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Adams to replace Radjabov in Shamkir Chess Tournament

Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov was forced to withdraw from the 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial for health reasons, Extratime.az reports quoting the tournament press service.

Radjabov will be replaced with Michael Adams (England). The official website is currently showing photos of nine participants.

The organizers have also announced live games commentary in three languages. GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko will provide commentary in English language, while GM Viorel Iordachescu from Moldova will comment in Russian language.

The commentary in Azerbaijani language will be by IM Anar Allahverdiyev and GM Farid Abbasov.

Michael Adams

Michael Adams

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