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Iran Women’s Championship 2012: WIM Mitra Hejazipour takes the title

The 2012 Iran Chess Championship for women (for the year 1391 according to Iranian calendar) was held from 29th November to 7th December at Hotel Payam in Zanjan. 24 Players competed in the 11-round Swiss event.

WIM Mitra HejaziPour trailed behind Ghazal Hakimifard until the 9th round, but then she used the opportunity to overtake the opposition and claim the Championship with a total of 9 points.

Mitra Hejazipour, new champion of Iran

Mitra Hejazipour, new champion of Iran

WIM Shaeyesteh Ghaederpour landed on the second place while WIM Ghazal Hakimifard finished third.

The defending champion WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan, also former Asian Women’s Champion, suffered two defeats and at the end placed fifth.

News by Ali Ghaemmaghami (http://iranianchess.ir/)

Shayesteh Ghaderpour (2nd Place)

Shayesteh Ghaderpour (2nd Place)

Atousa Pourkashian, six times champion of Iran finished 5th

Atousa Pourkashian, six times champion of Iran finished 5th

Final standings:

1 WIM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2241 – 9
2 WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh IRI 2219 – 8.5
3 WIM Hakimifard Ghazal IRI 2274 – 8.5
4 WIM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2303 – 7.5
5 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2321 – 7
6 Saeidpour Mona IRI 1885 – 6
7 Afshar Niusha IRI 1934 – 6
8 Hakimifard Raana IRI 1954 – 6
9 Alavi Homa IRI 2000 – 6
10 Rahimi Tara IRI 1917 – 6
11 WFM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2023 – 5.5
12 Alinasab Mobina IRI 1759 – 5.5
13 Bagheri Taleghani Nadia IRI 1833 – 5.5
14 Gholami Orimi Anahita IRI 1708 – 5
15 Lotfi Aylar IRI 1875 – 5
16 Tajik Sareh IRI 1910 – 5
17 Azizi Khatere IRI 1810 – 5
18 Mobarhani Nazanin IRI 1752 – 5
19 Jafari Golnaz IRI 1921 – 4.5
20 Rostamian Saba IRI 1741 – 4.5
21 Alijanzadeh Mohadeseh IRI 1725 – 3.5
22 Moheimani Shadi IRI 1697 – 3.5
23 Khabiri Shabnam IRI 1806 – 2
24 Salehimanesh Ayda IRI 1534 – 2

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