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Alireza Firouzja
A Firouzja 
Number of games in database: 271
Years covered: 2015 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2561 (2367 rapid, 2629 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +88 -40 =71 (62.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 72 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B90 B48 B41 B30 B31
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C65 C95 C76 C92 C80
 French Defense (16) 
    C11 C18 C15 C02 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90 B91 B94 B99 B98
 King's Indian (8) 
    E71 E73 E62 E98 E91
 Reti System (8) 
    A06 A05 A04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B90 B51 B22 B91 B31
 King's Indian (25) 
    E92 E73 E71 E97 E77
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B91 B96 B94 B92
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A45 A40 A46
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C69 C92 C85 C78 C67
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D80 D74 D82 D70 D78
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Firouzja vs M Bluebaum, 2017 1-0
   A Firouzja vs M Zarkovic, 2019 1-0
   A Firouzja vs A Pashikian, 2019 1-0
   A Firouzja vs P Tregubov, 2015 1-0
   P Dodeja vs A Firouzja, 2017 0-1
   A Firouzja vs E Cordova, 2017 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Team Chess Championship (2019)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Asian Continental (2019)
   Aeroflot Open (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   World Cup (2019)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Aeroflot Open (2018)
   17th Aeroflot Open (Group A) (2019)
   Dubai Open (2017)

   🏆 World Cup
   Ding Liren vs A Firouzja (Sep-18-19) 1-0, rapid
   A Firouzja vs Ding Liren (Sep-18-19) 0-1, rapid
   Ding Liren vs A Firouzja (Sep-17-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Firouzja vs Ding Liren (Sep-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Firouzja vs D Dubov (Sep-14-19) 1-0

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(born Jun-18-2003, 16 years old) Iran

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International Master (2016); Grandmaster (2018); Asian U12 Champion (2015); Iranian Champion (2016, 2019); Asian Blitz Champion (2018)

In January, 2016, Alireza Firouzja won the Iranian national championship at age 12, with a score of 8-3. In May, 2016 he was the highest rated player in the world under 14. Along with Parham Maghsoodloo (who commandeered their top board) and Arash Tahbaz (8 out of 9 games played at their 4th seat), the 3 each scored 7.5 for Iran and a team win at the 2016 World youth chess Olympiad(1). He also picked up 2nd place on 2nd board at that event. 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. He scored eight points after 9 rounds at the 2017 WYCO(2) on Iran's 2nd board.

References / Sources

(1) (2016 World youth chess Olympiad), (2) (2017 World Youth Chess Olympiad).

Wikipedia article: Alireza Firouzja

Last updated: 2019-06-09 09:22:49

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 273  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Solodovnichenko vs A Firouzja  1-0512015Dubai Chess OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. Sundararajan vs A Firouzja  ½-½1202015Dubai Chess OpenA16 English
3. A Firouzja vs I Abdelnabbi  1-0412015Dubai Chess OpenC71 Ruy Lopez
4. M Karthikeyan vs A Firouzja  1-0582015Dubai Chess OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. A Firouzja vs S Grover  0-1412015Dubai Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
6. A Firouzja vs P Tregubov 1-0422015Qatar MastersA06 Reti Opening
7. D Swiercz vs A Firouzja 1-0502015Qatar MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. A Firouzja vs R Svane  ½-½702015Qatar MastersB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
9. A Firouzja vs D Harika  ½-½342015Qatar MastersA05 Reti Opening
10. B Esen vs A Firouzja  1-0402015Qatar MastersE60 King's Indian Defense
11. S Lorparizangeneh vs A Firouzja  0-1712015Qatar MastersE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
12. A Firouzja vs S Bromberger  ½-½402015Qatar MastersA04 Reti Opening
13. M Al Sayed vs A Firouzja  1-0482015Qatar MastersD80 Grunfeld
14. A Firouzja vs N Das 1-0592015Qatar MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
15. E Ghaem Maghami vs A Firouzja  0-1422016IRI-ch Men Final 2015E61 King's Indian
16. Lu Shanglei vs A Firouzja 1-0642016Aeroflot OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. A Firouzja vs Kulaots  ½-½902016Aeroflot OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
18. B Lalith vs A Firouzja  1-0392016Aeroflot OpenE90 King's Indian
19. B Socko vs A Firouzja  ½-½892016Aeroflot OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. A Firouzja vs N Maiorov  ½-½632016Aeroflot OpenC48 Four Knights
21. A Firouzja vs C Aravindh  0-1602016Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
22. A Goryachkina vs A Firouzja  1-0532016Aeroflot OpenA48 King's Indian
23. A Firouzja vs Yiye Wang 1-0292016Aeroflot OpenC10 French
24. A Firouzja vs Dineth Nimnaka Naotunna 1-0662016Asian Nations CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. T Taalaibekov vs A Firouzja  0-1362016Asian Nations CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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  Penguincw: (spelled Alireza Firoozja here)

Anyway, he wins the Fajr Cup Championship.

