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Ali Mortazavi
  
Number of games in database: 128
Years covered: 1985 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2333 (2388 rapid, 2339 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2372

Overall record: +39 -47 =39 (46.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 A45 D01 A40 D00
 Sicilian (10) 
    B22 B21 B23 B47
 Giuoco Piano (6) 
    C53
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B22 B43 B40 B23 B42
 King's Indian (12) 
    E70 E91 E61 E62 E95
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A56 A60 A57 A58
 Sicilian Kan (6) 
    B43 B42 B41
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1992)
   British Championship (1988)
   British Championship (1997)
   British Championship (1994)
   9th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1985)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   British Championship (1991)
   17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Isle of Man Masters
   D Ragnarsson vs A Mortazavi (Oct-27-18) 1-0
   A Mortazavi vs I Agrest (Oct-26-18) 1/2-1/2
   P Shaw vs A Mortazavi (Oct-25-18) 0-1
   A Mortazavi vs T Wall (Oct-24-18) 0-1
   M Kolosowski vs A Mortazavi (Oct-23-18) 1-0

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ALI MORTAZAVI
(born Jan-20-1971, 51 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
He is an IM.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Ravikumar vs A Mortazavi  0-12619859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA60 Benoni Defense
2. A Mortazavi vs Flear  1-04719859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
3. A Mortazavi vs Hodgson  0-13319859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. D Anagnostopoulos vs A Mortazavi  1-03619859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. A Mortazavi vs P Peelen  0-12819859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. A Mortazavi vs V Ravikumar  0-139198610th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Mortazavi vs P E Rossiter  0-143198610th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. A Mortazavi vs D Anagnostopoulos  0-122198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE77 King's Indian
9. Flear vs A Mortazavi  ½-½241988British ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
10. A Mortazavi vs Adams  0-1321988British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Lyell vs A Mortazavi  0-1291988British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
12. A Mortazavi vs J Gallagher  1-0371988British ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
13. P K Wells vs A Mortazavi  1-0611988British ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
14. A Mortazavi vs M Orr  ½-½91988British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
15. G Crawley vs A Mortazavi  ½-½401988British ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
16. A Mortazavi vs C Pritchett  1-0361988British ChampionshipD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
17. J Howell vs A Mortazavi  ½-½601988British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
18. A Mortazavi vs Anand  ½-½191988British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
19. I Rogers vs A Mortazavi 0-1401988British ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
20. A Mortazavi vs N Murshed  0-141198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA48 King's Indian
21. A Mortazavi vs C Ward  0-149198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. L Christiansen vs A Mortazavi  1-028198917th World OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
23. A Mortazavi vs D Gurevich  1-0521989Philadelphia opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Mortazavi vs Adams ½-½151989London HaringeyD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
25. J Bonin vs A Mortazavi  ½-½18198917th World OpenE91 King's Indian
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-07-13  BIDMONFA: Ali Mortazavi

MORTAZAVI, Ali
http://www.bidmonfa.com/mortazavi_a...
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Feb-02-19  offramp: A very interesting KID played by Ali Mortazavi in January of 2019.

It was published in the Raymond Keene chess column of the London Times of Saturday, 1st February 2019, in the Saturday Review section, page 53. It was a 3 minute blitz game, apparently with NO increment.

[Event "Online game 3m+0"]
[Site "ENG Online"]
[Date "2019.01.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Klavdiy71"]
[Black "Mortazavi, Ali"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E90"]
[PlyCount "88"]
[EventDate "2019.01.??"]
[EventType "game (blitz)"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. h3 d6 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 c6 8. Nf3 Na6 9. Be2 Nc5 10. Nd2 cxd5 11. cxd5 a6 12. b4 Ncd7 13. O-O Ne8 14. Nb3 f5 15. f3 Nef6 16. g4 h5 17. g5 Nh7 18. h4 f4 19. Bf2 Nxg5 20. hxg5 Qxg5+ 21. Kh2 Nf6 22. Rg1 Qh6 23. Bh4 Nh7 24. Be7 g5 25. Bxf8 Kxf8 26. Na4 g4 27. Nb6 g3+ 28. Kg2 Ng5 29. Rh1 h4 30. Nxc8 h3+ 31. Kg1 h2+ 32. Kf1 Rxc8 33. Ke1 g2 34. Kd2 Nxe4+ 35. fxe4 f3+ 36. Kd3 f2 37. Bg4 g1=Q 38. Qf3+ Ke7 39. Bxc8 Qf4 40. Qh3 Qgg3+ 41. Qxg3 Qxg3+ 42. Ke2 Bh6 43. Raf1 Qe3+ 44. Kd1 Qd3+ 0-1

Feb-02-19  offramp: The main reason that game is interesting is the position after
36...f2.


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In his column, Keene compares that with this famous position, from McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834


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In the Mortazavi game White played


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38. Qf3+.
He could have played
38. Bxc8, which looks much better.
That would lead to this stunning finish.


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38...Qe3+!
Giving up a queen.
39. Kxe3 f1=Q+.
Giving up the queen on g1.


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40. Rxg1.


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40...Bh6+
41. Rg5 Bxg5#.


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GG!

Feb-02-19  offramp: I managed to find the game, with a much better PGN! https://lichess.org/ryeB0Xp8

[Event "Rated Blitz game"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/ryeB0Xp8"]
[Date "2019.01.20"]
[Round "-"]
[White "klavdiy71"]
[Black "BigAl1"]
[Result "0-1"]
[UTCDate "2019.01.20"]
[UTCTime "22:13:15"]
[WhiteElo "2371"]
[BlackElo "2380"]
[WhiteRatingDiff "-10"]
[BlackRatingDiff "+11"]
[Variant "Standard"]
[TimeControl "180+0"]
[ECO "E70"]
[Opening "King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation"] [Termination "Normal"]
[Annotator "lichess.org"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. h3 d6 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 c6 8. Nf3 Na6 9. Be2 Nc5 10. Nd2 cxd5 11. cxd5 a6 12. b4 Ncd7 13. O-O Ne8 14. Nb3 f5 15. f3 Nef6 16. g4 h5 17. g5 Nh7 18. h4 f4 19. Bf2 Nxg5 20. hxg5 Qxg5+ 21. Kh2 Nf6 22. Rg1 Qh6 23. Bh4 Nh7 24. Be7 g5 25. Bxf8 Kxf8 26. Na4 g4 27. Nb6 g3+ 28. Kg2 Ng5 29. Rh1 h4 30. Nxc8 h3+ 31. Kg1 h2+ 32. Kf1 Rxc8 33. Ke1 g2 34. Kd2 Nxe4+ 35. fxe4 f3+ 36. Kd3 f2 37. Bg4 g1=Q 38. Qf3+ Ke7 39. Bxc8 Qf4 40. Qh3 Qgg3+ 41. Qxg3 Qxg3+ 42. Ke2 Bh6 43. Raf1 Qe3+ 44. Kd1 Qd3+ 0-1

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