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Teimour Radjabov

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Born: March 12, 1987 in Baku, Azerbaijan

Playing Style:

Radjabov is known as an attacking player who is not afraid of moving the game into tactical waters. He has often had great success with the Black pieces, and has been called an excellent counter-attacker, adept at seizing control after an opponent makes a small mistake.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Became youngest player to defeat Garry Kasparov in 2003, at age 15
  • Shared first at 2007 Corus Tournament
  • 2012 World Chess Championship Candidate
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