Who is chess player GM Alireza Firouzja, bio, age, height, father, ranking, religion, IQ and net worth

Who is chess player GM Alireza Firouzja, bio, age, height, father, ranking, religion, IQ and net worth

Alireza Firouzja is a famous Iranian-French Grandmaster who was the youngest player to have surpassed a FIDE rating of 2800, find out more about him below along with his IQ and net worth

Alireza surpassed a 2800 FIDE rating after beating the previous record set by Magnus Carlsen by more than five months.

Who is chess player GM Alireza Firouzja, bio, age, height, father, FIDE ranking, religion, IQ and net worth

Many people believe that Alireza Firouzja will one day fight against Magnus Carlsen for the world chess crown.

Alireza Firouzja bio

Alireza Firouzja is an Iranian and French chess grandmaster who was born on June 18, 2003, in Babol, Iran, to Hamidreza Firouzja. He currently holds the No. 2 position in the FIDE world chess rankings since attaining it in December 1, 2021.

Due to the strict rules in his homeland, back in Iran, Alireza moved to France, where he spent his time growing as a strong chess player. Notably, Alireza Firouzja is currently considered as one of the most promising chess players of the 21st century. He achieved his peak rating of 2804 back in December 2021, and currently ranks No. 6 as of April 2024.

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He is a Muslim by religion with his IQ said to stand at 170. He has a net worth of $500,000-1 million. His father is Hamidreza Firouzja.

Age

Alireza Firouzja is currently just 20 years old with his height at 5 feet 7 inches.

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Alireza Firouzja career and achievements

Firouzja started out playing chess at an early age and gained prominence after winning the 2016 Iranian Chess Championship at age 12. By 2016, he achieved the title International Master (IM) by FIDE. He soon earned the Grandmaster title at 14 and by 16, Firouzja became the second youngest 2700-rated player. He then went on to win a silver medal at the 2019 World Rapid Chess Championship.

Despite his success in his home country, Firouzja left the Iranian Chess Federation in 2019 because of their strict policies against Israeli chess players. As a result, he played under the FIDE flag until mid-2021, when he eventually became a French citizen. He soon began representing France, and by November 2021, Firouzja had won the FIDE Grand Swiss tournament at the age of 18. He won the tournament with a score of 8/11 and qualified for the Candidates Tournament in 2022.

Alireza Firouzja also won an individual gold medal at the European Team Chess Championship and a bronze medal at the 2021 World Blitz Chess Championship that same year. This victory took his rating above 2800 for the first time, and by the age of 18 years and 5 months, he became the youngest player to be rated over 2800. Notably, after winning the World Chess Championship 2021, Magnus Carlsen said:

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If someone other than Firouzja wins the Candidates Tournament, it is unlikely that I will play the next world championship match.”

Alireza Firouzja also participated in the World Blitz Chess Championship, where finished in third place after the tiebreaks.

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