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Parham Maghsoodloo
Number of games in database: 338
Years covered: 2014 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2636 (2393 rapid, 2650 blitz)

Overall record: +107 -46 =92 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 93 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (39) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 A46 E10 A41 E00
 English (16) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11 A10
 Sicilian (15) 
    B90 B31 B51 B54 B42
 King's Indian Attack (10) 
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C65 C90 C78 C68 C72
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B67 B30 B62 B51 B28
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D85 D70 D72 D86 D80
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E10 A45 A40 D02 E00
 Robatsch (11) 
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (10) 
    B67 B62 B68
 English (8) 
    A15 A13 A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Maghsoodloo vs S P Sethuraman, 2018 1-0
   P Maghsoodloo vs E Safarli, 2018 1/2-1/2
   S Kuipers vs P Maghsoodloo, 2019 0-1
   P Maghsoodloo vs V Rasulov, 2014 1-0
   Yinglun Xu vs P Maghsoodloo, 2019 0-1
   N Abdusattorov vs P Maghsoodloo, 2019 0-1
   P Maghsoodloo vs B Gledura, 2019 1/2-1/2
   Ding Liren vs P Maghsoodloo, 2019 1/2-1/2
   P Maghsoodloo vs M Chigaev, 2019 1-0
   P Maghsoodloo vs V Artemiev, 2018 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Biel (2019)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Grand Swiss IoM (2019)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   World Junior Championship (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Baku Open (2014)
   World Team Chess Championship (2019)
   Asian Continental (2019)
   17th Aeroflot Open (Group A) (2019)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Aeroflot Open (2018)

   🏆 Grand Swiss IoM
   P Maghsoodloo vs Grischuk (Oct-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   Wang Hao vs P Maghsoodloo (Oct-14-19) 1/2-1/2
   Andriy Vovk vs P Maghsoodloo (Oct-13-19) 0-1
   P Maghsoodloo vs V S Gujrathi (Oct-13-19) 1-0
   P Maghsoodloo vs L de La Fuente (Oct-11-19) 1-0

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(born Aug-11-2000, 19 years old) Iran

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Grandmaster (2016).

Master Title

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.

Standard Tournaments

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.

Team Events

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.

Rating History

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) (2015 Asian Continental chess championship), (2) (2014 World youth chess Olympiad), (3) (top prize on 3rd board at the 2015 WYCO), (4) (2016 World youth chess Olympiad), (5) (2014 WYCO), (6) (2016 O-16 WYCC), (7) (2016 O-16 WYCC), (8) (confirms GM title).

