Firouzja youngest chessplayer ever to break 2800

GM Alireza Firouzja is the latest addition to the 2800-club after scoring a sensational 8/9 on the European Staff Championship.

Iran PressEurope: The Iran-born teenager had another great tournament. He scored a phenomenal 8/9, beating Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in his last match and surpassing the 2800 mark in the live rating. Most likely, Alireza will jump to the second position in the December rating list, right behind Magnus Carlsen.

At 18 years and five months, he’s the youngest ever to take action. GM Magnus Carlsen was additionally 18 years previous however earned the 2800 score simply barely earlier than turning 19.

Firouzja’s extraordinary rise to the highest has been paying homage to legends like GM Bobby Fischer, GM Garry Kasparov, and even the current world champion. He achieved the grandmaster title at age 14 and crossed the 2700-mark two years later. 

Ukraine and Russia are the winners of the European Team Championship in Terme Catez, Slovenia, from November 11-22.


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