FIDE World Cup: Armenia’s Haik Martirosyan defeats Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan, proceeds to Round 4

Armenian Grandmaster Haik Martirosyan has left Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan out of the World Cup.

Martirosyan beat Mamedyarov 1.5-0.5 in a tie-break.

The Armenian is set to face Croatian Ante Brkic in Round 4.

The 2021 FIDE World Cup is a 206-player knockout taking place in Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi, Russia from July 12 to August 6. The prize fund is almost $1.9m, with $110,000 for the winner, while the finalists also qualify for the 2022 Candidates Tournament.

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