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Wesley So: Shahriyar’s victory is worthy Wesley So , participant of ShamkirChess2017 tournament gave an interview to official website about results os competition. Assessing performance in Vugar Hashimov memorial ,US representative spoke about victory of Azerbaijani player Shahriyar Mammadyarov: 2017-05-02 More...
Shahriyar Mammadyarov: My fiancée is from Shamkir that is why I consider myself from Shamkir Winner of the ShamkirChess2017 tournament, Dedicated to the memory of Vugar Hashimov and organized by Synergy Group, gave an interview to the official website of competition. Press service of tournament presents interview of winner. 2017-05-02 More...
Mamedyarov Repeats; Wins Shamkir 2nd Year In A Row Despite yesterday's slip, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov successfully defended his title in the 2017 Vugar Gashimov Memorial today after a last round draw with Veselin Topalov; a draw by his only other rival, Wesley So, clinched first place for the top Azeri grandmaster. Last year Mamedyarov needed to defeat Fabiano Caruana in a playoff to win the the title, but this year will have won clear first with 5.5/9. 2017-05-01 More...
Shamkir 9: Shak triumphs, Kramnik snatches 2nd Shakhriyar Mamedyarov retained his Gashimov Memorial title after an anticlimactic final round in Shamkir. His game against Veselin Topalov raced to a draw, meaning only Wesley So could force a playoff if he beat Harikrishna with the black pieces. Soon, however, there was nothing Wesley could hope for but a draw, which he safely achieved. The day was saved, however, by Vladimir Kramnik, who emerged victorious from a complicated 6-hour battle with Pavel Eljanov. 2017-05-01 More...
Gashimov Memorial 2017: Mamedyarov wins second title! There were few surprises in the final round of the Gashimov Memorial, and kudos to Alex Yermolinsky for so astutely predicting the action (or lack thereof). Shakhriyar Mamedyarov capped his great run by taking clear first for a second year in a row, showing the event inspires him. Most games were quiet cautious affairs with one exception: Eljanov-Kramnik that had swings and study-like wins. Here is the report with fascinating analysis by GM Elshan Moradiabadi. 2017-05-01 More...
Azerbaijan's Mammadyarov wins Shamkir Chess Tournament The closing ceremony of ShamkirChess2017 tournament, dedicated to the memory of Vugar Hashimov and organized by Synergy Group, was held. 2017-05-01 More...
Surprise gift to Vladimir Kramnik During ceremonial closing ceremony of ShamkirChess2017 tournament dedicated to the memory of famous azerbaijani chess player Vugar Hashimov, the gift was presented to the Russian chess player Vladimir Kramnik. 2017-05-01 More...
Shamkir 7-8: Mamedyarov rocked by Wojtaszek Shakhriyar Mamedyarov stumbled into a ferocious attack from Radek Wojtaszek in the penultimate round of Shamkir Chess 2017, but even after that loss he still leads by half a point going into the final round. 2017-04-30 More...
Gashimov Memorial 2017: 'I wish I could annotate them all' These were the words that accompanied the present article, and it is no surprise. What a difference a day makes! After a snoozefest in the previous round, today the players unleashed their warrior spirit, and in no small way either. Three decisive games were the result, and in all of them the player with a lower score came on top. 2017-04-30 More...
Gashimov Memorial 2017: A day off Officially the day off was after round five, but round seven was also a day when not much happened. To be fair to the players, it wasn't all about quiet nothings happening at the board as was the case between Eljanov and So, who played a more interesting game. On the other hand, Topalov could not break from the theory cage Radjabov set up that killed the action before it had a chance to happen. Report and analysis by Alex Yermolinsky. 2017-04-29 More...
Shamkir 6: A bad day for Russia Just three days ago Russian ex-World Champion Vladimir Kramnik was ahead of Wesley So in the world no. 2 spot. Now, after losing first to So and now to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, he trails Wesley by a whopping 14.4 rating points and has dropped below Fabiano Caruana to world no. 4. 2017-04-28 More...
Gashimov Memorial 2017: Three wins and Shak widens his lead Though not quite as bloodthirsty as Grenke, the Gashimov Memorial has been very entertaining with good fighting chess overall. Round six epitomized this with three impressive wins, all in different conditions. Mamedyarov secured his lead as he defeated Kramnik in a key game, while Topalov beat Eljanov in a trademark attack, and So beat Karjakin in a fascinating technical bout explained in detailed instructive notes by GM Elshan Moradiabadi. 2017-04-28 More...
Mamedyarov Maintains Firm Lead In Shamkir Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is getting closer and closer to tournament victory at the Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. All games ended in draws on Friday, so the Azerbaijani grandmaster still has his full-point lead with three rounds to go. 2017-04-28 More...
Shahriyar Mammadyarov: After 19th move, Kramnik's mood was spoiled VI round has ended In ShamkirChess 2017 tournament dedicated to the memory of Vugar Hashimov . In VI round of XXI category super-tournament Organized by Synergy Group, Azerbaijani chess player Shahriyar Mammadyarov defeated former world champion Vladimir Kramnik with black pieces. Russian chess player surrendered at the end of the meeting, which lasted 6 hours 22 minutes. 2017-04-28 More...
Wesley So: Chess World will never forget Vugar US chess player Wesley So, participating in Vugar Hashimov Memorial, gave an interview to official website of ShamkirChess2017 tournament. Speaking about competition organized by Synergy Group expressed his opinion about his opponents. 2017-04-28 More...