Teymur Rajabov becomes first winner of FIDE World Cup in Azerbaijan’s history

Teymur Rajabov became the first winner of the FIDE World Cup in the history of Azerbaijan, Trend reports Oct. 4.

Rajabov defeated China’s Ding Liren 6:4 in the finals of the tournament held in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk city.

In the finals, the rivals played 10 games. Four classic games were played. During the first game, the grandmasters agreed to a draw. Losing in the second game, Rajabov defeated his opponent in the third game. During the fourth game, a draw was also recorded – 2:2.

Because the winner wasn’t determined during the finals, a tie-break set was played Oct. 4. The winner wasn’t determined during these games, either – 2:2. However, having gained two consecutive victories during the blitz games, Rajabov became the winner of the tournament.