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Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:38
Young Iranian Bags Gold at World U-16 Chess Olympiad
TEHRAN (FNA)- Young Iranian chess grandmaster Alireza Firouzja was named as the best player of the 2018 World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad at the concluding ceremony of the tournament on Sunday.

The Iranian outfit took part in nine rounds of competition at the 2018 World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad, winning six of them against Romania, Slovakia, China, Serbia, Belarus and the United States, and conceding defeat in the other three rounds against Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and India.

The international event was organized by Turkish Chess Federation (TCF), held in the Turkish city of Konya from November 25 to December 2.

Uzbekistan won the championship, followed by India, China, Belarus, and Iran in the second to fifth places, respectively.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Iranian chess grandmaster Alirez Firouzja was picked as the best player of the tournament and received a gold medal by gaining 8 points from particpating in 9 rounds, and a performance rating of 2736.

Firouzja won the Iranian Chess Championship at age 12 and earned his grandmaster title at the age of 14. He is currently among the top three Iranian chess players standing behind Parham Maghsoodloo and Pouya Idani.

 

 

 

 

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