Born on April 12nd, 1985, FIDE rating: 2790 (March 2019)
Mamedyarov competed in the Candidates Tournament in 2011 and 2014. After winning the 2017 FIDE Grand Prix he qualified for the Candidates Tournament 2018 and took the second place there.
Mamedyarov won the 2018 Biel Chess Festival, beating reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen.
In 2003 he won the World Junior Chess Championship. He repeated his victory in 2005 (thus becoming the only two-time champion among juniors).
In June 2013 Mamedyarov won the World Rapid Chess Championship.
The two times winner of the tournament "Shamkir Chess" dedicated to the memory of Vugar Gashimov. Mamedyarov won two times in the European Chess Club Cup by playing at SOCAR Azerbaijan team.