Azerbaijani grand master wins Chess World Cup
Azerbaijani grand master Teymur Rajabov has won the World Cup.
Radjabov beat his rival from China, Ding Liren (the second highly ranked chess player in the world) with a score of 4:4 and received the title of winner and a prize of $110,000.
Teymur Radjabov is a 32-year-old grandmaster, three-time European champion of the team championship in the national team of Azerbaijan.
At age 14, he was in the top 100 best chess players of the International Chess Federation, taking 93rd place in this rating.
The World Chess Cup was held in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia).
Its finalists receive a ticket to the Candidates Tournament – a stage of the cycle of competitions for the world championship, where the rival of the world champion is determined.