Armenia's Martirosyan beats top Azeri player to reach FIDE World Cup R4
July 20, 2021 - 19:16 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian grandmaster Haik Martirosyan defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Azerbaijan's top player and the world No. 6, to reach Round 4 of the FIDE World Cup, the International Chess Federation reveals․
Martirosyan beat Mamedyarov 1-0 in the first game, and the exact opposite happened in the second game. In the tiebreak, however, the Armenian grandmaster snatched victory in a stunning 1.5-0.5 upset.
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