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
United States
Born (1985-05-22) May 22, 1985 (age 33)
Tehran, Iran
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2534 (October 2018)
Peak rating 2585 (February 2014)
Elshan Moradi
Medal record
Representing  Iran
Men's chess
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Mixed Team classical
Asian Indoor Games
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Macau Individual blitz
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Macau Mixed Team rapid
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hanoi Mixed 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.

In 2009 he tied for 3rd–8th with Anton Filippov, Vadim Malakhatko, Merab Gagunashvili, Alexander Shabalov and Niaz Murshed in the Ravana Challenge Tournament in Colombo.[2]

He won the Final Four of collegiate chess with Texas Tech University in 2012. In 2015, he won the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship for the first time with Texas Tech university chess team.

Moradi began representing the United States Chess Federation in February 2017.[3]


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.

Moradi received his MBA degree from the Rawls College of Business.


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Tournament report November 2009: The Ravana Challenge". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Transfers in 2017". FIDE. Retrieved 4 March 2017.

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