Top 20 Chess Player celebrities in Azerbaijan
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Chess Player celebrities [Updated March 26, 2023].
Garry Kasparov was born
on April 13, 1963
in Baku, Azerbaijan.
He became the youngest World Champion of Chess at 22 in 1985 and he was the highest ranked chess player in the world for 255 months.
Net Worth 2020: $5 Million
Emil Sutovsky was born
on September 19, 1977
Representing Israel, he won gold in the 2010 Chess Olympiad.
Vugar Gashimov was born
on July 24, 1986
He is best known as a Blitz Chess Champion and he played in the gold medal-winning Azerbaijani team at the European Team Chess Championship in Novi Sad in 2009
Teimour Radjabov was born
on March 12, 1987
He is credited with repopularizing the King's Indian Defence and in 2012 FIDE ranked him the No. 1 player in Azerbaijan and the fourth in the world.
Vladimir Makogonov was born
on August 27, 1904
He was best known as a highly skilled positional player and he became an International Master in 1950 and an honorary Grandmaster in 1987.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov was born
on April 12, 1985
He won the 2013 Rapid Chess World Championship and he is the only person to win the World Junior Chess Championship twice.