| Alekhine Nouri|
| FIDE Master|
| December 12, 2005 (age 10)
Negros, Philippines (2005-12-12) |
Alekhine Nouri (born December 12, 2005) is a Filipino FIDE Master. Named after Russian chess player Alexander Alekhine, Nouri became the youngest FIDE Master at the age of 7.
Nouri was born in Negros in December 12, 2005 to parents Hamed and Roda. Interested in playing competitive chess at the age of five, he tagged along his father Hamed, a FIDE Master himself, to a local chess club in Escalante, Negros. Realizing his potential, his father quit his job and acted as his own coach to give his son's chess career with full attention. They started to practice regularly, with the father withdrawing him from distractions such as television and computer games. In December 2012, Nouri's family decided to move from Negros to Taguig to further develop his potential. He was granted athletic scholarship by Far Eastern University, as a member of the school's elementary chess team. He is currently ranked number 1 in the U-12 division in Philippines.
In June 2013, during the 14th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships 2013 in Thailand, Nouri claimed an outright FM title with his victory in the Open 8-under category, thus making him as the youngest Filipino FIDE Master and the current youngest FIDE Master in the world.
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