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Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:21
Iranian Grandmaster Finishes Runner-Up at 2018 World Chess Competition
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian chess grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh finished second in the 2018World Rapid and Blitz Chess Competition in Russian port city of Saint Petersburg.

Khademalsharieh snatched the second place, winning the $25,000 prize, in a heated rivalry among 204 female chess grandmasters.

Chinese chess grandmaster Ju Wenjun won the first prize in women's tournament, with maybe some scary moments in the very last round. She finished a full point ahead of Khademalsharieh and the Russian grandmaster Aleksandra Goryachkina, who stood at the third place.

Three other Iranian chess players, namely Parham Maghsoodloo, Alireza Firouzja, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami represented the Islamic Republic in men’s section, where the world’s strongest chess players vied for titles.

Firouzja ranked sixth at the end of the competition, where Daniil Dubov from Russia won the first place.

Earlier this month, the World Chess Federation FIDE (the Fédération Internationale des Échecs) issued its latest world rankings, placing Khademalsharieh up by 11 spots in the 19th rank.

 

 

 

 

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