On December 22, blitz competitions in VIII international super tournament dedicated to the memory of the outstanding chess player, European champion, International Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov started in Baku.
The press service of the tournament reports that 9 rounds were played on the next day of the competition.
According to the results of the Rapid tournament and 9 rounds of the Blitz tournament, Nodirbek Abdusattorov from Uzbekistan continues to lead the tournament table with 20 points. Spain's Francisco Valeho Pons finished second with 16.5 points. Shahriyar Mammadyarov, Rauf Mammadov share 15 points 3-4, Romanian Richard Rapport and Chinese Wang Hao 14 points 5-6. US representative Samuel Shankland, who has 12,5 points on his account, is in 7th place. Abdulla Gadimbayli is eighth with 10 points. Aydin Suleymanli and Indian Gukesh Dommaraju ranked 9-10th with 10 points.
On December 23, 9 more rounds will be played at the memorial.
The winner of the tournament will be determined by the final results of the rapid and blitz competitions.