The Shamkir Chess Tournament reached a sensational climax today with the Azerbaijani GM, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, taking first place following a tie-break with the top seed and long-time leader, Fabiano Caruana. ‘Shak’, as he is known to his fans, had a memorable last few days, beating Caruana and Anish Giri in his last two games to force a tie-break with Caruana, whom he beat 2½-1½. Here is the decisive win against the world number two that began his great finish.

White: Fabiano Caruana (2804)           Black: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2748)

Shamkir Chess 2016

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