Shamkir Chess - Gashimov Memorial 2017 21-30 April. Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Gashimov Memorial Shamkir Chess 2017 dedicated to the memory of the great chess player Vugar Gashimov is going to take place April 20 – May 1.
In the super-tournament along with local players Shahriyar Mamedyarov and Teymur Rajabov will take part Wesley So (USA), former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Michael Adams (England), Pentala Harikrishna (India), Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine), Radoslav Woytaszek (Poland) and Bulgarian ex world champion Veselin Topalov. The favorite of the rating of XXI category tournament will be the representative of the USA – Wesley So, who is currently second in the FIDE rating and with a chance to overtake the leader Magnus Carlsen.
9 Rounds - 10 Player Round Robin
Rate of play:
120 minutes in 40 moves + 60 minutes in 20 moves + 15 minutes all moves + 30 seconds for each move starting from move 61