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Shamkir Chess 2018 is a 10-player single round-robin held in memory of Vugar Gashimov. The 5th edition of the tournament in Shamkir, Azerbaijan runs from 19-28 April 2018 and features World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the winner for the last two years, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The total prize fund is €100,000, with €25,000 for first place.

Players receive 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 seconds per move increment starting from move 61. A rapid playoff will take place in case of a tie for first place. Official website:

Magnus Carlsen vs Ding Liren
Gashimov Memorial (2018), rd 9, Apr-29
Four Knights (C48)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Nd4 ed4 6. e5 dc3 7. ef6 Qf6 8. Qe2 Qe7 9. dc3 Qe2 10. Ke2 Bc5 11. Be3 Be3 12. Ke3 c6 13. Bd3 d5 14. Rae1 Ke7 15. c4 dc4 16. Bc4 Rd8 17. Rd1 Be6 18. Be6 Ke6 19. Rhe1 Rd1 20. Rd1 Re8 21. f4 f5 22. Kf3 Re7 23. Re1 Kf6 24. Rd1 Ke6 25. Re1 Kf6 26. Rd1 Ke6 27. Re1

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