Hou Yifan to Play in Open Tournament in Azerbaijan

Время публикации: 08.04.2015 20:43 | Последнее обновление: 08.04.2015 21:18

The annual Nakhchivan Open in memory of Heydar Aliyev will take place in Azerbaijan from May 1st to May 10th, 2015. According to the list of registered players, the top participant is Etienne Bacrot (France, 2712), while next to him is Hou Yifan (China, 2686), who is not the World Women's Champion for the moment, although she is well above other active women players in the FIDE April rating list.

There are now 13 players over 2600 in the line-up, featuring Sergey Zhigalko (Belarus, 2675), the reigning Ukrainian Champion Yuriy Kuzubov (2667), and Sergey Tiviakov (the Netherlands, 2662). The top ranked among the host participants is Rauf Mamedov (2661).

The prize fund of the Nakhchivan Open 2015 is $40000, with the 1st prize equal to $10000. Regulations


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