Dear friends, Dear chess lovers,
On behalf of Synergy Group and the Organizing Committee of Shamkir Chess 2017, it is my pleasure to welcome you here in Shamkir!
“Shamkir Chess” in the memory of Vugar Gashimov is already a tradition. As you know, this super-tournament is organized for the 4th time in roll in Shamkir city with participation of leading chess players.
As Synergy Group, it is our pleasure to organize and fund this super-tournament. It should be mentioned that, Shamkir Chess is one of the most prominent events contributing for development of intellectual games and chess in Azerbaijan. Herein, the main purpose of Shamkir Chess 2017 is to honor the memory of the famous chess player Vugar Hashimov, to support his family and friends, as well as the development of chess in Azerbaijan.
As you know, Vugar Hashimov became a grandmaster (2002), the winner of Azerbaijan Championship for three times (1995, 1996 and 1998 years) and the European Champion representing Azerbaijani team (2009).
I would like to take the opportunity to remind you that Synergy Group is one of the largest local holdings in Azerbaijan. For development of non-oil sector, Synergy Group successfully operates a dynamic portfolio of 30 diverse businesses in construction and construction materials industry, ICT, agriculture, hospitality management, education and other services. Established in 2010, Synergy Group invests in development of education and sports in the country, and recognizeda leading company for the core parts of Corporate Social Responsibility program.
As Synergy Group we always take professional and systematic steps towards a sustainable future and contribute to the development of society.
Chairman of Organizing Committee, Shamkir Chess 2017