Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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Shahriyar Mamedyarov
Mamedyarov, Shamkir 2016.JPG
Mamedyarov at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Shamkir Chess tournament
Full name Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov
Country Azerbaijan
Born (1985-04-12) 12 April 1985 (age 32)
Sumgait, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (2002)
FIDE rating 2804 (January 2018)
Peak rating 2804 (January 2018)
Ranking No. 3 (January 2018)
Peak ranking No. 3 (December 2017)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Medal record
Representing  Azerbaijan
Men's Chess
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Crete Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Novi Sad Team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Porto Carras Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Warsaw Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Crete Team

Shahriyar Hamid oglu Mammadyarov (Azerbaijani: Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov; born 12 April 1985) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster. He is the No. 1 ranked Azerbaijani player and No. 3 on the FIDE world rankings as of December 2017.

Mamedyarov has competed in the Candidates Tournament in 2011 and 2014, and has qualified for the 2018 edition, after winning the 2017 FIDE Grand Prix. He is a two-time World Junior Champion and was World Rapid Champion in 2013.

A gold medalist at the 2012 Chess Olympiad on the third board, he is a three-time European Team Champion (2009, 2013, 2017). He is also a two time winner of Tal Memorial (2010 and 2014) and Shamkir Chess (2016 and 2017) tournaments.

Biography[edit]

In 2003 he won the World Junior Chess Championship.[1] He repeated his victory in 2005, becoming the only two-time champion, achieving a 2953 performance rating after eight rounds,[2] earning an invitation to the Essent Tournament 2006 in Hoogeveen, and after winning this one and the 2007 edition, Mamedyarov achieved world fame.[3]

In 2005 Mamedyarov competed at the European Club Cup and had the second highest performance rating (2913) among all of the participants (Vassily Ivanchuk had the highest).

Mamedyarov attained joint first place at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in February 2006, with a score of 6½/9.[4] In May he won the combined FiNet/Ordix rapd event.[5] In October 2006, he won the closed Essent Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen with 4½/6, beating Judit Polgár on Sonneborn-Berger.[6]

At the Chess World Cup 2007 Mamedyarov reached the third round where he was knocked out by Ivan Cheparinov.

In 2008 he won the Corsican Circuit rapid knockout.

In 2009 he won the Mainz Ordix Open with 10/11.[7]

In 2010, he tied for first place with Vladimir Kramnik and Gata Kamsky at the President's Cup in Baku,[8] followed by joint first in the Tal Memorial.[9]

In May 2011, Mamedyarov was the tournament organisers' nominee, qualifying him for the Candidates tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012,[10] where he lost to Boris Gelfand in the quarterfinal.[11]

In June 2013, Mamedyarov won the World Rapid Chess Championship, scoring 11½/15.[12] The next month he won the Geneva Masters rapid event.[13]

In November 2014, he won the Tal Memorial for the second time.[14]

In June 2016, Mamedyarov won the 3rd Shamkir Chess Tournament, the Vugar Gashimov Memorial. He defeated both top seeds Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri in the last two rounds, which put him in a tiebreak situation with Caruana. He defeated Caruana in the tiebreak, thus giving him tournament victory.

In April 2017, Mamedyarov won the Vugar Gashimov Memorial for the second year in a row with a score of 5.5/9.[15]

In November 2017, Mamedyarov won the FIDE Grand Prix 2017 title with victory in the Beijing and Sharjah legs of the circuit.

Team competitions[edit]

Mamedyarov with the Azerbaijani chess team in 2007 European Team Chess Championship

He played for Azerbaijan at the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.[16] In 2009,2013 and 2017 he won the team gold medal for Azerbaijan at the European Team Chess Championship, having won the bronze medal in 2007 and silver in 2011.[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

His personal trainer is his father, who is a former boxer. Mamedyarov has two sisters, Zeinab Mamedyarova and Turkan Mamedyarova, who are Woman Grandmasters.[19] Mamedyarov got married in 2012.[20]

Notable tournament victories[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Junior Championship: Mamedyarov Earns the Title". JeremySilman.com. 2003-07-03. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Borg, Geoffrey (2005-11-18). "Shakhriyar Mamedyarov leads with 2953 performance". ChessBase. Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  3. ^ "FIDE Grand Prix Series: Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar". FIDE. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Aeroflot Open 2006 A1". FIDE. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chess Classic: Kasimdzhanov wins the Ordix Open". Chess News. 2006-08-22. Retrieved 2017-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Essent 2006 Mamedyarov, Judit Polgar are the winners". ChessBase.com. 2006-10-29. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chess Classic Mainz 2009 (CCM9) 2009-07-27 - 2009-08-02". www.chesstigers.de. Retrieved 2017-11-27. 
  8. ^ "Kramnik wins President's Cup Baku on tiebreak". ChessBase. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Tal Memorial Aronian and Karjakin win the title". ChessBase.com. 2010-11-14. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Dates for Candidates Matches 2011". FIDE. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Гельфанд стал первым полуфиналистом шахматного турнира в Казани". Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  12. ^ Doggers, Peter (8 June 2013). "Mamedyarov is the new World Rapid Champion". ChessVibes. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Мамедъяров выиграл турнир в Женеве (ОБНОВЛЕНО). azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Мамедъяров выиграл Мемориал Таля (in Russian). Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  15. ^ (hellokostya), Kostya Kavutskiy. "Mamedyarov Repeats; Wins Shamkir 2nd Year In A Row - Chess.com". Chess.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27. 
  16. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "OlimpBase Men's Chess Olympiads Shakhriyar Mamedyarov". Olimpbase.org. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  17. ^ Вугар Гашимов принес золото сборной Азербайджана (in Russian)
  18. ^ Сборная Азербайджана стала чемпионом Европы по шахматам (in Russian)
  19. ^ "Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's official web-site". Mamedyarov.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  20. ^ "Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Got Married (PHOTOS) | chess-news.ru". chess-news.ru. Retrieved 2017-11-27. 
  21. ^ "Reykjavik Open 2006". Chess-Results.com. 2006-03-20. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  22. ^ "Mamedyarov wins Dubai, Carlsen his GM title". ChessBase. 2004-04-29. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  23. ^ "World Junior Champ. Boys". FIDE. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Sergey Karjakin
World Rapid Chess Champion
2013
Succeeded by
Magnus Carlsen