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Alireza Firouzja
A Firouzja 
Number of games in database: 494
Years covered: 2015 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2728 (2703 rapid, 2750 blitz)

Overall record: +101 -47 =86 (61.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 260 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B90 B30 B48 B31 B41
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C65 C95 C92 C78 C76
 Reti System (17) 
    A06 A04 A05
 French Defense (16) 
    C11 C18 C15 C00 C07
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D78 D85 D97
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B94 B99 B98 B96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (63) 
    B90 B51 B67 B22 B50
 King's Indian (41) 
    E62 E92 E73 E71 E60
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B90 B91 B92 B93 B94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D38 D37 D35 D30 D31
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    D02 D05 A46 A45 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Firouzja vs M Bluebaum, 2017 1-0
   A Firouzja vs M Zarkovic, 2019 1-0
   A Tari vs A Firouzja, 2020 0-1
   A Firouzja vs E Cordova, 2017 1-0
   V Fedoseev vs A Firouzja, 2020 0-1
   A Firouzja vs A Pashikian, 2019 1-0
   Karjakin vs A Firouzja, 2020 0-1
   A Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2020 1-0
   A Firouzja vs Aronian, 2020 1-0
   A Firouzja vs D Dubov, 2019 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Team Chess Championship (2019)
   Chessbrah May Invitational (2020)
   Norway Chess (2020)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Asian Continental (2019) Speed Chess (2020)
   Magnus Carlsen Invitational (2020)
   Aeroflot Open (2017)
   Tata Steel Masters (2020)
   Skilling Open (2020)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2017)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)

   🏆 Tata Steel
   A Tari vs A Firouzja (Jan-19-21) 1/2-1/2
   A Firouzja vs D Anton Guijarro (Jan-18-21) 1-0
   Vachier-Lagrave vs A Firouzja (Jan-17-21) 1/2-1/2
   Carlsen vs A Firouzja (Jan-16-21) 1-0
   A Firouzja vs Ding Liren (Nov-24-20) 1-0, rapid

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(born Jun-18-2003, 17 years old) Iran

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International Master (2016); Grandmaster (2018); Asian U12 Champion (2015); Iranian Champion (2016, 2019); Asian Blitz Champion (2018)

In January, 2016, Alireza Firouzja won the Iranian national championship at age 12, with a score of 8-3. As of May 2016, he was the highest rated player in the world under 14. Along with Parham Maghsoodloo (who commandeered their top board) and Arash Tahbaz (8 out of 9 games played at their 4th seat), the 3 each scored 7.5 for Iran and a team win at the 2016 World youth chess Olympiad(1). Firouzja also earned the silver medal on second board at that event. He scored eight points from nine games at the 2017 WYCO(2) playing as Iran's second board.

References / Sources

(1) (2016 World youth chess Olympiad), (2) (2017 World Youth Chess Olympiad).

Wikipedia article: Alireza Firouzja

Last updated: 2020-01-14 14:32:21

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 495  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Solodovnichenko vs A Firouzja  1-0512015Dubai Chess OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. Sundararajan vs A Firouzja  ½-½1202015Dubai Chess OpenA16 English
3. A Firouzja vs I Abdelnabbi  1-0412015Dubai Chess OpenC71 Ruy Lopez
4. M Karthikeyan vs A Firouzja  1-0582015Dubai Chess OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. A Firouzja vs S Grover  0-1412015Dubai Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
6. A Firouzja vs P Tregubov 1-0422015Qatar MastersA06 Reti Opening
7. D Swiercz vs A Firouzja 1-0502015Qatar MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. A Firouzja vs R Svane  ½-½702015Qatar MastersB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
9. A Firouzja vs D Harika  ½-½342015Qatar MastersA05 Reti Opening
10. B Esen vs A Firouzja  1-0402015Qatar MastersE60 King's Indian Defense
11. Lorparizangeneh vs A Firouzja 0-1712015Qatar MastersE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
12. A Firouzja vs S Bromberger  ½-½402015Qatar MastersA04 Reti Opening
13. M Al Sayed vs A Firouzja  1-0482015Qatar MastersD80 Grunfeld
14. A Firouzja vs N Das 1-0592015Qatar MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
15. E Ghaem Maghami vs A Firouzja  0-1422016IRI-ch Men Final 2015E61 King's Indian
16. Lu Shanglei vs A Firouzja 1-0642016Aeroflot OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. A Firouzja vs Kulaots  ½-½902016Aeroflot OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
18. B Lalith vs A Firouzja 1-0392016Aeroflot OpenE90 King's Indian
19. B Socko vs A Firouzja  ½-½892016Aeroflot OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. A Firouzja vs N Maiorov  ½-½632016Aeroflot OpenC48 Four Knights
21. A Firouzja vs C Aravindh  0-1602016Aeroflot OpenB33 Sicilian
22. Goryachkina vs A Firouzja 1-0532016Aeroflot OpenA48 King's Indian
23. A Firouzja vs Yiye Wang 1-0292016Aeroflot OpenC10 French
24. A Firouzja vs Dineth Nimnaka Naotunna 1-0662016Asian Nations CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. T Taalaibekov vs A Firouzja 0-1362016Asian Nations CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 495  PGN Download
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  juan31: I am a simple fan , but I can see a future in big leagues to Fioruzja.
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  thegoodanarchist: <metatron2: <thegoodanarchist: Most world champions (in classical) are also superb blitz players. Fischer, Tal, Kasparov come to mind>

Capablanca also comes to mind..

