You can play blitz against Elshan Moradiabadi today!

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12/23/2020 – Just a quick reminder! Today GM Elshan Moradiabadi will participate in our video blitz tournament at 15:00 CET. The good news is that we still have two open seats available! If you apply, you will be raffled and might take part in our little tournament.

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Video Blitz Tournament with GM Elshan Moradiabadi

December 23rd, 3 pm CET

Elshan Moradiabadi is a GM born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He moved to the US in 2012. Ever since, he has been active in the North American college chess scene and in US chess.

Moradiabadi co-authored “Chess and the Art of War: Ancient Wisdom to Make You a Better Player” with Al Lawrence. He has also published articles for ChessBase, and edited opening material for fellow authors.

Elshan Moradiabadi is a veteran instructor and teaches chess to every level, with students ranging from beginners to IM.

I want to participate!

Only these conditions have to be met:

  • You have a ChessBase Account and are a Premium Member
  • You have a webcam
  • You have a microphone

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How to register?

If you meet the requirements, you can be one of the nine lucky tournament players. Please send your applications to

feedback @ (Subject: Premium Blitz with Elshan)

It is enough to post your real, full name, and of course your nickname / handle.

If you are in the tournament, you will receive an email with all instructions around 13:00 CET today!

This video explains how to create a virtual room with your friends and for your club. This is exactly how our small tournament is created. But we will also use the Playchess “Video” function, next to the “Map” tab


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