Special Event

    25-board Simultaneous Exhibition

    GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov


    GM Rauf Mamedov

    Monday, July 17th
    @ the new BAC Office

    Monday, July 17th at 6:30PM
    @ NEW BayAreaChess Center
    2050 Concourse Drive, #42, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)

    Register online

    Onsite Registration: 6-6:30pm

    : 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 MamedyarovTeimour RadjabovVugar Gashimov and Gadir Guseinov