The 6th traditional tournament of the world strongest chess players started in Swiss city Lozana on Wednesday, Trend reports. Azeri grand master Shahriyar Mammadyarov, 20, the world champion of 2003, is also attending the event which will end on 19 September.
The tournament is held through the Olympic system, i.e. 8 participants are divided into 4 pairs and play in the Вј final round, then in semifinal rounds and the final. Last year Shahriyar reached event the final round of the rivalry.
Simultaneously with the tournament, Azerbaijani chess-players Namik Guliyev, Turkan and Zeynab Mammadyarovas will participate in another competition вЂ�Open GeneralвЂ™ held in Lozano.