Azerbaijan Championship Has Started in Baku; Line-Up Includes Members of National Team

Время публикации: 06.01.2015 21:53 | Последнее обновление: 09.01.2015 10:12

Azerbaijan individual chess championship has started in Baku today. The line-up consists of 22 players including several strong GMs who have played for the national team of Azerbaijan more than once: Rauf Mamedov (2642), Eltaj Safarli (2635), Vasif Durarbayli (2635), Gadir Guseinov (2610).
Complete line-up.

The tournament is quite dense, and there's no surprise that many rating favorites haven't won their starting games.


Photos by Ilgar Bajarani

Selected encounters of the 1st round can be viewed below. 

[Event "Azerbaijan Championship 2015"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2015.01.06"] [Round "1"] [White "Mamedov, Rauf"] [Black "Izzat, Kanan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C55"] [WhiteElo "2642"] [BlackElo "2424"] [Annotator "Robot 8"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 3. d3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:57]} 4. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Be7 {[%emt 0:04:13]} 5. O-O {[%emt 0:00:34]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:10]} 6. Re1 { [%emt 0:00:29]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:45]} 7. c3 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:14:47]} 8. h3 {[%emt 0:03:49]} Bh5 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 9. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nd7 { [%emt 0:12:35]} 10. Nf1 {[%emt 0:00:39]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:05:00]} 11. Ng3 {[%emt 0: 06:39]} Bxf3 {[%emt 0:02:03]} 12. Qxf3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 13. Nf5 {[%emt 0:14:40]} Bxc1 {[%emt 0:02:39]} 14. Raxc1 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Qf6 { [%emt 0:09:22]} 15. Rcd1 {[%emt 0:08:55]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:13:31]} 16. d4 {[%emt 0: 02:30]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:03:56]} 17. dxe5 {[%emt 0:09:45]} Nxe5 {[%emt 0:00:53]} 18. Bxf7+ {[%emt 0:02:12]} Qxf7 {[%emt 0:11:45]} 19. Qxf4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kh8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 20. Qg3 {[%emt 0:01:25]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 21. Nd4 {[%emt 0: 01:21]} Qxa2 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 22. b3 {[%emt 0:03:05]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:02:14]} 23. f4 {[%emt 0:13:29]} Rae8 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 24. e5 {[%emt 0:02:59]} Nxd4 {[%emt 0:04:20]} 25. cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Qa5 {[%emt 0:01:15]} 26. Qe3 {[%emt 0:13: 48]} Qd5 {[%emt 0:00:53]} 27. Rf1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} g5 {[%emt 0:04:01]} 28. Rde1 {[%emt 0:08:20]} gxf4 {[%emt 0:03:50]} 29. Rxf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} dxe5 {[%emt 0: 00:20]} 30. Rxf8+ {[%emt 0:02:26]} Rxf8 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 31. dxe5 {[%emt 0:00: 05]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 32. Kh1 {[%emt 0:01:15]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:01:15]} 33. Qf2 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Qe6 {[%emt 0:01:35]} 34. Qxc5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} b6 {[%emt 0:00: 34]} 35. Qd4 {[%emt 0:01:27]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 36. b4 {[%emt 0:00:31]} a5 { [%emt 0:00:31]} 37. b5 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Re7 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 38. Qf4 {[%emt 0: 04:06]} Rf7 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 39. Qg3 {[%emt 0:00:37]} Rg7 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 40. Qh4 {[%emt 0:00:39]} Rf7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 41. Qd8+ {[%emt 0:00:45]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:46]} 42. Re3 {[%emt 0:01:37]} Rf5 {[%emt 0:12:01]} 43. Rg3+ {[%emt 0:00: 33]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 44. Qg8+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:01:09]} 45. Qxh7+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rf7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 46. Qh4+ {[%emt 0:00:31]} Kd7 { [%emt 0:00:09]} 47. Qe4 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 1-0 [Event "Azerbaijan Championship 2015"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2015.01.06"] [Round "1"] [White "Rzayev, Bahruz"] [Black "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2416"] [BlackElo "2635"] [Annotator "Robot 8"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 3. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 4. O-O {[%emt 0:00:49]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 5. d3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:40]} 6. e4 {[%emt 0: 01:25]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 7. c3 {[%emt 0:01:09]} O-O {[%emt 0:01:07]} 8. Qb3 {[%emt 0:04:05]} a6 {[%emt 0:02:47]} 9. a4 {[%emt 0:01:17]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00: 20]} 10. axb5 {[%emt 0:02:39]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:01:48]} 11. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:26]} axb5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 12. Na3 {[%emt 0:00:22]} c6 {[%emt 0:07:57]} 13. h3 { [%emt 0:08:08]} e5 {[%emt 0:02:59]} 14. Be3 {[%emt 0:01:42]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:01: 25]} 15. Nh4 {[%emt 0:03:03]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:03:02]} 16. d4 {[%emt 0:04:02]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:01:57]} 17. Nf5 {[%emt 0:04:57]} Bf8 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 18. f4 {[%emt 0: 05:32]} exd4 {[%emt 0:03:49]} 19. cxd4 {[%emt 0:01:42]} d5 {[%emt 0:15:59]} 20. e5 {[%emt 0:05:21]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:04:50]} 21. Bxe4 {[%emt 0:07:34]} dxe4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 22. d5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} cxd5 {[%emt 0:06:41]} 23. Qxc7 {[%emt 0:00: 07]} Nxc7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 24. Nd6 {[%emt 0:06:27]} Bxd6 {[%emt 0:05:58]} 25. exd6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} b4 {[%emt 0:03:38]} 26. dxc7 {[%emt 0:00:50]} bxa3 { [%emt 0:00:05]} 27. Rxa3 {[%emt 0:00:56]} Rxa3 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 28. bxa3 { [%emt 0:00:02]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 29. Bb6 {[%emt 0:06:50]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:02: 49]} 30. