Mamedyarov at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Shamkir Chess tournament
|Full name||Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov|
12 April 1985 |
Sumgait, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2804 (January 2018)|
|Peak rating||2804 (January 2018)|
|Ranking||No. 3 (January 2018)|
|Peak ranking||No. 3 (December 2017)|
|2009 Novi Sad||Team|
|2011 Porto Carras||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.
In 2003 he won the World Junior Chess Championship. He repeated his victory in 2005, becoming the only two-time champion, achieving a 2953 performance rating after eight rounds, earning an invitation to the Essent Tournament 2006 in Hoogeveen, and after winning this one and the 2007 edition, Mamedyarov achieved world fame.
Mamedyarov attained joint first place at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in February 2006, with a score of 6½/9. In May he won the combined FiNet/Ordix rapd event. In October 2006, he won the closed Essent Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen with 4½/6, beating Judit Polgár on Sonneborn-Berger.
In 2008 he won the Corsican Circuit rapid knockout.
In 2009 he won the Mainz Ordix Open with 10/11.
In May 2011, Mamedyarov was the tournament organisers' nominee, qualifying him for the Candidates tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012, where he lost to Boris Gelfand in the quarterfinal.
In November 2014, he won the Tal Memorial for the second time.
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.
In November 2017, Mamedyarov won the FIDE Grand Prix 2017 title with victory in the Beijing and Sharjah legs of the circuit.
He played for Azerbaijan at the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. 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.
Notable tournament victories
- 2006 Reykjavík Open, joint 1st
- 2006 The President's Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan 1st
- 2004 Dubai Open, Dubai, 1st
- 2003 Winner of Under-18 World Championship
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- "Dates for Candidates Matches 2011". FIDE. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
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- Мамедъяров выиграл турнир в Женеве (ОБНОВЛЕНО). azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 30 June 2013.
- Мамедъяров выиграл Мемориал Таля (in Russian). Retrieved 14 November 2014.
- (hellokostya), Kostya Kavutskiy. "Mamedyarov Repeats; Wins Shamkir 2nd Year In A Row - Chess.com". Chess.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- Wojciech Bartelski. "OlimpBase Men's Chess Olympiads Shakhriyar Mamedyarov". Olimpbase.org. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- Вугар Гашимов принес золото сборной Азербайджана (in Russian)
- Сборная Азербайджана стала чемпионом Европы по шахматам (in Russian)
- "Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's official web-site". Mamedyarov.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- "Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Got Married (PHOTOS) | chess-news.ru". chess-news.ru. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- "Reykjavik Open 2006". Chess-Results.com. 2006-03-20. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- "Mamedyarov wins Dubai, Carlsen his GM title". ChessBase. 2004-04-29. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "World Junior Champ. Boys". FIDE. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
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