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Azerbaijani chess player plays draw in first match of fourth round at FIDE World Cup in Baku

Society Materials 9 August 2023 20:53 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani chess player plays draw in first match of fourth round at FIDE World Cup in Baku
Jani Babayeva
Jani Babayeva
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 9. Azerbaijani chess player Nijat Abasov played a draw in the first game of the fourth round at FIDE World Cup in Baku, Trend reports.

At the World Chess Cup in Baku, the fourth round (1/16 finals among men, 1/8 among women) began on August 9. In the fourth round, Nijat Abasov's opponent will be Peter Svidler (FIDE).

In the first classic game of the fourth round, the Azerbaijani chess player played black, and in the second he will play white.

The starting list of the World Chess Cup of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Baku included 206 chess players in the open section and 103 in the women's section.

The Chess World Cup is being held in Azerbaijan for the second time. The top three players from both the open and women's sections will qualify for the first time in the Men's Candidates Tournament and the Women's Candidates Tournament of 2024.

The games of the FIDE World Cup-2023 are broadcast on the official website of the competition in Azerbaijani and English.

The competitions will be held until August 25. The championship boasts an impressive prize fund of $2.5 million.

The World Chess Cup is being held at Marriott Boulevard in Baku.

Azerbaijan is represented by team of 17 chess players, including Shahriyar Mammadyarov, Teymur Rajabov, Gunay Mammadzade, Rauf Mammadov, Gadir Huseynov, Vasif Durarbayli, Nijat Abbasov, Abdulla Gadimbayli, Misratdin Isgandarov, Muhammad Muradli, Vugar Asadli, Riad Samadov, Aydin Suleymanli, Ulviyya Fataliyeva, Gulnar Mammadova, Khanim Balajayeva, and Govhar Beydullayeva.

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