Shakhriyar Mamedyarov: "2013 Is My Most Successful Year"

Время публикации: 23.12.2013 16:31 | Последнее обновление: 23.12.2013 18:12

The Azerbaijani GM shakhriyar Mamedyarov told about his 2013:

"In terms of results - this was my most successful year," quotes Mamedyarov. "If comparing, I can only think of 2007. Then I gained 50-60 ELO points and was 4th in the world rating list. This result was the most memorable. Nonetheless, 2013 played an imortant role in terms of the competitions. In early 2013 I won silver in the Russian club championship, then I became world rapid chess champion in Khanty-Mansiysk. This was an important win in history of Azerbaijani chess. I also finished first in Masters held in Geneva. I beat Kramnik there. Then I won Grand Prix China which allowed me to qualify to the Candidates. Besides, I won silver in the European Club Cup together with my team SOCAR-Azerbaijan and won personal gold on Board 4. I finished first at the European team championship for the second time."

This is what GM said about his plans for the coming months:

 "I will start preparing for the Candidates already in January and according tothe special program. There might be some changes int he team. I won't participate in any competition before the Candidates. I will try not to repeat the mistakes I made in Kazan. My main goal is to show a good performance and fight for the first place. The competition will be very high."


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