Anton Demchenko wins Paytakht Cup International Chess

October 31, 2017

Russian Grand Master Anton Demchenko won the 2nd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival A title on Tuesday.

The Russian GM, with FIDE rating of with 2649, won the tournament with seven points out of nine matches.

Iran’s Parham Maghsoodloo finished in second place and Ukraine’s Bernadskiy Vitaliy came third.

A total of 430 chess players from Iran and 15 other countries participated in the nine-day competition in Tehran.

The championship was held in 9-round Swiss system in accordance with the Tournament Rules and FIDE Laws of Chess.

Chess Association of Tehran Province under the auspices of Iran Chess Federation organized the international event.

The first edition of the Paytakht Cup was held in Tehran from Oct. 24 to Nov. 1, 2016 with about 400 participants.

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