Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla presents the trophy to Seyyed Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei under the gaze of other dignitaries.
Gulf today, Journalist
Iranian Grandmaster Seyyed Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei is the winner of the Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship 2021.
The fourth edition of the Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship was held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Sovereign of Sharjah.
In one of the game’s most exciting finals, four grandmasters, including Ukrainian Pavel Eljanov, Amin Tabatabaei, UAE Grandmaster Salem Abdulrahman Mohamed Saleh and Parham Magsoodloo, tied for first place, each finishing with the same 6.5 / 9 points each.
Amin Tabatabaei drew in his last round against Uzbekistan Nodirbek Yakubboev.
Thanks to a better tie-break, Amin Tabatabaei took first place after nine hotly contested rounds of the prestigious championship.
In 2017, Salem tied for first place in the 1st Sharjah International Masters Chess Championship with Chinese grandmaster Wang Hao.
Five grandmasters shared 5th to 9th places with six identical points each – Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Rinat Jumabayev, SL Narayanan, Nodirbek Yakubboev and Abhijeet Gupta.
Narayanan, who enjoyed quite a bit of success in online chess tournaments during the coronavirus pandemic, was the top finisher among Indians in seventh place.
The ninth and final round was opened by Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, in the presence of Omar Noman Al Ali, tournament director, Raja’i Noman Al Soussi, CEO of Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club and Saud Al Marzouki, Saud Al Marzouqi, Chairman of the National Teams Committee of the UAE Chess Federation.
The closing ceremony of the tournament took place after the end of the final round, which was honored by Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, president of the Arab Chess Federation.
President of the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club, Khaled Issa Al Midfa, Deputy Secretary General of the General Sports Authority, Engineer Sami Al Safirini, Vice-President of the Arab Chess Federation, and number of members of the board of directors of the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club Chess club.
Arkady Dvorkovich, President of FIDE also attended and virtually addressed the assembly.
Meanwhile, the Challengers tournament was held on the sidelines of the main competition.
In Group A, the International Female Master of Ukraine Svetlana Moskalets took the first place.
Jamaican Duane Rowe finished second while Palestinian Raji Sayel took third and Syrian Abdul Kader Rayes finished fourth.
In group B, Daniel Fernandez won.
Egyptian Ramez Sameir finished second while Indian Vishal Chaudhary finished third.
Indian Grand Master Erigaisi greeted the Sharjah Masters International Chess Champioship Organizing Committee.
âI had a great time playing in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Thank you @shj_masters for organizing such a great event. I hope to participate in the next editions, âErigaisi tweeted.
Erigaisi obtained the title of Grand Master at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 13 days.
41 Grandmasters, two female Grandmasters, 13 International Masters and two FIDE Masters participated in the fourth edition of the Sharjah Master International Championship, endowed with a scholarship of $ 60,000.
Fast Contracting Company, National Paints and Centro Sharjah Hotel are the sponsors of the fourth edition of the Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship.
The Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club was established in 1979 and joined the UAE Chess League in June 1981 with the aim of disseminating the game in the emirate of Sharjah.