|Full name||Vüqar Həşimov|
July 24, 1986 |
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
|FIDE rating||2737 (December 2013)
|Peak rating||2761 (January 2012)|
Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijani: Vüqar Həşimov; born July 24, 1986) is one of the leading chess players from Azerbaijan. He is a noted player of blitz chess and three times Azerbaijani national chess champion (1995, 1996 and in 1998). He won at Athens 2005 (Acropolis International).
Gashimov was born on July 24, 1986 in Baku.
Gashimov played for Azerbaijan in the Chess Olympiads of 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. He played in the gold medal-winning Azerbaijani team at the European Team Chess Championship in Novi Sad in 2009, alongside Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Rauf Mammadov and Gadir Guseinov, previously winning bronze medal in 2007. In 2010, however, he was not representing his country at the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk due to a conflict with the national chess federation and former team coach Zurab Azmaiparashvili.
Notable tournament victories
- Reggio Emilia chess tournament 2010, 1st
- Winner of Azerbaijan Chess Championship three times (1995, 1996, 1998)
- Vugar Gashimov vs Gata Kamsky, Baku Grand Prix 2008, Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84), 1-0
- Vugar Gashimov vs Andrei Volokitin, Poikovsky Tournament 2008, Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96), 1-0
- Vugar Gashimov vs Alexander Grischuk, Elista Grand Prix 2008, Sicilian Defense: Najdorf, Poisoned Pawn Variation (B97), 1-0
- Vugar Gashimov vs Alexander Beliavsky, Gibtelecom 2009, Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84), 1-0
Gashimov with Azerbaijani Chess team, winners of European Team Chess Championship in 2007.
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- OlimpBase Men's Chess Olympiads Vugar Gashimov
- Сборная Азербайджана стала чемпионом Европы по шахматам (Russian)
- Gold for Azerbaijan and Russia in Novi Sad
- Update on the Gashimov saga, chessvibes.com
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