Dubai Open

Jobava Baadur of Georgia annexed the Dubai open chess championship title with a tally of 7 points from 9 rounds. In the final round he made his first Grandmaster draw in 11 moves, which assured him of the title.

Final Standings:
1. Jobava, Baadur 7.0, 2-4. Volkov, Sergey, Sargissian, Gabriel, Anastasian, Ashot 6.5, 5-11. Aleksandrov, Aleksej, Alekseev, Evgeny, Kuzmin, Alexey, Magerramov, Elmar, Sveshnikov, Evgeny, Guseienov, Kadir, Mamedov, Rauf 6.0 (for more standings see below)

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Over 30 Gradnmasters led by Konstantin Sakaev of Russia have registered for the 2003 Dubai Open making it one of the strongest open tournaments in Asia.
A total of US$35,000 in cash prizes shall be at stake in the Dubai Open Chess Championship scheduled 20 to 29 April in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Sheikh Rashed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup shall go to the winner of this prestigious annual event.


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Dubai 2003 - Final Standings

No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We
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  1.   21  Jobava, Baadur              7.0  48.5  37.00  37.5  2566 2767 +2.23
  2.    4  Volkov, Sergey              6.5  48.5  34.25  31.5  2634 2670 +0.38
       19  Sargissian, Gabriel         6.5  47.5  33.50  34.0  2572 2709 +1.64
       23  Anastasian, Ashot           6.5  46.5  32.75  32.5  2561 2687 +1.46
  5.    2  Aleksandrov, Aleksej        6.0  51.0  32.75  31.5  2650 2668 +0.15
        6  Alekseev, Evgeny            6.0  48.5  30.75  31.5  2607 2640 +0.33
       16  Kuzmin, Alexey              6.0  48.5  30.00  32.0  2576 2633 +0.69
       27  Magerramov, Elmar           6.0  43.5  27.00  28.0  2558 2616 +0.69
       29  Sveshnikov, Evgeny          6.0  45.5  28.75  29.0  2551 2626 +0.87
       32  Guseienov, Kadir            6.0  38.0  24.75  26.0  2505 2504 -0.03
       43  Mamedov, Rauf               6.0  45.0  29.25  27.5  2330 2669 +3.93
 12.    7  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyaz      5.5  45.5  27.25  27.0  2607 2507 -1.16
       10  Pigusov, Evgeny             5.5  49.5  28.25  29.5  2588 2585 +0.01
       13  Gagunashvili, Merab         5.5  47.5  27.75  30.0  2580 2597 +0.19
       20  Izoria, Zviad               5.5  40.5  24.25  27.0  2569 2485 -0.98
       22  Ulibin, Mikhail             5.5  46.5  25.25  31.5  2562 2546 -0.17
       24  Mchedlishvili, Mikheil      5.5  43.0  24.50  28.5  2560 2523 -0.44
       25  Brodsky, Michail            5.5  47.5  27.50  28.5  2559 2559 +0.01
       28  Minasian, Artashes          5.5  43.5  25.00  30.0  2555 2630 +0.91
       31  Dizdar, Goran               5.5  45.5  27.25  29.5  2514 2610 +1.18
       33  Skripchenko, Almira         5.5  42.5  24.75  28.0  2501 2546 +0.55
       34  El Taher, Fouad             5.5  45.0  25.00  29.5  2493 2562 +0.82
 23.    1  Sakaev, Konstantin          5.0  50.0  26.75  30.5  2664 2590 -0.94
        3  Motylev, Alexander          5.0  49.5  25.50  29.5  2634 2581 -0.67
        8  Fedorov, Alexei             5.0  45.0  22.75  26.0  2604 2476 -1.36
        9  Shariyazdanov, Andrey       5.0  40.0  20.00  24.0  2589 2431 -1.84
       12  Kharlov, Andrei             5.0  47.5  24.25  26.5  2581 2496 -1.03
       15  Timofeev, Artem             5.0  50.0  25.50  33.0  2577 2549 -0.40
       17  Gleizerov, Evgeny           5.0  44.0  23.50  28.0  2574 2508 -0.85
       18  Kotsur, Pavel               5.0  39.5  19.50  25.5  2572 2439 -1.57
