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Turkey-Iran Friendship Chess Match Has Ended
phoca_thumb_l_dsc00010Turkey-Iran Friendship Match ended with victory of Iranian Team. Turkis Team lost the game with a total of 10 points difference 11-21.

GM Elshan Moradiabadi showed the highest performance in the friendship match.

Ending at the competition we would like to thank all participants individually.

Turkey-Iran Friendship Chess Match

I.         PLACE AND DATE:

The Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) will organize the Turkey-Iran Friendship Chess Match in Ankara, Turkey from 07th September (Arrival) to 17th September  (Departure).


The Turkish Chess Federation has the pleasure of inviting Iran Delegation(4 players, 1 trainer, 1 director) to the competition.


All players are provided with a full board (excluding alcohol) accommodation at the Angora hotel (four stars), Ankara.


Tournament venue will be the hall of the Angora Hotel.


The tournament will be played using the Double Scheveningen System with 8 rounds. The rate of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.


i.              According to FIDE Chess Rules 6.6.a the late arrival length is 15 minutes.
ii.             According to FIDE Chess Rules 9.1.a the minimum number of moves in 20.
iii.            All of the participants are regarded as they read and fully accepted the conditions of the tournament and cannot claim they do not have knowledge about the issues indicated in the regulations.
iv.           Electronic devices and cell phones will not be taken into tournament hall.

Two Rounds Left In The Friendship Match
phoca_thumb_l_13-92014IM Pouria Darini sacrificed the exchange in return for attacking chances which wasn't enough to compensate the position. He lost the game against GM Emre Can.

IM Mustafa Yilmaz chose an aggressive variant of the King's Gambit and played for a win, he settled for a draw afterwards against GM Elshan Moradiabadi. On the first board, IM Javad who played better than his opponent, won the game. In another challenging game on the fourth board, GM Ehsan got home the full point with his careful play.
Please Fasten Your Seatbelt
phoca_thumb_l_img_9986After long battle, Iranian top players GM Ehsan, GM Elshan and IM Javad won their games against GM Can, GM Kivanc and IM Ogulcan. IM Pouria and IM Mustafa finished their match as draw after missed some winning chance.

Iran ready for the takeoff with seven full points difference.
Iran Increased The Point Difference
ElshanPlaying with white pieces GM Elshan Moradiabadi changed his queen instead of four minor pieces for better attacking chances and won the game with impressive style against GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu. In the game GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami - GM Emre Can the players agreed on a draw in a position with mutual chances. After a long battle IM Javad Alavi Sayed and IM Mustafa Yilmaz agreed on a draw whereas IM Pouria Darini  beat his opponent IM Ogulcan Kanmazalp.

After fourth round Iran increased the point difference to four.
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