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4th chess tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov to be held in Shamkir

Baku, March 30, AZERTAC

The 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial will be held in Shamkir on April 20-30. Memorial is organized with the support of Synergy Group.

Born in Baku in 1986, Vugar Gashimov was taught to play chess by his father at the age of six. He became Azerbaijan's champion three times: in 1995, 1996, 1998, and was also the four- time silver medalist of the European youth championship (1996-2000).

Gashimov won a bronze medal in the European Team Championship in 2007, and became the European Champion with the national team in 2009, providing the team with a decisive point in the final round.

He was also the European vice-champion in the national team in 2011 and the winner of the Reggio Emilia tournament in 2010-2011.

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