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Borna Derakhshani
Number of games in database: 59
Years covered: 2015 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2373 (2071 rapid, 2035 blitz)

Overall record: +23 -22 =14 (50.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 A45 A41 D00
 Sicilian (4) 
    B51 B43 B32
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S A Jones vs Borna Derakhshani, 2019 0-1
   Borna Derakhshani vs R Norinkeviciute, 2018 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2017/18 (2017)
   British Championship (2019)
   British Championship (2018)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)
   4NCL Div 1a 2018/19 (2018)

   🏆 50th Rilton Cup
   M Pantzar vs B Derakhshani (Jan-03-23) 1-0
   B Derakhshani vs T Keinanen (Dec-28-22) 0-1
   E Kirk vs B Derakhshani (Oct-23-22) 0-1
   B Derakhshani vs M R Harvey (Oct-22-22) 1/2-1/2
   B Derakhshani vs R Bezuidenhout (Sep-14-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-10-2002, 20 years old) Iran (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Wikipedia article: Borna Derakhshani

Last updated: 2022-03-15 14:10:59

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Derakhshani vs Naiditsch  0-128201539th Zurich ChristmasB32 Sicilian
2. M Markovic vs B Derakhshani  ½-½112016Hotel Sajam 16 OpenC70 Ruy Lopez
3. M Antipov vs B Derakhshani  1-0402016Abu Dhabi MastersA15 English
4. B Derakhshani vs N Krueger  1-0422016Abu Dhabi MastersB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. N R Vignesh vs B Derakhshani  1-0292016Abu Dhabi MastersB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. B Derakhshani vs S Wafa  1-0542016Abu Dhabi MastersA48 King's Indian
7. M S Thejkumar vs B Derakhshani  1-0462016Abu Dhabi MastersD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
8. B Derakhshani vs A Das  0-1462016Abu Dhabi MastersB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. S Wafa vs B Derakhshani  0-1492016Abu Dhabi MastersC60 Ruy Lopez
10. B Derakhshani vs R Pujari  1-0532016Abu Dhabi MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. H Ziska vs B Derakhshani  1-0262016Abu Dhabi MastersB10 Caro-Kann
12. B Derakhshani vs M Muradli  1-0242016Baku OpenB06 Robatsch
13. B Derakhshani vs E Ghaem Maghami  ½-½1920161st Paytakht CupB07 Pirc
14. Jojua vs B Derakhshani  1-03020161st Paytakht CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. B Derakhshani vs A Huzman 0-1882017Gibraltar MastersC01 French, Exchange
16. K Winter vs B Derakhshani  0-1412017Gibraltar MastersC44 King's Pawn Game
17. B Derakhshani vs S Milliet  ½-½832017Gibraltar MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. S Mihajlov vs B Derakhshani  1-0252017Gibraltar MastersD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. B Szabo vs B Derakhshani  1-0212017Gibraltar MastersD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
20. B Derakhshani vs P Carlsten  1-0302017Gibraltar MastersA80 Dutch
21. S Jessel vs B Derakhshani  1-0432017Gibraltar MastersA13 English
22. B Derakhshani vs M Yilmaz  0-1332017Graz Open AB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. A Greenfeld vs B Derakhshani  ½-½42201719th Trieste OpenE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
24. D Flynn vs B Derakhshani  0-1562017Hastings 2017/18B12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. B Derakhshani vs Lou Yiping  0-1392017Hastings 2017/18A45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-17  sonia91: He has been banned from Iranian tournaments and Iranian national team, along with his sister Dorsa Derakhshani, because of this game Borna Derakhshani vs Huzman, 2017 :
Feb-20-17  Sally Simpson: Easily done if you are playing two games a day wandering about the place. There were no flags on the tables, but there were wee flags displayed on the name tags.

All in all Borna played in 3 tournaments at Gibraltar.

Here is the prize winners list.


Borna Derakhshani won two prizes. One in the Challengers A and another in the Challengers B.

The schedule for Challengers was 09.45 start - The Masters started at 15:00.

Borna met Alexander Huzman in round one of the Masters after beating Carsten Byrn in round two of Challengers 'A' (which started a day earlier than the Masters.)

The first round of any event is always hectic, it's possible the organiser (yes it's that man in the maroon sleeveless jersey again) missed (or the blessed machine missed ) they had paired an Israeli with an Iranian.

In the later rounds such conflict of cultures were avoided.

Oct-05-17  Sally Simpson: Borna Derakhshani has switched to the English Chess Federation (his sister is now with the USA Chess Federation Dorsa Derakhshani )

He is living in England attending a boarding school in Canterbury.

You can get the gist of the situation here without paying a sub.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: It's really annoying when subeditors create fake news with misleading/lying headlines.

Yes, Borna Derakhshanihas has switched to the ECF.

No, this does not mean he will play in the English team. The Times should know better with its "will play for England" headline.

Oct-05-17  Sally Simpson: Hi Dionysius1,

You are right but as I do not subscribe to the Times site or buy the newspaper there may be further news.

As I said this is just the gist of it.

He's 15 so he could play for England in next years Glorney Cup.

His last rating is 2298 which should put him in the top 10 of u-16 English Juniors.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Thanks Sally. You're right. It's so hard for me not to be a grumpy old sod now that I'm in my 60s. What? When did that happen? I was the youngest professional in the office last time I even thought about it. John Lennon is supposed to have said "Real life is what happens when you're thinking about something else". Lawks, I'm rambling now.
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  diceman: <sonia91:

He has been banned from Iranian tournaments and Iranian national team, along with his sister>

...but Borna was Borna Iranian?

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