       26  Goloshchapov, Alexander     5.0  44.0  21.00  28.0  2558 2549 -0.13
       35  Kayumov, Sergey             5.0  44.0  22.75  24.5  2490 2418 -0.80
       37  Al Sayed, Mohamad N.        5.0  41.5  20.25  25.5  2455 2452 +0.00
       40  Sale, Srdjan                5.0  40.5  17.75  24.5  2416 2454 +0.41
       41  Taleb, Moussa               5.0  42.0  20.00  24.0  2391 2472 +0.95
       45  Gashimov, Sarkhan           5.0  43.0  23.00  23.5  2317 2565 +2.84
 37.    5  Graf, Alexander             4.5  45.5  21.25  24.0  2630 2433 -2.25
       11  Neverov, Valeriy            4.5  41.5  17.75  22.0  2583 2345 -2.70
       14  Gashimov, Vugar             4.5  47.5  22.25  27.5  2579 2494 -1.08
       30  Sturua, Zurab               4.5  40.0  18.25  24.0  2545 2416 -1.53
       36  El Gindy, Essam             4.5  43.5  18.00  26.0  2473 2494 +0.22
       38  Zulfugarli, Magomed         4.5  42.0  18.75  24.0  2434 2383 -0.58
       47  Velikhanli, Firuza          4.5  39.0  17.50  20.5  2305 2404 +1.26
       49  Roghani, Arash              4.5  36.5  15.00  21.5  2302 2375 +0.90
       50  Saleh, Jasim Abdul Rahim    4.5  41.5  20.00  22.0  2300 2382 +0.99
       51  Mirzoeva, Elmira            4.5  34.5  13.25  19.0  2277 2213 -0.74
       52  Abdul, Majeed               4.5  36.5  15.00  19.0  2270 2234 -0.42
 48.   39  Eid, Fadi                   4.0  40.5  14.75  23.0  2431 2347 -1.04
       42  Mohandesi, Shahin           4.0  42.5  17.00  20.0  2358 2346 -0.20
       44  Himdan, Maher               4.0  44.5  16.50  20.0  2322 2350 +0.40
       46  El Arousy, Abdul Hameed     4.0  38.5  15.00  20.0  2314 2333 +0.31
       48  Saleh, Nabil                4.0  35.0  11.50  18.5  2304 2215 -1.04
       61  Sabri Kaveh                 4.0  36.0  11.50  15.0  2190 2156 -0.44
       67  Somev, Abdo                 4.0  37.0  14.75  18.0  2090 2277 +2.11
       73  Saeed, Ishaq                4.0  30.0  10.50  15.0  0000 2188  2188
 56.   53  Molina, Tony                3.5  36.5  11.00  17.5  2269 2281 +0.17
       54  Asylguzhin, Radik           3.5  41.0  13.00  19.0  2260 2197 -0.46
       55  Sadatnajafi, Mohamed        3.5  32.0  10.50  14.0  2237 2178 -0.66
       56  Mahmoody, M.Sadegh          3.5  39.0  13.25  18.0  2226 2134 -0.67
       57  Saleh, Nagueb               3.5  33.0   8.50  15.5  2210 2214 -0.02
       59  Safarli, Eltaj              3.5  38.5  12.00  17.0  2201 2167 -0.30
       69  Navabi, Shirin              3.5  30.5   8.25  12.5  2066 2031 -0.25
       70  Yahya, Mohamed Saleh        3.5  41.0  15.25  18.0  2060 2229 +1.38
       71  Khachatorian, Yarazik       3.5  32.0  10.25  14.5  2028 2145 +1.25
       76  Shihab, Khaled              3.5  34.0  10.75  16.5  0000 2199  2199
 66.   60  Coleman, James              3.0  39.0  10.75  18.5  2198 2252 +0.39
       75  Al-Housa, Khalil            3.0  29.5   7.00  14.0  0000 2072  2072
 68.   58  Saud, Mohamed               2.5  33.0   7.25  11.5  2202 2143 -0.58
       62  Kolyaie, Hasan              2.5  32.5   6.00  10.5  2154 2155 +0.02
       63  Ayyad, Maher                2.5  27.0   4.50   9.5  2146 1927 -2.18
       64  Khechen, Nabil E.           2.5  31.0   5.50   9.5  2130 2063 -0.48
       65  Al-Khaja, Arif              2.5  33.5   5.50  13.0  2101 2043 -0.50
       68  Kayle, Charles              2.5  29.5   6.50  10.0  2080 1991 -0.67
       72  Ahmed, Ishaq                2.5  32.0   7.25  12.0  1944 2079 +1.15
 75.   66  Zibaei, Abdoulla            2.0  27.5   3.50   5.5  2092 1908 -1.31
 76.   74  Al-Hammadi, Fatma           1.0  26.0   2.50   1.5  0000 1810  1810