Teimour Radjabov[ edit ]

Teimour Radjabov (b. March 12, 1987 in Baku, Azerbaijan) is a leading Azerbaijani chess player. In the April 2005 FIDE list, Radjabov had an Elo rating of 2673, making him number 29 in the world, and Azerbaijanīs number one.

From their first encounter to the end of 2004 Linares, Radjabov and Garry Kasparov have 1 loss, 1 win, and 5 draws each.

In the 2003 Linares tournament, Radjabov beat Kasparov with the black pieces (moves given in Algebraic chess notation):

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Qd2 b5 9. a3 Qb6 10. Ne2 c4 11. g4 h5 12. gxh5 Rxh5 13. Ng3 Rh8 14. f5 exf5 15. Nxf5 Nf6 16. Ng3 Ng4 17. Bf4 Be6 18. c3 Be7 19. Ng5 O-O-O 20. Nxe6 fxe6 21. Be2 Ngxe5 22. Qe3 Nd7 23. Qxe6 Bh4 24. Qg4 g5 25. Bd2 Rde8 26. O-O-O Na5 27. Rdf1 Nb3+ 28. Kd1 Bxg3 29. Rf7 Rd8 30. Bxg5 Qg6 31. Qf5 Qxf5 32. Rxf5 Rdf8 33. Rxf8+ Nxf8 34. Bf3 Bh4 35. Be3 Nd7 36. Bxd5 Re8 37. Bh6 Ndc5
38. Bf7 Re7 39. Bh5 Nd3 0-1

In so doing, he became the first player born since Kasparov first became World Chess Champion in 1985 to defeat him.

In 2003, he also defeated Viswanathan Anand and Ruslan Ponomariov with the black pieces. He is probably the first player ever to beat three former and reigning FIDE World Chess Champions with the black pieces in one year.

And to the end of 2003, Radjabov and Judit Polgar, the best female chess player in history, have 1 loss, 1 win, and 2 draws each.


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