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Elmar Magerramov
E Magerramov 
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Number of games in database: 220
Years covered: 1973 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2515 (2560 rapid, 2434 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2565

Overall record: +74 -57 =87 (53.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E15 E17 E16 E19 E18
 King's Indian (15) 
    E92 E75 E91 E61 E63
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A57 A73 A77 A70 A61
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D58 D64 D63 D59 D52
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    D21 D27 D24 D29
 English (7) 
    A14 A13 A11 A10 A15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B92 B93 B84 B97 B40
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
    B92 B93 B97 B90 B96
 Sicilian Scheveningen (11) 
    B84 B83 B80 B82
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C83 C80 C93 C91 C90
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A61 A75 A64 A71 A70
 King's Indian (6) 
    E60 E69 E67 E92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1979 1-0
   Kasparov vs E Magerramov, 1976 0-1
   Tukmakov vs E Magerramov, 1983 0-1
   E Magerramov vs Gipslis, 1992 1-0
   E Magerramov vs Vyzmanavin, 1989 1-0
   Psakhis vs E Magerramov, 1978 0-1
   E Magerramov vs Bologan, 1991 1-0
   E Magerramov vs N Saleh, 2001 1-0
   E Magerramov vs V Malaniuk, 1989 1-0
   E Magerramov vs Plachetka, 1981 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1991)
   Chelyabinsk-A (1991)
   Groningen Open (1993)
   Abu Dhabi Masters Open (2001)
   Oberwart Open (1994)
   Dubai Open (2000)
   Dubai Open (2001)
   46th URS-ch selection (1978)
   GMA Baleares Open (1989)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Genius in the Background (Karolyi/Aplin) by Qindarka

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(born Apr-10-1958, 64 years old) Azerbaijan

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Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer. Winner of Andorra Open 1990. Placed 2nd in the last USSR championship 1991. Winner in Bad W├Ârishofen 1993. Winner of UAE Open (in Dubai) 2005, 2006 and 2007. First place in Dubai, August 2009.

Wikipedia article: Elmar Magerramov

Last updated: 2018-01-17 04:42:15

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 250  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Magerramov vs Kasparov 0-1351973BakuB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. E Magerramov vs Bagirov  0-1551976URSD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Kasparov vs E Magerramov 0-1351976MoscowC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. E Magerramov vs Mikhalchishin  ½-½221977USSR Young Masters ChampionshipA16 English
5. E Magerramov vs Kasparov 0-1301977Training MatchD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
6. A V Kharitonov vs E Magerramov  1-0261977USSR Young Masters ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
7. Makarichev vs E Magerramov  ½-½371977USSR Young Masters ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
8. E Magerramov vs A Ivanov  1-0301977USSR Young Masters ChampionshipA17 English
9. Panchenko vs E Magerramov  0-1241977USSR Young Masters ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
10. Vladimirov vs E Magerramov  1-0411977USSR Young Masters ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
11. E Magerramov vs Chekhov  0-1391977USSR Young Masters ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
12. Lanka vs E Magerramov  1-0351977Junior TournamentB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Yusupov vs E Magerramov  1-0411977Junior TournamentB40 Sicilian
14. E Magerramov vs Kasparov ½-½201977Junior TournamentD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
15. Kasparov vs E Magerramov ½-½291977Junior TournamentB83 Sicilian
16. E Magerramov vs R Cosulich  1-0301977NaplesA15 English
17. Psakhis vs E Magerramov 0-1401978USSR 26/55A15 English
18. Butnorius vs E Magerramov  ½-½73197846th URS-ch selectionB83 Sicilian
19. E Magerramov vs A Vitolinsh  ½-½29197846th URS-ch selectionA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
20. E Magerramov vs S Fokin  1-036197846th URS-ch selectionE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
21. Dolmatov vs E Magerramov  ½-½67197846th URS-ch selectionB40 Sicilian
22. Bronstein vs E Magerramov  ½-½25197846th URS-ch selectionA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
23. E Magerramov vs Chekhov  ½-½23197846th URS-ch selectionA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
24. E Magerramov vs Tseshkovsky  0-123197846th URS-ch selectionA04 Reti Opening
25. S Yuferov vs E Magerramov  ½-½40197846th URS-ch selectionA61 Benoni
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-27-05  mohd rafi fan: this guy beat Kasparov?
Jan-28-05  Champ Supernova: yes, kasparov was 13 at the time. But kasparov was 10 when he beat this guy in their previous game.
Oct-20-05  ahmadov: Magerramov is 5 years older than Kasparov and he has three beautifully played wins against him in this database.
Oct-20-05  Jafar219: Magerramov took second place at USSR last championship.He played immortal game against Lembit Oll but that game is absent here in this database.You can find that game at Chessmaster 8000 programm.
Apr-10-06  BIDMONFA: Elmar Magerramov


