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Azerbaijan`s Safarli wins silver at London Chess Classic

20 December 2016 [12:58] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani grandmaster Eltaj Safarli has claimed a silver medal at the Super Rapidplay tournament of London Chess Classic.

Russian Woman Grandmaster Valentina Gunina became the winner of the tournament.

The Super Rapidplay tournament brought together 475 chess players from 45 countries.

Safarli won the Azerbaijan Championships in 2010 and 2016.  

The Azerbaijani grandmaster won the European Youth Chess Championship in Heraklion (Spain) in 2002, the European Youth Chess Championship held in Budva (Serbia).

He was the bronze medalist of the World Chess Championship in Turkey among juniors up to 20 years and the winner of several other championships.

Safarli represented Azerbaijan at the 42nd Chess Olympiad held in Baku this September.


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