IM in 2004, GM in 2005, FIDE Trainer in 2012. Champion of Iran 2001.
Classical Tournaments Placed 3rd in Iran Ch 2003, 5th in Kish GM 2003 (2nd IM norm), 2nd in Iran Ch 2004, 11th in World U20 Ch 2004, 2nd in Fajr Open 2005 (1st GM norm), 1st in Kish GM 2005 (2nd GM norm), 5th in Fajr Open 2006, 2nd in Paris Ch 2006, 1st in Ramadan Cup 2008, 4th in Fajr Open 2009, 2nd in Iran Ch 2009, 2nd in Thailand Open Ch 2009, 2nd in Rethymno 2009, 2nd in Sardaran Cup 2009, 5th in Caspian Cup 2010, 1st in Fajr Khomam 2010, 1st in the Ikaros Open (Ikaria Island, Greece) 2010, 7th place in the 1st Negroponte Open (Greece) August 2010. In August 2012, he came =2nd at the 2012 US Masters Championship.
Team play Played for Iran in the Olympiads of 2004 (board 3), 2006 (board 4), 2008 (board 2) and 2010 (board 2), in the Asian Team Championships of 2005 (board 2) and 2009 (board 2), and also in U16 Olympiads of 1999 (board 2) and 2000 (board 1).
World Championship Moradiabadi qualified for the World Cup (2011) as a nominee of the FIDE President, but lost his first round game to Cuban super-GM Leinier Dominguez Perez.
Other He studied at Texas Tech(1). His interests include books, movies, old songs and music, and stand-up comedy, and his favorite thinkers are Erich Fromm, Sigmund Freud, Alain Badiou, Avram Noam Chomsky and Richard Dawkins.*
ICC: elshan-defence * http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...
Photos http://www.bidmonfa.com/moradiabadi...; http://www.chessbase.com/news/2007/...; and http://www.chessbase.com/news/2005/... (1) https://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuchess/...
Wikipedia article: Elshan Moradi