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 31. Ba5 {[%emt 0:02:41]} Bc6 {[%emt 0:03:32]} 32. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:10:18]} 33. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Kd6 {[%emt 0:01:26]} 34. Kd4 {[%emt 0:01:23]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 35. h4 {[%emt 0:01:29]} Ra8 {[%emt 0:01:06]} 36. Rb6+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kxc7 { [%emt 0:00:22]} 37. Ra6+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kb7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 38. Rxa8 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Kxa8 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 39. Kxd5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:02:55]} 40. Kxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} f5+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "Azerbaijan Championship 2015"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2015.01.06"] [Round "1"] [White "Durarbayli, Vasif"] [Black "Sadikhov, Ulvi"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C41"] [WhiteElo "2635"] [BlackElo "2414"] [Annotator "Robot 8"] [PlyCount "101"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. a4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 6. Bc4 { [%emt 0:00:08]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:13]} 7. O-O {[%emt 0:01:55]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:07] } 8. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 9. h3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Nb6 { [%emt 0:00:06]} 10. Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Nfd7 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 11. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:50]} 12. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:03:36]} 13. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Nxb3 {[%emt 0:02:23]} 14. cxb3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Re8 { [%emt 0:07:33]} 15. Rad1 {[%emt 0:01:45]} Be6 {[%emt 0:22:18]} 16. Qg3 {[%emt 0:07:51]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:04:00]} 17. Nxe6 {[%emt 0:06:28]} fxe6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 18. Bh6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:37]} 19. Qg4 {[%emt 0:08:27]} Kf7 { [%emt 0:12:49]} 20. e5 {[%emt 0:01:58]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 21. Rd3 {[%emt 0: 05:18]} Bf8 {[%emt 0:03:08]} 22. Bxf8 {[%emt 0:00:32]} Kxf8 {[%emt 0:01:00]} 23. h4 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:08:25]} 24. h5 {[%emt 0:03:48]} Rf8 { [%emt 0:01:04]} 25. hxg6 {[%emt 0:05:33]} hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 26. Rg3 {[%emt 0:02:51]} Qe8 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 27. Ne2 {[%emt 0:01:00]} Nxe5 {[%emt 0:08:44]} 28. Qd4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Rf5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 29. Re3 {[%emt 0:04:21]} c5 { [%emt 0:05:40]} 30. Qxc5 {[%emt 0:00:55]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:04:00]} 31. Qd4+ {[%emt 0:02:33]} Rf6 {[%emt 0:06:10]} 32. Nc3 {[%emt 0:01:57]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:05:26]} 33. Nxd5 {[%emt 0:03:17]} exd5 {[%emt 0:00:37]} 34. Rxe8+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rxe8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 35. Rxe8+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kxe8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 36. Qxd5 { [%emt 0:00:07]} b6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 37. b4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} axb4 {[%emt 0:00: 26]} 38. Qe4+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kd8 {[%emt 0:00:28]} 39. Qxb4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kc7 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 40. Qe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 41. b4 { [%emt 0:00:43]} Rf6 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 42. f3 {[%emt 0:00:49]} Rf5 {[%emt 0:00: 28]} 43. Qc4+ {[%emt 0:00:29]} Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 44. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Rh5+ {[%emt 0:00:09]} 45. Kg3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Rf5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 46. Qc3 { [%emt 0:00:14]} Rg5+ {[%emt 0:00:43]} 47. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:38]} Rf5 {[%emt 0:00: 06]} 48. g4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Rf6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 49. Kg3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 50. a5 {[%emt 0:00:29]} bxa5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 51. bxa5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 1-0 [Event "Azerbaijan Championship 2015"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2015.01.06"] [Round "1"] [White "Iskandarov, Misratdin"] [Black "Guseinov, Gadir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B36"] [WhiteElo "2405"] [BlackElo "2610"] [Annotator "Robot 8"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 {[%emt 0:01:01]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 4. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 {[%emt 0:02:02]} 5. c4 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:03:06]} 6. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00: 37]} 7. Qxd4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 8. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Bg7 { [%emt 0:00:07]} 9. