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GM Pouya Idani

Chess is like body-building. If you train every day, you stay in top shape. It is the same with your brain - chess is a matter of daily training. “ Vladimir Kramnik“

LocationTehran Iran
Languagesفارسی, English (US)
RatingFIDE: 263528712764
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AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

I am Pouya Idani, 2614 FIDE rated Grand Master from Iran.I was born on September 1995. Standing as the world champion U18 is the proudest moment of my chess career so far.
I've been a member of Iran's national team since 2012.
I have studied Pharmacy at Shahid Beheshti University, but my focus was clearly on chess.
I am a versatile opening specialist! I know exactly how to become a GM or other titled player in a scheduled short time. feel free to fill me in with any questions or comments in: , , Skype id: Pouya.idani

Playing experience

I started playing chess in 2003 when I was 8 years old.
I was awarded the title of International Master in 2011 And the title of Grandmaster in 2014 at the age of 19.
My highest Elo is 2638.
My best achievements from 2007 are:
-World school chess championship boys U13: Vice-champion, Singapore 2007
-Asian youth chess championship boys U14: bronze medal, India, 2009
-U16 team world Olympiad: third place, Turkey, 2011
-World chess championship boys U16: Vice-champion (silver medal), Brazil, 2011
-World Youth Chess Championship boys U18: Champion, Al Ain, UAE, 2013
-Champion of zone 3.1 2015 and Qualified for World Cup 2015
-Johor International open 2015 1st place
-participated in World Olympiad 2012, 2014, 2018
-Asian Nations cup 2018 in Standard-Rapid-Blitz (4 gold, 1 silver medal)
-Goa International GM Open 2018 1st place
-Chigorin Memorial 2018, Russia, 1st place
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-Iranian Men Chess Championship 2019, 2nd place
-participating in World Team Championship 2019
-The 2nd Longtou cup, the Belt and Road chess open-1st place
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Qualified to World cup 2021 Sochi and played till 1/16 stage

Teaching experience

In the previous 7 years I devoted myself to chess coaching and I am delighted with the amazing results of my students in World cup, Women's World cup, Tata Steel etc. I've always tried to expand my student base for those who are looking to improve their opening game.😊

Best skills

My knowledge is my strength in every part of the game specially in opening preparation.

Teaching methodology

I take into consideration what is necessary for my students. Making repertoires and analyzing their games. I make short-time, and long-time schedule which put them on the right direction. I also put some useful files at their disposal.
In fact, I teach them what they need, not always what they want.
I give thought to the study of current top-level games (calculation, openings)