Azerbaijani chess player refuses to play under FIDE flag

Azerbaijani chess player Rauf Mammadov

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# 07 April 2022 09:07 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijani chess player Rauf Mammadov has refused to participate in competitions under FIDE flag, APA reports.

34-year-old grandmaster has taken the step due to the occurrences in Ukraine.

The chess player, winner of the European Team Championship in the Azerbaijani national team, protested against the FIDE leadership's position on the events on his Facebook page: “I promise that I will not play in FIDE tournaments during the war because the FIDE President is a pro-Russian man. Love to Ukraine! ”

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