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Pouria Darini
Number of games in database: 238
Years covered: 2006 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2432 (2573 rapid, 2489 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2548

Overall record: +86 -56 =58 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 38 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B28 B43 B31 B90 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A45 D00 D02
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B10 B13 B17
 Scotch Game (10) 
 French Defense (9) 
    C10 C11 C01 C13 C19
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C78 C60 C70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B90 B92 B51 B22 B50
 Grunfeld (29) 
    D76 D85 D78 D70 D94
 Sicilian Najdorf (23) 
    B90 B92 B91 B96 B98
 English (8) 
 King's Indian (6) 
    E62 E63 E90 E73
 Reti System (6) 
    A05 A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Darini vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Open (2014)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Nakhchivan Open (2015)
   Isle of Man Masters (2018)
   Dubai Open (2019)

   🏆 ch-IRI
   P Darini vs M A Tabatabaei (Apr-13-21) 1/2-1/2
   P Idani vs P Darini (Apr-09-21) 1-0
   M Kobalia vs P Darini (Sep-17-19) 0-1
   P Darini vs Prince Daniel Mulenga (Apr-09-19) 1-0
   V Pranav vs P Darini (Apr-08-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born 1991) Iran

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IM (2010); GM (2013).

Master norms (1)

<International Master> Darini won his first IM norm at the World U18 Championship in November 2009 and a double IM norm at the 9th Asian Continental Championship that finished on 29 April 2010. (1) He thereby gained his IM title at the age of 19 years.

<Grandmaster> His first GM norm came from the 2012 Asian Nations Chess Cup in May 2012, and his second, a double GM norm, was acquired at the Chess Olympiad (2012), which finished on 9 September 2012. He was 21 years of age at the time.


Darini won the Iranian Semi Final Chess Championship in 2009. (2) After qualifying through Zonal 3.1, this Grandmaster lost to Dmitry Andreikin at the World Cup (2013) in the 1st round.

Standard Tournaments

Winner of the 9th Ebne Sina Open played in Hamedan, Iran in July 2010. He also won the 4th Sardaran Open 2015 in July 2015. (3)

References and sources

(1); (2); (3)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 252  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Ghaem Maghami vs P Darini 1-03820068th Dubai OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
2. F Bistric vs P Darini  1-03820068th Dubai OpenB01 Scandinavian
3. Y Habu vs P Darini  1-05220068th Dubai OpenB01 Scandinavian
4. P Darini vs S Prathamesh  1-04520068th Dubai OpenB20 Sicilian
5. S Semiev vs P Darini  ½-½4520068th Dubai OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. P Darini vs F Velikhanli  0-12620068th Dubai OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
7. M Mendes vs P Darini  0-1422008Open 18-wyccB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. P Darini vs P Potapov  1-0222008Open 18-wyccA04 Reti Opening
9. Shankland vs P Darini  1-0392008Open 18-wyccB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. P Darini vs A Klimov  1-0302008Open 18-wyccE61 King's Indian
11. S Ter-Sahakyan vs P Darini  ½-½282008Open 18-wyccB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. P Darini vs L Paichadze  ½-½652008Open 18-wyccA15 English
13. Toufighi vs P Darini  0-1242008Open 18-wyccB50 Sicilian
14. E Can vs P Darini  ½-½652008Open 18-wyccB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. P Darini vs M Matlakov  ½-½642008Open 18-wyccA13 English
16. P Darini vs Manh Tien Tran  0-1422008Open 18-wyccA22 English
17. J Mustafaev vs P Darini  ½-½582008Open 18-wyccE15 Queen's Indian
18. E Ghaem Maghami vs P Darini  1-05420109th Asian ContinentalD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
19. P Darini vs L M De Leon  1-02720109th Asian ContinentalB30 Sicilian
20. E Torre vs P Darini  0-12920109th Asian ContinentalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. P Darini vs T Dao  ½-½6920109th Asian ContinentalB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. B Gundavaa vs P Darini  1-03120109th Asian ContinentalD80 Grunfeld
23. P Darini vs R Bitoon  1-02520109th Asian ContinentalB32 Sicilian
24. R Antonio vs P Darini 1-0520109th Asian ContinentalB40 Sicilian
25. P Darini vs Hoang Thong Tu  ½-½4520109th Asian ContinentalC60 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Probably born 1990. Steep rating development curve. Winner of the Iranian Ch Semi-final in October 2009:

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Winner of the 9th Ebne Sina Open (Hamedan, Iran) 17-24 July 2010:, congratulations!

Aug-14-13  Beholder: <This grandmaster meets Dmitry Andreikin at the 2013 FIDE World Cup in the 1st round.>

..., packs his suitcase, and returns to Iran.

Aug-06-15  BIDMONFA: Pouria Darini

DARINI, Pouria

May-16-21  DarthStapler: I beat this guy in a simul, first time I have beaten a GM.

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