The troubles plaguing chess in Azerbaijan show no signs of abating. First there was the current World Junior champion firing this shot followed days later by Hamid Mammadyarov's remarks that the Azerbaijani Chess Federation were disrespecting certain players.
Aynur Sofiyeva, Azerbaijani Chess Federetation head, has now shot back. “Chess Federation leadership didn’t show disrespect to anybody. Their accusations against us for bias are false. They interfere in interior affairs and regulations of the federation", Anynur was quoted by APA.