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  Tabanus: GM Elmar Magerramov, Azerbaijan, born 10 April 1958. Now rated 2511,

IM in 1981. GM in 1992. Rated 2580 in 1994. ICC: el-marmalade

Winner of Andorra Open 1990. Placed 2nd in the last USSR championship 1991. Winner in Bad W├Ârishofen 1993. Winner of UAE Open (in Dubai) 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Azerbaijan's first GM. He coached GM Garry Kasparov during the 1984 World Championship and GM Maia Chiburdanidze during the 1991 Women's World Championship. Has an extensive coaching career (not least in UAE).

Biography: (in German) (in Polish)


Tournament win in Dubai, August 2009:

Sep-04-10  stanleys: <Jafar219>: <<Magerramov took second place at USSR last championship.He played immortal game against Lembit Oll but that game is absent here in this database>>

Here is the game:

Magerramov - Oll,USSR/1988
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Nbd7 11.g3 Qa5 12.exf6 b4 13.Ne4 Ba6 14.Qf3 0-0-0 15.Be2 Nb6 16.Be3 Bb7 17.0-0 c5 18.dxc5 Na4 19.Bxc4 Nxb2 20.c6 Bxc6 21.Rac1 Kb7

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22.Bxe6 fxe6 23.Rxc6 Kxc6 24.Rc1+ Kd7 25.f7 Nd3 26.Nf6+ Kd6 27.Ne8+ Ke7

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28.Bg5+ Qxg5 29.Rc7+ 1:0

Jan-30-12  wordfunph: "When we analysed games with other people and we saw things slower than him, if he spotted something he liked to say 'pizhoni'. You know, it means 'patzers'."

- GM Elmar Magerramov (on Kasparov during their younger days)

Apr-10-12  brankat: A specialist in UAE Open (Dubai). :-)

Happy Birthday GM Magerramov!

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  TheAlchemist: I knew I remebered the name from today's puzzle of the day - the brilliant Oll game above and the one against Ruslan Sherbakov from Chelyabinsk 1992 below, sadly both are missing.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qd2 N7b6 9. Bd3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Na4 11. O-O Qxc3 12. Qe2 Qb2 13. Bc2 Qb5 14. Qd1 Nc3 15. Qd2 Bb4 16. Bd3 Qa4 17. a3 Ba5 18. Qb2 f6 19. Bh4 Nd5 20. Rfc1 Bc7 21. Rc4 Qa5 22. Qc2 Bd6 23. e4 Nb6 24. Rc3 Qh5 25. a4 Bb4 26. Rb3 a5 27. Bg3 O-O 28. Bc7 Nd7 29. Bc4 Re8 30. e5 Nf8 31. exf6 gxf6 32. Nd2 Qf7 33. Rg3+ Ng6 34. Bd3 Kg7 35. Nf3 Rg8 36. Bxg6 hxg6 37. Ne5 fxe5 38. Bxe5+ Kf8 39. Rf3 Qxf3 40. gxf3 Bd7 41. Qe4 Be8 42. Rb1 Ke7 43. Rxb4 axb4 44. d5 Rxa4 45. Qh4+ g5 46. d6+ 1-0

Apr-04-15  morfishine: <TheAlchemist> This game vs Sherbakov is one of the greatest games I've seen! The jockeying back and forth is just fascinating!

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