Azeri chess player becomes champion

Society Materials 23 November 2005 11:57 (UTC +04:00)

On the last day of the Chess Championship held in Turkey among youth and girls aged under 20 Shahriyar Mammadyarov, an Azerbaijani gross master, has become an absolute champion making a draw, Trend reports. He left behind his Hungarian rival, Berkesh, with 1 point

Alekseyev, a Russian sportsman, and Hashimov, an Azeri grand master, shared the third and fourth places in the tournament.

It comes as the second highest title of Shahriyar with the first gained in the similar Championship in Nakhchivan.

Azerbaijan gifted four champions to the world in this age category вЂ" Kasparov, Akopov, Sutovskiy, who is currently representing Israel and Shahriyar Mammadyarov.