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M Amin Tabatabaei
M A Tabatabaei 
Number of games in database: 555
Years covered: 2012 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2629 (2381 rapid, 2543 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2630

Overall record: +232 -123 =176 (60.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 24 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (45) 
    B42 B51 B30 B52 B47
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C78 C67 C65 C91 C72
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D38 D37 D31 D30 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 A46 A45 E10 E00
 French Defense (14) 
    C07 C05 C11 C16 C03
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D70 D90 D85 D84 D91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B92 B90 B69 B67 B33
 Ruy Lopez (28) 
    C67 C65 C78 C75 C76
 King's Indian (23) 
    E60 E97 E62 E92 E81
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13
 Reti System (17) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 A40 E10 A45 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M A Tabatabaei vs C Aravindh, 2018 1-0
   M A Tabatabaei vs R Svane, 2017 1-0
   M A Tabatabaei vs J S Thybo, 2018 1-0
   M A Tabatabaei vs Axel Smith, 2019 1-0
   V Fedoseev vs M A Tabatabaei, 2018 0-1
   M A Tabatabaei vs A R Saleh Salem, 2021 1-0
   Kazhgaleyev vs M A Tabatabaei, 2019 1/2-1/2
   Z Saiyn vs M A Tabatabaei, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Seshadri Srija vs M A Tabatabaei, 2018 0-1
   M A Tabatabaei vs N Abdusattorov, 2018 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Biel Master Open (2019)
   4th Sharjah Masters (2021)
   Sunway Sitges International Open (2019)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Aeroflot Open (2019)
   Aeroflot Open (2018)
   Dubai Open (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Nakhchivan Open (2015)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   World Cup (2021)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 FIDE Grand Prix Leg 3
   So vs M A Tabatabaei (Apr-01-22) 1-0
   M A Tabatabaei vs So (Apr-01-22) 0-1
   M A Tabatabaei vs So (Mar-31-22) 1-0
   So vs M A Tabatabaei (Mar-30-22) 1-0
   Giri vs M A Tabatabaei (Mar-28-22) 0-1

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(born Feb-05-2001, 21 years old) Iran

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Candidate Master (2009); FIDE Master (2010); International Master (2015); Grandmaster (2018).

He was awarded his Candidate Master title when he won the 5th World School Chess Championship U9 in 2009. He was awarded his FIDE Master title when he won the 11th ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championship U10. He was runner up behind Liu Yan at the World U14 Championship 2014.

Representing his team's 2nd board, he scored 8.5/10 for Iran at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad and 9/10 (also won him top place on 2nd board)(3) at the 2015 WYCO.

He qualified again for World Cup (2021) where, ranked 86th, he defeated Basheer Al Qudaimi 2.5-1.5 in the first Ferenc Berkes by the same score in the second round, 22nd-Yu Yangyi 1.5-0.5 in the third round, 11th-Pentala Harikrishna in the fourth round, Haik M Martirosyan in the fifth round. Despite losing Vladimir Fedoseev 2.5-1.5 in the quarterfinal, he has secured a place in the FIDE Grand Prix 2022 tournament.

He tied for first with Parham Maghsoodloo, Pavel Eljanov, and A R Saleh Salem at the 4th Sharjah Masters 2021.

Further reading: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)

