Youth domination at the Iranian Final Men’s Championship

iran-flagThe 2015 Iranian Men’s Final Chess Championship was organized by the Tehran Chess Association and Iranian Chess Federation in an 11-round single round-robin tournament.

The event took place in the Iranian capital Tehran from January 20-28, 2016.

The 13-year-old Alireza Firouzja emerged the unexpected but convincing winner. He scored 8/11 points and confirmed his supremacy by leaving the nearest followers a full point behind.

The second place was shared by two young players FM Aryan Gholami (15 years old) and Parham Maghsoodloo (16 years old), who finished with 7/11 points, but Gholami took the silver on a better tie-break criteria.

Final standings:

1 Firouzja Alireza IRI 2455 Mazandaran 8
2 FM Gholami Aryan IRI 2398 Mazandaran 7
3 Maghsoodloo Parham IRI 2450 Golestan 7
4 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2594 Tehran 6.5
5 IM Lorparizangeneh Shahin IRI 2442 Isfahan 6.5
6 GM Darini Pouria IRI 2474 Kerman 6.5
7 FM Javanbakht Nima IRI 2422 Isfahan 6.5
8 IM Mosadeghpour Masoud IRI 2475 Kh.Razavi 5
9 IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil IRI 2425 Guilan 5
10 IM Noroozi Omid IRI 2399 Tehran 4.5
11 Khamisi S Jafar IRI 2279 Mazandaran 2
12 Bagheri Maziar IRI 2262 Kh.Shomali 1.5

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