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Happened Today in the Chess World - Apr 2, 2024


Barcellona Open 2010: GM Nidjat Mamedov - Photo: Pawel Grochowalski

Today is GM Nidjat Mamedov's birthday. He was born in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, on April 2, 1985. Mamedov became the U 14 world champion in 1999 and the Azeri champion in 2011. He represented his country in the 2000 Olympiad and two world team championships in 2010 and 2013.
Nidjat is less known than Rauf Mamedov, but in January 2014, he reached a remarkable rating of 2624 Elo points.
In his career, Mamedov defeated super-strong chess players such as Eljanov, Jobava, Cheparinov, and Ivan Sokolov.

Nidjat Mamedov (2549)-Stephan Buchal (2393), Cappelle la Grande 2007
White to move


25.Rxg8+! Kxg8 26.Qe6+ Kf8 27.Rh6! Rd7 28.Bh5 1-0

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