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Nidjat Mamedov
N Mamedov 
photograph copyright © 2007 Zahir Ahmadov
Number of games in database: 340
Years covered: 1997 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2609 (2645 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2624

Overall record: +137 -67 =136 (60.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B80 B90 B48 B31 B42
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C67 C95 C65 C84 C78
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B12 B18 B15 B10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (17) 
    C95 C84 C96 C89 C92
 French Defense (13) 
    C05 C11 C18 C03 C04
 Sicilian Taimanov (13) 
    B48 B46 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (58) 
    B63 B56 B42 B43 B67
 King's Indian (50) 
    E63 E97 E92 E71 E90
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (19) 
    B63 B62 B67 B68 B69
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 A40 A46 E00
 English (8) 
    A15 A16 A17 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Mamedov vs M Lagarde, 2021 1-0
   N Mamedov vs T Mamedjarova, 2007 1-0
   K Asrian vs N Mamedov, 2004 0-1
   N Mamedov vs A Pourkashiyan, 2013 1-0
   N Mamedov vs G Grecescu, 2001 1-0
   M Klenburg vs N Mamedov, 2007 0-1
   N Mamedov vs Ughur Ilyasli, 2022 1-0
   N Mamedov vs J Rindlisbacher, 2011 1-0
   M Yilmaz vs N Mamedov, 2013 0-1
   V Artemiev vs N Mamedov, 2013 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2007/08 (2008)
   European Club Cup (2014)
   Baku Open (2013)
   Azerbaijan Championship (2022)
   European Championship (2021)
   Turkish Team Championship (2011)
   President's Cup (2008)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Batumi Open (2001)
   Dubai Open (2004)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2013)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   European Championship (2011)

   🏆 Azerbaijan Championship
   E Safarli vs N Mamedov (Feb-13-22) 1-0
   N Mamedov vs M Iskandarov (Feb-12-22) 0-1
   N Mamedov vs Ughur Ilyasli (Feb-11-22) 1-0
   K Babazada vs N Mamedov (Feb-10-22) 1/2-1/2
   N Mamedov vs Murad Ibrahimli (Feb-09-22) 0-1

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(born Apr-02-1985, 37 years old) Azerbaijan

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Mamedov is a GM (2006), having gained both his FM and IM titles in 2000. Champion of Azerbaijan in 2011. Winner of the 8th Teplice Open 2013.

Wikipedia article: Nidjat Mamedov

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Gagunashvili vs N Mamedov  0-1241997Wch U12E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. N Mamedov vs M Gagunashvili  1-0171997EU-ch U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. N Mamedov vs A Volokitin  0-1841997Wch U12B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. S Guliev vs N Mamedov  1-0361999Dubai opD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. H Tikkanen vs N Mamedov  1-0231999Wch U14A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
6. Kholmov vs N Mamedov  ½-½302000Moscow Kasparov CupC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
7. F Abbasov vs N Mamedov  ½-½492000AZE-chTE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
8. T Babayev vs N Mamedov  0-1652000AZE-chTA05 Reti Opening
9. N Mamedov vs I A Zaitsev  1-0282000Moscow Kasparov CupC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. F Sideifzade vs N Mamedov  0-1312000AZE-chT rapA16 English
11. V Akopian vs N Mamedov  ½-½382000Dubai OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
12. M Sorokin vs N Mamedov  1-0412000Dubai OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. Brodsky vs N Mamedov  1-0432000Polanica Zdroj op-AB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
14. N Dzagnidze vs N Mamedov  0-1242001Baku BP Cup U18-BE73 King's Indian
15. G Sargissian vs N Mamedov  ½-½512001Tbilisi Nona 60E97 King's Indian
16. T Gelashvili vs N Mamedov  0-1652001Tbilisi Nona 60B20 Sicilian
17. N Mamedov vs A Yegiazarian  1-0422001Tbilisi Nona 60B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Jobava vs N Mamedov  0-1582001Tbilisi Nona 60A16 English
19. F Abbasov vs N Mamedov  ½-½362001AZE-chE97 King's Indian
20. N Mamedov vs F Abbasov  ½-½412001Baku EU qualC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
21. A Vakhania vs N Mamedov  0-1302001Batumi OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
22. N Mamedov vs I Khurtsilava  1-0462001Batumi OpenB15 Caro-Kann
23. K Supatashvili vs N Mamedov  1-0422001Batumi OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. N Mamedov vs M Sulashvili  ½-½282001Batumi OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. P Qalagashvili vs N Mamedov  ½-½312001Batumi OpenA15 English
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343  PGN Download
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Apr-01-06  BIDMONFA: Nidjat Mamedov


Apr-02-06  ahmadov: Bidmonfa, why to post these links when they will take you back to Can you improve your web site with more interesting information and add more links about the players? On the other hand, it is good that you remind us about players whom we do not think frequently about ;)
Apr-03-06  BIDMONFA: ahmadov, link Nidjat Mamedov - Photo, day born
Jul-01-07  ahmadov: One day I asked Nidjat who was better in the position below. He looked for a few seconds and gave me the right solution to the puzzle. Then I understood what means to be a GM.

Here is the puzzle:

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White wins in this position.