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:12]} 10. Qe3 {[%emt 0: 00:04]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:02:16]} 11. Qd2 {[%emt 0:08:41]} Be6 {[%emt 0:04:36]} 12. Rc1 {[%emt 0:01:39]} Qa5 {[%emt 0:06:04]} 13. f3 {[%emt 0:04:07]} Rfc8 {[%emt 0:02:11]} 14. b3 {[%emt 0:00:40]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 15. Rc2 {[%emt 0:01:47]} b5 {[%emt 0:04:24]} 16. Nd5 {[%emt 0:05:47]} Qxd2+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} 17. Kxd2 { [%emt 0:00:05]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 18. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Rxc2+ {[%emt 0: 00:07]} 19. Kxc2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rc8+ {[%emt 0:00:09]} 20. Kb1 {[%emt 0:00:02] } f6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 21. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 22. Rc1 { [%emt 0:00:08]} f5 {[%emt 0:05:28]} 23. Rxc8+ {[%emt 0:07:00]} Bxc8 {[%emt 0: 00:11]} 24. exf5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bxf5+ {[%emt 0:03:43]} 25. Kc1 {[%emt 0:00: 07]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 26. Kd2 {[%emt 0:10:17]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:06:27]} 27. Bb6 {[%emt 0:11:43]} Be5 {[%emt 0:02:11]} 28. g3 {[%emt 0:00:54]} g5 {[%emt 0:00: 23]} 29. Ke3 {[%emt 0:08:28]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:05:46]} 30. Bd4 {[%emt 0:07:33]} h6 {[%emt 0:01:21]} 31. Bd3 {[%emt 0:08:18]} Be8 {[%emt 0:03:43]} 32. b4 {[%emt 0: 02:06]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:04:39]} 33. Be4 {[%emt 0:06:17]} Bc8 {[%emt 0:02:50]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "Azerbaijan Championship 2015"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2015.01.06"] [Round "1"] [White "Mirzoev, Azer"] [Black "Guliev, Logman"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D02"] [WhiteElo "2549"] [BlackElo "2385"] [Annotator "Robot 8"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 d5 3. Bf4 c6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:21:18]} e6 {[%emt 0: 07:23]} 6. c4 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:01:29]} 7. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 8. h3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:02:21]} 9. O-O {[%emt 0:00:49]} Nxd2 {[%emt 0:00:46]} 10. Nxd2 {[%emt 0:00:55]} O-O {[%emt 0:01:15]} 11. Qb3 {[%emt 0:06:21]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:03:46]} 12. Rfc1 {[%emt 0:05:57]} Rfc8 { [%emt 0:07:50]} 13. Bf1 {[%emt 0:05:38]} h6 {[%emt 0:04:29]} 14. a3 {[%emt 0: 06:48]} Qxb3 {[%emt 0:12:50]} 15. Nxb3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 16. Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Bd8 {[%emt 0:10:53]} 17. g4 {[%emt 0:02:12]} Bg6 {[%emt 0: 03:22]} 18. Bg3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Bc7 {[%emt 0:01:45]} 19. Bxc7 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Rxc7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 20. Rc3 {[%emt 0:01:54]} Rcc8 {[%emt 0:03:30]} 21. Rac1 { [%emt 0:00:39]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:05:19]} 22. cxd5 {[%emt 0:04:16]} exd5 {[%emt 0: 01:35]} 23. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:40]} Bxd3 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 24. Rxd3 {[%emt 0:00:08] } Re8 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 25. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:22]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:51]} 26. Rdc3 { [%emt 0:05:22]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:45]} 27. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Rxe4 {[%emt 0: 00:07]} 28. f3 {[%emt 0:00:37]} Re6 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 29. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 30. h4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 31. Rc5 { [%emt 0:01:47]} Rae8 {[%emt 0:01:35]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "Azerbaijan Championship 2015"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2015.01.06"] [Round "1"] [White "Abdulov, Orkhan"] [Black "Abasov, Nijat"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C47"] [WhiteElo "2342"] [BlackElo "2530"] [Annotator "Robot 8"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 3. Be2 {[%emt 0:01:29]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:13]} d5 {[%emt 0:04:04]} 5. exd5 {[%emt 0:06:19]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 6. O-O { [%emt 0:03:20]} Nxc3 {[%emt 0:02:06]} 7. dxc3 {[%emt 0:00:27]} Qxd1 {[%emt 0: 07:27]} 8. Rxd1 {[%emt 0:00:12]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 9. Be3 {[%emt 0:04:17]} Be6 {[%emt 0:08:09]} 10. Nd2 {[%emt 0:03:26]} O-O-O {[%emt 0:02:55]} 11. b4 { [%emt 0:03:11]} Be7 {[%emt 0:11:16]} 12. a4 {[%emt 0:04:03]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:02: 18]} 13. Rdc1 {[%emt 0:07:54]} a5 {[%emt 0:07:18]} 14. bxa5 {[%emt 0:23:00]} Nxa5 {[%emt 0:02:59]} 15. Nc4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nxc4 {[%emt 0:07:11]} 16. Bxc4 { [%emt 0:00:16]} Be4 {[%emt 0:04:39]} 17. a5 {[%emt 0:02:56]} Kb8 {[%emt 0:00: 49]} 18. f3 {[%emt 0:05:37]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:02:34]} 19. Rcb1 {[%emt 0:05:42]} Bxc2 {[%emt 0:02:54]} 20. Rb5 {[%emt 0:20:28]} Bd3 {[%emt 0:18:43]} 21. a6 { [%emt 0:01:14]} b6 {[%emt 0:05:15]} 22. a7+ {[%emt 0:00:31]} Ka8 {[%emt 0:00: 04]} 23. Bd5+ {[%emt 0:00:08]} Rxd5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 24. Rxd5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 25. Rd2 {[%emt 0:01:48]} Kb7 {[%emt 0:02:34]} 26. c4 { [%emt 0:02:06]} Ra8 {[%emt 0:03:05]} 27. Rda2 {[%emt 0:03:24]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00: 35]} 28. Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:01:04]} 29. R4a2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 30. Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 31. Ra6 { [%emt 0:01:23]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:50]} 32. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00: 06]} 33. R6a4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 34. R4a3 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 35. Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:01:12]} 36. R4a3 { [%emt 0:00:36]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 1/2-1/2

