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Contenders Tournament: Nicat Abasov lost to his Indian opponent

11 April 2024 11:05 (UTC+04:00)
Contenders Tournament: Nicat Abasov lost to his Indian opponent
Ulviyya Shahin
Ulviyya Shahin
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Azerbaijani chess player Nijat Abasov took part in his next match at the Candidates Tournament held in Toronto, Canada, Azernews reports.

The 28-year-old grandmaster met Rameshbabu Pragnanandha (India) in the 6th round.

The national team member playing with black pieces lost to his opponent - 0:1. Other meetings resulted in:

Dommaraju Gukesh (India) - Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 0.5:0.5

Santosh Vidit (India) - Alireza Firuzca (France) 1:0

Jan Nepomnyasi (FIDE) - Fabiano Caruana (USA) 0.5:0.5

After six rounds, Nijat Abasov, who has 1.5 points in his account, shares the 7th-8th places with Alireza Firuzca, who has the same result. The table of the tournament is headed by Dommaracu Gukesh and Jan Nepomnyashi, who scored 4 points each.

The Challengers Tournament will end on April 22. The first grandmaster in the two-round competition of 8 chess players will have the right to play for the Chess Crown with the current world champion Ding Liren (China).

Note that the prize fund of the tournament is 500,000 euros. The winner will win 48 thousand euros.

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