Timur Gareyev, 2015
March 3, 1988|
Tashkent, Uzbekistan SSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2579 (September 2018)|
|Peak rating||2682 (February 2013)|
Timur Gareyev (sometimes spelled Gareev; born March 3, 1988) is an American chess grandmaster. He was born in Tashkent to Tatar parents. Gareyev was a part of the University of Texas at Brownsville's chess team from August 2005 to August 2006 and from August 2009 to December 2011 where he helped the university obtain its first national championship along with other collegiate honors. In 2007, he tied for first with Vladimir Egin and Anton Filippov in the Uzbekistani Chess Championship. Gareyev has participated in two Chess Olympiads: 2004 Calvià, Spain and 2006 Turin, Italy. Gareyev won the 20th Annual Chicago Open and the 11th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational tournament.
Gareyev graduated with B.A. degree in Business Marketing from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He currently lives and promotes chess in Southern California. Gareyev won the North American Open 2012 and tied for third in the U.S. Chess Championship 2013. He won the U.S. Open with an 8-1 clear-first-place score in 2018. Gareyev's simultaneous blindfold chess record includes a 19-game blindfold simul in Cypress, Texas September 2012, a 27-game (set in stages) simul in Hawaii Dec 2012, a 33-game (set in stages) match in St Louis, May 2013 and a world record 48 board simul in Las Vegas, on December 4 2016.
- GM norm certificate. FIDE.
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- "Chicago Open 2011". Chessdom. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
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- Article about Timur Gareyev's world record at de.chessbase.com (German)
- Timur Gareyev rating card at FIDE
- Timur Gareyev player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Timur Gareyev player profile at Chess.com
- The United States Chess Federation - Obama Visits and Gareev Wins in Philly
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