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National GM to vie for medals at Mexican tournament

15 December 2016 [13:44] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani grandmaster Vasif Durarbeyli will compete in the 28th International Chess Tournament GM Carlos Torre Repetto Memorial to be held in Merida, Mexico, Azertac reported.

The nine-round Swiss tournament will bring together 136 players, including 26 grandmasters.

The Torre Memorial is an annual chess tournament played in honor of the chess legend Carlos Torre Repetto (1905–1978). The first edition was played in 1987, and from a relatively weak tournament, it has now grown into a strong international tournament.

Durarbeyli was awarded with International Master title in 2007 and Grandmaster title in 2010. His latest FIDE rating in 2608 (2510 rapid, 2634 blitz).  


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