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Nijat Abasov
N Abasov 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 

Number of games in database: 550
Years covered: 2004 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2664 (2541 rapid, 2544 blitz)
Overall record: +192 -76 =252 (61.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 30 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10 A40
 Sicilian (34) 
    B22 B33 B30 B94 B51
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C67 C69 C95 C60 C65
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D37 D35 D38 D30 D31
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D85 D79 D90 D94 D74
 Caro-Kann (15) 
    B12 B10 B13 B18 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B33 B30 B31 B45 B22
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E34 E20 E21 E32 E37
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    E10 D02 A45 A46 E00
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C67 C65 C70 C69 C80
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D38 D37 D35 D31
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E17 E12 E16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A R Saleh Salem vs N Abasov, 2023 0-1
   N Abasov vs Caruana, 2023 1-0
   Svidler vs N Abasov, 2023 1/2-1/2
   N Abasov vs Giri, 2023 1-0
   N Abasov vs Giri, 2023 1/2-1/2
   Giri vs N Abasov, 2023 1/2-1/2
   N Abasov vs R Doros, 2005 1-0
   Fressinet vs N Abasov, 2023 1/2-1/2
   R Makoto vs N Abasov, 2023 0-1
   N Abasov vs A Sarana, 2023 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Azerbaijani Championship (2017)
   FIDE World Cup (2023)
   Azerbaijani Championship (2016)
   Gjovik Open-A 2008/09 (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   European Club Cup (2018)
   European Club Cup (2017)
   European Championship (2023)
   European Championship (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Baku Open (2013)
   Nakhchivan Open (2015)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Chennai Olympiad (2022)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 WYCC (open) U-10 by gauer

   🏆 24th European Teams
   N Abasov vs F Sonis (Nov-20-23) 0-1
   L Lenaerts vs N Abasov (Nov-19-23) 1/2-1/2
   I Papaioannou vs N Abasov (Nov-17-23) 1/2-1/2
   N Abasov vs N Petrov (Nov-15-23) 1-0
   N Abasov vs M Bosiocic (Nov-14-23) 0-1

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(born May-14-1995, 28 years old) Azerbaijan

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International Master since 2009 and Grandmaster since late December 2010. Abasov's first GM norm came with his equal first placement at the GM Tournament 'Memorial A.G. Matskevich' in Kharkiv in Ukraine in July 2009. His second GM norm came with winning the Celin Kamen GM tournament at Niska Banja in Serbia in late April 2010, and he won his third and final GM norm at the Azerbaijani Solidarity Day tournament late in December 2010, where he also took first place. It appears that a GM norm in respect of his results at the UFA-66 tournament in Ukraine was disallowed by FIDE.* Had it been accepted, he would have achieved his GM title two weeks before his 15th birthday as he had already achieved a rating of 2500 a few weeks after his 14th birthday.**

In August 2010, he was =2nd-5th in the Baku Open behind Gata Kamsky and in October he scored 7/11 in the World Youth U16 championship. In December 2010, he was first with 8/10 (+6 =4 -0) in the Azerbaijani Solidarity Day tournament and in April 2011 he came second in the Azerbaijani U20 Championship behind Vugar Rasulov. A less successful endeavour in April 2011 was in the Nakhchivan Open group A, where he only scored 3.5/9. Some productive rounds played in the Turkish Clubs Cup Chess Championship in June were followed by a mediocre performance in the powerful Baku Open (2011) where he scored 5/9. At the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad in 2011, he scored 6/10. Abasov is the 2017 Azerbaijani Champion.

Abasov began the FIDE World Cup (2023) seeded 69th. He beat Rodwell Makoto (No. 188) in the first round. In the following rounds, he upset Laurent Fressinet (No. 60), Anish Giri (No. 5), Peter Svidler (No. 37), A R Saleh Salem (No. 53), and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (No. 20). This qualified him for the semifinals, where he lost to Magnus Carlsen (No. 1). He also lost the match for third place against Fabiano Caruana (No. 3), and thus finished fourth.

Abasov is the lowest-seeded player ever to reach the semifinals of the World Cup. Since the top three finishers in the World Cup qualify for the next Candidates tournament and Carlsen has announced that he doesn't intend to play in the Candidates absent a change in format, Abasov's fourth-place finish effectively qualified him for the Candidates.

Photo: http://iulianceausescu.files.wordpr...

