GM Babakuli Annakov

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.

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