The Silkway Cup - Part two of the top-class online blitz tournament at playchess.com

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5/28/2020 – The Silkway Cup is an online Blitz Tournament to celebrate Azerbaijan's Republic Day and Independence Day in Georgia. Top players such as Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ivan Cheparinov, Rauf Mamedov, Baadur Jobava and many others start in this event. Part one was played on May 26, part two starts today, on May 28, 16:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time).

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Standings after 7 of 15 rounds

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Abasov Nijat 5,5 1,0
2 Jobava Baadur 5,5 0,0
3 Guseinov Gadir 5,0 0,0
4 Pantsulaia Levan 5,0 0,0
5 Cheparinov Ivan 5,0 0,0
6 Gadimbayli Abdulla 5,0 0,0
  Quparadze Giga 5,0 0,0
8 Mamedov Rauf 5,0 0,0
9 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 5,0 0,0
  Babazada Khazar 5,0 0,0
11 Suleymanli Aydin 4,5 0,0
12 Rasulov Vugar 4,5 0,0
13 Dzagnidze Nana 4,5 0,0
14 Jojua Davit 4,5 0,0
15 Mchedlishvili Mikheil 4,5 0,0
16 Paichadze Luka 4,5 0,0
17 Gagunashvili Merab 4,5 0,0
18 Asadli Vugar 4,0 0,0
19 Durarbayli Vasif 4,0 0,0
20 Sadikhov Ulvi 4,0 0,0

The Silkway Cup

The Silkway Cup celebrates Independence Day in Georgia (May 26) and Republic Day in Azerbaijan (May 28). The tournament intends to allow chess players to train their skills during the current pandemic and the tournaments also supports the promotion and development of chess.

The Organizers are Socar Energy Georgia, the Azerbaijan Chess Federation and the Georgian Chess Federation

The tournament will be held on PLAYCHESS.COM which can be downloaded for free.

Format

  • Swiss System with 15 rounds
  • Time Control: the tournament will be played according to the FIDE rules: each participant will have 3 minutes + 2 seconds for each move till the end of the game. 2 minute default time will be applied.
  • Start time – 15:00, 1 – 7 rounds - 26th of May 2020 (13:00 CEST)
  • Start time – 18:00, 8 – 15 rounds - 28th of May 2020 (16:00 CEST)

Tie–Break

The final ranking order of the players is determined by the number of points scored. If at the end of the tournament, two or more players are tied for the first place or for any prize, the tie shall be broken in priority according to the following criteria for Swiss events:
a) The games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other)
b) Progressive Score
c) Medium-Buchholz (neglecting the best and worse scores)

The favourite: Grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov | Photo: Niki Riga

How will supertalent IM Aydin Suleymanli fare? | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili | CFR

All participants

Title Name FED Rating Playchess Handle
GM
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 
AZE
2764
Shak
GM
Cheparinov Ivan 
GEO
2686
Chepaschess
GM
Guseinov Gadir 
AZE
2665
GGuseinov
GM
Abasov Nijat 
AZE
2664
AbasovN
GM
Mamedov Rauf 
AZE
2654
muisback
GM
Mamedov Nidjat 
AZE
2609
EXpresident
GM
Durarbayli Vasif 
AZE
2606
Durarbeyli Vasif
GM
Jobava Baadur 
GEO
2603
Oligarkh
GM
Safarli Eltaj 
AZE
2598
Eltaj Safarli
GM
Gagunashvili Merab 
GEO
2584
Gaguna
GM
Asadli Vugar 
AZE
2572
VugarAsadli
GM
Mchedlishvili Mikheil 
GEO
2570
Komble
GM
Paichadze Luka 
GEO
2565
Lukiano
GM
Jojua Davit 
GEO
2557
massapi
GM
Pantsulaia Levan 
GEO
2553
Kutiktau
GM
Iskandarov Misratdin 
AZE
2535
Misi_95
GM
Guliyev Namig 
AZE
2529
Profi013
GM
Ibrahimov Rasul 
AZE
2527
Atesh
GM
Dzagnidze Nana 
GEO
2524
nanadzagnidze
IM
Suleymanli Aydin 
AZE
2512
SuleymanliAydin1
GM
Sadikhov Ulvi 
AZE
2490
Sadikhov_Ulvi
GM
Rasulov Vugar 
AZE
2478
Rasulov Vugar
IM
Javakhishvili Lela 
GEO
2475
sandrika
IM
Gadimbayli Abdulla 
AZE
2470
GadimbayliA
GM
Quparadze Giga 
GEO
2463
GIGA QUPARADZE
GM
Khotenashvili Bela 
GEO
2458
Belusi
GM
Sanikidze Tornike 
GEO
2458
T-Sanikidze
GM
Batsiashvili Nino 
GEO
2457
Nino2014
GM
Maghalashvili Davit 
GEO
2456
Maghala77
IM
Muradli Mahammad 
AZE
2449
muradli mahammad
IM
Mammadzada Gunay 
AZE
2443
Mammadzada
IM
Kacharava Nikolozi 
GEO
2437
Ka ch
IM
Ahmadzada Ahmad 
AZE
2431
Ahmadzada
IM
Arabidze Meri 
GEO
2428
Meri-Arabidze
IM
Petriashvili Nikoloz 
GEO
2423
NIKiler
FM
Babazada Khazar 
AZE
2409
Kranke07
IM
Oboladze Luka 
GEO
2405
Luka oboladze
IM
Mammadova Gulnar 
AZE
2382
Gul91
IM
Melia Salome 
GEO
2370
s-melia
WGM
Tsatsalashvili Keti 
GEO
2363
Kts
IM
Khukhashvili Sopiko 
GEO
2339
Skoffee
IM
Hasanzade Toghrul 
AZE
2322
Hasanzadet
WGM
Khomeriki Nino 
GEO
2319
Ninullia
WGM
Mamedjarova Turkan 
AZE
2309
Ati1517
WGM
Fataliyeva Ulviyya 
AZE
2301
ulka96
WGM
Mamedjarova Zeinab 
AZE
2274
MammadyarovaZ
WGM
Abdulla Khayala 
AZE
2263
AbdullaKh
WFM
Beydullayeva Govhar 
AZE
2263
gb_23
WFM
Allahverdiyeva Ayan 
AZE
2088
powerstrong
 
Volkov Nika 
GEO
2084
NikaVolkov
 
Pipia Ekaterine 
GEO
2071
moonlightbae
WFM
Tsotsonava Elene 
GEO
2012
Elene Tsotsonava
WCM
Lomaia Diana 
GEO
1999
Diana Lomaia
 
Donghvani Nia 
GEO
1994
Niadongh

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