In Round of 64 of the play-offs for Chess World Cup in Sochi, Armenia’s representative Hayk M. Martirosyan (2648) and leading player of the Azerbaijan national chess team Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2770), who is ranked 6th in the world, will continue to play in the tie-break.
The Armenian grandmaster was defeated in the 86th step with black figures during the second classic game.
Martirosyan defeated Mamedyarov with white figures during the first classic game.
During the tie break, the grandmaster will play two rapid chess matches on July 20. In case of a tie, two more games will be held.