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R Mamedov 
photograph copyright © 2007 Zahir Ahmadov
Rauf Mamedov
Number of games in database: 726
Years covered: 1997 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2658 (2681 rapid, 2767 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2679
Overall record: +202 -88 =290 (59.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      146 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (124) 
    B22 B40 B51 B52 B31
 French Defense (39) 
    C07 C10 C00 C05 C06
 French Tarrasch (26) 
    C07 C05 C06 C03 C09
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B10 B18 B14 B19 B13
 King's Indian Attack (25) 
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C67 C65 C77 C86 C78
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (134) 
    B31 B22 B30 B32 B33
 King's Indian (97) 
    E91 E94 E67 E81 E70
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A41 A45 A40 D01
 Sicilian Dragon (22) 
    B76 B36 B78 B77 B72
 Pirc (13) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Robatsch (12) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Mamedov vs S Feller, 2008 1-0
   R Mamedov vs J Mullon, 2011 1-0
   R Mamedov vs K Miton, 2014 1-0
   R Mamedov vs Wang Hao, 2014 1-0
   A Korobov vs R Mamedov, 2013 0-1
   R Mamedov vs D Shengelia, 2001 1-0
   R Mamedov vs M Bartel, 2009 1-0
   R Mamedov vs A Danin, 2013 1-0
   Ivanchuk vs R Mamedov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   Murey vs R Mamedov, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corsica Masters (2011)
   Moscow Open (2013)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   Baku Open (2011)
   Baku Open (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championships (2003)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

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(born Apr-26-1988, 26 years old) Azerbaijan

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Mamedov became a Grandmaster in April 2004, a few days before his 16th birthday when he won the Dubai Open. He is the 2008 Champion of Ajerbaijan, came =1st at the category 16 SPICE tournament in Lubbock, Texas in 2009 and placed 6th in the Baku Open (2010). His =5th (9th on tiebreak) at the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) qualified him for the World Cup (2011), where he bowed out in the first round to Indian GM Abhijeet Gupta. In 2012, he placed =4th with 6/9 at the 6th International Tashkent Open, Memorial of Agzamov. In June 2013, he came =5th (6th on tiebreak) at the FIDE World Blitz Championship (2013) with 19.5/30, a point from the lead. In September 2013, he was outright first at the US Masters 2013.


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 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 727  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Mamedov vs Radjabov ½-½80 1997 Wch U10C06 French, Tarrasch
2. R Mamedov vs G Guseinov  1-043 1999 Baku-B U18B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. R Mamedov vs E Benatar  1-055 2000 Dubai OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
4. S Titus vs R Mamedov  1-050 2000 Donetsk City-chB30 Sicilian
5. Sadegi Adel vs R Mamedov  ½-½29 2000 Dubai OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. S Tayeb vs R Mamedov  ½-½40 2000 Dubai OpenB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. R Mamedov vs I Abdelnabbi  0-152 2000 Dubai OpenB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
8. G Thibaut vs R Mamedov  1-043 2000 Dubai OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
9. O Berezin vs R Mamedov  1-027 2000 Donetsk City-chE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
10. R Mamedov vs R Mamedova  0-132 2000 Dubai OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
11. L Volkov vs R Mamedov  1-034 2000 Donetsk City-chB30 Sicilian
12. L Gogochuri vs R Mamedov  0-125 2001 openB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. B Predojevic vs R Mamedov  0-135 2001 EYCC B14B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. E Romanov vs R Mamedov  1-045 2001 WYB14B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. T Gelashvili vs R Mamedov  1-045 2001 openB20 Sicilian
16. R Mamedov vs M Meszaros  ½-½42 2001 WYB14B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. R Mamedov vs K Rukhaia  ½-½66 2001 openC41 Philidor Defense
18. R Mamedov vs R Wojtaszek  1-041 2001 EYCC B14B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. R Mamedov vs R Wojtaszek  0-140 2001 WYB14B58 Sicilian
20. R Mamedov vs D Shengelia 1-048 2001 openB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. A Tello Nunez vs R Mamedov  0-148 2001 WYB14B24 Sicilian, Closed
22. R Mamedov vs G Kacheishvili  0-154 2001 openE46 Nimzo-Indian
23. Mamedyarov vs R Mamedov 1-041 2001 openC11 French
24. V Papin vs R Mamedov  ½-½43 2001 EYCC B14B50 Sicilian
25. V Erdos vs R Mamedov  ½-½28 2001 WYB14E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
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Feb-17-07  Resignation Trap: I really don't think that they let Rauf Mamedov play in the 2nd European Women's Championship in 2001, as he didn't meet the required set of criteria to participate.

