Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Iranian youths shine at World Youth
Iranian Chess Players Shine at World Youth Championships in UAE
Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:23
Alireza Firouzja (in the U-10 open category for boys), Pouya Idani (in U-18 open category for boys) and Sara Sadat Khadem Sharieh (in U-16 open category for girls) gained the victory for Iran, grabbing a total of six points in seven matches, thus advancing to the eighth round on Tuesday.
Idani, who maintains his sole leadership of the Under-18 Open, is to face Spanish great chess master Anton Guijarro in the 8th round white beaded.
The Iranian chess players for the categories comprised 17 girls and 21 boys.
The 2013 World Youth Chess Championship (December 17-29) started in Al Ain, in the UAE, with a record number of 1,850 participants.