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GM Nijat Abasov

Chess is everything: science, art, sport said Karpov. Be an artist, a sportsman & scientist

LocationBaku Azerbaijan
Languagesрусский язык, Türkçe, Azərbaycanca, English (US)
RatingFIDE: 2664301428732436
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AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

Hi, I'm Nijat Abasov from Azerbaijan

Playing experience

I'm playing chess since 2002

I've won the blitz section of World Championship U-18 as well as shared 2nd place same year in classical chess and was bronze medalist of U-12 World Championship back in 2006.

I became GM at the age of 15

With my best win in the last round of European Championship 2019 with black pieces against Dmitry Jakovenko 2747 I was qualified for the World Cup 2019

On World Cup 2019 I've won the thrilling match in the first stage against Polish GM Piorun Kacper 4,5:3,5 and was knocked out by World no. 10 by that time USA team member Lenier Dominguez losing tie-breaks after scoring 1:1 in the classical portion of the match;

In Grand Swiss 2019 I finished 15th, passing the distance undefeated against such oppositions as Former World Champion Vishy Anand, the Former Candidates Sergey Karjakin and Boris Gelfand and many other top players

Won such tournaments like:
Cultural Village 2015; from where I was qualified for the Tata Steel Chess tournament!
Zurich Christmas Open 2016 ahead of 22 GMs
Istanbul Open 2017;
Baku Open 2017;
And many other to count!

In the team competitions I managed to raise the trophy with my teammates in Spain; Austria, 2.Bundesliga; 1.Turkish League.

Teaching experience

I'm active player who like sharing his experience/knowledge in chess.
I've practice of mentoring since 2013.

Best skills

You should be skilled in all parts of the game in order to be good at chess.

Teaching methodology

The first session would always be a mini-test with 10 positions.
As a result of it - I build up a "menu" with required "ingredients" that are missing in student's game :)

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