Vugar Hashimov memorial to see Mammadyarov vs. Rajabov duel

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Shamkir, June 1, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani grandmasters Shahriyar Mammadyarov and Teymur Rajabov will lock horns in the 6th round of Shamkir Chess 2016-3rd Hashimov Memorial.

The round also will see Anish Giri vs. Pavel Eljanov, Hou Yifan vs. Pentala Harikrishna, Rauf Mammadov vs. Sergey Karjakin, and Eltaj Safarli vs. Fabiano Caruana matches.

Caruana tops the tournament with 4.5 points after 5 rounds. Anish Giri is only half a point behind the leader, while Karjakin ranks 3rd with 3 points.

The tournament will end on June 4.

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