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

Iran crowned triple Asian chess champion

Iran crowned triple Asian chess champion
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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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