Rauf Mamedov

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Rauf Mamedov
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Country  Azerbaijan
Born (1988-04-26) 26 April 1988 (age 29)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2689 (June 2017)
Peak rating 2688 (December 2016)

Rauf Mamedov (Azerbaijani: Rauf Məmmədov; born 26 April 1988) is an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster.[1]


Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Mamedov started playing chess at the age of seven. In 2004, he became a Grandmaster (GM), following his victory during international tournament in Dubai.

In 2009, he tied for 1st-3rd with Yuriy Kuzubov and Dmitry Andreikin in the category 16 SPICE Cup tournament at Lubbock, Texas.[2]

Mamedov won the Corsica Masters blitz tournament in 2011.[3]

In 2015 Mamedov won the European Blitz Chess Championship in Minsk.[4]

He won the Azerbaijani championship three times (2006, 2008, 2015).

Team competitions[edit]

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, Vugar Gashimov and Gadir Guseinov, previously winning bronze medal in 2007.[5][6]



  1. ^ "Azerbaijani chess player wins first round of Aeroflot Open festival". Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Archive. Tournament report November 2009: Spice Cup 2009 - Group A". FIDE. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Рауф Мамедов стал победителем блиц-турнира во Франции (in Russian). Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rauf Mamedov wins European Blitz Championship 2015". FIDE. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Edward Scimia (2 November 2009). "Azerbaijan Takes Gold in European Team Championship". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Gold for Azerbaijan and Russia in Novi Sad". 31 October 2009. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 

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