Mesgen Amanov

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Mesgen Amanov
Born6 September 1986 (1986-09-06) (age 35)
TitleGrandmaster (2009)
FIDE rating2436 (January 2022)
Peak rating2436 (January 2017)[1]

Mesgen Amanov (born 6 September 1986) is a chess grandmaster from Turkmenistan. He is the highest rated player in his country, and has represented Turkmenistan in 4 Chess Olympiads. In January 2012 Grandmaster Amanov started MACA (Mesgen Amanov Chess Academy) in Illinois.

Coaching career[edit]

Amanov went to Sport and Tourism University in Turkmenistan, majoring in chess coach, he graduated at the age of 19-20.

Amanov raised/trained to World Under-8 Champions in 2011 with Awonder Liang.[citation needed] In 2017 his pupil Aren Emrikian became Under-8 World Chess Champion and his another student Arthux Xu became silver medalist in the 2017 under-10 World Championship.[2][3] In 2018 the article Amanov wrote on named "Path to the Podium: GM Mesgen Amanov on Training" was chosen the article of the year by[3] In November 2018 Amanov coached his another pupil, Yuvraj 'Raj' Chennareddy, into Gold in the 2018 World Cadet Championship organised by the International Chess Federation, FIDE.[4][5][6][7][8] His pupil Yuavaraj Raj scored 10.5 points out ouf possible 11, which was described as amazing by author Fide Master Kostya Kavutskiy and as "dazzling" by the US Chess Federation website [7][5] In 2019 the article Amanov authored on named "A Perfect Triangle: GM Amanov on Coaching Raj to Gold" was chosen as the second best article of the year in the "Best of Chess Life Online 2018" by US Chess Federation.[9]


  1. ^ "Ratings Progress Chart: Amanov, Mesgen". Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  2. ^ Amanov, Mesgen (20 October 2017). "Path to the Podium: GM Mesgen Amanov on Training". US Chess. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b USChess (8 February 2018). "Best of US Chess 2018 #1: Mesgen Amanov on Training Champions". US Chess Federation. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  4. ^ "World Cadet Chess Championship U-08 Open 2018". International Chess Federation. 4 November 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b US Chess (14 November 2018). "Newsflash: Yuvraj Chennareddy Wins World Under 8 Title". US Chess. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  6. ^ Amanov, Mesgen (7 December 2018). "A Perfect Triangle: GM Amanov on Coaching Raj to Gold". US Chess. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b "2018 World Cadet Championship". 27 November 2018.
  8. ^ "U8 World Cadet Championship".
  9. ^ "Best of CLO 2018 #2: Amanov on Coaching the World Youth". US Chess. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2020.

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