Eltaj Safarli

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Eltaj Safarli
EltajSarfarli-August2013.jpg
Eltaj Safarli, Chess World Cup 2013
Full name Eltac Səfərli
Country  Azerbaijan
Born (1992-05-18) May 18, 1992 (age 25)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Title Grandmaster (2008)
FIDE rating 2656 (June 2017)
Peak rating 2694 (October 2016)

Eltaj Safarli (Azerbaijani: Eltac Səfərli; born 18 May 1992 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster.[1]

Safarli won the Azerbaijan Championships in 2010 and 2016.[2]

He won the under 10 World Youth Chess Championship in Heraklion in 2002.[3]

Team competitions[edit]

Safarli played in the silver medal-winning Azerbaijani team at the European Team Chess Championship in Porto Carras in 2011, alongside Shahriyar Mammadyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Vugar Gashimov and Qadir Huseynov, previously winning bronze medal in 2007 and gold in 2009.

Notable tournament victories[edit]

  • 2010 Mikhail Chigorin Memorial, Saint Petersbourg, 1st
  • Winner of Azerbaijan Chess Championship (2010, 2016)
  • Co-winner of the Tata Steel Challengers Tournament 2016 (+6-1=5)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eltaj Safarli Wins Mikhail Chigorin Memorial". Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eltaj Safarli and Narmin Kazimova are new champions of Azerbaijan - Chessdom". www.chessdom.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  3. ^ "The Week in Chess 420". theweekinchess.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 

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