• Wed / 19 December 2018 / 15:16
  • Category: Sports
  • News Code: 97092814437
  • Journalist : 71477

Iran wins championship, runner-up titles at Blitz category of Asian champs 2018

علیرضا فیروزجاه - شطرنج

Tehran (ISNA) – Two Iranian chess players bagged gold and silver medals of the Asian Continental Chess Championship 2018 in Makati, Philipines.

At the Blitz category of the tournament, Alireza Firouzja and Mohammad-Amin Tabatabaei won the championship and runner-up titles by securing 7.5 and 7 points respectively.

The 17th Asian Continental Chess Championship was held on December 9-18 at two categories of Standard and Blitz.

Tabatabaei also finished runner-up at the Standard category of the Asian Continental Championship 2018.

His match with the Chinese opponent resulted in tie to increase Tabatabaei’s score in the tournament to 6.5 and win a spot in Chess World Cup 2019.

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