Azerbaijan chess players start R5 of European Team Chess Championship 2023 with wins

Azerbaijan beat Germany 2.5-1.5 to grab the sole lead after five rounds in the Women's section of the European Team Championship in Budva, Montenegro, with Gunay Mammadzada scoring a point for her country. Ulviyya Fataliyeva, Govhar Beydullayeva and Gulnar Mammadova signed draws. In Open section, Azerbaijani players scored convincing win over Montenegro by a score of 3-1, with Nijat Abasov and Vasif Durarbayli achieving two points, while Shahriyar Mammadyarov and Rauf Mammadov concluded the matches with a draw. The R6 will see Azerbaijani male players to take on Greece, while the female players will lock horns with Bulgaria. The 9-round Swiss tournament will run until November 21. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency