The 3rd round of Nakhchivan-2019 International Chess Festival marking the 96th anniversary of Azerbaijan`s national leader Heydar Aliyev has ended.
Azerbaijani GM Nijat Abasov was held to a draw by Uzbek FIDE master Ortik Nigmatov, while grandmaster Eltaj Safarli beat his fellow countryman Mahammad Muradli.
American GM Timur Garayev gained his third point after beating Turkish FIDE master Esat Baglan.
Azerbaijani FIDE master Misratdin Isgandarov drew with Belarusian GM Vladislav Kovalev.
After the three rounds, Eltaj Safarli, Vadim Malakhatko and Timur Garayev top the medal table.