Young Azerbaijani chess player becomes World Champion

Young Azerbaijani international grandmasters Zaur Mammadov has become the winner of the 40th World Chess Solving Championship, as the 59th World Congress of Chess Composition was held in Belgrade, Serbia.

Mammadov was followed by his teammate Reshad Zeynalli who ranked second in the championship.

The Azerbaijani team ranked 8th among 22 teams.

World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) is the most important yearly event organized by World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC). Within the annual WFCC Meeting, several traditional competitions have been held, the most important being World Chess Solving Championship.