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Azerbaijan' s chess masters to join chess competition in Beijing

12-08-2011 09:16 BJT

BAKU, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Two famous Azerbaijani chess players will participate in the SportAccord World Mind Games 2011 in Beijing, press service of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation said on Wednesday.

The Azerbaijani grandmasters, Vugar Gashimov and Shakhriyar Mammadyarov, will compete in the male category against 14 rivals.

Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov is a noted player of Bullet chess and three times Azerbaijani national chess champion. Currently his world ranking is No.11.

Shakhriyar Mammadyarov is one of the most respected chess players in Azerbaijan. In 2010 FIDE ranked him No. nine in the world.

SportAccord World Mind Games, which will be held in the capital of China on December 8-16, is a unique multi-sports event which highlights the great value of Mind Sports. This first edition includes five sports: Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi(chinese chess).

Total prize cash will be 1 million U.S. dollars. The event attracts 32 contestants in every sport.

Starting on 9 December, the live coverage of the event will be available on YouTube.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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