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Rauf Mamedov (Azerbaijani: Rauf Məmmədov; born 26 April 1988) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster and a three-time national champion. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

Rauf Mamedov
Rauf Mamedov 2018.jpg
CountryAzerbaijan
Born (1988-04-26) 26 April 1988 (age 30)
Baku, Azerbaijani SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2004)
FIDE rating2703 (January 2019)
Peak rating2709 (December 2017)
RankingNo. 40 (November 2018)
Peak rankingNo. 33 (May 2018)
Rauf Mamedov
Medal record
Representing  Azerbaijan
Men's Chess
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Crete Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Novi Sad Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Warsaw Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Crete Team

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CareerEdit

Born in Baku, Mamedov started playing chess at the age of seven. In 2004, he won the Under 14 section of the European Youth Chess Championships. In the same year he became a Grandmaster (GM), following his victory of the Dubai Open. Mamedov won the Azerbaijani championship in 2006, 2008 and 2015. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

In 2009, he tied for 1st-3rd with Yuriy Kuzubov and Dmitry Andreikin in the category 16 SPICE Cup tournament at Lubbock, Texas.[1] Mamedov won the Corsica Masters blitz tournament in 2011.[2] In 2015 Mamedov won the European Blitz Chess Championship in Minsk.[3] In 2016, he won the men's blitz chess event of the IMSA Elite Mind Games in Huai'an, China.[4]

In February 2018, he participated in the Aeroflot Open. He finished tenth out of ninety-two,[5] scoring 6/9 (+5–2=2).[6]

In April 2018, he participated in the fifth edition of Shamkir Chess, finishing ninth with a score of 4½/9 (+0–1=8).[7]

Team competitionsEdit

He played in the gold medal-winning Azerbaijani team at the European Team Chess Championship in 2009,[8][9] 2013 and 2017. He produced the best board 4 performance of the tournament in 2017, scoring 8/9 for a 2920 performance rating.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Rauf Mamedov is married to Ukrainian chess grandmaster Nataliya Buksa.[11]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archive. Tournament report November 2009: Spice Cup 2009 - Group A". FIDE. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ Рауф Мамедов стал победителем блиц-турнира во Франции (in Russian). Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Rauf Mamedov wins European Blitz Championship 2015". FIDE. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Mamedov and Lagno win gold medals in IMSA Elite Mind Games Blitz". Chessdom. 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  5. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 February 2018). "Aeroflot Open 2018 A". Chess Results.
  6. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 February 2018). "Aeroflot Open 2018 A: Mamedov Rauf". Chess Results.
  7. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 April 2018). "Results: Cross Table". Shamkir Chess.
  8. ^ Edward Scimia (2 November 2009). "Azerbaijan Takes Gold in European Team Championship". Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  9. ^ "Gold for Azerbaijan and Russia in Novi Sad". 31 October 2009. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  10. ^ Staff writer(s) (6 November 2017). "European Team Chess Championship 2017 Open Section: The best players per board". Chess Results.
  11. ^ ""Только с тобой". Рауф Мамедов спел Наталье Буксе на их свадьбе". chess-news.ru (in Russian). 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2018-12-26.

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