Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
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Mammadyarov at the 2006 Corus chess tournament
Full name Şəhriyar Məmmədyarov
Country  Azerbaijan
(1985-04-12) 12 April 1985 (age 33)
Sumgayit, Azerbaijan
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2800
(#5 on the June 2017 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating 2800 (June 2017)

Shakhriyar Mamadyarov [1] (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".[2][3]

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