The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2016, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 9-19th 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.
Last year the winner was Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli.
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.
Databases released by Grandmasters: Play against the Slav – by GM Kuljasevic / New: GM Kiril Georgiev full repertoire on the Berlin / King’s Indian and Catalan – by GM Delchev/ Repertoire against 1.d4 – by GM Chatalbashev/ Play against the Gruenfeld – by GM Arnaudov
New: Another strongest event in history is starting this May 1st – the Top Computer Chess Championship 2016. There are 10 engines over 3100 ELO! Defending champion is Komodo, while Houdini will play with the new version 5. Find all the information here and follow the live games here