Tiviakov and Volkov Top-Seeds of 10th Khazar International Chess Open
10th Khazar International Chess Open Tournaments A (2100+), B (-2100), C (Women) and D (Youth U 14) fred start on Wednesday in Rasht, Iran.
Top-seeds of A-tournament are: Sergei Tiviakov (Netherlands, 2677), Sergey Volkov (Russia, 2633), Levan Pantsulaia (Georgia, 2592), Oleg Korneev (Russia, 2584), Fedorov Alexei (Belarus, 2579), Farid Abbasov (Azerbaijan, 2551), Rasul Ibrahimov (Azerbaijan, 2550), Sarhan Guliev (Azerbaijan, 2523), Davit Benidze (Georgia, 2516), Vladimir Malaniuk (Ukraine, 2512).
Sergei Tiviakov was top-seeded in another tournament which took place a year ago in Mashhad, however he lost the winner of 2nd Ferdowsi Open Levan Pantsulaia of Georgia (he gathered 9/11) half a point.
Tiviakov shares knowledge with youngsers during the breaks between tournaments (prochess.ir)