Atousa Pourkashiyan

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Armenia - Iran, Chess Olympiad 2012
Atousa Pourkashiyan
Atousa Pourkashiyan, 2010
Born (1988-05-16) May 16, 1988 (age 32)
Tehran, Iran
TitleWoman Grandmaster (2009)
Peak rating2374 (May 2011)
Atousa Pourkashiyan
Medal record
Representing  Iran
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Mixed Team classical
Asian Indoor Games
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Quang Ninh Mixed Team blitz
Asian Chess Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Subic Bay {{{2}}}

Atousa Pourkashiyan (Persian: آتوسا پورکاشیان‎; born 16 May 1988) is an Iranian chess player. She holds the title of Woman Grandmaster, which FIDE awarded her in 2009.[1] Pourkashiyan is six-time Iranian women's champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014).

She was born in Tehran.[2] 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.[3] She competed in the Women's World Chess Championship in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2017.

In team competitions, she has played for Iran in the Women's Chess Olympiad, Women's Asian Team Chess Championship and World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad.[4]


  1. ^ Titles approved at the 1st Quarter Presidential Board 2009. FIDE.
  2. ^ Title Applications. 1st quarter Presidential Board, 5-8 March 2009, Istanbul, TUR. FIDE.
  3. ^ "Asia Continental Chess Championships 2010". Chessdom. Archived from the original on 4 May 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  4. ^ Atousa Pourkashiyan team chess record at

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