ibrahim 6,0 0,0
  Lagutin Nelman 6,0 0,0
17 Taguba Gerald 6,0 0,0
18 Delloro Noli 6,0 0,0
19 Stock Ulrich 6,0 0,0
20 Barretto Franz 6,0 0,0

117 participants

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