President Cup – Match Azerbaijan vs World
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Anand, Kramnik, Shirov and Karjakin to represent the World

The central event during the President Cup, scheduled to take place on 7-9 May in Baku, will be a chess match between Azerbaijan and the World.

The World will be represented by some of the strongest players of the present day – current world champion Viswanathan Anand (India), former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), winner of the tournament in Wijk aan Zee Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine) and Alexei Shirov (Spain).

Azerbaijan is lining the team composed of all top rated national players – Teimour Radjabov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vugar Gashimov, Gadir Guseinov, with possible participation of Rauf Mamedov.

The match will be played in Sheveningen format, where each member of one team meets all players from the opposing camp. The President Cup is celebration of the birthday of the national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.

News by Teimour Tushiev

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