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Iran hosting Asian chess solo championship

Tehran, Iran will host the Asian solo chess Championship in 2019.

The Asian Chess Confederation session was held at the Batumi Stadium in Georgia on Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Olympiad.

During this meeting, various issues, including the hosts of the tournament in 2019, were discussed and decided upon.

The Iranian Chess Federation is hosting the Asian Solo Championships on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory.

'We hope that such a hosting will make our country's chess players no longer spending to face powerful Asian opponents and face them in our own country,' Mehrdad Pahlavanzadeh, Chess Federation president said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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