FIDE President visits Shamkir Print
Friday, 05 April 2019 06:17

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FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich visited “Shamkir Chess 2019”. The sixth tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov is held at the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Shamkir, Azerbaijan.
FIDE President started round 5 by making the first symbolic move in the game Magnus Carlsen – Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. This game ended in a draw, leaving the world champion in a sole lead with 3,5/5.
During his visit Arkady Dvorkovich met the Chief Executive of Shamkir Region, Alimpasha Mammadov and Mahir Mammadov, the Vice-President of FIDE and Chess Federation of Azerbaijan.
The FIDE President got acquainted with the Heydar Aliyev Center in Shamkir, and wrote his best wishes in the memory book. He also answered the questions of journalists during the press conference.
The organizers and sponsors of the tournament: SOCAR and the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Synergy Group of Companies. The overall prize fund amounts to 100 000 Euro.

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