Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2023

There will be held traditional international tournament
"Vugar Gashimov Memorial-2023" in Gabala from December 7 to 11 of the current year, dedicated to the dear memory of Azerbaijan's genius chess player, European champion, international grandmaster Vugar Gashimov. The tournament organized with the participation of ten chess players will take place on rapid and blitz.
The super tournament will be held at the Gabala Garden hotel, organized by the Vugar
Gashimov Foundation, supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Azerbaijan Chess Federation.

7-11 December, 2023
 No  Name Fed Rapid Blitz Total
1 Vidit Gujrathi (2737) IND 10/18 12/18 22
2 Erigaisi Arjun (2727) IND 10/18 11.5/18 21.5
3 Richard Rapport (2731) ROU 7/18 12/18 19
4 Aydin Suleymanli (2609) AZE 11/18 7.5/18 18.5
5 Rauf Mamedov (2651) AZE 9/18 9.5/18 18.5
6 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2723) AZE 8/18 10/18 18
7 Teimour Radjabov (2723) AZE 8/18 10/18 18
8 Van Foreest Jorden (2679) NED 10/18 7/18 17
9 Nijat Abasov (2641) AZE 9/18 6/18 15
10 Gelfand Boris (2660) ISR 8/18 4.5/18 12.5

Live Games

You can watch the live broadcast of the games with expert commentary during the tournament.

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Vugar Gashimov

Azerbaijani chess grandmaster

"I returned to gain the victory", the Azerbaijani grand master Vugar Hashimov said with a smile after his great victory on the 1st stage of the Baku 2008 Grand Prize which was held first time in the International Chess History. This great sound delight was not only about striking victory in chess, but also the triumph over the illness. After all, Vugar Hashimov was diagnosed medically in his childhood and was determined: There would not be any severe mental tension and chess contest.

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About Venue - Gabala Garden Hotel

Surrounded with The Great Caucasus mountain, this 5 star hotel is just a few minutes drive from the city centre and located nearby various sport centers. The distance from Baku is 215 km, from Qabala airport 25 km.
Built in modern and classic architectural style Gabala Garden Hotel demands all hospitality standards and consists of 96 rooms and 21 cottagges. 
ROOMS: 80 superior rooms, 2 superior triple rooms, 8 Junior suites, 5 Suite, 1 king suite.
COTTAGES: 4 one room cottages, 12 two rooms cottages, 5 three rooms cottages.
The reason of your visit to our hotel may be business meeting, vacation , entertainment, wedding party. Whatever the reason of your visit is, our hotel will be happy to meet all your demands with all kind of services and highly qualified staff.

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Sponsors and Partners

Republic of Azerbaijan
Ministry of Youth and Sport

organizing partner