Mammadyarov ranks 4th in FIDE chess ratings
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.