Iran lands 3rd at World Youth Chess Olympiad

National Iranian chess squad overcame Belarus to stand in the third place overall at FIDE World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2017 in India.
Publish date : Tuesday 19 December 2017 13:15
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World Youth Chess Olympiad-2017 was competed at Karnavati Club in India. Thirty teams from twenty-five countries had taken part at the prestigious event of World Chess Calendar for Under-16 players.

The Iranian squad consisted of Seyed Mohamad Amin Tabatabaei, Alireza Firouzja, Arian Gholami, Mahdi Gholami and Anousha Mahdian.

In Round Nine of the tournament, young Persian Chess players pulled out a decisive win (4-0) over Belarusian rivals and received the bronze medal.

Russian stood on top of the podium winning the gold medal while host India collected the bronze medal to finish in the second position.
Iran had won the title in the 2016 edition of the sportive event.

In the nine round Swiss System event, each team needed to field a maximum of 5 players which include one girl player and she had to play at least three 3 rounds. For the records, the event had attracted one Grandmaster, fourteen International Masters and four women international masters and twenty nine Fide Masters.