Vugar Gashimov Memorial starting in Shamkir

The opening ceremony of the 3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial took place on 25th May in Shamkir, Azerbaijan.

The ceremony was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Azerbaijan Minister of Sport and Youth Azad Ragimov, Vice President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Mahir Mamedov, Vugar’s father Gasim Gashimov, Executive director of Synergy Group Gudrat Seyfulaev, Governor of Shamkir region Alimpasha Mammedov and Vice President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Faik Gasanov.

Round 1 pairings:

Rauf MamedovAnish Giri
Teimour RadjabovHou Yifan
Eltaj SafarliPavel Eljanov
Fabiano CaruanaPentala Harikrishna
Sergey KarjakinShakhriyar Mamedyarov

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial

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