National chess players take part in the international tournament
December 28, 2021 12:48 (UTC+04:00)
By Sabina Mammadli
The blitz and rapids world championship has started in Warsaw.
On the first day of the tournament, four rapid rounds for women and five rounds for men were held. Zeynab Mammadyarova showed the highest result among Azerbaijani representatives.
Thus, the national chess players, who scored 3 points in four rounds, took 14th place. Govhar Beydullayeva scored 2, Turkan Mammadyarova and Khanim Balajayeva – 1.5, Gulnar Mammadova – 1 point.
In the men’s tournament, national chess player Shahriyar Mammadyarov took 26th place, gaining 3.5 points based on the results of five rounds. Vasif Durarbayli, who scored the same number of points, took 39th place. Mohammed Muradli scored 3, Rauf Mammadov – 2.5, Vugar Asadli, Aydin Suleymanli and Khazar Babazade – 2 points.
The World Championship prize fund, which will run until December 30, is $1 million.
It is noteworthy that at the last blitz and rapid world championship, held in Moscow in 2019, Magnus Carlsen became the winner in rapid and blitz. In the women’s tournament, the Indian chess player Humpu Koneru became the rapid world champion, and the Russian Katerina Lagno took first place in the blitz.
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