Faiq Hasanov

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Faiq Hasanov
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Full name Faiq Zülfüqar oğlu Həsənov
Country  Azerbaijan
Born (1940-11-15) November 15, 1940 (age 73)

Faiq Hasanov (sometimes transliterated as Gasanov; Azerbaijani: Faiq Həsənov; born April 26, 1938 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani chess International Arbiter (1980), coach, television presenter, author and vice-president of Azerbaijan Chess Federation.[1][2]

Chess arbiter[edit]

The first international tournament that Hasanov refereed took place in Baku in 1964. He also refereed sports contest between the USSR nations.[3][4]

Hasanov was awarded the title of International Arbiter by FIDE in 1980. He has been in charge of World and European Championships, Olympiads, World Team Chess Championship. He also have been refereeing the tournament in Linaress for twenty years and was the chief arbiter of the first FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Baku.[3] He was a member of the Appeal Committee in the well known Kramnik-Topalov match.[5]

Author and presenter[edit]

Hasanov is widely known as television presenter of weekly Şahmat klubu (Chess Club) programme, which is broadcasting each Sunday in AzTV.[5] He has presenting this programme for 40 years without any major interruptions as programme considered to be one of the longest programmes in the history of AzTV channel.[6][7]

Awards and titles[edit]

He was awarded with Shohrat Order (Order of Glory) for his role in the development of chess in Azerbaijan. Since 2006, he holds the position of vice-president of Azerbaijani Chess Federation.[8]


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