Turkmen chess player defeats a grandmaster from Azerbaijan

Allayar Shirliev managed to win over President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in 34 moves in Ashgabat in 2017. Later, in 2019, he defeated the famous American grandmaster Nakamura Hikaru in 15 moves, and on July 20 of the same year, he won over his compatriot, international grandmaster Gata Kamsky in 25 moves.

On November 14, 2020, Allayar Shirliev defeated the head coach of the Russian men's national team Alexander Ryazantsev in 53 moves, and Alexander Donchenko in 35 moves. He also defeated the head coach of the German men's national team Georg Mayeri in 69 moves, and a member of the Azerbaijani national team Eltas Saparli in 68 moves.
Also, on December 7 and 11, 2020, he won over the Azerbaijani grandmaster Vugar Rasulov in 28 moves.
And on February 23, 2021 a chess player from Turkmenistan Allayar Shirliev defeated the Azerbaijani grandmaster, world rapid and blitz champion Shahriyar Mamedyarov in 43 moves in an online tournament organized by the Turkish Chess Federation.

As you can see, this victory is not the first international achievement of the 17-year-old pupil of the famous coach of Turkmenistan, international arbiter Shokhrat Myratguliyev. Allayar proved that as a player with a particular attacking style, he is capable of winning games against the most experienced chess players in the world.