Shamkir Chess 2016 - 3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial Print
Friday, 27 May 2016 06:52

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On May 25th one of the strongest tournaments started in Shamkir – Vugar Gashimov Memorial which is organized for the third time with the support of Synergy Group. At the opening ceremony present were the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Azad Ragimov, Vice President of Azerbaijan CF Mahir Mammedov, father of Vugar - Gasim Gashimov, Executive Director of Synergy Group Gudrat Seyfullayev, Governor of Shamkir region Alim-Pasha Mammedov, Vice President of Azerbaijan CF and Chief Arbiter Faik Hasanov.

Participants: Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Pavel Eljanov, Pentala Harikrishna, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Eltaj Safarli, Hou Yifan, Rauf Mamedov.

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