Alireza Firouzja (born June 18, 2003) is an Iran-based chess grandmaster. He came into the limelight after earning the grandmaster title in the year 2018. Also, he has beat Magnus Carlsen’s record by becoming the youngest-ever 2800-rated player. As we move further, you can find more details about his height, net worth, parents, siblings, wiki, age, bio, gf, weight, family, ethnicity, religion, nationality, IQ, rating, and more.
Alireza Firouzja Wiki/Biography
Born in an Iranian family in Babol, Mazandaran, Iran, Alireza Firouzja celebrates his birthday on the 18th of June each year. His nickname is Ali and his zodiac sign is Gemini. He graduated high school at a local private school in his hometown. As per various sources, he could’ve not attended college or university as he wanted to pursue chess professionally. Being a person with a high IQ already, going to college for higher studies doesn’t make much sense for him.
|Professional chess player
|19 [as of 2022]
|Date of Birth
|June 18, 2003
|Babol, Mazandaran, Iran
|Babol, Mazandaran, Iran
|Being a professional chess player
Alireza Firouzja Parents, Siblings & Girlfriend
Alireza Firouzja belongs to a Muslim Iranian family. Hence, his ethnicity is Iranian. However, he is an Iranian-French by nationality. Though he grew up almost his entire life in Iran, he recently began representing France while playing chess professionally.
His father’s name is Hamidreza Firouzja while his mother’s name is not known. Also, their professions are not available as well. Coming to the details about his siblings, he has an elder brother named Mohammadrez Firouzja. Just like Alireza, he is also a competitive chess player. The age gap between the brothers is about five years.
Alireza Firouzja’s marital status is unmarried. Also, his relationship status is currently single. There could be a chance of him dating at least one person in the past. However, he has mostly kept his dating history a secret from the public.
Alireza Firouzja Height, Age & More
His age is 19 as of 2022. Alireza Firouzja’s height is 5 feet 11 inches & his weight is 72 kg approximately. Ali has black hair and brown eyes. His body statistics are unavailable while his shoe size is 11.5 (US). Moving on to his physical appearance, he is built average and doesn’t have any tattoos or piercings on his body.
Alireza Firouzja has begun playing chess at the young age of 8. In fact, he even started competing in various tournaments even before becoming a teen. He won his first gold medal at the Asian Youth Chess Championships in the year 2015. The next year, he became the youngest person to win the Iranian Chess Championship title at the age of 12. By the time he turned 13, he already had a FIDE rating of 2485.
He then played against a young talent Parham Maghsoodloo but lost all three games. He wasn’t able to win due to a lack of experience. However, he received the International Master title by FIDE that year. In 2017, he won against the supergrandmaster Jobava (who was rated 2714 then) at the 2nd Stars Cup Tournament.
In April 2018, he was awarded the grandmaster title by FIDE for his brilliant performances. He won all three open events for Iran at the Asian Nations Cup in the same year. He stopped representing Iran in Chess tournaments after November 2019. Alireza began playing for FIDE from December 2019 to June 2021. He first faced the best chess player Magnus Carlsen in April 2021 and was able to secure a win at the Chess24 Banter Blitz Cup. However, he again played against Magnus in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational but wasn’t able to secure a win this time.
In July 2021, Ali became a part of French nationality and thereafter started representing French in various tournaments. He had a peak rating of 2804 in December 2021 while his current rating is 2778 (as of August 2022). On the other hand, his current ranking is No. 4. During his entire career, he has played against grandmasters such as Ian Nepomniachtchi, Hikaru Nakamura, Richard Rapport, and many more.
Alireza Firouzja Net Worth
Alireza Firouzja’s net worth is $1.5 million (estimated). His net worth mainly consists of his earnings for playing chess professionally. He earns through various methods by playing the game. Apart from this, we don’t have any information about his other income sources.
Alireza Firouzja is pretty active on various social media platforms. He loves streaming on Twitch and has a self-titled Twitch channel too. He created the channel on June 5, 2018, and began streaming online chess on the streaming platform. Primarily, he streamed pretty less averaging about 5-10 hours each month. However, he abruptly stopped streaming in December 2019. He wasn’t seen streaming in the entire 2020.
Finally, he made a streaming comeback in January 2021 and streamed 113 hours that month. Since his comeback, he has been pretty much active on the platform with monthly breaks once in a while. Also, his streams have been averaging about 50 hours each month lately. Currently, the channel has 98k followers. Leaving Twitch, he is also active on other websites such as Twitter and Instagram.
- He loves traveling & has been to many countries including South Korea.
- He peaked at No. 2 ranking in December 2021.
- Currently, he resides in Cannes, France.
- He shares his pictures on his Instagram profile with 67k followers.
- He has met many influential personalities including France’s ex-PM Jean Castex.
- Joined in March 2019, he has more than 49k followers with 30 tweets on Twitter.
- He is a nature lover.
- He doesn’t have a YouTube channel yet.
- Ali can speak more than two languages.
FAQs about Alireza Firouzja
Alireza Firouzja is a professional chess player based in Iran.
He is 19 years as of 2022.
He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall.
As of August 2022, his FIDE rating is 2778.
$1.5 million (estimated).
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