Eltaj Safarli is the Champion of Azerbaijan Print
Thursday, 04 February 2010 07:54
The Azerbaijan Chess Championship for men took place from 21st until 29th January in Baku. The round robin event with ten participants boasted average elo of 2497. GM Eltaj Safarli and the top-seeded GM Nidjat Mamedov shared the first place with 6,5 points each, but the title of the national champion went to Safarli thanks to the better tiebreak score.

"I am very happy, this is the first time I win the national championship," GM Safarli shared, "Now I am preparing for Aeroflot and I hope that my good run with Reggio Emilia and the National Championship will continue."


Final standings:
1. GM Safarli Eltaj 2594 - 6,5
2. GM Mamedov Nidjat 2610 - 6,5
3. IM Durarbeyli Vasif 2453 - 6,0
4. IM Rasulov Vugar Ural Oglu 2443 - 5,5
5. GM Ibrahimov Rasul 2550 - 5,0
6. IM Abasov Nijat Azad Oglu 2510 - 5,0
7. GM Abbasov Farid 2553 - 3,5
8. FM Bajarani Ulvi 2329 - 3,5
9. GM Mirzoev Azer 2594 - 2,5
10. FM Mammadov Ayaz Arzu Oglu 2338 - 1,0


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GM Eltaj Safarli (right) participated recently in Reggio Emilia tournament


 
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