Monumental achievement for young phenom Firouzja

Young phenom Firouzja breaks 2700

Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja makes history.
Sports. July 28, 2019

TEHRAN - The 16-year-old Grandmaster Alireza Firouzja from Iran surpassed the 2700 Elo rating barrier.

It’s the first time an Iranian chess player crosses 2700 Elo rating barrier.

Firouzja is the third-rated junior in the world, behind Chinese Wei Yi and American Jeffery Xiong.

He will play Wei Yi in the semifinal of the Junior Speed Chess Championship Semifinal on Sunday.

Source: https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/438671/Iranian-GM-Alireza-Firouzja-makes-history

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