Alireza Firouzja & Iranian Chess Heritage
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Alireza Firouzja & Iranian Chess Heritage

Iran is deeply embedded in the history of chess, as attested by a number of Persian-derived phrases such as "checkmate". It's not just distant history, however, since in recent years Iran has followed India as one of the countries producing the greatest young talents. Parham Maghsoodloo won the 2018 World Junior Championship while 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja is widely acknowledged as a World Championship contender. IM Nima Javanbakht takes a look at Iranian chess in the 12th installment of the #HeritageChess campaign, supported by the Lindores Abbey Preservation Society.




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  • Reports Nov 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM 1

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