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Tuesday, 08 Jun 2021 21:26
Ehsan Ghaem Maghami wins Zone 3.1 Championship

Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (pictured below) became the winner of Zone 3.1 Championship and secured his spot in FIDE World Cup 2021. Ehsan scored 6 out of 7 possible points and tied for first place with his countryman Aryan Gholami but came out on top thanks to better tiebreaks (higher average rating of his opponents).


Photo: David Llada

The 7-round Swiss tournament brought together 23 players from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Palestina and was played online on Tornelo platform. The competition was dominated by the representatives of Iran, who took three top spots in the final standings.

Final standings:

1

GM

Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan

IRI

2547

6

2

GM

Gholami, Aryan

IRI

2513

6

3

GM

Idani, Pouya

IRI

2614

4

FM

Salih Akar Ali, Salih

IRQ

2274

5

FM

Koniahli, Malek

SYR

2255

6

IM

Mansour, Sameer

JOR

2308

4

7

FM

Ahmed Ali Layth, Ahmed

IRQ

2253

4

8

 

Chekh Adm Khedr, Aram

SYR

2147

4

9

CM

Ismael Namir Mohammed 

IRQ

2122

4

10

IM

Al Hosani, Omran

UAE

2197

4