Teimour Radjabov Profile
Name: Teimour Radjabov
Place of birth: Baku
Date of birth: 12th March 1987
Current Title: Grand Master
Current ELO Rating: 2757
Teimour Radjabov Biography
Teimour Radjabov is a top chess player from Azerbaijan. He was one of the chess prodigies. He was one of the youngest players in the world to be Grand Master. He achieved this feat in 2001,at the age of 14.Radjabov is tactical and aggressive player.2761 is the best rating of Radjabov, which he achieved in January 2009 .Radjabov is currently ranked seventh in the world.
Radjabov came into prominence with his triumph at 1996under-10 world junior chess championship. He won the European under-12 junior chess championship, in 1997. He won the Under-12 world junior championship in 1998.He won the European junior under-12 and under-18 chess championships in 1998 and 1999 respectively. Radjabov won Moscow Kasparov cup in 1998 at the age of 11.He won the Budapest tournament, in 2000.Radjabov won the Kasparov GP an internet tournament and FSGM December tournament, in 2000.Radjabov was the FIDE junior number one during 2005 – 2007 .
Radjabov became the youngest player to feature in the FIDE top 100 ranked players list, in 2002.Radjabov’s rank was 93, when he was only 14 years of age. In 2001,Radjabov finished runner-up at Corus chess tournament and third at Najdorf Memorial tournament. Amazingly, Radjabov overcame top players like Ruslan Ponomariovov, Viswanathan Anand, and Garry Kasparov with black pieces, in 2003.He won the bronze medal at 2004 FIDE World chess championship. He finished runner-up at the Linares tournament and Morelia Super GM tournament. In 2006,Radjabov defeated Sergey Karjakin to clinch the Cap d’Agde tournament.
In 2006,Radjabov featured in a challenging match against Deep junior chess engine at Fiorence, as part of Creativity festival. However, he lost the match. In 2007,he was joint winner of Corus chess tournament. In 2008,he finished fourth in the group A at the Corus chess tournament. In 2007,Radjabov was not able to participate in the Morelia/Linares tournament after robbers robbed him of belongings while he was in Mexico.
Radjabov is certainly the best chess player to come from Azerbaijan. He has been in the top 10 rating list of FIDE from 2007.Radjabov is the Azerbaijan’s UNICEF national goodwill ambassador since May 2007.Radjabov was part of rest of the world team which defeated Russia in a historically important match of the century ,held at Russia in 2002. He won cup of European champions with French clubs such as NAO chess club aswell as BOSNA chess club. He became French champion with NAO chess club. With Ladja Kazan, he finished runner-up at cup of Europe. He also won bronze medal in the inaugural world Blitz championship. Radjabov has been representing Azerbaijan in international team events. In 2006,He participated in the 37th Chess Olympiad with the Azerbaijan national team. He won the inaugural President Gejdar Aliev cup. Radjabov is still young and if he can reproduce his exploits in the junior level, he can become top player in the future.