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Eltaj Safarli and Narmin Kazimova are new champions of Azerbaijan

Eltaj SafarliGrandmaster Eltaj Safarli and Woman Grandmaster Narmin Kazimova are crowned chess champions of Azerbaijan for 2016 after convincingly winning their respective sections.

Safarli collected 8,0/9 points leaving the nearest followers point and a half behind. GM Nijat Abasov is second (on tie-break) and FM Nail Bashirli is third. Replay games with analysis.

Kazimova also scored 8,0/9 points and the nearest opposition was full two points behind. WFM Aydan Hojjatova is second and WGM Gulnar Mammadova is third. Replay games with analysis.

The Championships were held from 15-23rd March in Baku.

Final standings (men):

1 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2663 – 8
2 GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2559 – 6.5
3 FM Bashirli Nail AZE 2332 – 6.5
4 GM Durarbayli Vasif AZE 2600 – 6
5 IM Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2411 – 5.5
6 FM Muradli Mahammad AZE 2310 – 5.5
7 FM Hasanzade Toghrul AZE 2306 – 5.5
8 IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2354 – 5
9 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2518 – 5
10 IM Iskandarov Misratdin AZE 2413 – 5
11 Naghdiyev Niyazi AZE 2281 – 5
12 Shahaliyev Ismayil AZE 2362 – 5
13 GM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2456 – 5
14 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2645 – 5
15 Pirverdiyev Agil AZE 2340 – 5
16 GM Bajarani Ulvi AZE 2532 – 5
17 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2498 – 4.5
18 IM Heydarli Kanan AZE 2257 – 4.5
19 FM Asadli Vugar AZE 2378 – 4.5
20 Bayramov Elvin AZE 2230 – 4.5
21 FM Mustafin Andrey AZE 2325 – 4.5
22 Bayramov Zaur AZE 2178 – 4
23 FM Gadimbayli Abdulla AZE 2334 – 4
24 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2382 – 4
25 IM Babayev Talib AZE 2311 – 4
26 CM Ahmadzada Ahmad AZE 2244 – 4
27 CM Karayev Kanan AZE 2236 – 3.5
28 CM Suleymanli Aydin AZE 2032 – 3.5
29 IM Aghayev Nijat AZE 2369 – 3.5
30 FM Gasimov Parviz AZE 2401 – 3.5
31 Babazada Khazar AZE 1826 – 2.5
32 Zeynalli Rashad AZE 2222 – 2.5
33 IM Yagubi Asif AZE 2422 – 2

Final standings (women):

1 WGM Kazimova Narmin AZE 2317 – 8
2 WFM Hojjatova Aydan AZE 2323 – 6
3 WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2327 – 6
4 WIM Fataliyeva Ulviyya AZE 2295 – 5.5
5 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2245 – 5.5
6 WGM Mammadzada Gunay AZE 2345 – 5.5
7 WGM Umudova Nargiz AZE 2296 – 5.5
8 WIM Khalafova Narmin AZE 2154 – 5
9 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2223 – 5
10 WFM Balajayeva Khanim AZE 2209 – 5
11 WCM Mammadova Narmin AZE 2245 – 4.5
12 WGM Abdulla Khayala AZE 2228 – 4.5
13 WIM Ibrahimova Sabina AZE 2199 – 4.5
14 Mammadova Aysel AZE 1871 – 4.5
15 Asgarova Turan AZE 1966 – 4.5
16 Soyunlu Narmin AZE 1948 – 4
17 WCM Allahverdiyeva Ayan AZE 1745 – 4
18 WCM Beydullayeva Govhar AZE 1870 – 4
19 WFM Hasanova Turkan AZE 2096 – 3.5
20 Babayeva Samira AZE 1887 – 2
21 Katanova Aynur AZE 1747 – 1.5
22 Naghiyeva Khayala AZE 1663 – 0.5

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