Grand Master Shahriyar Mammadyarov Takes Third Place in Sofia

Society Materials 21 May 2007 16:00 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. Z.Safarov / Shahriyar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani grand master took third place at the International chess tournament M-Tel Masters, in Sofia.

Mammadyarov had to beat Livia-Diter Nisipan from Romania to have a chance of victory.

The game between Mammadyarov, twice champion, was defeated twice during the game, by the Euro-2005 champion who gained five points and the game ended in a draw.

Indian Krishnan Sakishiran, American Gata Kamsk as well as L Nisipyan, who had the same points remained behind the champion Veselin Topalov.

The host of the competition Topalov, became champion of the prestigious competition for the third time.