Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr. Z. Safarov / As a result of three rounds of the 'World's Young Stars' sports competition in the memory of Ivan Somov held in Kerish, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijani grand master, Rauf Mammadov, has been included into the best-five list of chess players.
The game between Mammadov and Sergey Jigalko ( Belarus) ended in a draw. As a result, Mammadov has 2 points. Avetik Grigorian ( Armenia) and Yuri Kuzabov ( Ukraine) have the same results.
The winner of world and Europe youth championships, Eltaj Safarli ( Azerbaijan), is behind Mammadov by 1 point. The game between Safarli and Eduard Gorov ( Russia) was a draw.
The leading places in the tournament are shared by Negi Paramarian ( India) and Zaven Andriasian ( Armenia) with 2.5 points.