Elshan Moradi

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Elshan Moradi Abadi
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Elshan Moradi Abadi in 2010
Full name Elshan Moradi Abadi
Country Iran
Born (1985-05-22) May 22, 1985 (age 30)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2570 (May 2015)
Peak rating 2585 (February 2014)
Elshan Moradi
Medal record
Competitor for  Iran
Men's chess
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Team classical
Asian Indoor Games
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Macau Individual blitz
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Macau Team rapid
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hanoi Team blitz
World Mind Sports Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Team rapid

Elshan Moradi Abadi (Persian: الشن مرادی ابدی ‎, born 22 May 1985) is a chess grandmaster from Iran. He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was eliminated in the first round by Leinier Domínguez.[1]

When he was 16 he won the 2001 Iranian Chess Championship with a score of 10/11, ahead of Ehsan Ghaem Maghami.

He was one of the members of Iran national team in the first World Mind Sports Games held in Beijing (2008), in which the Iranian team surprisingly clinched the third place ahead of Hungary, USA and India.

He has been studying in NODET Schools from 1996 until 2003. Having passed university's entrance exam he had started to study in Sharif University of Technology. He graduated from Sharif University of Technology with the B.Sc degree in Chemical Engineering.

Moradiabadi received his MBA degree from the Rawls College of Business. He is currently a PhD student at Rawls College of Business in MIS. He won the Final Four of collegiate chess with Texas Tech University in 2012.

Although he is not a professional chess player anymore, he is still number one player in Iran. His most recent Elo rating is 2586 (June ast, 2014).


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 

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