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Aryan Tari
A Tari 
Schnellschach-Weltmeisterschaft, Berlin, 2015.
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Number of games in database: 1,141
Years covered: 2009 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2634 (2519 rapid, 2656 blitz)
Overall record: +254 -156 =320 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 411 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (164) 
    B90 B51 B41 B50 B30
 Ruy Lopez (79) 
    C78 C65 C77 C67 C89
 French Defense (37) 
    C11 C01 C18 C16 C10
 Caro-Kann (37) 
    B12 B13 B18 B10 B16
 Scotch Game (26) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B94 B92 B99
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (76) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13 B11
 Grunfeld (61) 
    D85 D80 D87 D90 D96
 Ruy Lopez (49) 
    C65 C78 C70 C77 C67
 Sicilian (48) 
    B90 B42 B51 B96 B33
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10 D00
 English, 1 c4 c5 (33) 
    A34 A36 A37 A39 A30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Tari vs D Arngrimsson, 2015 1-0
   A Tari vs E Hansen, 2022 1/2-1/2
   A Tari vs A Esipenko, 2021 1-0
   A Tari vs Carlsen, 2023 1/2-1/2
   A Tari vs M Niemi, 2022 1-0
   B Dieu vs A Tari, 2023 0-1
   A Tari vs M Midonet, 2016 1-0
   K Gulamali vs A Tari, 2016 0-1
   A Tari vs M Mchedlishvili, 2018 1-0
   A Tari vs O Girya, 2018 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Xtracon Open (2019)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Vienna Open Group-A (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Rilton Cup 2015/16 (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 FIDE World Rapid Team Championship
   A Jagodzinski vs A Tari (Aug-28-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A Tari vs M Grineva (Aug-28-23) 1-0, rapid
   A Tari vs H Haug (Aug-28-23) 1-0, rapid
   S Gumularz vs A Tari (Aug-28-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Bacrot vs A Tari (Aug-27-23) 1-0, rapid

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(born Jun-04-1999, 24 years old) Norway

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Norwegian Junior Champion (2012); IM (2013); Norwegian Champion (2015); GM (2016) and World Junior Champion (2017).

Tari is Norway's #1 junior and in Norway's top ten of all players (January 2016).

Master Norms

<IM norms> Tari's first IM norm came at the 2013 Norwegian Open in 2013 (this was also a GM norm). He won his second IM norm at the Sveins 6th Memorial Tournament in June 2013 and his 3rd norm at the Norwegian Championship (2013). Subsequently, he won another IM norm at the Politiken Cup (2013) and 5.5/9 and an IM norm at the RTU open A (2013) in Latvia.

<GM norms> Tari won his first GM norm at the Norwegian Open in 2013 and subsequently won a double GM norm at the European Team Championship in 2015 on 22 November. His rating of over 2500 combined with his GM norms means he has met all the criteria for the GM title, which will probably be ratified by FIDE at its first quarter Presidential meeting early in 2016. At the date of effect of his GM title he was aged 16 years 5 months and 18 days.


<Youth> He came =8th in the 2008 U10 World Championship, =6th in the 2009 U10 World championship, and was unplaced but scored 7.5/11 in 2010 U12 World championship.

<Junior> In July 2012, he won the Norwegian Junior Championship with 8/9, 1.5 points clear of the field. In October 2014, he scored 8/13 at the World Junior Championship and repeated that score in the same event in 2015, placing =5th.

<National> =3rd at the 2009 Norwegian Open Championships with 5/7 behind Joachim Solberg and Pal Andreas Hansen. Won an IM norm at the 2013 Norwegian Championship with 5/9. Won the Norwegian Championship 2015 with 7/9.

<World> In November 2017, he became World Junior Champion with 8.5/11, on tiebreak ahead of Manuel Petrosyan and Chithambaram V R Aravindh.


Winner of the under 1950 prize at the 2010 Gibtelecom challengers division. He competed at Tradewise Gibraltar (2013), scoring a solid 5.5/10 and at the Reykjavik Open (2013), he scored an even more solid 6.5/10, these events adding nearly 30 ratings points to his card.

One of Tari's best results to date has been the 2013 Norwegian Open when he scored 6/9 to place 7th, where he scored his first GM norm. He scored a strong 6/9 at the Sveins 6th Memorial Tournament held in June 2013, 7/10 at the Politiken Cup (2013) and 5.5/9 at the RTU open A (2013) in Latvia. He scored a strong 7/10 at the Politiken Cup (2014), two points from the lead. In September 2014, he won the Krager Grand Prix A 2014 and in 2015 he scored 7/9, half a point from the lead at the Vienna Open. He was also =2nd at the Vasteras Open 2015.

Team events

<National> He represented the Norway 2 team at the Chess Olympiad (2014) on board 4, scoring a rating-enhancing 4.5/9. He also represented Norway at the European Team Championship (2013) and at the European Team Championship (2015), scoring a double GM norm at the latter, thereby meeting the final criterion for the GM title.

<Leagues> Tari first played in the European Club Cup in 2011 when he played board 4 for the Norwegian team Asker SK. He did not play in the ECC again until 2015 where he played on board 2 for the Norwegian Club Vålerenga SK. In 2015, he started playing in the Iranian Superleague, the Norwegian Premiere League and in the German Bundesliga, representing the SC Hansa Dortmund club in the latter.

