Maghsoodloo won a direct award of his IM title by qualifying for the World Cup 2015. In 2016, he was awarded his Grandmaster(8) title with a submission of 4 GM norms by September.
<Youth> His first FIDE-rated event was in the Iranian U12 Championship in 2011 staged in Esfahan where he scored 6/9. The following year, he competed in the World U12 Championship in Slovenia, placing equal fifth with 8/11, a point behind the joint leaders that included Samuel Sevian. He was equal fifth in the Iranian U14 Championship in 2013 and equal fifth, a point behind the winner Li Di in the world U14 Championship 2013 that was staged in the UAE at the end of the year.
<Regional and National> Maghsoodloo first played in the national championship in 2013, where his score of 4/11, while modest, added a significant boost to his rating. He followed this up with equal first at the Mazandaran (a province of Iran) Chess Championship 2014 and 7/11 at the national championship in 2014, the latter sufficient for equal fourth behind Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Pouria Darini and Omid Noroozi. He won the 2016/2017 Iranian Championship.
<Continental> Maghshoodloo finished sixth at the Asian Continental Championship (ACC) 2015, and was therefore one of the top five to qualify for the World Cup 2015 as two of the players that finished ahead of him had already qualified. (1)
<World> He qualified for the World Cup (2015) via his result at the ACC 2015 (see above). In the first round he was matched with Wesley So, who defeated him in both games to eliminate Maghsoodloo from the tournament. World U-20 champion 2018.
Maghshoodloo's first open FIDE-rated tournament in which grandmasters participated was the 3rd Zendeh Roud International staged in Isfahan in 2011. In his first such outing he scored 5.5/9, albeit not against titled players. Another good early performance was scoring 8/11, a point from the lead, at the Iranian Chess Festival staged in Hamedan in July 2012. The following year in March 2013, he placed equal first at the 3rd Esfahan Norooz Cup Tournament alongside Aryan Gholami, Amohammad M Soozankar, Mehrdad Sedaghati and Ali Asadi. He was equal second behind Tamijani Homayoon Toufighi at the 6th Baran Cup 2013 that was staged in Rasht and equal third at the 12th Iranian Men Festival (2013). In September 2013, he placed equal second behind Morteza Mahjoob at the Mazandaran Open Cup.
In March 2014, he won his first FIDE-rated open when he took out the Qazvin Nowruz Open with 9/11, placing clear first. In August 2014, Maghsoodloo placed a strong equal fourth at the 12th Avicenna International Open staged in Hamedan in Iran, gaining 54 points for this event alone. The following month, he placed equal third behind Toufighi and Masoud Mosadeghpour at the 2nd Khomein Open (in the city of Khomein). He was outright first at the 13th Iranian Men Festival in August 2014, scoring 10/11 and scored a strong 5/9 at the Baku Open (2014), adding 46 rating points for the latter.
His first FIDE-rated league participation was in the 2013 Mazandaran League. The following year he played for Iran, scoring 7.5/10 for his team's 3rd board at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad(2), 8/10 on 3rd board at the 2015 WYCO(3), in the Khorasan-Shomali league and then in the Iranian Super League. He also played in the Mazandaran League and the Iranian Super League in 2015. He picked up the top board's 1st place along with Alireza Firouzja and Arash Tahbaz (8 out of 9 games played at their 4th seat), as the 3 each scored 7.5 for Iran for a team win at the 2016 World youth chess Olympiad(4). Aryan Gholami picked up 4.5/7 points at 3rd seat and Anahita Zahedifar won one of her 2 games that she was scheduled to play on reserve board, but had to miss one other round.
Maghsoodloo's initial rating was 1898 when he was 11 years old, and he breached the 2400 mark in November 2014. His highest rating to the latest update (see below) was 2649 in September 2018.
References and Sources
(1) http://chess-results.com/tnr182542.... (2015 Asian Continental chess championship), (2) http://wyco2014.chess.hu/?lang=en (2014 World youth chess Olympiad), (3) http://wyco2015.mongolchess.mn/ (top prize on 3rd board at the 2015 WYCO), (4) http://wyco2016chess.sk/en (2016 World youth chess Olympiad), (5) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr153... (2014 WYCO), (6) http://wy2016.fide.com/program/ (2016 O-16 WYCC), (7) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr239... (2016 O-16 WYCC), (8) https://ratings.fide.com/title_appl... (confirms GM title).
Wikipedia article: Parham Maghsoodloo