News ID: 219336
Published: 0231 GMT August 04, 2018

Iran crowned triple Asian chess champion

Iran crowned triple Asian chess champion

Sports Desk

Iran Green kept up the momentum at the 2018 Asian Nations Chess Cup in Hamadan, western Iran, finishing on a high note with third top-spot finish at the competitions.

On Friday, having topped the standard open and rapid open contests, Iran Green’s five-a-side team – comprising Parham Maqsoudlou, Pouya Idani, Seyyed Mohammad-Amin Tabatabei, Alireza Firouzja and Mas’oud Mossadeqpour – overcame Uzbekistan to pull off its seventh successive victory and clinched the blitz open title with the maximum 14 points.

Iran Green was followed by China – which tallied 12 points – in the second place while Vietnam settled for the third podium with 10 points.


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