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GM Pouya Idani and GM Chen Zhu win FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015

OmanThe FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 took place from 17-24th May, 2015, in Muscat, the capital of Oman.

The event was organized by Oman Chess Federation in a 9-round format with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″.

Iranian GM Pouya Idani finished first in the Men’s tournament with 8/9 points, leaving his countrymen, the runner-up GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami half a point behind.

IM Basheer Al Qudaimi remained third with 6 points.

GM Chen Zhu from Qatar topped the female tournament. She edged Iranian WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan on a superior tie-break score to take the gold.

WIM Mitra Hejazipour took the bronze with 7,5 points.

You can see the full standings and replay the games with analysis below.

Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysis/ Standings and statistics

Men’s tournament final standings:

1 GM Idani Pouya IRI 2526 8
2 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2558 7,5
3 IM Al Qudaimi Basheer YEM 2405 6
4 GM Darini Pouria IRI 2485 6
5 IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2404 5,5
6 FM Abdulwahhab Ahmed Abdulsattar IRQ 2346 5
7 IM Iyti Basher SYR 2298 5
8 FM Chahrour Ibrahim LIB 2269 5
9 FM Ayyad Maher BRN 2123 4
10 CM Tamra Attallah PLE 2080 4
11 Al Ansi Amin OMA 0 3
12 CM Hashem Khaled KUW 1962 2
13 Masrhi Abdulrahman A KSA 1865 2
14 Al Mamari Mohammed Salim OMA 1791 0

Women’s tournament final standings:

1 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2414 8
2 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2356 8
3 WIM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2312 7,5
4 WIM Al-Rufaye Iman Hasan Mohammed IRQ 2094 5,5
5 Mir Mahmoud Afamia SYR 1964 5
6 Abeer Ali UAE 1569 5
7 Al Balushi Mariya OMA 0 2
Faqeeh Yara PLE 1437 2
Al Ghafri Wafia OMA 0 2
10 Alkanderi Suad KUW 1417 0

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