One of the top Azerbaijani players Teimour Radjabov is currently in The Netherlands getting ready for the start in the first supertournament of the year. Chess-News will provide extensive eye-witness coverage of the Wijk aan Zee festival. Stay tuned.


  


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  • ETCC finished in Warsaw

  • The first round of the Ukrainian Championship has been played in Kiev. Three out of six games ended with decisive results. Alexander Moiseenko, Andrei Volokitin and Anton Korobov got a point each to their name.

  • In Cuba, the memorial event for the great Jose Raoul Capablanca is taking place for the 50th time. As usual, in the main, "elite" tournament, we have a double-cycle all play all with six players - a solid group of 2700s, plus Lazaro Bruzon, who slightly lags behind on rating. 

  • In Nakhchivan, the final round of the Heydar Aliyev Open tournament has just finished. There were several candidates for victory right up to the last day, but all questions were answered by Gadir Guseinov beating Sergey Tiviakov, and Eltaj Safarli overcoming Pouya Idani. As a result, both Azeri grandmasters scored seven points, but Safarli won overall on tie-break.  

    Here are the heroes' games from the live broadcast.

  • Round 8 of the French championship has recently finished and instead of four leaders there is only one now. It's Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who managed to overtake Anatoly Vaisser in a hard struggle. Vlad Tkachiev and Etienne Bacrot made a quick draw, while Laurent Fressinet gave up to Christian Bauer. Thus, Bacrot, Bauer and Tkachiev are the closest rivals of Vachier-Lagrave.

  • The rapid match between Viktor Korchnoi and Wolfgang Uhlmann has come to an end in Zurich as a part of the Zurich Chess Challenge. On the second playing day, the renowned veteran players exchanged victories again, with a difference that both today's games were won by Black. Thus, the final score is equal - 2-2.

    All the games of the match can be replayed below.

  • Russian national team lost against Armenia: the games on the first three boards were drawn, Tomashevsky was defeated by Sargissian.

    Several of other important matches were drawn. As a result French national team maintains lead being one point ahead of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
    Information on the tournament

  • In the last round of the match Oldhands vs. Snowdrops all games were drawn. One of them, between Ziazulkina - Uhlmann encounter lasted for five hours. 78-old veteran tried to win opposit-colored bishops' endgame, but in vain. At some point Ziazulkina gave him a great chance to achieve his goal:  

    ZIAZULKINA - UHLMANN

  • The Snowdrops vs. Oldhands competition continues in Podebrady, Czech Republic. 


    The participants together with the commentator of the competition Sergei Movsesian