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Elshan Moradi

Elshan Moradi Abadi in 2010
Full name Elshan Moradi Abadi
Country Iran
Born May 22, 1985
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2585 (February 2014)
Elshan Moradi
Medal record
Competitor for Iran
Men's chess
Asian Games
  2006 Doha Team classical
Asian Indoor Games
  2007 Macau Individual blitz
  2007 Macau Team rapid
  2009 Hanoi Team blitz
World Mind Sports Games
  2008 Beijing Team rapid

Elshan Moradi Abadi (Persian: الشن مرادی ابدی ‎‎, born 22 May 1985) is a chess grandmaster from Iran. He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was eliminated in the first round by Leinier Domínguez.

When he was 16 he won the 2001 Iranian Chess Championship with a score of 10/11, ahead of Ehsan Ghaem Maghami.

He was one of the members of Iran national team in the first World Mind Sports Games held in Beijing (2008), in which the Iranian team surprisingly clinched the third place ahead of Hungary, USA and India.

He has been studying in NODET Schools from 1996 until 2003. Having passed university's entrance exam he had started to study in Sharif University of Technology. He graduated from Sharif University of Technology with the B.Sc degree in Chemical Engineering.

Moradiabadi received his MBA degree from the Rawls College of Business. He is currently a PhD student at Rawls College of Business in MIS. He won the Final Four of collegiate chess with Texas Tech University in 2012.

Although he is not a professional chess player anymore, he is still number one player in Iran. His most recent Elo rating is 2586 (June ast, 2014).