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  Joshka: <ahmadov> Be7?..guarding the a3 square?
Jul-01-07  tarlan13: Whose move is in these position? I think black's !
Jul-01-07  ahmadov: <tarlan13> White to play and win.
Jul-01-07  ahmadov: <Joshka: <ahmadov> Be7?..guarding the a3 square?> No, it is not the right move... Actually, this puzzle was posted by a user some time ago. Therefore, it was not my intention to post this as a puzzle. I just remembered Nidjat for his successful play in Spain and posted that message. However, if you want I might post the solution after a while...
Jul-01-07  Ingolf: 1.Bf6 a3 2.Nc6 a2 3.Nb4+ or 2.- Kxc6 3.Bxd4 is the most elegant way, but I can't see why 1.Be7 shouldn't win as well.
Jul-01-07  tarlan13: 1.Kg7 a3 2.Nc6 a2 3.Nb4+ or maybe 1.Bf3 a3 2.Bxd4 Kxd4 3.Nc6+ Kc5 4.Na5 a2 5.Nb3

Jul-01-07  ahmadov: <Joshka>,<tarlan13>,<Ingolf> Guys, I am so sorry, Be7 does not win because the Black pawn is on a3 not a4... I have just noticed the error...

So, the puzzle is like this:

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White to play and win...

By the way, to make the puzzle more difficult I did not tell Nidjat who is going to win. I just asked who is winning and how...

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: I'm sure I've seen this puzzle (and the solution, which I still remember) not so long ago, most probably posted by you... didn't you post it in The Kibitzer's Café and put the answer in your very profile? Or was it someone else?
Jul-01-07  ahmadov: <SwitchingQuylthulg: I'm sure I've seen this puzzle (and the solution, which I still remember) not so long ago, most probably posted by you... didn't you post it in The Kibitzer's Café and put the answer in your very profile? Or was it someone else?> That was someone else... I will give the solution later if the people want...
Nov-19-07  Karpova: He won the 11th OIBM (Open international bavarian championship) Bad Wiessee:

He scored 7.5/9 (+6 =3 -0) and had the better tie-break score than Parligras.

Some players who got 7.0 points: Postny, Khenkin, Korneev, Maier, Bruno. Top seed Shabalov disappointed with 6.5/9 (+6 =1 -2)

Nov-19-07  ahmadov: Congratulations to Nidjat for his win in Germany! Well done!
Nov-19-07  Manic: <ahmadov> Is the solution 1.Nc6 Kxc6 (otherwise Na4-b3 or if 1...a2 2.Nb4+) 2.Bf6 Kd5 (2...Kc5 3.Be7+) 3.d3 and now if 3...a2 4.d4+ dxc3 e.p. 5.Bxc3

Also, is this guy related to Raul Mamedov?

Nov-19-07  ahmadov: <Manic><Also, is this guy related to Raul Mamedov?> No, he isn't. We just have many Mamedovs, Ahmadovs and Aliyevs :)
Nov-19-07  ahmadov: <Manic> I posted this puzzle long time ago but you can still find the solution of this one on the second page here User: MostlyAverageJoe

Why not to try some easier puzzles on my forum?

Nov-19-07  Manic: OK, thanks <ahmadov>
Jan-07-08  Karpova: <Round nine report by Steve Giddins

Sometimes it is depressing to be proved right:

Mamedov,Nid (2575) - Malakhatko,V (2603) [C42]
Premier Hastings ENG (10), 06.01.2008
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Bf4 Nc6 8.Qd2 Be6 9.0–0–0 Qd7 10.Ng5 Bxg5 11.Bxg5 f6 12.Be3 0–0–0 13.Be2 Rhe8 14.Rhe1 a6 ½–½. Mind you, this masterpiece was dragged out to almost 25 minutes' playing time, making it a veritable marathon alongside Mamedov's nine-minute effort the day before.>

<So, another Hastings ends. As always, it was a great ten days, enjoyed immensely by all those involved. It is just a shame that, for the second year in a row, the lion's share of the prize money has been scooped by cynical ex-Soviet GMs, who profit from what in many other sports would be regarded as little more than match-fixing. Chess in general, and Hastings in particular, will never attract serious commercial sponsorship until this scourge of non-games is removed. For now, though, I bid you farewell for another twelve months, and hope that you have enjoyed the past ten days' coverage of the Celebration 83rd Hastings International Chess Congress.

Steve Giddins

PS. One of the evening entertainment events here at Hastings has been a series of "Master Classes", in which GMs spent an hour or so at the demo board, going over games played by the amateur players. Our Azeri hero, Mr Mamedov, was asked to do such a Master Class on the night before the final round. He declined, on the grounds that "I have an important game tomorrow"!! Don't ya love him?>

Nidjat Mamedov shared first place (together with Neverov and Malakhatko) with 7.5/10 at Hastings 2008.

Dec-07-09  Dost2: Nidjat will be the 6th chess player (=2nd reserve) to represent Azerbaijan at the upcoming World team Chess Championship! He has deserved it, I think!
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  Tabanus: Championship of Azerbaijan 2010, Mamedov ended 2nd with 6.5/9,

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