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chessboardVeselin Topalov will take part in the 4th Tournament in Shamkir in the memory of one of the greatest chess players Azerbaijan ever had.Vugar Gashimov passed away only at the age of 27 not before bringing Azerbaijan the first European team championship title in Novi Sad 2009 after beating Daniel Stellwagen in the decisive game.He was a top 10 world player and reached number 6 in 2009 November rating list.

The 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial will take place between 20-30.04.2017 in the city of Shamkir.A very strong field will meet grandmasters So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Adams, Radjabov, Mamedyarov, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Wojtaczek, as well as Topalov.

The tournament is sponsored by Synergy Group.