Tribute Paid to GM Gashimov's and Heydar Aliyev's Memory (PHOTOS)

Время публикации: 19.04.2014 00:05 | Последнее обновление: 19.04.2014 00:27

Shamkir ready to hold two competitions dedicated to Vugar Gashimov's memory. The participants of the A group are Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Radjabov. 

Participants of B group are Wang Hao, Woijtaszek, Bacrot, Motylev, Eljanov, Mamedov, Safarli, Guseinov, Durarbeyli and Abbasov. 

Today the players visited the graves of Vugar Gashimov and Heydar Aliyev (the national leader of Azerbaijan). 

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The opening ceremony of Gashimov Memorial will be held tomorrow, April 19th. 


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