Wikipedia article: Parham Maghsoodloo

Last updated: 2019-08-06 12:33:47

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 338  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Khalafova vs P Maghsoodloo 0-1632014Baku OpenB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
2. P Maghsoodloo vs P Smirnov  0-1512014Baku OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. A Amrayeva vs P Maghsoodloo 0-1432014Baku OpenE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. Wen Yang vs P Maghsoodloo  ½-½472014Baku OpenD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
5. P Maghsoodloo vs A Shimanov  ½-½272014Baku OpenA06 Reti Opening
6. P Maghsoodloo vs V Rasulov 1-0612014Baku OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. Kuzubov vs P Maghsoodloo  1-0512014Baku OpenA16 English
8. W So vs P Maghsoodloo 1-0432015World CupA30 English, Symmetrical
9. P Maghsoodloo vs W So 0-1402015World CupA22 English
10. D Edirisinghe vs P Maghsoodloo  0-1452016Asian Nations CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. P Maghsoodloo vs I Saeed  1-0592016Asian Nations CupA06 Reti Opening
12. Wang Yue vs P Maghsoodloo  1-0432016Asian Nations CupA15 English
13. P Maghsoodloo vs T Batchuluun  1-0422016Asian Nations CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. V S Gujrathi vs P Maghsoodloo 1-0402016Asian Nations CupD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
15. Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy vs P Maghsoodloo 0-1342016Asian Nations CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M M Kazhgaleyev vs P Maghsoodloo  1-0412016Asian Nations CupD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
17. A Minhazuddin vs P Maghsoodloo  1-0692016Asian Nations CupB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
18. T Rydstrom vs P Maghsoodloo  ½-½542016World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. P Maghsoodloo vs D Nyamdorj  1-0452016World Junior ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
20. P Bersamina vs P Maghsoodloo ½-½352016World Junior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
21. P Maghsoodloo vs B Ivekovic  1-0322016World Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
22. I Beradze vs P Maghsoodloo  ½-½832016World Junior ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
23. P Maghsoodloo vs R Praggnanandhaa  ½-½332016World Junior ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
24. Akash G vs P Maghsoodloo  0-1402016World Junior ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. P Maghsoodloo vs S L Narayanan 1-0622016World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 338  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-11-15  epistle: Parham looking good with black against the slumping So.
Sep-11-15  sofan: Wala ba tayong roll call mga sir?
Sep-11-15  epistle: Yan lang naman ang kayang gawin ngayon--tirang pang turkeys tournaments. Hak hak.
Sep-11-15  sofan: Roll call na
Sep-11-15  epistle: Enjoy muna kayo at nakapisak ng sanggol. Masama namang laging talo. Hak hak.
Sep-11-15  sofan: Panay ka dakdak brad!pa roll call ka muna.
Sep-11-15  epistle: Hindi ako ang taga roll coll tsong. Taga alaska lang ako.
Sep-11-15  sofan: Asan na ba yun nagroroll call?tagal ng walang tawag ah.
Sep-11-15  epistle: Tumitingin na sa 2nd round ang mga fboyz. Counting chicken before egg is hats. Bagay pa rin, either si El Tae o si Cassava. Swerte sa pairing. Nakakatsamba.
Sep-11-15  epistle: Kaya pa yan Parham, hijo. Kalamayin mo lang loob mo. Resbak sa 2nd game.

Believe! Ika nga ng fboyz pag natatalo manok nila.

Jul-24-16  fisayo123:

He's been on a killing spree recently.

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  perfidious: <fisayo123: He's been on a killing spree recently.>

No harm in that, so long as he does not start playing 1.e4 and 2.Qh5 against all and sundry. One Gavinator over at was quite enough!

Aug-15-16  BIDMONFA: Parham Maghsoodloo


Sep-08-16  fisayo123: I like his approach to chess. A genuine talent.
Jan-26-18  Eastfrisian: He is born on November 8.
Apr-17-18  kardopov: This guy is for real. He is now rising above his horizon and a force to reckon with. Beware the 24 yrs and above who failed to land a berth against Carlsen, for there are plenty of youngsters ready to supplant you, and this guy is among them. Take your bow now and be ready to leave the arena.
Apr-18-18  Troller: 7/7 right now in Sharjah Masters! Last 4 rounds he beat Wang Hao, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Vladislav Artemiev and Gawain Jones. He is playing White against Eltaj Safarli in the penultimate round today.
Apr-18-18  mprodrigues: <Troller: 7/7 right now in Sharjah Masters! Last 4 rounds he beat Wang Hao, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Vladislav Artemiev and Gawain Jones.>

Was about to post that, fantastic run!

Sep-02-18  1d410: This guy is the future for sure
Sep-12-18  belgradegambit: Currently the leader at the world junior championship.
Sep-13-18  aliasniamor: <Currently the leader at the world junior championship.>

And with a 8.5/9 run so far, no less ! With only 2 rounds to go and 1.5 point lead on the second (many) players of the tournament, he should be able to secure a first place win if nothing goes completely wrong.

Not to mention he also had a 8.5/9 score in the last tournament he played. With these two results he not only entered the live top 100 but is even approching the 2700 mark with a live rating of 2686.5 !!

Sep-13-18  paavoh: Wonderful positional game in round 9 today in WJC.
Sep-14-18  NightKnight: This guy has won 17 out of his last 19 games! 2 draws. Broke 2690 ELO. Could break into 2700 and top 50 in world during olympiad, since the opposition there will have higher ELOs also.
Sep-15-18  paavoh: Despite the last round loss to Esipenko, he has won the World U20 Championship. Congratulations!
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  sonia91: He just won the traditional Leon rapid tournament in Spain after beating Vassily Ivanchuk in the final (it's a KO event). Maghsoodloo beat in the semifinal local GM Jaime Santos Latasa.

Indian prodigy Nihal Sarin also took part in the tourney, but was defeated by Ivanchuk in the semifinals.

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