Wikipedia article: Amin Tabatabaei

Last updated: 2021-11-25 18:07:26

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 578  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M A Tabatabaei vs Z Mammadov  1-0392012Al Ain ClassicE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
2. O Abdulov vs M A Tabatabaei  ½-½442012Al Ain ClassicB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. M A Tabatabaei vs K Grigoryan  0-1432012Al Ain ClassicD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
4. V Sanal vs M A Tabatabaei  1-0552012Al Ain ClassicB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. E El Gindy vs M A Tabatabaei  1-0772012Al Ain ClassicD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. A Mokhtar vs M A Tabatabaei  0-1442012Al Ain ClassicD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. M A Tabatabaei vs M B Amer  1-0362012Al Ain ClassicD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. M A Tabatabaei vs M Elgabry  0-1802012Al Ain ClassicA55 Old Indian, Main line
9. E Ahmadinia vs M A Tabatabaei  1-0472013ch-IRID02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. M A Tabatabaei vs Mohammadreza Pooreraghian  1-0482013ch-IRIC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
11. M Mahdavirad vs M A Tabatabaei  ½-½772013ch-IRIA21 English
12. M A Tabatabaei vs M Darban  1-0572013ch-IRIB15 Caro-Kann
13. A Asgarizadeh vs M A Tabatabaei  ½-½832013ch-IRIC53 Giuoco Piano
14. M A Tabatabaei vs A Golizadeh  0-1292013ch-IRIB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. M A Tabatabaei vs S Sadeh  1-0442013ch-IRIB06 Robatsch
16. M Mahjoob vs M A Tabatabaei  1-0322013ch-IRIE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. M A Tabatabaei vs K Rustam Behmardi  0-1852013ch-IRIC53 Giuoco Piano
18. A Faghirnavaz vs M A Tabatabaei  1-0452013ch-IRIA21 English
19. Soheyl Asnaashari vs M A Tabatabaei  0-1292013ch-IRID97 Grunfeld, Russian
20. M A Tabatabaei vs A Mirzoev  0-142201412th Khazar OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. M A Tabatabaei vs S Bogner  1-041201416th Dubai OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. H Stevic vs M A Tabatabaei  ½-½74201416th Dubai OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
23. M A Tabatabaei vs V Iordachescu  ½-½59201416th Dubai OpenB06 Robatsch
24. M A Tabatabaei vs J Vakhidov  1-025201416th Dubai OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. Kotsur vs M A Tabatabaei  1-080201416th Dubai OpenA13 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-19-14  Ramin: This guy will be in the top 10 in the world by 2018.
Dec-24-14  waustad: He is one to watch, though the top 10 that soon is a rather bold prediction. There are a number of players born this century who show a lot of promise. It would be interesting to know why he's had a large recent rating gain. Perhaps it's a new coach or training regimen.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to young M Amin Tabatabaei for remaining one of just 5 players still perfect at the Nakhchivan Open. He is the only FM player to hold this honour (the rest are 3 GMs and an IM). He entered the tournament as the 30th seed at 2420. To get to 2/2, he beat WFM Nino Khomeriki (2228) with black and then GM Luka Paichadze with white. However, tomorrow he has to face 2nd seed super-GM Etienne Bacrot (2704) with <black>. Good luck!
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  Penguincw: Like expected, he lost against Bacrot, but rebounded with white wins in R4 (against 9th seed Baklan) and R6 (5th seed Mamedov). Overall, he finished with 4.5/9 (+4,-4,=1) and 32nd place. He also gained 13.7 rating points. In addition to a 2544 TPR, it should be good enough for an IM norm.
Oct-08-15  BIDMONFA: M Amin Tabatabaei


Aug-14-18  wordfunph: <Ramin: This guy will be in the top 10 in the world by 2018.>

4.5 months left..

Aug-14-18  fisayo123: He's a talented player but I think 2021 is a more realistic schedule.
Aug-15-18  wordfunph: <fisayo123> i can wait for 3.33 years.
Sep-22-18  wordfunph: GM Tabatabaei scored +8-3=0 in 2018 World Junior U20.

take note, all decisive games!

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  Penguincw: < Dec-19-14 Ramin: This guy will be in the top 10 in the world by 2018. >

Not quite. :)

< Aug-14-18 fisayo123: He's a talented player but I think 2021 is a more realistic schedule. >

And so we return to check on this guy in 2021. :)

Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I don't know if it's 100% true, but I've noticed that if you aren't winning all your age group World Championships, you aren't going to be elite. The 2nd in the U14 was the clue here. I might take a look at the current top 10.
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  OhioChessFan: That didn't take long. I started with Carlsen, and his age group record isn't all that great.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < OhioChessFan: I don't know if it's 100% true ... "

< That didn't take long. I started with Carlsen, and his age group record isn't all that great. >

Then it's not true. ;)


Regardless, Happy Birthday Tabatabaei.

Sep-10-19  wordfunph: 2019 World Cup 1st Round Match:

Amin Bassem (EGY) vs Tabatabaei M. Amin (IRI)

I am 100% sure Amin will win this match.

Jan-07-22  Albertan: Thé GM leads the 2022 Vergani Cup Chess Tournament after 6 round of play with a score of 5/6.You can see the standings and watch the games live by clicking on the following link:

Jun-23-22  EvanTheTerrible: Tabatabaei works with Hans Niemann.

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