Wikipedia article: Aryan Tari

Last updated: 2017-11-27 08:46:48

 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,141  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Jacobsen vs A Tari  1-0302009Politiken CupA15 English
2. A Tari vs H K Edwardsson 1-0422009Politiken CupC60 Ruy Lopez
3. J M Nielsen vs A Tari  ½-½712009Politiken CupE12 Queen's Indian
4. A Tari vs E Brondum  0-1472009Politiken CupB06 Robatsch
5. B Barthel vs A Tari  0-1522009Politiken CupB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. A Tari vs T Larsen  ½-½222009Politiken CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
7. A Ostlund vs A Tari  1-0302009Politiken CupB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
8. A Tari vs T Rydstrom  1-0632009Politiken CupC87 Ruy Lopez
9. K Bjorneboe vs A Tari  ½-½232009Politiken CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Tari vs T Carnstam  ½-½462009Politiken CupB32 Sicilian
11. R A Barton vs A Tari  ½-½482009Hastings 2009/10A46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Tari vs A D Green  0-1462009Hastings 2009/10B03 Alekhine's Defense
13. G Lock vs A Tari  ½-½292009Hastings 2009/10A15 English
14. I Snape vs A Tari  1-0372009Hastings 2009/10D74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
15. A Tari vs H Devoille  1-0322010Hastings 2009/10B44 Sicilian
16. M Goodger vs A Tari ½-½322010Hastings 2009/10B10 Caro-Kann
17. A Tari vs P Tozer  ½-½252010Hastings 2009/10C01 French, Exchange
18. A Tari vs G Salimbeni  0-1192010Hastings 2009/10B06 Robatsch
19. A Tari vs A Fox  ½-½302010Gibraltar MastersC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
20. M Tscharotschkin vs A Tari  ½-½662010Gibraltar MastersA48 King's Indian
21. J Nilsen vs A Tari  1-0322010Gibraltar MastersA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Tari vs A Lumsdon  0-1532010Gibraltar MastersB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
23. V Kympergr vs A Tari  0-1382010Gibraltar MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. A Tari vs D Jameson  1-0702010Gibraltar MastersB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. J Haarr vs A Tari  ½-½362010Gibraltar MastersB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
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  egilarne: Congrats to Aryan Tari as Grandmaster!

He secured the Grandmaster title at the European Team Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland today! 5,5 points in the first 8 rounds is enough: He just needs to show up tomorrow and play one move, he may lose this last round. According to FIDE handbook a GM norm of 9 games in continental team championships counts as a 20 game norm. He has a 9 game norm from several years ago, and has had a rating of more than 2500 for some time. He will become the 12th GM from Norway at the next FIDE meeting.

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  Tabanus: GM already, congrats!

Apr-05-16  capafischer1: His parents are from IRAN. He was born in Norway. His first name is actually persian not German FSR. Actually the meaning of the word IRAN is the land of Aryans. Look it up in Wikipedia. This kid is very talented and is on the rise. He is a Grandmaster now.
Apr-05-16  AsosLight: Has he ever played with Nazi Paikitze?
Apr-06-16  Appaz: My congratulations on the GM title!
May-23-16  Appaz: Very strong performance from Aryan Tari in the European Championship. After beating Ivan Saric (2650) with black in round 10 yesterday he is in 17th place with 7 points.

The quick draw against Robert Hovhannisyan (2632) today must surly place him among the 23 best and secure his qualification to the World Cup!


Jun-04-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Aryan Tari.
Sep-27-17  alfamikewhiskey: Tariq plays the big boys in Isle of Man Open, and does well: Draws against Leko, Adams and Short.
Sep-27-17  Arconax: Norway's next chess superstar? A very talented young man.
Nov-25-17  soldal: Junior Champion of the World!
Nov-25-17  Appaz: My congratulations to the new Junior World Champion!

This title will probably mean a lot when it comes to getting invitations to strong tournaments and also for the paycheck.

We are getting quite spoiled when it comes to world champion titles here in Norway and even more talents are coming up because of the Carlsen-effect.

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  moronovich: Congratulations !

Norway rocks !:)

Nov-25-17  LucB: Well done GM Tari!
Nov-26-17  Appaz: I would be nice if someone, while updating his bio, also could find a photo of the Champ.
Nov-26-17  zanzibar: <Appaz>

For some reason <CG> doesn't like to just copy over the WikiMedia free-use photos.

Nov-26-17  Appaz: <zanzibar> That's what creative commons are for. A nice find and a good photo. Take notice bio-editors.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Editors can't do it, only CG can.
Nov-27-17  Everyone:

"A famous fellow countryman of Tari was one of the first to congratulate.

The amazing @aryan_tari is the new junior world champion!! Kept his cool in a difficult position in the last round-the mark of a champion

— Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) 25. November 2017 Tari, who did not lose a single game in the tournament, also used twitter to thank his supporters and fans.

Thanks <Everyone>, really happy to be the 2nd world champion from Norway!!

— Aryan Tari (@aryan_tari) 25. November 2017 "

You are welcome!

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  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from Aryan's games What's the winning move?
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Aryan Tari.
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  Tabanus: Tari won Norway Chess Open Blitz yesterday, http://turneringsservice.sjakklubb....
Oct-12-19  torrefan: Aryahan mo Aryan! Best of luck!
Oct-13-19  torrefan: Kicks So out of the top 10 and unto the 13th place in live rating. Good job!
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"Yeah I'm sorry, I can't afford a Ferrari,
But that don't mean I can't get you there
I guess he's an X-box, and I'm more Aryan Tari
But the way you play your game ain't fair."
Oct-04-22  goodevans: I must admit Aryan Tari had slipped off my personal radar before today. Maybe the fact that Norway so badly underperformed in this year's Chennai Olympiad (2022) (even though Tari himself did okay) had something to do with that.

Anyway, his absolutely crushing win in the first round of the 37th European Chess Club Cup (2022) was a joy to play through (A Tari vs M Niemi, 2022).

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