Iranian chess grandmasters to vie at Asian Championship in Philippines

TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (MNA) – the 17th edition of Asian Continental Open and Women's Championship 2018 will be held in the city of Makati, Philippines from Dec. 9-19, with three Iranian chess players participating in the event.

The chess grandmasters, Alireza Firouzja and Parham Maghsoodloo, along with Mobina Ali Nasab will vie at the event for the Iranian team.

Firouzja won the Iranian Chess Championship at age 12 and earned his grandmaster title at the age of 14. He is currently the No. 3 ranked Iranian player after Parham Maghsoodloo and Pouya Idani.

According to the latest FIDE (World Chess Federation) ratings, Maghsoodloo stands at the world’s 4th place with 2,688 points in the juniors’ standard category. Firouzja (2607) stands in 12th spot in the same category.

In the ranking of countries, which is measured by the average rating of their top 10 players, Iran has moved one place up compared to last month with 2555 points, sitting in the 25th place.

Vahid Savabieh will the only Iranian referee officiating in the event.

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