The Azerbaijan Chess Championship 2021 is going to take place May 4-18 in Nakhchivan. The stakes in the event are high as the winner qualifies to the World Chess Cup 2021.
Among the top players are chess GMs Nijat Abasov (2665), GM Nidjat Mamedov (2609), and GM Vasif Durarbayli (2606), GM Eltaj Safarli (2598), GM Vugar Asadli (2572), GM Misratdin Iskandrov (2535), GM Farid Abbasov (2528), GM Urfan Sevdimaliyev (2369), and IMs Aydin Suleymanli (2520), IM Abdulla Gadimbayli (2470), IM Mahammad Muradli (2449), and IM Kanan Garayev (2331).
The first phase of the championship, between May 4 and May 12, is an 11 rounds round robin. The top 4 will continue to a knockout stage.
Live games from the Azerbaijan Chess Championship 2021 will be live daily on Chessdom.
Round 4 LIVE
Round 2 games replay
GM Eltaj Safarli – IM Kanan Garayev / IM Aydin Suleymanli – IM Abdulla Gadimbayli / IM Mahammad Muradli – GM Misratdin Iskandarov / GM Vasif Durarbayli – GM Farid Abbasov / GM Urfan Sevdimaliyev – GM Nidjat Mamedov / GM Nijat Abasov – GM Vugar Asadli