Gata Kamsky and Veselin Topalov to Join Starry "SOCAR"

Время публикации: 04.01.2012 22:12 | Последнее обновление: 04.01.2012 22:12

Azerbaijani team getting stronger

It looks like one of the strongest teams "SOCAR-Azerbaijan" in the coming season plans to become chess "Real Madrid" on the model of late 90's - early 2000's. Since its foundation Baku's chess club attracts more and more starry GMs, and now it transfered two high-rated players Gata Kamsky and Veselin Topalov.  

Thus, at the moment six out of eight members of the team are already announced: Teimour Radjabov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexandr Grischuk, Veselin Topalov, Gata Kamsky and Emil Sutovsky. Information about another two grandmasters to defend honor of Azerbaijani team is expected to be known later. 

A famous Ukrainian authority Tukmakov keeps to be the head coach of the team. 

We remind you that the key club competition of the year is held in Fall. At the European Club Cup (2010) Azerbaijani team was ranked fourth, a year late it became second.   


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