Azerbaijani chess player wins Vugar Gashimov chess memorial
Jun 4 – 10:00 pm
Azerbaijani grand master Shahriyar Mammadyarov has become the winner of Shamkir Chess Tournament commemorating late grandmaster Vugar Gashimov in Azerbaijan’s Shamkir.
He and Italy`s Fabiano Caruana both scored 8 points, but Mammadyarov claimed the title thanks to a win over the Italian in the 8th round.
The leaders’ board is as follows: Mamedyarov – 6 points; Fabiano Caruana (the US) – 6, Anish Giri (the Netherlands) – 5.5, Sergey Karyakin (Russia) – 5, Rauf Mammadov (Azerbaijan) – 4.5, Pendyala Harikrishna (India), Teymur Radjabov, Eltaj Safarli (Azerbaijan) – 4, Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) – 3.5, Hou Yifan (China) – 2.5.