May 2014
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Nakhchivan Open 2014

Nakhchivan Open 2014, the International Chess Festival is devoted to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 4th to 12th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

It is a world famous chess festival to be prearranged by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry in association with Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation.


The players will be seeded in Tournament A if rated above 2250 FIDE , for Women above 2100 FIDE is decided, on the other hand  the lower rated players will compete in Tournament B. Both groups will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system.


There will also be Tournament C for U12 juniors.


Top prizes announced in the Tournament A are: 10,000$ + cup/ 5000$/ 3000$/ 2000$/ 1500$/ 1200$/ 1000$ etc. in addition to that there are 30 regular and many special prizes declared.

Last year too, the tournament was played with much enthusiasm; the winner was the late GM Igor Kurnosov. This year the participants are:


  • GM Korobov Anton UKR 2696
  • GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2682
  • GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2660
  • GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2656
  • GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2636
  • GM Smirnov Pavel RUS 2626
  • GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2621
  • GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2618
  • GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2573
  • GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2560
  • GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2559
  • GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2553
  • GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2551
  • IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2536
  • GM Paichadze Luka GEO 2535
  • GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2516
  • GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2512
  • GM Gasanov Eldar UKR 2504
  • GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2459
  • IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2453
  • IM Dastan Muhammed Batuhan TUR 2439
  • IM Sanal Vahap TUR 2435

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