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Abdusattorov Convincing at Gashimov Memorial


GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov gained the 2022 Vugar Gashimov Memorial on Thursday with such a commanding lead that he clinched the match victory with 5 rounds to spare. GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov completed second with the highest rating within the blitz phase. 

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The Gashimov Memorial is devoted to the late GM Vugar Gashimov, who reached sixth on the planet rankings at his peak. The organizers make a particular effort to have a good time the reminiscence of the Azerbaijani grandmaster, opening the match with Gashimov’s father making the ceremonial first transfer on board one for GM Wang Hao vs. prime seed, Mamedyarov.

In addition, the individuals visited Gashimov’s grave within the Alley of Honors on the remaining day. 

Abdusattorov scored 25.5 factors, ending a full 5 factors forward of the sphere. He particularly excelled within the speedy phase, going undefeated in 9 rounds―a becoming outcome for the reigning world speedy champion. In spherical three, he defeated Mamedyarov, trapping his opponent’s rook within the heart of the board together with his potent bishop pair after which squeezing within the ensuing pawn-up ending. 

Abdusattorov defeated one other one in all his closest competitiors, Mamedov, in a 76-move duel between his further piece and his opponent’s perilous superior passers. 

The rising 18-year-old grandmaster has little time to relaxation after his victory as he launched into defending his world speedy title as we speak in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Mamedyarov struck again in opposition to the younger match victor within the blitz phase with a perceptive piece regrouping in spherical 12. 

Fellow countryman, Mamedov, completed third. In the final spherical, after a tactical try by GM Richard Rapport went awry, Mamedov unleashed his fianchettoed bishop for a lethal found assault. This victory allowed Mamedov to leapfrog previous his opponent on the ultimate scoreboard.

Rapport was in clear second as much as one spherical from the end. In the penultimate spherical, he defeated Abdusattorov with an clever bishop sacrifice to generate a king assault practically out of skinny air. He in the end completed fourth.

Final Standings 












Rank Player Fed Total Score
1 GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov 25.5/36
2 GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 20.5/36
3 GM Rauf Mamedov 20.5.36
4 GM Richard Rapport 20/36
5 GM Francisco Vallejo Pons 19.5/36
6 GM Wang Hao 19/36
7 GM Sam Shankland 17/36
8 GM Gukesh D 15/36
9 GM Abdulla Gadimbayli 12/36
10 GM Aydin Suleymanli 11/36

All Games


The Vugar Gashimov Memorial takes place December 17-24, 2022, in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is an excellent match held in honor of the late GM Vugar Gashimov. The format is a round-robin with 10 gamers, 9 rounds of speedy adopted by 18 rounds of blitz. The speedy time management is quarter-hour plus a 10-second increment whereas the blitz is three minutes plus a two-second increment. Official web site.



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