Can you guess who this well-known player is?

4/28/2010 – Here's another puzzle from our early-pictures scrapbook: who is the young boy in this photo? His middle name is Hamid oglu and he is of oriental origin – or maybe not. He himself never succeeded in achieving an IM title, but amongst his immediate siblings there are three grandmasters. He has played played against and occasionally beaten no less than six world champions. Do you know who it is?

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Who is this well-known player?

Can you guess who the young boy in this photo is?

Once again we provide you with some clues, this time genuinely helpful ones – hey, we are having a good day...

  • He is of oriential origin, or maybe not – difficult to decide.

  • His middle name is Hamid oglu.

  • He tried but never succeeded in making an IM title.

  • He has played against and occasionally beaten no less than six world champions.

  • Amongst his immediate siblings there are three grandmasters.

  • He is the only player in the world to have won the World Junior Chess Championship title twice.

  • He has just launched his own ambitious chess web site, with pictures, videos, live games, blog and forum.

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