Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend Z.Safarov / Teymur Rajabov and Shakhraiyar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijani grand chess masters, will play in the next round of the World Cup, ongoing in Khanti-Mansiysk.
Both players were victorious. Teymur beat Vladimir Genb and Shahriyar beat Khaled Abdel Razika from Egypt. Next Teymur will play against Bartoliy Machei from Poland, and Mammadyarov will play against Zdenko Kozul ( Croatia) and Lazaro Bruzon ( Cuba).
Rauf Mammadov has an excellent chance to enter the 1/32 final, but he is to play with Evgeniy Tomashevskiy from Russia.