Full Name: Timur Gareyev
Title: Chess Grandmaster
Born: March 3, 1988
Place of Birth: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
World Ranking: 68
Classical (Std): 2566
Timur Gareyev is a Uzbeki-American Chess Grandmaster. His potential in playing the chess game has won him this title since he was 16. This Guru has been rated 2566 by the FIDE, his peak rating of 2682, a rapid ranking of 2592, a Blitz ranking of 2582, a USCF rating of 2780, and a world ranking of 68. For more information on ratings, see the step-by-step guide on how to get a FIDE rating. Additionally, he has been ranked the 3rd highest-rated chess player in the United States. If one’s rankings surpass the 2000 mark, the player has unique capabilities in engaging in the chess game.
This Guru, Timur Gareyev, is one of North America’s top players and is capable of playing and winning the chess game when blindfolded. However, exhibiting ties with other talented players or triumphing in the game as the winner gives a player the title Grand Master.
Timur Gareyev was born on March 3, 1988, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, S.S.R. In 2004, he won the title of the youngest chess grandmaster at the age of 16 years in Asia. Gareyev has established himself in the Chess world as a renowned guru in the chess industry, especially over his special ability to play without seeing the chessboard or the positions of the board pieces. Also, he has already entered the Guinness Book of World Record after he emerged as the a consistent chess winner for Blindfold Chess. He made this record when he played 48 chess games blindfolded concurrently in Las Vegas. He played against Marc Lang and Miguel Najdorf, who lost their victory to him during the Tandem Blindfold Chess.
Gareyev has competed in multiple blindfold chess competitions, and the most notable one was in 2013 the month of May. He was part of the thirty-three simul blindfold that took place in the USA, where he ended with 29 wins, 4 draws, and not even one loss. And three years later, he won the Guinness World Record for Blindfold Chess, as mentioned, by playing 48 games. He has been winning tournaments of Blindfold chess since then.
Perhaps playing chess while on blindfold is not something Gareyev learned it all from what he was taught but instead what is called ‘inbuilt abilities’- meaning those talents one was born with. On March 3, 1993, Timur was given birth in a place called Tashkent. He started learning how to play chess at a tender age of 6 from his old grandfather and father. His father often liked to use positions of the queen, while his grandfather used a tactical approach and played the king.
The differences between his two teachers had made him master the game as early as he did in preparation for the chess games competitions, he has been involved in. Since he was 12, he actively became part of other chess players in championships. He started by emerging the winner in the Asian Champion under 14s when he was 12 years old. Gareyev admits that the wins he experiences since then to today initiate from his father and grandfather teaching him on embracing and loving the game.
Timur has made lots of achievements, especially in the chess industry. He earned the title of Grand Master at the age of 16 years in Asia. At present, he is ranked the third-best player in the U.S. The guy left many in shock with his expertise in playing the chess game when he did not encounter any loss chess game that he participated in in 2013.
Some of his achievements recently are the wins in the Chess Championship of the USA, where they tied with the other three players for 9th place. In 2020, he triumphed and was recognized for his stellar performance in the western championship, although he tied with his friend and competitor Bryant. He is an author of a chess tactics workbook, C.A.T. Tactics, with a book called the “Get off the Couch and Play Chess” which is yet to be launched.
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