Babakuli Annakov was born in 1972 in the Soviet Republic of Turkmenistan. He started getting heavily involved in chess at the age of 10 and became a Grandmaster in 1997. His First Coach is Honored coach of Turkmenistan Hakim Shakirov (1982-1985)

GM Annakov attended the prestigious Olympic Reserve School from 1985 to 1991 (Coaches M.M. Yudovich jr. and R. I. Kimelfeld) in Moscow and graduated from the Russian state Academy of Physical Culture and Sport in Moscow in 1994. GM Annakov was the co-winner of  Foxwoods open 2000 , the 2003 World Open, the Texas state champion from 2001 to 2003, the 2001 and 2002 Southwest Open champion. and the 2004 Texas Masters Tournament champion. He also qualified for and played in many international events like the World Olympiad (Manila 1992, Moscow 1994) and the World Junior Championship in 1992.

Starting from 2004 active coach.

Coach of 3 Grandmaster and many other title player (will be on students sucess page)

  • Gm Darwin Yang( 3 years of coaching from 2005-2008)
  • Gm Jeffery Xiong ( from July 2008 till Jan 2017)
  • Gm Ruifeng Li (from sep  2010 till June 2017)
  • IM Joshua Sheng (Febr 2012 till Jan 2015)
  • FM Dachey Lin (June 2005 till Jan 2018)
  • WIM Evelyn Zhu (from 2017 till current time)

Chess coach at St. Mark's School of Texas from 2005 up till now
Chess coach at The Hockaday school from 2005 up till now

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