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WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian women’s champion

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan (courtesy of Iranian Chess Federation)

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian champion (courtesy of Iranian Chess Federation)

The 2014 Iranian National Chess Championship for women was organized by the Tehran Chess Association on 7-16th December 2014 in Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran.

The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″.

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan and WIM Mitra Hejazipour tied for the first with 9.5/11 points, but Pourkashiyan prevailed in the direct encounter and lifted the trophy on a superior tie-break score.

20-year-old Hanieh Khalaji finished clear third with 8/11 points, leaving the nearest followers 1.5 point behind. Khalaji had a great tournament, adding 52 Elo points to her rating and drawing against the new Iranian champion. You can see the full standings below.

Official website

Final standings:

1 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 2312 9,5
2 WIM Hejazipour Mitra 2297 9,5
3 Khalaji Hanieh 1944 8
4 Hakimifard Raana 2001 6,5
5 Zahedifar Anahita 1952 6,5
6 WFM Derakhshani Dorsa 2188 6
7 Alinasab Mobina 1881 6
8 Alavi Homa 1933 6
9 Alijanzadeh Mohadeseh 1886 6
10 Karimi Yeganeh 1856 6
11 WFM Asadi Motahare 1824 5,5
12 Khachatourians Teni 1698 5,5
13 Hashemi Seyed Fatemeh 1777 5
14 WFM Kalantari Sedigheh 1895 5
15 Ghazizadeh Asana 1865 5
16 Hamedi Nia Vesal 1742 4,5
17 Asghari Mitra 1759 4,5
18 Majidi Kimia 1813 4,5
19 Mobarhani Nazanin 1864 4
20 Jafari Golnaz 1882 4
21 Vagoohian Ramila 1770 4
22 Khalili Atieh 1740 4
23 Ghaderi Farzaneh 1758 3,5
24 Ansari Fateme 1747 2

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