Iranian GM Maghsoodloo wins Sharjah Masters Chess

April 20, 2018 - 14:33

TEHRAN - Seventeen-year-old Grandmaster Parham Maghsoodloo of Iran forced a draw with Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukraine in the final round to win the 2nd Sharjah Masters Chess Championship.

The Iranian GM won the title with an amazing 8 points out of 9 rounds in the event.

The 2018 Sharjah Masters was a 9-round Swiss Open which took place from 12-19 April at the Sharjah Chess & Culture Club in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The prize pool was $60,000, with $15,000 for first prize, reported.

Tied for second slot at 7 points each are defending champion Wang Hao of China and Eltaj Safarli of Azerbaijan who drew with each other in 31 moves of a Ruy Lopez game. Wang’s only loss was to Maghsoodloo at the halfway 5th round.

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