Mammadyarov at the 2006 Corus chess tournament
|Full name||Şəhriyar Məmmədyarov|
(#10 on the January 2013 FIDE ratings list)
|Peak rating||2772 (January 2011)|
Shakhriyar Mamadyarov  (born 12 April 1985 in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan), is a chess grandmaster. On the January 2008 FIDE rating list he reached number six in the world with a rating of 2760. He is known for being an excellent chess strategist. "His unique style of play never fails to amaze his often surprised chess opponents".
Now 27, the next few years will be critical for his chess career.