The following games were played by Rena Graf (also known as Rena Mamedova and as Rena Graf-Mamedova), formerly of Uzbekistan, now of Germany.

R Mamedov vs B Kadziolka, 2001
I Tallova vs R Mamedov, 2001
R Mamedov vs T Stepovaia-Dianchenko, 2001
A Stefanova vs R Mamedov, 2001
R Mamedov vs S Prudnikova, 2001
R Mamedov vs C A Foisor, 2001
Kosteniuk vs R Mamedov, 2001
D Ciuksyte vs R Mamedov, 2001
R Mamedov vs E Hasanova, 2001
M Medic vs R Mamedov, 2001
and R Mamedov vs T Khmiadashvili, 2001

See also the final results of this tournament: .

Feb-19-07  Strongest Force: Raufy is a real nice guy! He doesn't know english fully but he's learning fast. Try talking to him sometime. He has at least 6 handles on the ICC & no less an authority than Nakamura has called Rauf: "the new Roman". Trying to fill GM Roman's shoes is not easy but Generallissimus (one of Rauf's favorite handles) is often up to the challenge.
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  ahmadov: I especially liked Rauf's KGB T-shirt ;)
May-11-07  russep: So is this guy an IM or a GM. Where's he from etc?
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  ahmadov: <russep> He is a GM from Azerbaijan...
Jan-04-08  timhortons: [Event "ICC 3 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.01.04"]
[Round "-"]
[White "GeneraLisimus"]
[Black "Smallville"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "3316"]
[BlackElo "3281"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Pelikan (Lasker/Sveshnikov) variation"] [ECO "B33"]
[NIC "SI.35"]
[Time "05:56:47"]
[TimeControl "180+0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Nxc6 dxc6 7. Bd3 Bd6 8. Qe2 Qe7 9. Bd2 b5 10. O-O-O O-O 11. g4 Nd7 12. g5 Nc5 13. h4 a5 14. h5 Be6 15. g6 b4 16. Nb1 Bxa2 17. Rdg1 fxg6 18. hxg6 h6 19. Bxh6 gxh6 20. Rxh6 Qf6 21. Qh5 Nxd3+ 22. cxd3 Qf4+ 23. Nd2 Kg7 24. Rh7+ Kf6 25. b3 a4 26. Rb7 Rh8 27. Rf7+ Ke6 28. Qe2 Qh4 29. d4 Bxb3 30. Nxb3 exd4 31. Qc4+ Ke5 32. Qxd4+ Ke6 33. Qc4+ Ke5 34. Rf5# ♗lack checkmated 1-0

<he sac nakas king side and mate the king in the center,nakas excuse these time is "hard to play chess and poker at the same time>

Jan-04-08  timhortons:

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<his 15th g6,he sac the king side of nakamura>

Jan-04-08  timhortons:

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19th bishop sacrifice followed by a rook

Jan-04-08  timhortons:

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...<that night they had equal win loss score with one draw>MATE IS DELIVERED...GRANDMASTER CARJUANA AS ALWAYS IS WATCHING AS NAKA PLAY

Jan-04-08  Strongest Force: Timhorton, what is Caruana's handle on ICC? See what i just wrote about Nakamura and Caruana at Nak's forum here at
Jan-04-08  timhortons: hes handle is "adaptation" hes a kid with a kid behaviour, when ever naka is playing hes analyzing the game kibitzing the possible moves,guess they knew each other, i told him he should have a game with naka but he reply that naka beat him 8 times for good in the past...
Jan-04-08  timhortons: his other handle is muisback....he has multiple handle...morozovich likewise has multiple handle at icc,a-morozevich and benefactor
Jan-29-08  Resignation Trap: Mamedov just won the championship of Azerbaijan with a score of 7/9.
Aug-10-08  Xeroxx: is he a GM?
Sep-06-08  biglo: Yes he's a GM. I have been beaten by him (muisback(GM)) twice at blitz on ICC after he challenged me out of the blue.
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  jon01: What is his name? In Olympiad it shows Mammadov everywhere.
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  notyetagm: 30 ?

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30 g5-g6+!!

