Firouzja, Alireza

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Firouzja, Alireza Gender: M
born on 18 June 2003
Place Babol, Iran, 36n34, 52e42
Timezone +043 h4e30 (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif

Alireza Firouzja
photo: مسعود شهرستانی, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Iranian-born French chess player, awarded the title Grandmaster in 2018 at age 14, he won the FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament in November 2021. He was ranked world No. 9, then No. 2 after having won the European championship.

A child prodigy, Firouzja won the gold medal in the U12 section at the Asian Youth Chess Championships held in 2015 in Suwon at age eleven.

At the age of twelve, he won the 2016 Iranian Chess Championship, scoring 8/11 points (+5−0=6), a full point ahead of his nearest competitors, and became the youngest ever to win the title.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Confirmed by Nantes bureau of vital records, no time on bc.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Chess)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : Other Extraordinary (Chess)