Elshan Moradiabadi is an Iranian-American chess Grandmaster. He won the 2001 Iranian Chess Championship at the age of 16. Moradiabadi moved to the U.S in 2012 to attend Texas Tech University and play on the school chess team. While at Texas Tech, he won the Final Four of collegiate chess with Texas Tech University in 2012, and won the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship in 2015. As a coach, Elshan coached US national team at the world team in 2019, Pan Am team in 2019 in Ecuador, and was the head of delegates of the US team at the world youth the Mumbai, India.