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Nijat Abasov
Name: Nijat Abasov
Federation: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Sex: Male Male
Born: 1995
Fide FIDE ID: 13402960 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2621
ELO Rapid: 2566
ELO Blitz: 2555
Years: 2005 - 2024
Total Games: 852
Wins: 293 (34.39 %)
Draws: 407 (47.77 %)
Losses: 152 (17.84 %)
Score: 58.27 %

Nijat Abasov

Nijat Abasov, an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster born on May 14, 1995, achieved his career-best rating of 2679 in October 2023, securing the 58th position globally. He is scheduled to compete in the prestigious Candidates Tournament of 2024.
Abasov's journey in chess began with notable milestones. He attained the title of International Master in 2009 and completed his final norm for the Grandmaster title during the Azerbaijani Solidarity Day event in late December 2010. This achievement led to the official recognition of his Grandmaster title by FIDE in February 2011.

Career Highlights

  • In November 2015, he won the Cultural Village tournament in Wijk aan Zee, earning a spot in the 2016 Tata Steel Challengers tournament.
  • He represented Azerbaijan 2 in the 42nd Chess Olympiad held in Baku and secured the Zurich Christmas Open title on tiebreak in late December 2016.
  • The year 2017 witnessed his triumph in both the Azerbaijani Chess Championship and the Baku Open tournament.

Abasov's exceptional performance in the FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament in October 2019 garnered attention. He earned 6.5 points, finishing 15th among 154 participants, and soared to the 93rd position in the world rankings, marking his debut in the FIDE Top 100.

Qualifying to the Chess Candidates 2024

In the Chess World Cup 2023, Abasov defeated several higher-seeded opponents. As the 69th seed, he defeated the 5th seed Anish Giri in the third round and continued by defeating Peter Svidler, Salem Saleh, and Vidit Gujrathi in subsequent rounds, as well as IM Rodwell Makoto and GM Laurent Fressinet. Although facing challenges against Carlsen and Caruana in the semifinals and third-place playoff respectively, his outstanding performance secured him a place in the Candidates Tournament 2024, following Carlsen's withdrawal.

Last tournaments played

Tournament Date Elo Avg. Country
Bundesliga 2023-24 10/21/2023 2570  Germany
Bundesliga 2023-24 10/21/2023 2508  Germany
Baku Open 2024 06/29/2024 2341  Azerbaijan
FIDE Candidates 2024 04/04/2024 2745  Canada

Nijat Abasov Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
D02 Queen's pawn game 24 games
B22 Sicilian, Alapin's variation (2.c3) 21 games
A45 Queen's pawn game 13 games
D85 Gruenfeld, exchange variation 8 games

Nijat Abasov Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
B33 Sicilian defence 23 games
B40 Sicilian defence 17 games
B30 Sicilian defence 14 games
B31 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (with ...g6, without ...d6) 13 games

Games played by Nijat Abasov

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Abasov, N 2679 Nakamura, H 2780 0-1 View Game 69 D30 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24 View Game
Bluebaum, M 2668 Abasov, N 2679 ½-½ View Game 24 D05 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24 View Game
Anand, V 2754 Abasov, N 2679 1-0 View Game 47 B30 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24 View Game
Nisipeanu, L 2600 Abasov, N 2679 1-0 View Game 35 E52 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24 View Game
Abasov, N 2679 Pfreundt, J 2455 1-0 View Game 43 C41 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24 View Game
Atakishiyev, E 2356 Abasov, N 2621 1-0 View Game 50 E04 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2621 Tregubenko, N 2246 1-0 View Game 54 B51 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2621 Ahmadzada, A 2481 ½-½ View Game 22 A15 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Ilamparthi, A 2446 Abasov, N 2621 ½-½ View Game 24 C58 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2621 Shuvalova, P 2467 ½-½ View Game 57 D02 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Suleymanli, A 2626 Abasov, N 2621 ½-½ View Game 32 C43 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2621 Mamedov, E 2410 1-0 View Game 53 D02 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Raahul, V 2314 Abasov, N 2621 0-1 View Game 30 E35 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2621 Javadov, H 2195 1-0 View Game 21 C10 2024 Baku Open 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2632 Praggnanandhaa R, 2747 0-1 View Game 52 E68 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Vidit, S 2727 Abasov, N 2632 ½-½ View Game 31 C42 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2632 Gukesh D, 2743 0-1 View Game 57 E32 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Firouzja, A 2760 Abasov, N 2632 1-0 View Game 24 A05 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Nakamura, H 2789 Abasov, N 2632 1-0 View Game 58 C42 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2632 Caruana, F 2803 ½-½ View Game 44 D31 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Nepomniachtchi, I 2758 Abasov, N 2632 ½-½ View Game 63 C42 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2632 Vidit, S 2727 ½-½ View Game 51 C65 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Praggnanandhaa R, 2747 Abasov, N 2632 1-0 View Game 45 D40 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Gukesh D, 2743 Abasov, N 2632 1-0 View Game 87 C43 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2632 Firouzja, A 2760 ½-½ View Game 64 E32 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2632 Nakamura, H 2789 ½-½ View Game 29 D10 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Caruana, F 2803 Abasov, N 2632 1-0 View Game 37 B30 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Abasov, N 2632 Nepomniachtchi, I 2758 ½-½ View Game 34 D53 2024 FIDE Candidates 2024 View Game
Radjabov, T 2723 Abasov, N 2641 ½-½ View Game 11 C67 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Suleymanli, A 2609 Abasov, N 2641 1-0 View Game 33 B51 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Abasov, N 2641 Mamedov, R 2651 ½-½ View Game 14 D14 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Abasov, N 2641 Erigaisi Arjun, 2727 0-1 View Game 57 B92 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Mamedyarov, S 2723 Abasov, N 2641 ½-½ View Game 14 A33 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Abasov, N 2641 Vidit, S 2737 ½-½ View Game 37 C67 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Abasov, N 2641 Van Foreest, J 2679 ½-½ View Game 38 B10 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Rapport, R 2731 Abasov, N 2641 0-1 View Game 42 C24 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Abasov, N 2641 Gelfand, B 2660 1-0 View Game 37 C43 2023 9th Gashimov Mem Rapid View Game
Abasov, N 2646 Baenziger, F 2426 1-0 View Game 36 C45 2023 TCh-AUT 2022-23 View Game
Huschenbeth, N 2598 Abasov, N 2646 1-0 View Game 35 B45 2023 TCh-AUT 2022-23 View Game
Abasov, N 2646 Bluebaum, M 2651 1-0 View Game 60 B10 2023 TCh-AUT 2022-23 View Game