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19 April 2024 [12:31] - Today.Az

Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani female chess players will compete in the European Women's Chess Championship 2024.

According to Azernews, the championship will take place in the city of Rhodes, Greece, on April 18-30.

The national team includes Gunay Mammadzada, Govhar Beydullayeva, Ulviyya Fataliyeva, Khanim Balajayeva, Gulnar Mammadova, Sabina Ibrahimova, Ayan Allahverdiyeva, Laman Hajiyeva, Narmin Abdinova, and Sabina Rzali.

The European Women's Chess Championship 2024 is expected to gather 183 chess players from 35 countries.

The Azerbaijani female chess players have made? a major breakthrough.

One cannot discuss the achievements? ?f Azerbaijani female chess players without Zeynab Mammadyarova, who became? a silver medalist?at the 2002 World Chess Olympiad.

She has represented Azerbaijan? ?n numerous international tournaments, contributing significantly? t? the country's success??n team competitions.

Turkan Mammadyarova has also made her mark? ?n the chess world, winning the title? ?f Azerbaijan champion? ?n women's chess? ?n 2011 and 2012.

Govhar Beydullayeva has gone down? ?n history? as the first woman grandmaster? t? become the world champion among 20-year-olds??n the history? ?f Azerbaijani chess.

Beydullayeva drew with Zala Urh (Slovenia) and Laman Hajiyeva with Livia Jarocka (Poland)? at World Junior Chess Championship U20. She secured? a gold medal? ?n the world championship? ?f under-20 chess players.

Govhar Beydullayeva repeatedly represented Azerbaijan? at the European Youth Chess Championships and World Youth Chess Championships? ?n different age groups, where she won three medals and two silver.

In 2021, she won? a silver medal among women? ?n Serbia Open Masters tournament held? ?n Belgrade, Serbia.

Govhar Beydullayeva also participated? ?n Azerbaijan national women's chess championships, where she won? 4 medals: gold? ?n 2022, silver? ?n the years? ?f 2020 and 2021, and bronze? ?n 2019.

The achievements? ?f Azerbaijani female chess players have not only brought pride? t? their nation but have also inspired countless aspiring chess players worldwide. Through their dedication, skill, and determination, these remarkable women have shattered gender stereotypes and proven that excellence knows? n? boundaries.

As Azerbaijan continues? to support the chess sport,? ?t? ?s expected that more female chess players will showcase their talents? at large-scale championships and tournaments.

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