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Khanim Balajayeva is the winner in Azerbaijan Women’s Championship

Baku Chess Palace 2The Azerbaijan Women’s Championship was a 9-round Swiss open which took place in ACF in Baku from 18-26 February.

The leader after 8 rounds Balajayeva made draw with white against Narmin Soyunlu, while WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova, who needed a win, lost against Gunay Mammadzada.

So in the end the winner is WFM Khanim Balajayeva with 6,5 points out of 9 with better tie-break from the second WGM Gunay Mammadzada.

Third is IM Gulnar Mammadova with 6 points.

Replay the games here

Final standings Azerbajdjan Women Championship

1 Balajayeva Khanim 6,5
2 Mammadzada Gunay 6,5
3 Mammadova Gulnar 6
4 Mamedjarova Zeinab 5,5
5 Mamedjarova Turkan 5,5
6 Mammadova Narmin 5,5
7 Hojjatova Aydan 5
8 Fataliyeva Ulviyya 5
9 Ibrahimova Sabina 5
10 Soyunlu Narmin 5
11 Beydullayeva Govhar 4,5
12 Allahverdiyeva Ayan 4,5
13 Ahmadova Irada 4
14 Rzali Sabina 4
15 Mammadova Susan 3,5
16 Heydarova Aytaj 3,5
17 Katanova Aynur 3,5
18 Babayeva Samira 2,5
19 Hajiyeva Laman 2,5
20 Babazade Zhala 2

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