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Rauf Mamedov

Rauf Mamedov, Heraklion 2007
Country Azerbaijan
Born 26 April 1988
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2679 (May 2011)

Rauf Mamedov (Azerbaijani: Rauf Məmmədov; born 26 April 1988) is an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster.


Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Mamedov started playing chess at the age of seven. 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.

Mamedov won the Corsica Masters blitz tournament in 2011.

In 2015 Mamedov won the European Blitz Chess Championship in Minsk.

He won the Azerbaijani championship three times (2006, 2008, 2015).

Team competitions

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, previously winning bronze medal in 2007.