Iran’s Idani wins GuoTai Cup Open Chess Tournament

April 26, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran’s Pouya Idani (2590) won the 2nd GuoTai Cup Open Chess Tournament in Qinhuangdao, China on Thursday.

He won the tournament with 7.5/9. Chinese Wang Hao 2726) and Wu Wenjin (2345) came second and third with 6.5 and 6 points respectively.

Idani, who was awarded the title of Grandmaster (GM) by FIDE in 2014, won cash prize of USD $18,000.

Then 2nd Guotai Cup Belt and Road International Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place in Qinhuangdao, China from April 16 to 25.

The players had 90 minutes for all their moves with a 30-second increment per move from move 1.

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