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FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 kicked off in Muscat, Oman

The FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship 2015 kicked off in Muscat, the capital of Oman.

The event is organized by the Oman Chess Federation from 17-24th May, 2015 and it was inaugurated by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The championship was inaugurated by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov inaugurates the event

The FIDE Zone 3.1 Championship for men is a 9-round Swiss tournament, headed by Iranian player GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (2558), while the women’s tournament will be played in a 10-player round-robin format. Top seed is GM Zhu Chen (2414) from Qatar.

You can see the starting lists and replay the games below.

Tournament websiteLIVE games with analysis

Men’s Section list of players:

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

Women’s Section list of players:

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

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