Carlsen's ability that you described, to immediately spot his opponents errors and accurately punish them, is an indication that he has a complete sense of the position,>

Thank you for sharing the link. I can't watch it now as I have to go to work, but I will later.

And you're right, Capablanca is in that category too. The anecdote of his easy blitz victory over Nimzovich, combined with his cocky and confident comment about "others" having to guess what will happen in a position, but he "knows" it, support your point.

Capa certainly had a complete sense of the positions arising in a game, and was a chess genius.

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  FSR: He will be world champion. Quite possibly the next world champion.
May-04-20  Damenlaeuferbauer: <FSR>
I am not so sure, that Alireza Firouzja will become world champion in CLASSICAL chess one day. Remember, that T. Radjabov and S. Karjakin were predicted to become world champion 10 till 15 years ago and now it seems they will never get the title. First of all, Firouzja has to beet ALL of the big sharks in a candidate tournament and, reaching that, he has to beet Carlsen in a match. There is/are ONLY one or two player(s) of a chess generation (10 to 15 years), who will reach the crown (Fischer 1943, Karpov 1951, Kasparov 1963, Kramnik 1975, Anand 1969, and Carlsen 1990).
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  FSR: <Damenlaeuferbauer> You make good points. I'm not sure who predicted that Karjakin and Radjabov would be world champions. Not I. I think I've only previously tagged one teenage phenom to become world champion, and that was Kasparov. We shall see.
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  perfidious: Even superb judges of talent can err: while I do not recall the exact quote, Botvinnik thought little of Karpov, one of his students, ca 1966.
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  moronovich: I think your memory is correct <perfidious>,but in all fairness to Botwinnik,it shall also be mentioned that Karpov was a quite ordinary player(compared with other Russian super talents) in the first year or so.
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  perfidious: <moronovich>, it would not be amiss to mention that Botvinnik, in a 1978 interview, had rather a different outlook; he then praised Karpov's play in comparison with that of Petrosian, stating that Petrosian only undertook active operations when assured of the absolute security of his position, whereas Karpov would take a more active approach.
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  moronovich: <stating that Petrosian only undertook active operations when assured of the absolute security of his position, whereas Karpov would take a more active approach.>

Spot on,I think.
Larsen also stated that Petro sometimes
was a chicken and e.g. Fischer never understood,in view of his outstanding tactical skills,why he never took bigger risks.

IM Debarnot once told me,how he kicked him under the table. But that is another story :)
Or is it ?

May-05-20  Atking: <it would not be amiss to mention that Botvinnik, in a 1978 interview, had rather a different outlook; he then praised Karpov's play in comparison with that of Petrosian, stating that Petrosian only undertook active operations when assured of the absolute security of his position, whereas Karpov would take a more active approach.> Very interesting. Until this note I didn't understand why Botvinnik saw no future in Karpov's play. Sure there is more than one comparison with Petrosian's python style. A style that Botvinnik could dislike indeed.
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  perfidious: <moronovich….Larsen also stated that Petro sometimes was a chicken and e.g. Fischer never understood,in view of his outstanding tactical skills,why he never took bigger risks....>

When Bill Hartston annotated Hartston vs Petrosian, 1977 in the BCM, his first note was after 1.e4 e5 and went something to the effect that Petrosian tended to opt for 1....e5 when satisfied with a draw.

May-23-20  Whitehat1963: I think it’s starting to look like the kid has what it takes to become a fixture in the top 5 within the next five years and stay there for at least 10 years. He might even become the next world champion, but that’s way too speculative. Whatever happens, we’re going to be seeing a lot of him in the next 20 years. He’s for real.
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  MissScarlett: Alireza in trouble again:
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  Sally Simpson: He would have been arrested in this country by the fashion police for wearing those shorts.
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  MissScarlett: Seems to have gone very quiet...out of sight, out of mind...
Sep-14-20  rgr459: Death to America.
Oct-05-20  EdwinKorir: A nice win over Duda
Oct-12-20  EdwinKorir: Aronian taken down.
Oct-25-20  The Rocket: Karpov said that he had some confused concepts and that Botvinnik was right to hold the view he did of boy Karpov.
Oct-26-20  Pulo y Gata: How about Beth Harmon, do you think she'll become world champion in the sequel?
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  chancho: <Pulo> I put that Netflix show on and surprisingly my wife who doesn't care about chess liked it.

I, however, like Chess and just gave it the brief look now and then.

Borgov reminded me of Paul Keres for some reason...

Oct-28-20  The Rocket: @Chessgames

Classical games: Magnus Carlsen beat Alireza Firouzja 3 to 0, with 1 draw is wrong. You are counting one of the armageddon wins as a classical chess game.

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  Messiah: C'mon, Angry, TEACH JUSTIN TODAY HOW TO PLAY CHESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  MissScarlett: Alireza had the world champion on the ropes today. Shortly after he was carried out on a stretcher.
Jan-16-21  SChesshevsky: Interesting game in Firouzja's loss to Carlsen. Appears Firouzja somehow blew it but probably not so straightforward.

Opening looks like it eventually got to some sort of QGD semi-tarrasch exchange position. Computer likely says close to equal but this is practically very difficult for black. Always feels ready to get out of control with all the play for white.

Here seems Firouzja gains a lot of material but never comes close to getting any sort of initiative away from white. Problem is how to consolidate the gains without losing complete control. Alireza apparently did not solve that problem.

Frustrating for black. But seems many of these semi tarrasch's end up that way.

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