Gagunashvili wins 6th Open Iraq Chess Championship

The Open Iraq Chess Championship was held from 14-19 March 2018 in Baghdad

The Open Iraq Championship was held from 14-19 March 2018 in Baghdad.

62 players took part in the tournament.

Before the last round sole leader was GM Azer Mirzoev with 6,5 points. He met Gagunashvili with white and lost.

So after 9 rounds two played had 7 points. The winner is GM Merab Gagunashvili with better tie-break from the second Malek Koniahli.

Six players made 6,5 points, third is GM Konstantin Tarlev

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Full standings 6th Open Iraq Championship (top 12)

1 Gagunashvili Merab 7
2 Koniahli Malek 7
3 Tarlev Konstantin 6,5
4 Khodashenas Mersad 6,5
5 Mirzoev Azer 6,5
6 Karpatchev Aleksandr 6,5
7 Al-Saffar Araz Basim Mohammed S 6,5
8 Gholami Aryan 6,5
9 Malakhatko Vadim 6
10 Abdulwahhab Ahmed Abdulsattar A 6
11 Poormosavi Seyed Kian 6
12 Noah A .H. Al-Ali 6

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