Avicenna Int’l Chess Tournament kicks off in western Iran
Hamedan, The 15th Avicenna International Chess Tournament 2018 kicked off in western city of Hamedan on Friday with participation of 390 Iranian and foreign players .
Speaking to the Islamic Republic News agency (IRNA), Head of Hamedan Chess Committee Ahmad Ali Babaei said that 16 prominent foreign players were participating in the event.
The tournament is underway in three A, B and C groups, he said.
Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami, Iranian chess grandmaster did not take part in the event for personal reasons, he added.
Ukrainian grandmaster Stanislav Bogdanovich won the 14th edition of Avicenna International Chess Tournament.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA