The Shamkir Chess 2016 international chess tournament is dedicated to the memory of late Azerbaijani grandmaster Vugar Gashimov. Held in Shamkir, Azerbaijan from May 25th to June 5th, the tournament is a 10 player round-robin with a total prize fund of €73,000 and €15,000 for first place. Top seed is Fabiano Caruana and extra spice is added with the inclusion of Anish Giri and World Championship contender, Sergey Karjakin. Caruana has begun impressively and currently leads on 4½/5 and a performance rating so far of 3096.  This game played today shows the sort of form he is in and illustrates why he is the world number two.

White: Fabiano Caruana (2804)           Black: Teimour Radjabov (2726)

Shamkir Chess 2016

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