Shahriyar Mammadyarov to compete at FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament

Mon 27 November 2017 15:41 GMT | 19:41 Local Time

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Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov will compete at the 2018 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament to be held in Berlin, Germany from March 10-28, AzerTag reports.

Eight of the world's top grandmasters will come to Berlin to play in the tournament that will be contested as a double round-robin over 14 games, AzerTag reports. The winner will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen in November of 2018.

The prize fund of the tournament will be €420,000.

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