The Azerbaijani chess team won two gold and one bronze medal at the European Youth Chess Championship, which was held in Montenegro from September 28 to October 9.
Azerbaijan's Aydin Suleymanli (U-8) and Gunay Mammadzade (U-14) became the champions, and Sanan Aliyev (U-8) took the third place. Owing to these results, Azerbaijan ranked second behind Russia.
Over 1,000 chess players from 35 countries participated in the tournament. Azerbaijan was represented by a team of 28 players at the competition.
Gunay Mammadzade won gold in the category among girls aged up to 14. In the final round she defeated Czech player Nela Pychova, gaining 7.5 points. In the final round among peers up to 8 years Aydin Suleymanli defeated Maksim Tsaruk of Belarus, gaining 8 points. Sanan Aliyev took the third place in the same competition.
The 23rd European Youth Chess Championship was organized based on the nine-round Swiss system in accordance with the FIDE Laws of Chess, where each game lasts 90 minutes and includes 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the first one.