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For the first time, Gabala city will host the Vugar Hashimov
Memorial on December 7-1.
The chess tournament will bring together ten chess players, Azernews reports.
The event is co-organized by the Vugar Hashimov Chess
Foundation, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Azerbaijan
Despite his short life, Vugar Hashimov made a remarkable
contribution to the chess history of Azerbaijan.
He played for Azerbaijan's national team in the Chess Olympiads
in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008.
Gashimov won a bronze medal in the European Team Championship in
2007 and became the European Champion with the national team in
He was the European vice champion of the national team in 2011
and the winner of the Reggio Emilia tournament in 2010–2011.
The tournament was first held in Shamkir in 2014.
The current world champion Magnus Carlsen won the tournament
four times (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019), the national chess player
Shakhriyar Mamammadyarov won the tournament twice (2016, 2017).
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