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Opponent of Azerbaijani chess player revealed in World Cup's 1/8 finals

Society Materials 11 August 2023 18:39 (UTC +04:00)
Opponent of Azerbaijani chess player revealed in World Cup's 1/8 finals
Jani Babayeva
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 11. Opponent of Azerbaijani chess player Nijat Abasov at the World Cup in Baku has been revealed, Trend reports.

Abasov will face Salem Saleh (UAE) in the fifth round of the World Cup in Baku (1/8 finals among men).

The first game of the fifth round will take place on August 12.

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.

For the second time, Azerbaijan is hosting the Chess World Cup. For the first time, the top three competitors from the open and women's categories will earn a spot in the 2024 Men's Candidates Tournament and Women's Candidates Tournament, respectively.

On the competition's official website, matches from the FIDE World Cup-2023 are broadcast in both Azerbaijani and English.

Up through August 25th, competitions will be held. The winning prize stands at $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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