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Happened Today in the Chess World - May 22, 2024


GM Elshan Moradiabadi - Photo: Archiv Moradiabadi - Source:

Today is the birthday of Grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi, born in Tehran, Iran, on May 22, 1985.
Elshan became the Iranian champion at sixteen and was the second player from his country to surpass the 2600 rating threshold, reaching an Elo rating of 2603 in March 2016.
He has defeated players such as Mamedyarov, Malakhov, Eljanov, and Korobov throughout his career.
Moradiabadi graduated in chemical engineering and later moved to the United States, where he has played for the American Federation since 2017. He is passionate about cinema and music, frequently reads Fromm, Freud, and Chomsky, and is in a relationship with Sabina Foisor, a former American champion.

Elshan Moradiabadi (2490)-Le Quang (2473), Turin Olympiad 2006
White to move


47.Rg7+! Ke8 48.Qg3 Qf5 49.Rg5 Qf6 50.Nh5 Qd4 51.Rg7 c3 52.Rxh7 Bb3 53.Qg6+ Kf8 54.Qh6+ Kg8 55.Rg7+ 1-0

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