Nakhchivan to host international chess festival

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Baku, March 30, AZERTAC 

The chess festival Nakhchivan Open 2015 commemorating Azerbaijan`s national leader Heydar Aliyev will take place on May 1-10.

The tournament will be held in three groups A, B, C and will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system.

Apart from Azerbaijan, the tournament will bring together chess players from France, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, the Netherlands, India, Iran and Kazakhstan.

Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on grandmasters Rauf Mammadov, Eltaj Safarli, Gadir Huseynov, Azer Mirzayev, Nijat Abbasov and Vugar Rasulov.

The total prize fund of the tournament amounts to $ 40000.

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