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Aryan Tari (born 4 June 1999) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster. He was Norwegian Chess Champion in 2015 and won the World Junior Chess Championship in 2017.

Aryan Tari
Aryan Tari World Rapid Chess Championship 2015.jpg
Aryan Tari at the 2015 World Rapid Chess Championship
Born (1999-06-04) June 4, 1999 (age 20)
Lier, Norway
TitleGrandmaster (2016)
FIDE rating2630 (September 2019)
Peak rating2625 (January 2019)

Chess careerEdit

Tari has played chess since the age of five.[1] He won the Junior section of the Norwegian Chess Championship in 2012,[2] qualifying him for the championship section in 2013. Following an eighth place finish in 2013[3] and a second place finish in 2014,[4] Tari won the 2015 Championship. At age 16 he is the third youngest player to achieve this feat, after Simen Agdestein and Magnus Carlsen who won at age 15.[5]

At the Open Norwegian Championship in Fagernes in March 2013, Tari finished in seventh place and scored a grandmaster norm, the second youngest Norwegian player ever to have done so at the time.[6]

Tari secured his second grandmaster norm over nine rounds at the 2015 European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavik where he played Norway's third board and scored six points.[7] A special FIDE clause for the continental team championships regards this as a 20-game norm[8] which together with his norm from Fagernes and rating over 2500 is sufficient for the grandmaster title; this title was awarded at the FIDE congress in March 2016. He was Norway's 12th player to be awarded this title.[9]

At the European Individual Chess Championship, played 12–23 May 2016, Tari achieved his best result in his career with 7½/11 (+5–1=5). This gave him a twenty-second place finish and earned him a berth in the Chess World Cup 2017 in Tbilisi,[10] where he was eliminated in the second round after losing 1½-½ to Aleksandr Lenderman.

Personal lifeEdit

Tari is from Lierskogen near Drammen. His parents both emigrated from Iran to Norway before his birth.[1]


  1. ^ a b Nilsen, Bjørn Haakon (22 December 2013). "- JEG ER DEN NESTE SJAKK-KONGEN" (in Norwegian). Se og Hør. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Landsturneringen 2012". Turneringsservice. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Landsturneringen 2013". Turneringsservice. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Landsturneringen 2014". Turneringsservice. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  5. ^ Blauhut, Holger (16 July 2015). "Aryan Tari wins Norwegian Championship". Chessbase. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Aryan Tari – GM Norm at thirteen". Chessbase. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Etcc 2015 - Open section". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Table for Direct Titles effective from 1 July 2014". FIDE. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  9. ^ Strøm, Ole Kristina (24 November 2015). "Norges nye sjakkstjerne: – Det betyr mye å slå Magnus". VG (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  10. ^ Barth-Nilsen, Kate (23 May 2016). "Skal spille VM-kvalifisering" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 24 May 2016.