Iran crowned at Asian Nations Chess Cup

TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) – Iranian national men’s chess team clinched the title of the main round of Asian Nations Cup held in Hamedan, Iran.

Iranian squad, comprising of Parham Maghsoudlou, Pouya Eidani, Seyed Mohammad Amin Tabatabaee, Alireza Firouzja and Masoud Mossadeghpour, gained six victories and one draw out of their seven matches and claimed the title of Asian Nations Chess Cup for the first time in their history. This is while China and India, stood next.

Accordingly, Iran will represent the continent of Asia in the 2019 World Team Championship.

In women’s category, China claimed the title while Vietnam and India gained the second and third rankings, respectively. 

The event kicked off on July 27 in Iran’s Western Hamedan province and will wrap up tonight. It was played according to the Swiss System of 7 Rounds, with one section for the men’s teams and one section for the women’s teams.

Iran men’s team had earlier topped in the Rapid category while Iranian national women's team ranked third.

Iran’s Chess Federation President Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh said Friday that Iran had never gained such ranking in the Asia during last 63 years, adding that winning China and India was once a dream for Iranian players. This success in the result of a long term planning for nurturing young chess talents in the country, he highlighted.

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