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[Event "ICC 3 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2009.08.18"]
[Round "-"]
[White "muisback"]
[Black "Caligola"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[WhiteElo "3297"]
[BlackElo "3114"]
[Opening "Sicilian: dragon, Yugoslav attack"]
[ECO "B75"]
[NIC "SI.17"]
[Time "14:16:21"]
[TimeControl "180+0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 a6 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. O-O-O b5 10. h4 h5 11. Kb1 Bb7 12. Bg5 Rc8 13. Bd3 Qb6 14. Nb3 Ne5 15. f4 Nc4 16. Qe1 Nxb2 17. Kxb2 Nxe4 18. Bxe4 Bxc3+ 19. Qxc3 Rxc3 20. Bxb7 Rxb3+ 21. axb3 Qxb7 22. Rhe1 e6 23. Bf6 O-O 24. Rxd6 Qxg2 25. Red1 Kh7 26. Rd8 Rxd8 27. Rxd8 g5 28. f5 exf5 29. hxg5 f4 30. g6+ Kxg6 31. Rg8+ Kxf6 32. Rxg2 Kf5 33. Kc3 f3 34. Rg7 h4 35. Kd2 h3 36. Ke3 1-0

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  notyetagm: And now the exact same tactical idea I saw in a blitz game moments ago.

42 ?

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42 e3-e4+!!

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[Event "ICC 3 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2009.12.14"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Silent-Bomber"]
[Black "VerdeNotte"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[WhiteElo "3216"]
[BlackElo "3343"]
[Opening "King's Indian: fianchetto, classical variation"] [ECO "E67"]
[NIC "KI.65"]
[Time "05:18:28"]
[TimeControl "180+0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. c4 Nbd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. h3 Re8 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 dxe5 11. Qb3 c6 12. Be3 Qc7 13. Rfd1 Be6 14. Na4 Nd7 15. Rd2 Nb6 16. Nxb6 axb6 17. Bxb6 Qe7 18. Rad1 Ra6 19. Bd8 Qc5 20. Qxb7 Qxc4 21. b3 Qb5 22. Qxb5 cxb5 23. Bb7 Ra7 24. Bc6 Rf8 25. Bxb5 Bxh3 26. a4 Be6 27. Bb6 Rb7 28. Bc5 Bxb3 29. Bxf8 Bxf8 30. Rd7 Rb6 31. Rc1 Kg7 32. Rc6 Rb8 33. Bc4 Bxc4 34. Rxc4 Rb2 35. Rcc7 Kh6 36. Rxf7 Bd6 37. Rxh7+ Kg5 38. Rc6 Bb8 39. e3 Ra2 40. Rg7 Rxa4 41. Rcxg6+ Kf5 42. e4+ Rxe4 43. g4+ Rxg4+ 44. Rxg4 e4 45. R4g5+ Kf4 46. R5g6 Kf5 47. Rb6 Bf4 48. Rf7+ Kg5 49. Rb5+ Kg4 50. Rxf4+ Kxf4 51. Kg2 e3 52. Rb4+ Kf5 53. fxe3 Ke5 54. Kf3 Ke6 55. e4 Kf6 56. Ke3 Ke6 57. Rb5 Kd6 58. Kf4 Kc6 59. Rd5 Kc7 60. Ke5 Kc6 61. Kd4 Kc7 62. e5 Kc6 63. e6 Kb7 64. e7 Ka6 65. e8=Q Kb6 66. Qe6+ Ka7 1-0

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  Tabanus: Placed 6th in Baku Open (Azerbaijan) 23-31 August 2010:

Nov-16-10  BobCrisp: He's going for the record of Colonel Moreau.
Feb-06-13  Jafar219: Mamedov rules Moscow!
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  al wazir: The shirt he's wearing in the photo reads "KGB" and "USSR." Is there a message there?
Aug-14-14  Strongest Force: I wouldn't want to meet Rauf in a dark alley. He is big and looks mean. Actually, I though Rauf was Nak, online. They were both 14 and Rauf became one of only two "talk-buddies" that I had online at that time. The other was Kamsky: two very nice guys.
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  cro777: Rauf Mamedov, the 2015 champion of Azerbaijan, is likely to replace Wesley So at the 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial which should take place from 16-25th April in Shamkir, Azerbaijan.

Wesley So will compete at the USA Championship which is scheduled for March 31 to April 14 in Saint Louis.

Schedule conflict?

Mar-20-15  CountryGirl: Rauf is an absolute killer at blitz. Have a look at some of his games on YouTube - he has great wins against the cream of the world's elite. No one is safe!
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