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Atousa Pourkashiyan
Number of games in database: 306
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2303 (2292 rapid, 2346 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2374

Overall record: +101 -91 =62 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 52 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B43 B47 B32 B88 B92
 French Defense (19) 
    C05 C03 C11 C09 C01
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C78 C95 C65 C67 C99
 Sicilian Kan (14) 
    B43 B42
 French Tarrasch (13) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B47 B48 B49 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (32) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian (31) 
    B43 B42 B23 B41 B28
 Sicilian Kan (20) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D06
 Giuoco Piano (12) 
    C50 C53
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D02 A46 E00 A45 A50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Pourkashiyan vs M Fierro, 2008 1/2-1/2
   A Pourkashiyan vs Lahno, 2000 1-0
   A Pourkashiyan vs N Pogonina, 2010 1-0
   A Pourkashiyan vs N Medvegy, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   16th Asian Games (Women Teams) (2010)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   Asian Continental Championships (Women) (2016)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Baku Open (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)

   E Paehtz vs A Pourkashiyan (Feb-12-17) 1-0
   A Pourkashiyan vs E Paehtz (Feb-11-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Pourkashiyan vs S Whatley (Jan-30-17) 1-0
   T Kantans vs A Pourkashiyan (Jan-28-17) 1-0
   C Haussernot vs A Pourkashiyan (Jan-27-17) 0-1

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(born May-16-1988, 28 years old) Iran

[what is this?]
WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan became Iranian Women's Chess Champion in 2008 and won the U12 World Youth Chess Championship in 2000. She became a WGM in 2008. Winner of the Asian Continental Championship (w) in Subic Bay, Philippines in 2010. Competed in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012); she lost in the first round to Chinese WGM Ju Wenjun in the second round of rapid game tiebreakers after tieing the classical games 1-1 and the first pair of rapid game tiebreakers 1-1.

Photo: Wikipedia article: Atousa Pourkashian

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 306  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Pourkashiyan vs J Garcia  1-052 1997 Wch U10 GirlsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
2. A Pourkashiyan vs Lahno  1-043 2000 Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
3. A Pourkashiyan vs S Paridar  0-150 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. A Pourkashiyan vs I Al-Rufaye  0-148 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenC53 Giuoco Piano
5. N Al Jelda vs A Pourkashiyan  0-135 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenC42 Petrov Defense
6. A Pourkashiyan vs M Salman  1-050 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. S Ghader Pour vs A Pourkashiyan  1-034 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenC42 Petrov Defense
8. S Paridar vs A Pourkashiyan  1-081 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenC50 Giuoco Piano
9. A Pourkashiyan vs N Al Jelda  1-049 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. I Al-Rufaye vs A Pourkashiyan  1-039 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenC50 Giuoco Piano
11. M Salman vs A Pourkashiyan  ½-½77 2001 Zone 3.1a WomenC50 Giuoco Piano
12. A Pourkashiyan vs Y Khachatourian  0-137 2001 Asian U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
13. A Pourkashiyan vs F Alinoori  1-037 2001 Asian U20 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. M Salman vs A Pourkashiyan  ½-½39 2001 Asian U20 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
15. S Yusubalieva vs A Pourkashiyan  ½-½58 2001 Asian U20 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
16. A Pourkashiyan vs M Ovezova  ½-½43 2001 Asian U20 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. D Aketayeva vs A Pourkashiyan 1-026 2001 Asian U20 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
18. A Pourkashiyan vs F Abbaspour  1-023 2001 Asian U20 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
19. Li Ching vs A Pourkashiyan  0-150 2001 Asian U20 GirlsC24 Bishop's Opening
20. A Pourkashiyan vs S Meenakshi  ½-½46 2001 Asian U20 GirlsB06 Robatsch
21. A Pourkashiyan vs T Sachdev  0-142 2001 Asian U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
22. S Paridar vs A Pourkashiyan  ½-½25 2001 Asian U20 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
23. M Sebag vs A Pourkashiyan  1-060 2002 Olympiad wC42 Petrov Defense
24. A Pourkashiyan vs A Caoili 1-048 2002 Bled ol (Women)C53 Giuoco Piano
25. R Shetty vs A Pourkashiyan  1-050 2004 6th Dubai OpenC42 Petrov Defense
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 306  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-13-06  EmperorAtahualpa: A photo of her taken during the Women's World Chess Championships:
Jan-05-08  Udit Narayan: Another pic:
Mar-30-08  Karpova: She became Iranian Women's Chess Champion in 2008 with 8.5/11.

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Atousa Pourkashiyan @ Dresden 2008:
Dec-02-08  Karpova: The "Tehran Times" celebrates her WGM title:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: WGM Atousa Pourkashian, Iran, born 16 May 1988. Now rated 2306,

WGM in 2009. Rated 2329 in 2006. ICC: Atousa

World U12 champion 2000. Played in the olympiads 2000 (board 2), 2002 (board 1), 2004 (board 2), 2006 (board 1), and 2008 (board 1).

Student of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at Tehran University. She earned the WGM title in Dresden olympiad 2008 after gaining 8 points in 11 games. She competed with 4 GM's and 5 IM's in the event.

Champion of Iran 2008 and 2009:



Premium Chessgames Member
  Wild Bill: With one round to go, Atousa leads the Women's Group at the Asian Continental Championships in Subic Bay by a half point over Wang Yu and Ding Yixin.

[Event "9th Asian Championships"]
[Site "Subic Bay"]
[EventDate "2010.04.21"]
[Date "2010.04.27"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Ju, Wenjun"]
[Black "Pourkashiyan, Atousa"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D07"]
[PlyCount "44"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.d5 Ne5 5.Bf4 Ng6 6.Bg3 e6 7.e4 Nf6 8.dxe6 Bxe6 9.f4 Qxd1+ 10.Rxd1 Bg4 11.Rc1 Bb4 12.e5 Nd5 13.h3 Bf5 14.Ne2 O-O-O 15.a3 Ba5 16.Bf2 Ndxf4 17.Nxf4 Nxf4 18.Bxc4 Bd3 19.Bg3 Nxg2+ 20.Kf2 Bxc4 21.Kxg2 Bxc3 22.Rxc3 Bd5+ 0-1

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  Tabanus: She won today the Asian Continental Championship in Subic Bay, Philippines:, congratulations!

Oct-10-10  Udit Narayan: Atousa Pourkashiyan, Iran

Jan-25-17  BIDMONFA: Atousa Pourkashiyan


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