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Friday, May 16, 2014

Russian GM Boris Savchenko wins Nakhchivan Chess Open 2014

Dear chess friends, Russian Grandmaster Boris Savchenko has won the 2014 Nakhchivan Chess Open that was held on 4-12 May at the Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

Savchenko, Aleksandr Shimanov (Russia), Eltaj Safarli and Rauf Mamedov (both Azerbaijan) finished with 6,5/9 points each, but Savchenko took the winner’s trophy on best tie-break. The Russian also added 21 points to his FIDE rating.

Winner Boris Savchenko - More photos at

The Festival was organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. (FIDE/

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