Category Archives: Abu Dhabi Masters

Jobava won the 8th round vs Bartel with his b3 signature opening

Jobava played his signature b3 opening for the first time in the tournament and the middle-game turned out to be very complex. Bartel came into time trouble and did a decisive mistake and Jobava won his 7th game out of 8! An incredible performance. A draw will be enough tomorrow to secure the title. Please […]

Jobava on a winning streak

Today Jobava faced the current World Junior Champion GM Parham Maghsoodloo in the sixth round of Abu Dhabi Masters and it turned into a very creative, tactical and sharp game. “This game was a continuation from last night’s final rounds’ blitz game where I also faced Maghsoodloo with the white pieces. Yesterday I played d4 as […]

Jobava overpowers GM Salem after excellent defense

In round 5 of Abu Dhabi Masters, Jobava faced UAE’s number one player GM Salem. Both are tactical players and so we were not too surprised when the game turned into a very sharp game in the Slav Defense. Salem was pushing hard as white, perhaps with a slight advantage but Jobava played a brilliant […]