Mam­mad­yarov ranks 4th in FIDE chess rat­ings

Azer News - - Country Guide - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Azer­bai­jani Grand­mas­ter Shakhri­yar Mam­mad­yarov has ranked the 4th with 2799 points, at the lat­est World Chess Fed­er­a­tion (FIDE) rat­ings for Novem­ber.

The na­tional pride has ear­lier achieved a his­toric suc­cess, as he en­tered the Top 5 in the FIDE rank­ing for the first time in 2017.

Af­ter win­ning Essent Tour­na­ment in 2006, Mam­mad­yarov achieved the world fame. He was the best player at the World Team Chess Cham­pi­onships 2009.

The na­tional GM won the team gold medal for Azer­bai­jan at the Euro­pean Team Chess Cham­pi­onship in 2009 and 2013. Shakhri­yar rep­re­sented Azer­bai­jan at the Chess Olympiads in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2016.

A child prodigy, na­tional GM Tey­mur Rad­jabov, is ranked 19th with 2,741 points. Tey­mur broke onto the world chess stage as a teenager, earn­ing the grand­mas­ter ti­tle just af­ter his 14th birth­day and scor­ing a stun­ning win against Garry Kas­parov as a 15-year-old in Linares 2003, the first time in seven years Kas­parov had lost a rated game with the white pieces. That game was also sym­bolic, as Rad­jabov was born in the same city as the “Beast from Baku” and grew up play­ing the same hy­per­ag­gres­sive open­ings that Kas­parov had cham­pi­oned in his youth.

A reg­u­lar par­tic­i­pant in the Euro­pean Team Cham­pi­onships since 2003, he led the Azer­bai­jani team to vic­tory at the 17th Euro­pean Team Cham­pi­onship (2009) in Novi Sad and in Novem­ber 2011 to 2nd place at the Euro­pean Team Cham­pi­onship (2011) at Porto Car­ras, Greece.

Rauf Mam­madov is on 58th place with 2,686 points.The na­tional chess player be­came a Grand­mas­ter (GM), fol­low­ing his vic­tory dur­ing in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment in Dubai (2004). He won the Azer­bai­jani cham­pi­onship three times (2006, 2008, 2015).

Nor­we­gian Mag­nus Carlsen re­mains the high­est-rated hu­man on the planet with 2837 points. The 32year old chess player is a two-time World Ju­nior Cham­pion and goldmedal­ist at Euro­pean Team Cham­pi­onships.

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