Maghsoodloo crushes World Junior Championship
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Maghsoodloo crushes World Junior Championship

Just after his 18th birthday Parham Maghsoodloo from Iran announced his arrival on the world stage by bulldozing his way to the World Junior Championship with a staggering 9.5/10. Despite losing the final game to Andrey Esipenko he still gained 20 rating points to reach 2684.5 and a place in the top 60. Abhimanyu Puranik from India took silver and Sergei Lobanov from Russia bronze. The Women’s Junior Champion is 16-year-old Aleksandra Maltsevskaya from Russia, who finished on an unbeaten 8.5/11.




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  • Reports Aug 22, 2018 | 11:37 AM 4

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  • Reports Aug 22, 2018 | 10:18 AM 1

    European Youth Chess Championship 2018

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  • Reports Aug 21, 2018 | 10:37 AM 8

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  • Reports Aug 20, 2018 | 3:45 AM 8

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  • Reports Aug 19, 2018 | 12:38 PM 3

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  • General Aug 18, 2018 | 10:26 AM 12

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