Mammadyarov will next face Armenian Levon Aronian.
The Sinquefield Cup features 12 world`s top chess players. The tournament is a single round-robin of 11 rounds with tiebreaks taking place on August 29 if required. Players receive 130 minutes for the entire game, with a 30-second delay from move 1.
The prize fund of the tournament is $325,000.
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