Azerbaijani Grandmaster Draws With US Opponent At Toronto Candidates Chess Tournament


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 15. Azerbaijanigrandmaster Nijat Abasov has drawn with Fabiano Caruana from the USin the ninth round of the Candidates Chess Tournament in Toronto,Trend reportsvia Idman .

The match against the rating favorite of the competition endedon the 44th move.

Thus, Abasov scored three points and is now in eighth place.

To note, Caruana defeated the Azerbaijani grandmaster in thefirst round match as well.

Ninth round

Nijat Abasov- Fabiano Caruana 0.5:0.5

Alireza Firouzja- lan Nepomniachtchi 0.5:0.5

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi - Hikaru Nakamura 1:0

Dommaraju Gukesh - Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa 0.5:0.5

Tournament standings:

1-2. Gukesh, Nepomniachtchi - 5.5 points each

3. Praggnanandhaa - 5 points

4-6. Nakamura, Vidit, Caruana - 4.5 points each

7-Firouzja - 3.5

8. Abasov - 3

The tournament
is being held on April 3-22.

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