Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov entered the playoffs online tournament in fast chess Chesable Masters. According to the results of the preliminary stage, he took 6th place among 16 participants and went into a quarterfinal eight.
Shahriyar scored 22 points out of 45 possible and, according to the regulations, he will play in the quarterfinals with Chinese Din Lizheny, who took 3rd place in qualification.
In 15 matches of the preliminary stage, Mamedyarov won four victories, tied ten times and suffered one defeat. Our chess player beat the American Sam Schannland, Swede Niels Grandelius, as well as two Indian grandmasters – Rameshbaba Prangonanandhu and Pentalo Kharikrishna.
For the victory, 3 points were given, for a draw – 1. In the playoffs, each match will consist of four parties. And in the final there will be two such matches.
In other quarterfinal couples, Anish Giri (Netherlands) – Aryan Tari (Norway), Magnus Carlsen (Norway) – David Anton Giharro (Spain), Rameshbabo Pragnanandha (India) – Wei and (China).
Time control – 15 minutes plus 10 seconds for each move. If the playoffs need a tie-break, then the rivals will play two batches with a control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds. If here the winner is not revealed, then the chess players are waiting for Armageddon, where the whites will have 5 minutes, and the blacks will have 4, but they will arrange a draw.
Chessable Masters is the fourth competition of the “Champion Tour” – 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The prize fund of the tournament is 150 thousand dollars. For every victory in qualification, chess players will receive $ 750, for a draw – 250. Thus, Shakhriyar Mammadyarov has already earned $ 5,500.
The total prize fund of the entire “championship” is $ 1.6 million. Nine tournaments are planned – three large and six regular ones. Two regular and one large tournament have already taken place. Shahriyar Mammadyarov participated in two of them. In the first, he took 14th place among 16 participants, and in the third was located in the 5th position among eight chess players, while beating Magnus Carlsen.