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International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2017, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 2-12th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation.

Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli won the previous tournaments in 2015 and 2016.

The players will be seeded in Tournament A if rated above 2250 FIDE (for Women above 2100 FIDE), while the lower rated players will compete in Tournament B. Both groups will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system.

There will also be Tournament C for U12 juniors.

Top prizes in the Tournament A are: 5000 $/ 3000 $/ 2000 $/ 1600 $/ 1500 $/ 1400 $ etc

Top prizes in the Tournament B are: 1,000 $/ 500 $/ 300 $/ 150 $/ 150 $ etc.

Contacts:
Azerbaijan Chess Federation
Email: azerbaijanchess@yahoo.com
Tel.: +99412 493-3841; +99412 493-9084

Nakhchivan Chess Center 1

Nakhchivan Chess Center

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