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Happy 19th birthday to Alireza Firouzja!

Happy birthday to Alireza Firouzja! We wish him a bright future and beautiful games on the chess board! 19-year-old Firouzja is an Iranian-French grandmaster who holds the No3 position in the FIDE world chess rankings since May this year. With a peak rating of 2804, Firouzja was the youngest chess player ever to cross 2800, beating the previous record set by Magnus Carlsen. Read: Alireza Firouzja – The Future’s Best

Currently Alireza Firouzja is in Madrid where he competes in the FIDE Candidates Chess 2022. He started with a draw against Radjabov in round 1 (Replay game / Report R1 / Live blog ) and will now play against Richard Rapport in round 2 (Preview round 2 / Follow live)

Firouzja’s most remarkable achievements:

  • Iranian Chess Champion 2019
  • The Winner of Fajr Cup 2019
  • Tied first place in 3rd Sharjah Masters 2019
  • 6th place in Asian Chess Championship 2019
  • Runner-up of FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship 2019
  • The Winner of Prague International Chess Festival 2020
  • The Winner of Chess24 Banter Blitz Cup, April 2020 (defeating Magnus Carlsen with 8.5-7.5 result)
  • Runner-up of Norway Chess 2020
  • Runner-up of Norway Chess 2021
  • The Winner of FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2021 (qualifying for the Candidates Chess 2022)
  • The best 1st board of the European Team Chess Championship (scoring 8/9 points for the French team with a performance of over 3000)
  • Bronze at the World Blitz Chess Championship 2021

Firouzja totally dominates the rating list for juniors, more than 100 ELO points ahead of the other youngsters (Hans Niemann is second , but closely followed by  Vincent Keymer / Nodirbek Abdusattorov / Gukesh D / Andrey Esipenko / Arjun Erigaisi / Shant Sargsyan / Kirill Schevchenko / Nihal Sarin / Praggnanandhaa)

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