GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Full name
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Born
Apr 12, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth
Sumgait, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Azerbaijan
Profiles

As Azerbaijan’s top player, Grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has ascended to become one of the elite chess players in the world. He started off when he was young and became the only player ever to win the World Junior Championship twice. But he didn’t stop there. is incredible chess strength has helped him to win many tournaments throughout his career so far. Combining this with his unique style of aggressiveness, mixed with unusual opening decisions, has made him a very interesting player to watch in the chess scene.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov was born in Azerbaijan and learned chess at a young age. He became a Grandmaster in 2002 and quickly had many tournament successes. In 2003 he won the World Junior Championship and followed up winning the same tournament in 2005. He is the only player in history to win this tournament twice, and because of his second victory, he was invited to a large elite tournament in 2006. He won this elite Essent tournament and also won it again the following year in 2007. He continued to rack of tournament victories throughout the following years including winning the Aeroflot Open in 2006, the President’s Cup and Mikhail Tal Memorial in 2010 and the World Rapid Championship, Geneva Chess Masters and Beijing FIDE Grand Prix in 2013. Using his aggressive play style and unusual opening choices, Mamedyarov has shot up to now be mentioned among the top players in the world and will continue to be a strong player throughout the future.

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White Pieces
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (11) : A01
Torre Attack (11) : A48 A46
Trompowsky Attack (34) : A45
Colle System (4) : D05
Vienna Game (12) : C25 C26 C27 C29
Reti Opening (15) : A06 A04 A05 A09
Giuoco Piano Game (8) : C53 C52 C51
Clemenz Opening (1) : A00
Hungarian Opening (7) : A00
Polish Opening (3) : A00
Van't Kruijs Opening (1) : A00
Scandinavian Defense (2) : B01
Bird's Opening (1) : A02
Semi-Slav Defense (64) : D43 D45 D47 D44 D48 D46
Queen's Indian Defense (77) : E12 E16 E17 E15 E14 E18 E19
Queen's Gambit Accepted (28) : D20 D27 D26 D24 D21
Old Indian Defense (6) : A53 A54
King's Indian Attack (11) : A07
Blumenfeld Countergambit (1) : E10
Benko Gambit (8) : A57
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (2) : D73 D70
Caro-Kann Defense (14) : B12 B10 B13 B18 B15
Ruy Lopez Opening (7) : C69 C63
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (15) : D71 D79 D73 D78 D70
Budapest Defense (2) : A51
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (4) : A40
Richter-Veresov Attack (7) : D01
Bogo-Indian Defense (7) : E11
Four Knights Game (3) : C46
Benko Gambit Declined (5) : A57
Tarrasch Defense (8) : D34 D32
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (1) : A58
Pirc Defense (5) : B07 B09 B08
Philidor Defense (2) : C41
Petrov's Defense (7) : C42 C43
Catalan Opening (4) : E01 E00
French Defense (7) : C18 C10 C00 C02 C11
Modern Defense (3) : B06 A40
Old Benoni Defense (4) : A43 A56
Italian Game (2) : C58
Bishop's Opening (4) : C28
Undefined (1) : A00
Benko Gambit Half-Accepted (1) : A57
Blumenfeld Countergambit Accepted (1) : E10
Scotch Game (1) : C45
London System (6) : A48
Black Pieces
Petrov's Defense (54) : C42 C43
Caro-Kann Defense (73) : B13 B12 B18 B10 B11 B19
Italian Game (14) : C55 C50 C56
Four Knights Game (17) : C47 C48 C49 C46
Pirc Defense (65) : B07 B08 C00 B09
Catalan Opening (6) : E04 E00 E01
King's Indian Attack (14) : A07 A08
Budapest Defense (13) : A52 A51
Giuoco Piano Game (40) : C50 C53 C51 C54
Modern Defense (22) : B06 A42 A41
Reti Opening (36) : A06 A04 A05
Queen's Pawn Opening (39) : A41 D02 D00 A40 D03
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (4) : A01
Alekhine Defense (21) : B02 B04 B03 B05
Semi-Slav Defense (14) : D45 D43 D44 D47
Philidor Defense (12) : C41
Vienna Game (3) : C26 C29 C27
Bishop's Opening (6) : C28 C24 C23
Scotch Game (14) : C45 C44
Nimzo-Indian Defense (9) : E48 E20 E34 E32 E51
Trompowsky Attack (9) : A45
Queen's Indian Defense (8) : E15 E17
Torre Attack (4) : A48
Dutch Defense (4) : A81 A85 A80
Queen's Gambit Accepted (4) : D20 D21 D24
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (13) : A40
Benoni Defense (1) : A70
Old Indian Defense (1) : A54
Three Knights Opening (2) : C46
Scandinavian Defense (2) : B01
Richter-Veresov Attack (2) : D01
Hungarian Opening (2) : A00
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (9) : D79 D78 D73
Tarrasch Defense (4) : D32 D34
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (4) : B06
Old Benoni Defense (2) : A56 A43
Blumenfeld Countergambit (1) : E10
Undefined (1) : A00
London System (2) : A48
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C36

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