Jan 4, 2019, 11:16 AM
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Iran chess players disrupt Russia's tournament equation

Tehran, Jan 4, IRNA – The Head of Chess Federation of Iran praised the results of the representatives of Iran in the World Chess Championship in Russia and said that despite the presence of famous champions of the field, Iranian athletes were able to perform beyond expectations.

'Representatives of Iran shined in the course of the competition; if we want to consider the ranking, Russia, India, Ukraine, Germany, America, France, and other countries had participated with famous players, but on the whole Iranians were able to succeed in the tournament,' Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh said on Friday.

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