Teimour Radjabov


Born in 12 March 1987, FIDE rating 2710 (April 2017)

He has twice qualified for the Candidates Tournament (the winner of which earns a World Championship match), in 2012 and 2013.

In Linares 2003, not yet 16 years old, he became the first player in seven years to beat Harry Kasparov with the black pieces in a rated game, a feat no player repeated before Kasparov's retirement two years later.

He has won two team gold medals (2009, 2013) at European Team Championships.

In 2007, Radjabov shared first place at the Category 19 Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk aan.

Radjabov won two time in the European Chess Club Cup by playing at Socar Azerbaijan team.