Baku, December 17, AZERTAC
Azerbaijani grandmaster Vugar Rasulov is competing in the 10th Pavlodar International Open in Kazakhstan.
After 8 rounds, Rasulov is the runner up with 6 points.
The tournament was organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Management of physical training and sports of the Pavlodar area, and Pavlodar Chess Federation.
The playing format is 10-round Swiss and the tournament will be valid for FIDE rating and norms.
Tournament director is GM Kotsur Pavel. The prize money is 10200 $, with the first prize being 2000 $.
Top rated players attending the tournament are grandmasters Zubov Alexander 2630 UKR, Aleksandrov Aleksej 2606 BLR, Frolyanov Dmitry 2568 RUS, Savchenko Boris 2567 RUS, Burmakin Vladimir 2557 RUS, Ismagambetov Anuar 2548 KAZ, Yudin Sergei 2529 RUS, Khusnutdinov Rustam 2517 KAZ, Ovetchkin Roman 2511 RUS, Rasulov Vugar 2493 AZE and Bezgodov Alexei 2489 RUS.