Shakhriyar Mamedyarov: "It's a fantastic result for me!"

Published on May 2, 2021
No. 1 Azerbaijan chess player Shakhriyar Mamedyarov talks to Kaja Snare after defeating Levon Aronian to take 3rd place in the New in Chess Classic, the 3rd event on the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. Replay the games:

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  • We love you Shakh

  • Shak vs Magnus would have been so much more exciting!

  • We want to see more of Shakh!

  • Congrats SHAK

  • what a cool guy!

  • He smiles with his eyes, love it.

  • SHAK is BEAST 🤫

  • İ like to watch Shakh’s games! He playes very dangerous and makes many sacrifices. Good luck to him, and hope we will see him in next Magnus tournaments! 🥇🇦🇿❤️

  • Just loving the chess community... So many different characters Magnus - the Charismatic guy.. Anish - funny guy.. Shak - the nice guy Fabi & MVL - the silent guys Aronian - the thug Hikaru - ohh.. he doesn't actually cares..😂

  • Aronian and shak... Made clear even #BlackPiecesMatter

  • Mamedyarov is a good man

  • Congratulations, Shakhriyar 👏👏👏

  • Legend shak

  • Noldu Aronyan raks ediyordun benimle?

  • Shak 🤘

  • He’s my favourite shak

  • Why Shakriyar Mamedyarov don't invite for next tounament? The most interesting games play by Shakriyar Mamedyarov.He 36 games play and 19 wins,it's record at the all Champion Chess tournaments.We want to see Shakriyar Mamedyarov.

    • @solmaz mammedova turnir bitende dediler. Gelen turnirde (mayin axiri) Recebov olacaq amma Sah yoxdur.

    • @solmaz mammedova ah,there was a schedule about tourneys and its participants i forgot where

    • @Emir Sorensen i ask to where you know that shakh dont invite to next tournament

    • @solmaz mammedova Shakriyar Mamedyarov said yesterday at live stream

    • @solmaz mammedova you can check the games have been played in chess24

  • Anybody else have never heard of him until this competition?

    • Yes, if you're new in chess lol :D Who doesn't even know the top 10 players?

    • @solmaz mammedova He was second

    • You apparently have just started following chess...

    • How it can be 2018 he is in the 3rd place in fide ratings

  • Shak is BİG 💎

  • Deserved better results against Hikaru, but anyway great performance from the King 👑🇦🇿Proud of Shakh and Teimour!

  • One of the Best rapid players. I'm very proud of him.

  • What a great guy.

  • The question are in Norway, Shak replies from Antarctica, and by the time they reach us its twilight in China lol, what a train of thought this guy boards.

  • Proud of you !

  • I like his attacking style....

  • Really cool guy

  • Legend❤

  • He won 19 games in this tournament.. Hikaru just got lucky

    • @The High Ground Sure. And Magnus got lucky in the finals

    • @Festim L. Well Hikaru actually got lucky in semi finals

    • @Paglia no you actually, are salty

    • Damn man you guys are funny. This guy really just said "Hikaru got lucky".

    • @Jonas Seorum Hikaru actually, got lucky.

  • I love Shakhriyar's personality and playing style. To be honest, Shakhriyar vs Magnus would be better final to me. He is very good rapid player. Congrats for 3rd place 👏🥉👑

    • Former world rapid champion!

    • Agreed.He blast, go all in and hope for the best which is exciting

  • Man, Shak is such a wholesome dude. He played really well. I’m so happy for him.

  • Shak speaks his mind just like a little kid would. No wonder everyone loves him.

  • He ripped Alireza to shreds, Gave us a riveting Match vs Hikaru, and topped it off with a historic all-black all-action match against Levon. All Hail Big Shak #mansnothot

    • Man had it not been for the first day agaisnt naka imagine what wouldve happened. He just ripped naka to shreds on the second day!

  • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is a gem for the chess community! Love his personality and happy-go-lucky attitude!

  • King Shak! He streamed right after this interview too haha

  • Shak you beauty....those games just made CCT extra special.

  • My new insta-favorite. What a player. Magnificent.

  • he should have won the tournament Hikaru got lucky in the Armageddon. He was playing some powerful chess. Respect for this man !

    • The reason why he lost is just because hikaru is very into online chess while shak is not accustomed of comp chess

  • The irony is that Hikaru is breaking his pawn structure at the same time ...

  • third :))

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