The New Supertournament in Shamkir

Время публикации: 15.02.2014 14:37 | Последнее обновление: 15.02.2014 14:37

Six GMs including world champion to play in Gashimov's memory refers to the Azerbaijani Chess Federation vice-president Faiq Hasanov and reports the details about the supertournament that is scheduled to take place from April 19-30 in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. 

The following GMs will compete in a double round-robin: 

Time control will be 120'+60'+(15'+10''). No draw agreement accepted before 40th move.
The prize fund is 100 thousand euros. The event is sponsored by the company Sinergy.

The prize fund of the B-group event which will gather 10 players will be 30 thousand euros. The participants of this tournament haven't been named yet.

The competitions will be held in GM Gashimov's memory who passed away in January this year.

Photo by Fred Lukas


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