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Fedoseev wins double at 27th Abu Dhabi Masters, Raunak third in Blitz

by Shahid Ahmed - 16/12/2021

Third seed in Rapid and top seed in Blitz, Vladimir Fedoseev won both Rapid and Blitz event at 27th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters. The Russian started both events with a loss - Alan Pichot in Rapid and Raunak Sadhwani in Blitz. However, he managed to recover well, score 7.0/9 in Rapid and 6.5/9 in Blitz to win US$ 5000 and 1500 respectively as his prize. Raunak scored 5.0/9 in Rapid to secure ninth place. He made 6.0/9 in Blitz to claim the third place and win US$ 750. The 15-year-old gained 38 Elo rating points in each event. Photo: Adchessfestival

Raunak beats Fedoseev in Blitz

It is said the next best thing to winning the tournament is to beat the eventual winner of the tournament. Raunak had a successful outing at the 27th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Rapid and Blitz event as he finished third in Blitz. However, the best part has to be beating Vladimir Fedoseev in the first round of Blitz. That was Fedoseev's sole loss in the Blitz event.

Raunak finished third in 27th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Blitz | Photo: Adchessfestival

Blitz Round 1: Raunak - Fedoseev: 1-0

Raunak's biggest win of 27th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Masters is against Vladimir Fedoseev in the first round of Blitz. Fedoseev had won the Rapid event already, and he went on to win the Blitz too after suffering this loss.

Position after 37...Nb6

37...Kf7 probably would have prolonged the fight. 37...Nb6 speeds things up in White's favor 38.Ra6 forces the rook exchange and the resultant minor piece ending with a passed pawn for White at a6 is completely winning for White.

Raunak performed at 2719 and gained 38 Elo rating points in Blitz, taking his live rating to 2600

Rapid Round 9: Raunak - Adam: 1-0

Raunak scored only two wins and six draws in Rapid. His second win was in the last round against GM Adam Tukhaev (UKR).

Position after 15...e4

Black's position was already difficult. 15...e4 did not help his case either. 16.dxe4 Bxe4 17.Nfxd4 and Black lost a pawn for no compensation.

Raunak performed at 2619 and gained 38 Elo rating points in Rapid

Raunak in action at 27th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival | Photo: Adchessfestival

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The tournament 27th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Rapid took place from 12th to 14th December and the Blitz event took place on 15th December at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Hotel, Dubai in Dubai, UAE. Three rounds of Rapid games were played per day. Time control for Rapid was 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment. Time control for Blitz was 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment. The event was organized by Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind Games.

Rapid Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
13
GMFedoseev VladimirRUS26927,00,0256043,5
27
GMAmin BassemEGY26146,50,0258545,5
38
GMErdos ViktorHUN26016,00,0259347,5
45
GMEljanov PavelUKR26416,00,0258847,0
514
GMFridman DanielGER25425,50,5260745,0
610
GMMchedlishvili MikheilGEO25895,50,5253040,5
716
GMMaghsoodloo ParhamIRI25125,00,0262249,5
811
GMJumabayev RinatKAZ25625,00,0261849,5
918
GMSadhwani RaunakIND24545,00,0260640,5
1012
GMSocko BartoszPOL25625,00,0259744,0
119
GMIvanisevic IvanSRB25935,00,0258243,5
1220
GMBellahcene BilelALG23974,50,0259837,5
131
GMSalem A.R. SalehUAE27294,50,0257642,0
1422
GMHarutyunyan Tigran K.ARM23714,50,0257138,5
1515
GMPichot AlanARG25234,50,0251135,0
166
GMVan Wely LoekNED26354,50,0250239,5
174
GMKovalev VladislavFID26474,50,0247430,0
1823
GMSargsyan ShantARM23444,00,0254640,5
192
GMMoussard JulesFRA27224,00,0252942,5
2017
GMRomanov EvgenyRUS24934,00,0252534,0
2113
GMTukhaev AdamUKR25503,00,0253033,0
2219
IMDimakiling OliverPHI24341,51,5253737,0
2321
IMDanilov VladimirROU23811,51,0253133,0
2424
IMAl Hosani OmranUAE21051,50,5252233,5

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Blitz Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
11
GMFedoseev VladimirRUS26906,51,0259047,5
211
GMSocko BartoszPOL25716,50,0260846,5
313
GMSadhwani RaunakIND25626,00,0260545,5
419
GMBellahcene BilelALG24936,00,0260043,5
52
GMFridman DanielGER26635,50,0261048,5
67
GMAmin BassemEGY26175,50,0256045,5
79
GMErdos ViktorHUN25995,50,0254840,0
84
GMSalem A.R. SalehUAE26425,00,0258844,0
910
GMVan Wely LoekNED25935,00,0258241,0
108
GMEljanov PavelUKR26025,00,0257244,0
113
GMMaghsoodloo ParhamIRI26555,00,0257139,0
126
GMMchedlishvili MikheilGEO26185,00,0256040,0
1314
GMSargsyan ShantARM25374,50,0260745,0
1412
GMMoussard JulesFRA25704,50,0253934,5
1518
GMIvanisevic IvanSRB24994,50,0252634,5
1617
GMTukhaev AdamUKR25104,00,0258441,0
175
GMPichot AlanARG26294,00,0253736,0
1816
GMKovalev VladislavFID25274,00,0252640,0
1921
IMDimakiling OliverPHI24553,50,0253035,0
2015
GMJumabayev RinatKAZ25363,00,0257640,0
2122
GMRomanov EvgenyRUS24403,00,0255938,5
2220
GMHarutyunyan Tigran K.ARM24712,50,0252736,0
2324
IMDanilov VladimirROU22222,00,5251132,0
2423
IMAl Hosani OmranUAE22442,00,5250534,5

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