25-board Simultaneous Exhibition
GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
GM Rauf Mamedov
Monday, July 17th at 6:30PM
Monday, July 17th
@ the new BAC Office
@ NEW BayAreaChess Center
2050 Concourse Drive, #42, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
Register online - Entries
Onsite Registration: 6-6:30pm
Talk: 6:30 - 7pm
25-board Simul: 7 - 9pm
Special Git for each participant - Signed Board by both Grand Masters
Entry Fee: $50
Short Bios of the Grandmasters:
GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster, a two-time World Junior Champion, 2013 World Rapid Chess Champion, gold-medalist at the 2012 Chess Olympiad on the third board and European Team Championships in 2009 and 2013. He is also a two time winner of Tal Memorial (2010 and 2014) and Shamkir Chess tournament (2016 and 2017). Mamedyarov played in the FIDE Candidates Tournament twice, in 2011 and 2014.
On 15 May 2017 Mamedyarov reached a live FIDE rating of 2801.1, the highest in Azerbaijan chess history.
Mamedyarov has an aggressive style of play. He is known for experimenting with unusual openings, such as the Alekhine Defence and the Budapest Gambit.
GM Rauf Mamedov is also an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster. In 2004, he became a Grandmaster (GM), following his victory during international tournament in Dubai. In 2009, he tied for 1st-3rd with Yuriy Kuzubov and Dmitry Andreikin in the category 16 SPICE Cup tournament at Lubbock, Texas. In 2015 Mamedov won the European Blitz Chess Championship in Minsk. He played in the gold medal-winning Azerbaijani team at the European Team Chess Championship in Novi Sad in 2009, alongside Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Vugar Gashimov and Gadir Guseinov,