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GM Nijat Abasov

Nijat Abasov
Nijat Abasov. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.
Full name
Nijat Azad oglu Abasov
Born
May 14, 1995 (age 27)‎
Place of birth
Baku, Azerbaijan
Federation
Azerbaijan
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Nijat Abasov is an Azerbaijani grandmaster and the 2017 Azerbaijani Chess Champion. That year he won the Baku Open tournament, and another notable tournament win came at the 2016 Zurich Christmas Open. Abasov became a GM at the age of 15 and entered the list of the top-100 players in the world in November 2019. He’s number four on the list of highest-ranked players in Azerbaijan (as of March 2021).

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