Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami (Persian: احسان قائم مقامی ; born 11 January 1983) is a chess grandmaster (2000) from Iran. On the September 2011 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2583.He is a bachelor of law and now is studying sports management at Tehran university.
In 2004 he came first in the Kish GM Tournament. In 2009, he won a 20 games combined match (four classical, four rapid and twelve blitz games) against Anatoly Karpov, played with a special rule: play to mate or dead draw. The overall score was eight wins to Ghaem-Maghami, seven wins to Karpov, and five draws. In 2011 he came first in the 10th Avicenna International Open Tournament in Hamadan, Iran.
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