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.