Iran wins China at World U16 Chess Olympiad

TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) – The Iranian junior chess team defeated China in the 4th round of 2018 World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad in Turkey.

The Iranian team edge past China on Tuesday 2.5-1.5. Alireza Firouzja and Arash Daghli outplayed their Chinese rivals while Amirreza Pour Aghabala conceded a defeat and Mahdi Gholami’s match ended with a draw.

Iranian team comprises of the four mentioned boys plus Motahare Asadi as the girl member.

The team has gained two 4-0 victories over Romania and Slovakia while suffering a defeat to Sri Lanka in the previous rounds. It will face Serbia today at the 5th round.

At the end of the 4th round, Belarus tops the table with 8 points while USA and Russia stand next with 8 and 7 respectively. Iran has achieved the rank of 11 till now with 6 points.

The 2018 edition of World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad kicked off on November 24 in Konta, Turkey. The event will have 9 rounds, wrapping up on December 3.

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