Amin Tabatabaei is a Chess Grandmaster from Iran with Elo ratings exceeding 2400 from FIDE, making him one of the best Iranian chess players of all time.
Full Name: Seyyed Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei
Title: Grandmaster (2018)
International Master (2015)
FIDE Master ( 2010)
Candidates Master (2009)
Place of birth: Tehran, Iran
Born: February 5, 2001
World ranking: 86
Peak rating: 2661 (July 2022)
Most Frequently Played Openings
With The White Pieces
- Sicilian Defense
- Ruy Lopez
- Queen’s Gambit Declined
With the Black Pieces
- Sicilian Defense
- Ruy Lopez
- King’s Indian
Seyyed Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei, also goes by M. Amin Tabatabaei, is an Iranian chess Grandmaster born on February 5, 2001. Tabatabaei was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2018, the International Master title in 2015, the FIDE Master title in 2010, and the Candidates Master title in 2009. As of August 2022, Tabatabaei’s FIDE rating was 2664 while his Peak rating was 2664 as of July 2022.
Tabatabaei competed in the Aeroflot Open in February 2018. Tabatabaei placed 17th out of 92, achieving 5.5/9 and garnering an extra Grandmaster norm. In December 2018, Tabatabaei participated in the Asian Chess Tournament. Tabatabaei came 2nd with a score of 6.5/9 points and thus advanced to the 2019 Chess World Cup. In July 2019, he emerged victorious at the Biel Masters with a score of 7/9 points. In September, Tabatabaei trounced Bassem Amin in the initial set of the Chess World Cup before being knocked out by Jeffery Xiong in the 2nd round.
Tabatabaei advanced to the Chess World Cup 2021 once more, this time placed 86th, and defeated Basheer Al Qudaimi 2.5-1.5 in the initial set, Ferenc Berkes 2.5-1.5 in the 2nd set, 22nd-seed Yu Yangyi 1.5-0.5 in the 3rd set, 11th-seed Pentala Harikrishna 1.5-0.5 in the 4th set, and Haik M. Martirosyan 2.5-1.5 in the 5th set before being defeated by Vladimir Fe. Tabatabaei qualified for the FIDE Grand Prix 2022 championship by attaining the quarter-finals.
Tabatabaei competed in the FIDE Grand Prix 2022 in February and March 2022. With 3/6 points achieved in the 2nd leg, Tabatabaei shared second place on the second board with Nikita Vitiugov. In the 3rd round, he triumphed in his pool with 3.5/6 points scored, progressing to the playoffs to face Wesley So and finishing 6th on the whole in the championship event
Tabatabaei competed in the FIDE Grand Prix 2022 in February and March 2022, with 3/6 points achieved in the 2nd leg, Tabatabaei shared second place on the second board with Nikita Vitiugov. In the 3rd round, Tabatabaei won in his pool with 3.5/6 points scored, progressing to the playoffs to face Wesley So and finishing 6th on the whole in the championship event.
M Amin Tabatabaei vs Chithambaram V R Aravindh
Aeroflot Open – Moscow, Russia February 24, 2018
Anish Giri vs M Amin Tabatabaei
FIDE Grand Prix Leg 3 – Berlin, Germany March 28, 2022
M Amin Tabatabaei vs Jesper Sondergaard Thybo
World Junior Championship – September 14, 2018
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