Подведены предварительные итоги конкурса 2-го международного Ali Tebrizi Shatranji MT, проводимого Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission в дань памяти Ali Tebrizi Shatranji, шахматного игрока 14-15-го столетия. The First Chessplayer of the Tamerlane Empire Ali-As-Shatranji Aladdin at-Tebrizi, a chaturanga master of the 14th-15th century, comes from the city of Tebriz *, the historical capital of Azerbaijan. He was the strongest player in the Timurid (Tamerlane) Empire (1336 - 1405 ) and he could play blindfold games as well. Ali Tebrizi is an author of a treatise on chaturanga that carries also 60 mansubas, 19 of which are his own. It is namely in this treatise that, for the first time, the names of the authors started appearing above the diagrams. The first mentioning of Ali Tebrizi can be found in 'Hebibus-siyer', by the 16th century historian Khandemir. He writes in his book: 'Ali Tebrizi knew the Qu'ran by heart, and recited the whole 'Sihah Bukhari' in the presence of Sheikh Shamseddin Mahammad. Ali Tebrizi was very knowledgeable in the science of hadis. He was so strong in chess that many studied his games. Ali Tebrizi always emerged as a winner in visavi and blindfold games. He often played chess games at the Emir Teymur (Tamerlan) gatherings, and as such, was known by the name of Ali Shatranji. Among his main rivals historians name Khoja Abdulvahab Tebrizi, Khoja Yusif Najar and Ustad Shamseddin Qazur. As we know from history, Emir Teymur would bring scientists and artists to the capital from the occupied lands. It is probable, that after Emir Teymur captured Tebriz he took Ali Shatranji to Samarkand. The great commander liked chess very much. He is known to introduce a 144-squared chess board.