From May 1 to 11 2015, the Nakhchivan Chess Center in cialis prostate the Southwest of Azerbaijan was stage to the Nakhchivan Open 2015.
Three different tournaments were scheduled at the event
Tournament A: Players with ELO-ratings of 2250 and above (women: 2100 points)
Tournament B: Players of ELO-ratings of 2249 and below
Tournament C: Children under 12
The A-Group consisted what is plavix 75 mg used for of 66 players, half of which were Azerbaijanis. The remaining half came from Belgium, China, France, Georgia, India, Iran, Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Amongst them were 23 grandmasters, 2 super-grandmasters even. Etienne Bacrot and Rustan Kasimdzhanov to be exact.
Final Results after 9 Rounds (Top 20)
Surprisingly, the ELO-favorites were nowhere near the battles for the top ranks. Though Kasimdzhanov showed no defeat on his account, he scored only 6 points due to many draws. Bacrot fought similar difficulties and even had to comply with a defeat against Pouya Idani. Former world champion Yifan Hou lost two duels and won five, and thus also collected 6 points only.
The favorited players’ weak performances were quickly taken advantage of by the opponents – in the end, Eltaj Safarli and Gadir Guseinov shared 1st rank.
Find the detailed list of results of participants here.
written by Sarah, translated by Birthe