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Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:16
Iranian Chess Player Tops 5th Round of Asian Championships
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian chess player Mohammad Amin Tabatabayee defeated his Chinese rival, and finished first in the 5th round of the 2018 Asian Continental Championship, underway in Makati, the Philippines.

Chess player Mohammad Amin Tabatabayee, from Iranian national outfit, defeated his Chinese opponent and obtained 3.5 points to ascend to the top in the 5th round of the 2018 Asian Continental Championship, underway in Makati, the Philippines.

Another member of Iran’s national team Parham Maghsoudlou also tied with Indonesian rival and received 3 points.

Ehsan Ghaem Maghami tied with Mongolian player and grabbed 2.5 points.

The 2018 Asian Continental Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament which will be underway until December 18.

Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

In a related front earlier this month, 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.

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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