The 70th Azerbaijan Chess Championship 2015 for men took place from 6th to 15th January. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with 22 participants and tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″.

GM Rauf Mamedov, GM Eltaj Safarli and GM Vasif Durarbayli shared the first place with 6.5/9 points each, but Mamedov prevailed on a superior tie-break score and took the trophy.

Safarli remained second, while Durarbayli was third.

You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

Official website

Final standings (top finishers):

1 GM Mamedov Rauf BAK 2642 6,5
2 GM Safarli Eltaj BAK 2635 6,5
3 GM Durarbayli Vasif SUM 2635 6,5
4 GM Guseinov Gadir BAK 2610 6
5 GM Rasulov Vugar GƏN 2491 6
6 GM Mirzoev Azer BAK 2549 5,5
7 Shahaliyev Ismayil BAK 2273 5
8 GM Bajarani Ulvi BAK 2494 5
9 IM Guliev Logman BAK 2385 5
10 FM Sadikhov Ulvi BAK 2414 5
11 GM Abasov Nijat BAK 2530 4,5
12 Bayramov Elvin QUB 2051 4,5
13 IM Izzat Kanan BAK 2424 4
14 IM Heydarli Kanan BAK 2273 4
15 CM Gasimov Parviz NAX 2517 4

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