GM Parham Maghsoodloo claims title at World Junior Championships

پرهام مقصودلود استاد بزرگ شطرنج

Tehran (ISNA) - The Iranian grandmaster Parham Maghsoodloo won World Junior Championships with one round to spare and made history.

It has been one of the most dominating performances that you would ever see at any strong chess tournament, leave alone World Junior Championships.

GM Parham Maghsoodloo from Iran started the tournament as the top seed. He conceded half a point in the sixth round by drawing his game against Alireza Firouzja. But rest of the games he managed to win thereby scoring 9.5/10 and winning the tournament with one round to spare.

Parham Maghsoodloo became the World Junior Champion 2018 with a round to spare. He scored 9.5/10 and is two points clear of the field! He has gained 26.5 Elo points and has a rating performance of 2976! Unbelievable, but true. His live rating is now 2691, ChessBase reported.

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