Final preparation activities are ongoing for Shamkir Chess 2016

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18.05.2016 17:50
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The date of the opening ceremony for Shamkir Chess 2016 super tournament in the honour of Azerbaijani grandmaster Vugar Hashimov to be held with the support of Synergy Group OJSC became known. According to the press service of the tournament, the opening ceremony of this prestigious competition will take place on May 25 at the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Shamkir.

A number of ministries, representatives of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), press organizations, as well as chess lovers will take part in the tournament. Drawing of lots will take place after the opening ceremony.

It should be noted that Shamkir Chess 2016 is held for the third time in succession. Challenger for the world championship grandmasters Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Anish Giri (Netherlands), Pentala Harikrishna (India), Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine), Hou Yifan (China), members of national Azerbaijan chess team Shahriyar Mammadyarov, Teymour Rajabov, Eltaj Safarli and Rauf Mamamdov will fight for victory in the tournament.

First game will start on May 26. The tournament consisting of total 9 rounds will come to an end on June 4.

For additional information please visit www.shamkirchess.az.

 










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