Shamkir Chess 2016

The “Shamkir Chess 2016” international chess tournament is dedicated to the memory of late Azerbaijani grandmaster Vugar Gashimov. Held in Shamkir, Azerbaijan from May 25th to June 5th, 2016, the tournament is a 10 player round-robin with a total prize fund of €73,000 and €15,000 for first place. Players receive 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then each player will be allotted 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move 61. A tie-break match will be played in case of a tie for first place. Official site: ShamkirChess.com

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