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Azerbaijani GM to vie for medals at Gibraltar Masters

09 January 2017 [15:17] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch will compete in Gibraltar Masters tournament.

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is a chess tournament held annually at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. The competition usually run from late January to early February.

This year, tournament will bring together more than 200 players, including 92 grandmasters.

The Swiss system tournament will feature 10 rounds.

Arkadij Naiditsch is a German and Azerbaijani chess player, who was awarded the title of grandmaster in April 2001.

In 2011 he won the 15th International Neckar Open with a score of 8½/9. This achievement enabled him to cross the 2700 Elo rating mark. In the same year Naiditsch played on the top board for the German team that won the gold medal at the European Team Chess Championship in Porto Carras.

In July 2015 he switched to the Azerbaijani Chess Federation.  On December 30, 2015 Naiditsch won for the second consecutive year the Zurich Christmas Open.  Six days later, he won also the Basel Chess Festival for the second year in a row.


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