Azerbaijan`s GM wins Canakkale Troya tournament

By: Amina Nazarli

The 22nd Chanakkale Troya International Open Chess Tournament was held from August 11 to 16 in Chanakkale, Turkey.

Azerbaijan also joined the tournament that consisted of 9 rounds.

Azerbaijani grandmaster Vugar Rasulov at category A ended the tournament with the victory, gaining 8 points. Handszar Odeev from Turkmenistan took the second place winning 7.5 points. Another Azerbaijani player Kamal Agasiyev ranked the third with 7 points.

The tournament bringing together participants from 42 provinces and 12 countries remembered with enjoyable and challenging encounters. Some 127 chess players from category A and 405 players from category B took part at the tournament.