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Gadir Guseinov (Azerbaijani: Qədir Hüseynov; born 21 May 1986) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster. As of December 2018, he is ranked as No. 6 in Azerbaijan and No. 82 in the world rankings.

Gadir Guseinov
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Full nameQədir Hüseynov
Country Russia
Born (1986-05-21) 21 May 1986 (age 33)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
TitleGrandmaster (2002)
FIDE rating2660 (October 2019)
Peak rating2667 (September 2009)
Peak rankingNo. 62 (January 2009)
Gadir Guseinov
Medal record
Representing  Azerbaijan
Men's Chess
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Crete Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Novi Sad Team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Porto Carras Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Warsaw Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Crete Team


Born in Moscow, Guseinov started playing chess under the guidance of Shahin Hajiev. He lived in his native city and played for Russia from 1994 to 1998.[1][2]

In 1994, he won the European under-10 championship in Băile Herculane.

In 2008 tied for 1st–8th with Nigel Short, Vadim Milov, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Baadur Jobava, Alexander Lastin, Tamaz Gelashvili and Farid Abbasov in the President's Cup in Baku.[3] Guseinov won the Ugra Governor's Chess Blitz Cup in 2011.[4] In 2013 he tied for 1st–3rd with Igor Kurnosov and Aleksandr Shimanov in the Nakhchivan Open..[5]

Guseinov was nominated by FIDE president to compete in the Chess World Cup 2015 in Baku. He knocked out Maxim Matlakov and David Navara in the first two rounds before losing to Ding Liren in round 3.

Guseinov won the Sitges Open in 2018 by scoring 7.5/9 points.

Team competitionsEdit

He played in the gold medal-winning Azerbaijani team at the European Team Chess Championships in Novi Sad in 2009 and in Warsaw in 2013, alongside Shahriyar Mammadyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Vugar Gashimov (in 2009), Eltaj Safarli (in 2013) and Rauf Mammadov, previously winning bronze medal in 2007 and silver in 2011.[6][7]

Guseinov with Azerbaijani chess team, winner of the European Team Championship 2007


  1. ^ Interview 2015-05-15. Retrieved 24 December 2015 (in Russian)
  2. ^ FIDE Rating History - Guseinov, Gadir OlimpBase
  3. ^ "FIDE Archive. Tournament report July 2008: President's Cup, 2008". FIDE. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  4. ^ Гадир Гусейнов выиграл Кубок Губернатора. (in Russian). Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Kurnosov wins Nakhchivan Open". ChessVibes. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  6. ^ Azerbaijan Takes Gold in European Team Championship
  7. ^ Gold for Azerbaijan and Russia in Novi Sad

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