Feb-18-19  aliasniamor: And now has cracked the top 100 with a live rating of 2656.5 after having played 28 games in 25 days !!

He'll next play the Aeroflot Open if I understood correctly. Hope he'll post a good performance there as well :)

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  Penguincw: Yes he has. Also first time ever Iran has had 2 players in the top 100 live ratings. At age 15, he is the youngest player in the top 100.

Apr-24-19  The Rocket: This boy might be the next world champion. I was totally wrong about Giri, though, so who knows.

Alizera impressed me greatly, even in bullet chess. He is a force to be reckon with. Supreme tactical player with lots of ingenious concepts.

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  MissScarlett: I hear he got beat by a girl. If he'd lost to a Jew, that would be serious.
Jun-13-19  rcs784: Forgive me if I'm a little late to the game here, but what do you think the odds are that this kid is the one destined to finally take down Magnus in the WC eventually?

Also, you left off Caruana on your list of youngest (men's) national champions; he won his first Italian championship in 2007 at age 15.

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  moronovich: <rcs784: Forgive me if I'm a little late to the game here, but what do you think the odds are that this kid is the one destined to finally take down Magnus in the WC eventually?>

Odds 33-100.1-3 % and that is actually a high chance.

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  alexmagnus: At world number 55 (live) he is the highest ranked teenager now (since Wei Yi turned 20 on June 2).

Think of it: there are no teenagers in the top 50. Strange. Often there is one in the top <10>. So much for chess getting younger.

Jun-20-19  gokusano: Nearly made it. There's the next time for a youngster like you. Those approaching 3o and above may bid goodbye with their ambition to dethrone Magnus. The younger ones have the greater chance.
Jul-15-19  Xenon Oxide: So he beat Carlsen on lichess at least
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  parmetd: Chess is getting younger. Deny if it you want but it annoys the rest of us.
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  alexmagnus: <parmetd> It is not. See the cited number of teenagers on top, or, say, the average age of the top 10 (which is always getting back ad forth around 30 plus or minus 2).

The perception of chess getting younger comes from chess having been exceptionally old in the 70s (when most of the top 10 was over 40). Which, in turn, was due a full generation of players never making it to the top. Go a decade back and you see "young" chess again.

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  alexmagnus: <which is always getting back ad forth around 30 plus or minus 2>

For example, 29.2 now if you average the ages in full years. If you average exact ages, it will be a bit higher.

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  alexmagnus: For comparison, in July 2000 the average age (in calendar years - which means, in full years it would be even slightly lower) was 28.7
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  alexmagnus: I picked July 2000 as a random point as it is the earliest list on the FIDE website
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  alexmagnus: Another decade earlier, in January 1990, it was 32.2 in full years on Chessmetrics,so high mainly due to the 58-year-old Korchnoi (the second oldest top 10 player was Karpov at 38!).
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  alexmagnus: In 1960 it was 33.7. With Botvinnik and Keres pushing it high (but so did Anand in our era recently).
Jul-24-19  fisayo123: The kid is coming.
Jul-28-19  fisayo123: He just became the 2nd player of all to cross 2700 and he doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon.
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  SugarDom: Future world champion.
Jul-31-19  dwavechess: He is getting he going to hit a wall like Wei Yi? Seems probably a danger to Magnus in years
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  SugarDom: He got beaten by Wei Yi in the speed chess championship, but Firouzja is 4 years younger.
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  OrangeTulip: Firouzja has my sympathy, coming from the land of Zarathustra ( how does one spell that?). Unlike the friends of Trump, S Arabia and Qatar, Iran does not finance the extremist salafist in our country ( the Netherlands) and other countries in Europe. The fury against Iran has all to do with oil and weapons, in my humble opinion.
Sep-19-19  Nietzowitsch: <OT> 'Thus' spoke Zarathustra
Sep-19-19  Nietzowitsch: Become who you are!
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