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Atousa Pourkashiyan
A Pourkashiyan 
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Number of games in database: 719
Years covered: 1997 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2322 (2290 rapid, 2285 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2374

Overall record: +246 -192 =149 (54.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 132 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (179) 
    B92 B33 B43 B32 B83
 French Defense (39) 
    C01 C05 C03 C11 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (36) 
    B92 B90 B93 B99
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C78 C95 C84 C65 C77
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B13 B17 B18 B12 B16
 Sicilian Kan (22) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (78) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian (65) 
    B42 B43 B40 B28 B23
 Queen's Gambit Declined (47) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D36
 Sicilian Kan (36) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    D02 D05 A45 A46 D00
 Giuoco Piano (24) 
    C53 C50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Pourkashiyan vs M Fierro, 2008 1/2-1/2
   A Pourkashiyan vs E A Perez, 2006 1-0
   A Pourkashiyan vs F Al-Jelda, 2010 1-0
   A Pourkashiyan vs Lagno, 2000 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   16th Asian Games (Women Teams) (2010)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   Asia Classical 15th (2006)
   Asian Continental Championship (Women) (2016)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Baku Open (2013)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship (Women)
   A Pourkashiyan vs A Stefanova (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   B Kovanova vs A Pourkashiyan (Dec-30-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A U Enkhtuul vs A Pourkashiyan (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   A Pourkashiyan vs A Shukhman (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   A Pourkashiyan vs D Nomin-Erdene (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz

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(born May-16-1988, 34 years old) Iran

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. She holds the title of Woman Grandmaster, which FIDE awarded her in 2009. Pourkashiyan is six-time Iranian women's champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014).

She was born in Tehran. Pourkashiyan won the World Youth Chess Championship of 2000 in the Girls U12 category.

In April 2010 Pourkashiyan won the Asian Women's Chess Championship in Subic Bay. She competed in the Women's World Chess Championship in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2017.

In team competitions, she has played for Iran at eight Women's Chess Olympiads (2000-2014), the Women's Asian Team Chess Championship, and the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad

Wikipedia article: Atousa Pourkashian

Last updated: 2022-01-08 02:17:18

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 746  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Pourkashiyan vs J Garcia  1-0521997Wch U10 GirlsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
2. A Pourkashiyan vs Lagno  1-0432000Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
3. D Carraro vs A Pourkashiyan  0-1232000Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
4. E Ambrosi vs A Pourkashiyan  0-1252000Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
5. A Pourkashiyan vs D Tarleva  0-1212000Wch U12 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
6. Yanjindulan Dulamsuren vs A Pourkashiyan  0-1282000Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
7. A Pourkashiyan vs B Yildiz  1-0242000Wch U12 GirlsB50 Sicilian
8. A Pourkashiyan vs V Nebolsina  ½-½302000Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
9. Xu Tong vs A Pourkashiyan  0-1472000Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
10. Ingris Rivera Banquez vs A Pourkashiyan  0-1562000Wch U12 GirlsC24 Bishop's Opening
11. A Pourkashiyan vs Luong Huyen Ngoc  1-0502000Wch U12 GirlsB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. Xue Minyinjie vs A Pourkashiyan  1-0242000Wch U12 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Leah Bernardo vs A Pourkashiyan  1-0452000Istanbul ol (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A Pourkashiyan vs Gloria Nakedi  1-0212000Istanbul ol (Women)C01 French, Exchange
15. Dina Castillo Melendez vs A Pourkashiyan  ½-½172000Istanbul ol (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
16. Carolina Murioz vs A Pourkashiyan  ½-½482000Istanbul ol (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
17. A Pourkashiyan vs T Tuominen  0-1632000Istanbul ol (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
18. A Pourkashiyan vs I Berezina  ½-½732000Istanbul ol (Women)B83 Sicilian
19. A Pourkashiyan vs S Barth Stanford  ½-½962000Istanbul ol (Women)B33 Sicilian
20. E Hansen vs A Pourkashiyan  1-0682000Istanbul ol (Women)A14 English
21. A Zakiah vs A Pourkashiyan  0-1332000Istanbul ol (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. L Zsiltzova-Lisenko vs A Pourkashiyan  1-0652000Istanbul ol (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
23. A Pourkashiyan vs Tatyana Korsakova  1-0412000Istanbul ol (Women)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
24. A Pourkashiyan vs S Paridar  0-1502001Zone 3.1a WomenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. A Pourkashiyan vs I Al-Rufaye  0-1482001Zone 3.1a WomenC53 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 746  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-13-06  EmperorAtahualpa: A photo of her taken during the Women's World Chess Championships:
Jan-05-08  Udit Narayan: Another pic:
Mar-30-08  Karpova: She became Iranian Women's Chess Champion in 2008 with 8.5/11.

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  whiteshark: Atousa Pourkashiyan @ Dresden 2008:
Dec-02-08  Karpova: The "Tehran Times" celebrates her WGM title:
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  Tabanus: WGM Atousa Pourkashian, Iran, born 16 May 1988. Now rated 2306,

WGM in 2009. Rated 2329 in 2006. ICC: Atousa

World U12 champion 2000. Played in the olympiads 2000 (board 2), 2002 (board 1), 2004 (board 2), 2006 (board 1), and 2008 (board 1).

Student of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at Tehran University. She earned the WGM title in Dresden olympiad 2008 after gaining 8 points in 11 games. She competed with 4 GM's and 5 IM's in the event.

Champion of Iran 2008 and 2009:



Apr-28-10  Wild Bill: With one round to go, Atousa leads the Women's Group at the Asian Continental Championships in Subic Bay by a half point over Wang Yu and Ding Yixin.

[Event "9th Asian Championships"]
[Site "Subic Bay"]
[EventDate "2010.04.21"]
[Date "2010.04.27"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Ju, Wenjun"]
[Black "Pourkashiyan, Atousa"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D07"]
[PlyCount "44"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.d5 Ne5 5.Bf4 Ng6 6.Bg3 e6 7.e4 Nf6 8.dxe6 Bxe6 9.f4 Qxd1+ 10.Rxd1 Bg4 11.Rc1 Bb4 12.e5 Nd5 13.h3 Bf5 14.Ne2 O-O-O 15.a3 Ba5 16.Bf2 Ndxf4 17.Nxf4 Nxf4 18.Bxc4 Bd3 19.Bg3 Nxg2+ 20.Kf2 Bxc4 21.Kxg2 Bxc3 22.Rxc3 Bd5+ 0-1

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  Tabanus: She won today the Asian Continental Championship in Subic Bay, Philippines:, congratulations!

Oct-10-10  Udit Narayan: Atousa Pourkashiyan, Iran

Jan-25-17  BIDMONFA: Atousa Pourkashiyan


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  yiotta: The Mar-13-06 post has a link with a really good photo of Atousa Pourkashiyan. It would be nice if it was posted on her bio.
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  yiotta: Atousa is 3-1 at the Women's World Rapid Championship. Her first round victory was 82 moves much of which was a winning queen and pawn ending. Her last move was a loser, allowing a skewer to win her queen. Her opponent's clock must have fallen, but was the move a true blunder in a time scramble or does Atousa have a mean streak?

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