Worldrank

#19

Teimour Radjabov

The super-solid Azeri has been something of a controversial figure on the Tour for his pragmatic play that has resulted in more quick draws than anyone else. But Radjabov’s achievements speak for themselves. The 34-year-old’s result-driven strategy, which has split opinion among fans, brought him an emotional win in the Airthings Masters in January. Radjabov also safely and smoothly qualified for the Finals. Will this supremely-talented player let the shackles off when it really matters though?

Tour Performance

TOTAL POINTS

54.6%

WINS

48

DRAWS

138

LOSSES

30

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games

Born

March 12, 1987

FIDE Title

Grandmaster

FIDE ID

13400924

Peak Rating

2793

Rating

2747

Rank

#19

Tour Performance

TOTAL SCORE

54.6%

WINS

48

DRAWS

138

LOSSES

30

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games