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Iranian teenage chess player becomes grandmaster

Tehran, Iranian chess player Alireza achieved 2700 ratings in Isbank Turkish Super League 2019 and became the first ever Iranian grandmaster in his age category, it was announced on Monday.

It is worth mentioning that Firouzja is regarded as the second chess player in the world who achieved grand master rating in 16.

Earlier, Norwegian player Magnus Carlsen had been awarded the grandmaster title.

He became the champion in classic and the runnerup in international tournament in Gamma Rejkavik Open (April 816).

Becoming the champion in Iceland Chess 960, Firouzja also qualified to attend 2019 Chess 960 in Norway.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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