Azerbaijan Championship

Sevdimaliyev, Urfan vs. Safarli, Eltaj

The Azerbaijan Championship will be held in Nakhchivan from 3 to 18 May 2021. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and then 30 minutes until the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. The championship will be held in two stages. At the first stage, 12 participants compete in a round-robin. The top 4 advance to the knockout stage where each match consists of 2 games. If tied, a 2-game blitz match is played and if still tied an Armageddon game. The first 2 games are played with a control time of 15 minutes + 10 seconds, then 2 games with a control time of 5 minutes + 3 seconds and, finally, “Armageddon” (5 minutes for white, 4 minutes for black). The winner of the tournament will receive the title of Azerbaijan Chess Champion and a ticket to the 2021 World Cup, provided to Azerbaijan. The total prize fund of the championship is 15,000 AZN. Official website: www.asf.org.az

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