* Documentation forwarded by the Azerbaijan Chess Federation in support of his initial application for the GM title: ** Documentation of the GM norms eventually accepted by FIDE in February 2011:

Wikipedia article: Nijat Abasov

Last updated: 2023-08-24 14:09:35

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 558  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Abasov vs V Moiseenko  ½-½532004EU-ch U10B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
2. N Abasov vs N Gusev 1-0482005Wch U10A36 English
3. C Emiroglu vs N Abasov  1-0812005Wch U10B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. B Cheng vs N Abasov 0-1642005Wch U10D85 Grunfeld
5. N Abasov vs Xiaoyong Fu  0-1542005Wch U10A22 English
6. N Abasov vs R Doros 1-0292005Wch U10A38 English, Symmetrical
7. S Biazliudau vs N Abasov  0-1282005Wch U10B33 Sicilian
8. N Abasov vs J Vakhidov  0-1572005Wch U10B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. E Kazakos vs N Abasov  1-0412005EU-ch U10B22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. E Kucukgul vs N Abasov  0-1392005EU-ch U10B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. N Abasov vs T Laurusas  1-0482005EU-ch U10B10 Caro-Kann
12. N Abasov vs G Benidze  1-0402005EU-ch U10A22 English
13. K Berbatov vs N Abasov  1-0412005EU-ch U10B33 Sicilian
14. N Abasov vs K Meneses Gonzalez  1-0702005EU-ch U10A22 English
15. K Nikologorskiy vs N Abasov  1-0612005EU-ch U10B33 Sicilian
16. N Abasov vs T Tvarijonas  1-0692005EU-ch U10A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
17. K Mammadov vs N Abasov  0-1482005Baku op-BB03 Alekhine's Defense
18. N Abasov vs H Bakhshiyev  0-1412005Baku op-BA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
19. N Abasov vs D Agaragimov  1-0482005Baku op-AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. N Abasov vs A Abdullayev  1-0512006Baku President's CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. G Liu vs N Abasov  1-0802006Wch U12B33 Sicilian
22. N Abasov vs R Song  1-0472006Wch U12A26 English
23. Van Kampen vs N Abasov  0-1332006Wch U12B33 Sicilian
24. B Khotenashvili vs N Abasov  ½-½1720071st Alexandr Buslaev MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. N Abasov vs Y Hambardzumian  ½-½7220071st Alexandr Buslaev MemorialA36 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-28-09  Thuellin: With a rating of 2525, he's the highest ranked player born after 1994. Surely he'll become a GM very soon.
Nov-12-09  BIDMONFA: Nijat Azad Oglu Abasov

ABASOV, Nijat A. O.

Nov-12-09  Prugno: Since his initials are N.A.O., if Abasov was a bit older he might have been recruited by the famous (now unfortunately closed) Paris chess club!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He recently won the Celin Kamen GM (Serbia) (GM norm?), bringing the rating back to 2525:

Jul-27-10  Eurotrash: He is officially GM now:

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 5th in Baku Open (Azerbaijan) 23-31 August 2010:

Aug-31-10  plimko: But the photo proposed by Chessgames Biography is about Parimarjan Negi!
Feb-08-11  wordfunph: FIDE finally approved the GM title to 16-year-old Najit Abasov..

Feb-08-11  twinlark:

A new 15 year old GM. Congratulations to Nijat Azad Oglu Abasov!

Jan-07-12  timhortons: this boy is a good blitz player at ICC, only 16 year old.his ICC handle is GM abasovN

A little chat with nijat after he loss a game:)

timhortons kibitzes: why he analyze?

BehindBluEyes kibitzes: coz hes losing :P
<A fide rated player from london>

timhortons kibitzes: maybe u cheat

BehindBluEyes kibitzes: yes :S

timhortons kibitzes: hahaha

BehindBluEyes kibitzes: i cheated :S

BehindBluEyes kibitzes: :D

AbasovN(GM) kibitzes: ha ha)))

BehindBluEyes kibitzes: with my brain :S

AbasovN(GM) kibitzes: i don't analyse)))

timhortons kibitzes: im joking

AbasovN(GM) kibitzes: i'm bit tired) and bit annoyed)

timhortons kibitzes: it happen, but u play well

AbasovN(GM) kibitzes: that guy said me that i use engine)

AbasovN(GM) kibitzes: i mean marioforever<must be a canadian GM>

timhortons kibitzes: ah, here at icc if they loss they say u cheat

timhortons kibitzes: keep beating the punks

AbasovN(GM) kibitzes: i hate it)

timhortons kibitzes: :)

AbasovN(GM) kibitzes: it shows their weakness)

timhortons kibitzes: dont be sensitive

Jan-10-12  timhortons:

nijat currently hold the record of having highest blitz rating at ICC:)

Jan-22-16  zanzibar: There is no Public Domain photo of him.

Does anybody have one to submit?

Aug-16-23  Daodejing: What an achievement!!

Abasov won against Vidit at the World Cup and reaches the semi final in his home town Baku.

ELO 2632. Must be a record.

Aug-16-23  philmsu: Magnus Carlsen: "Under the current format there is absolutely no chance. I think everybody should operate under the assumption that I will not play at the Candidates and that everybody else who's in the semifinals is qualified for the Candidates." Therefore, Nijat Abasov officially joins the 2024 Candidates.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: The anagram of <Nijat Abasov> is <Obtains Java>, plainly a reference to his preferred beverage during games.
Premium Chessgames Member
  MarcusBierce: <an anagram> appropriate for a chess player, certainly

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