Azerbaijani chess player gains victory in World Chess Cup finals

  02 October 2019    Read: 923
 Azerbaijani chess player gains victory in World Chess Cup finals

Azerbaijani chess player Teymur Rajabov was successfully competing in the third final match at the World Chess Cup, which is being held in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk, AzVision.az reports on Oct. 2.

Rajabov was competing with Chinese rival Ding Liren. Rajabov gained a victory on the 46th move.

As a result, the Azerbaijani representative equalized the total score - 1.5: 1.5. The finalists will hold their last matches on Oct. 3.

In case of a tie, a tie-break will take place on October 4.

Some 128 chess players are competing in the tournament. The prize fund is $1.6 million. The winner will receive $110,000.

The victory also gives the winner the right to compete for the chess crown with current world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.


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