Azerbaijani Chess Grandmaster and one of the highest ranking players in the world.
In 2003, he was catapulted to fame by winning the World Junior Chess Championship, before winning it again two years later.
He won the 2013 Rapid Chess World Championship and he is the only person to win the World Junior Chess Championship twice.
His father is a former boxer and trainer.
He is known to use strategies developed by the legendary Alexander Alekhine.