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Iranian Chess Championships

Results and photos by Reza Mahdipour

Iranian Chess Championship Finals for Men and Women are taking place on 3-14 March, 2010. Eight rounds in men and ten in women section have been played, with GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami and WFM Ghazal Hakimifard holding the lead in their respective groups. Results and photos by Reza Mahdipour are bellow.

Iran ch 9

The tournament hall

Round 8 results:

Noroozi Omid 1 – 0 Darini Pouria

Asgari Morteza 1 – 0 Idani Pouya

Hosseinzadeh Nima 1 – 0 FM Moosavian S Hamed

FM Golizadeh Asghar ½ – ½ FM Sharbaf Mohsen

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 1 – 0 Pourramezanali Amirreza

GM Ghane Shojaat bye

Round 8 standings:

1. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2575 – 6.5

2. FM Sharbaf Mohsen 2373 – 5.0

3-4. FM Golizadeh Asghar 2454 and Darini Pouria 2398 – 4.0

5. Asgari Morteza 2246 – 3.5

6-10. GM Ghane Shojaat 2375, Noroozi Omid 2322, Pourramezanali Amirreza 2294, Idani Pouya 2261 and Hosseinzadeh Nima 2276 – 3.0

11. FM Moosavian S Hamed 2407 – 2.0

Round 9 pairings:

FM Sharbaf Mohsen – GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

FM Moosavian S Hamed - FM Golizadeh Asghar

Idani Pouya - Hosseinzadeh Nima

Darini Pouria - Asgari Morteza

GM Ghane Shojaat - Noroozi Omid

Pourramezanali Amirreza bye

Iran ch 5

Men leader GM Ghaemmaghami did not rest during his bye round. He attended the playing hall to follow his wife’s game.

Iran ch 10

Women’s leader WFM Ghazal Hakimifard is undefeated

Round 10 results:

Hakimifard Raana ½ – ½ Jafari Golnaz

Khalaji Hanieh 1 – 0 Azadvari Zahra

Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush 0 – 1 WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh

WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 0 – 1 Alavi Homa

WFM Hakimifard Ghazal ½ – ½ Asgarizadeh Minoo

Rahimi Tara 1 – 0 Afshar Niusha

WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa bye

Round 10 standings:

1. WFM Hakimifard Ghazal 2151 – 7.5

2. WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh 2213 – 7.0

3. WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 2292 – 6.0

4. Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush 1953 – 5.5

5-7. WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2131, Khalaji Hanieh 1972 and Hakimifard Raana 1847 – 5.0

8. Afshar Niusha 1911 – 4.5

9-11. Rahimi Tara 1864, Alavi Homa 1877 and Azadvari Zahra 1883 – 3.5

12. Asgarizadeh Minoo 2038 – 2.5

13. Jafari Golnaz 1967 – 1.5

Round 11 pairings:

Asgarizadeh Minoo – Rahimi Tara

Alavi Homa – WFM Hakimifard Ghazal

WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh – WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat

Azadvari Zahra – Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush

Jafari Golnaz – Khalaji Hanieh

WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa – Hakimifard Raana

Afshar Niusha bye

Iran ch 4

GM Shojaat Ghane

Iran ch 1

The defending women champion WGM Atousa Pourkashian

Iran ch 3

Former champion WIM Shayesteh Ghaderpour lost only one game, in the first round

Iran ch 6

Niusha Afshar defeated WGM Pourkashian, WIM Ghaderpour and WFM Khadem!

Iran ch 8

11th March is birthday of WFM Sarasadat Khadem. Sara is current women vice-champion of Iran (earned when she was 12 years old). Happy birthday!

Iran ch 2

FM Sharbaf is currently on second place in men section

Iran ch 7

Raana Hakimifard is younger sister of the women’s leader. She has 5.0/10 points.

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