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A Nouri 
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Alekhine Nouri
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 2012
Last FIDE rating: 1581 (1698 rapid, 1505 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1681

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(born 2006) Philippines

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FIDE Master (2014)

"A seven-year-old incoming Grade 1 pupil is the (Philippines's) newest and youngest Fide chess master. Alekhine Nouri of Taguig City achieved the historic feat by virtue of his excellent showing in the recent 14th ASEAN + Age Group Chess Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Nouri...defeated Nguyen Hoang Hiep of Vietnam in the eighth round and Luvsandorj Orgilbold of Mongolia in the final round to finish with 8.0 points good for the gold in the Open 8-under category." (1) Nouri won 3 further golds and 1 silver in the event; his tally for the event was one gold medal each in the U8 individual standard and rapid, and a gold medal in each of U8 team blitz and team standard. He also won a silver in U8 team rapid. (2) Nouri played in the Asian Youth Chess Championships 2013 in Sari, Iran from June 20-27, placing =10th in the U8 Open section.

Son of Hamed Nouri, who is also his coach.

(1); (2);

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Nouri vs Thien Long Dao 1-041 2012 HueC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense

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  twinlark: Looks like he has an FM title after all. I wonder what that was all about?
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  perfidious: Does the U-8 winner receive an automatic FM title?
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  twinlark: <perfidious>

The bio explains where it came from. The issue was that after this result, there was a title then there wasn't. Now it's back. Quite strange.

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  perfidious: <twinlark> In my mind, it devalues the title of FM to award one in an under-eight competition when the requirement otherwise is for a player to attain a rating of 2300.
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  Shams: <perfidious> Out of curiosity, do you feel the same way about awarding the GM title to the World Senior Champion? I guess I have a double standard, because that doesn't bother me so much while I share your objection to the U-8 champion being granted the FM title.
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  perfidious: <Shams> It is curious, but perhaps two or three days ago, I was thinking of some of the players who are thus GMs: Vladimir Okhotnik and Albert Z Kapengut both ex-Soviet players, came to mind.

To answer your question, not sure: Okhotnik and Kapengut may well have made GM had they been able to play more events outside Mother Russia, but we shall never know.

My first reaction on seeing the bio of young Alekhine was one of scepticism that a player with such a low rating could possibly be a FIDE Master-figured the article was hyping up another prodigy.

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  twinlark: I might jump in here.

It's a mystery. If they must award titles directly, there should be some correlation with the general strength of these titles.

Otherwise, if they must award titles to juniors directly, why not CM and WCM titles, as these are the bottom rungs on the title ladder?

I see no justification, other than political (wouldn't that be a surprise?), for the second tier to be awarded to junior players who are way below the 2300 rating standard, and in fact may not even have a rating at all.

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  twinlark: Here are young player with FM titles who are unrated. Awarded the title on the basis of winning continental U8 championship: and
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  perfidious: In the case of the World Junior winner, at least, no harm in bestowing GM upon that player--if they have not already made it. The time had long since gone when an automatic IM title was representative of the victor's skill level.
Aug-30-14  joeyj: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd....
Dec-30-14  mcten:
Jan-04-15  joeyj: Alekhine Nouri wins North American U1900 Blitz

Jan-04-15  joeyj: also @

Apr-03-15  macky24:
Apr-03-15  macky24: LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nine-year-old Filipino chess prodigy Alekhine Nouri beat the March 31 deadline and will compete in the 2015 Millionaire Chess Open scheduled in October at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The child prodigy from Escalante, Negros, created a sensation last year when he jumped two sections to finish strongly in the Under 1900 Section. He has moved up to the U2000 this year.

First place offers $30,000 in this section, but focus will be in the Open Section, in which grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So are anticipated to battle for the $100,000 top prize.

After scrambling for a sponsor to help him with the stiff registration fee, Nouri finally made it, thanks to Jeorge Balares of JBS Income Tax & Notary Service.

“Thank God I finally made it,” said Nouri. “Thank you to Sir Jeorge,” he added in a Facebook posting.

Born in Negros on December 12, 2005, and named after the great Russian grandmaster Alekhine, Nouri started playing chess at five under the tutelage of his father, Hamed Nouri, himself a FIDE master.

To give his son full attention, Hamed quit his job and moved the family to Metro Manila, where Alekhine earned a scholarship at Far Eastern University.

In June 2013, during the Asean Age Group Chess championships in Thailand, Nouri earned an outright FM title with his victory in the Open 8-under category, making him the youngest Filipino FIDE Master and the youngest FIDE Master in the world.

He and his father moved to California last year, and his participation in the Las Vegas tournament is part of his preparations for the World Youth championships this year.

The Millionaire Open chess tournament is set for October 8 -12, with a hectic twice-a-day schedule and tie-break playoffs.

Apr-03-15  macky24: <He and his father moved to California last year, and his participation in the Las Vegas tournament is part of his preparations for the World Youth championships this year.>

following Wesley footstep:)

Apr-03-15  lakers4sho: send him to webster
Apr-18-15  Dr. Overlord: <following Wesley footstep:)>

Is he growing up to be a looney cultist too?

May-30-15  pinoymaster77: They're back in Phils, bbking has scholarship with FEU, as early as Elem, and I think his elder brother is part of the deal.

Maybe they will be excused to go back to US come the Millionaire Open time

May-30-15  pinoymaster77: bbking played in the Natl Age Group Finals last month, and will be part of the Phil team in the Boys U10 for the ASEAN Age Group in Spore next week, together with Champ Michael 'Jako' Concio Jr of LB, Laguna and Mark Jay Bacojo of LICS :

May-31-15  kamagong24: his father really named him after Alexander Alekhine!!!
May-31-15  SmoothSkinnedLeper: Follow anyone's footsteps except Wesley's.
Jun-03-15  pinoymaster77: Cong. Neri Colmenares / NCFP VP for Grassroots Devt sponsored a team of U11/U9 standouts in bbking, Bacojo, Mordido and Quizon (Concio Jr is campaigning in Spore), the Bayan Muna team placed 29th in a field of 68 teams. Best performer was Mark Jay Bacojo at board 2 with 6pts, dami rin syang nabiktima na veteran players

Jun-05-15  pinoymaster77: Speaking of prodigies, a chess coach-friend shared 9 yr old Uzbek Nodirbek AbdUsattorov 2443 na daw rating and may nabiktima na 2 GMs, may write-ups na sa intl chess sites. He might be on track to become the youngest GM, to beat Karjakins' record. BTW, the bbking camp declared this as a goal to become the youngest GM and beat Karjakin's record, pero mukhang challenge going to IM pa lang.

Future world challengers may yet come from Asia and the US with these developing prodigies, US also have Sevian Troff and Xiong.

bbking now a Promil model, I see their group ads along the SLEX

Jul-06-15  pinoymaster77: bbking nakalista na sa Millionaire Chess Open2 in Vegas in Oct sa U2000 Division, siguro bago pa bumalik sa Pilipinas eh worked out na eto
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