Iranian chess player ranks 1st in Iceland Open

IRNA – Iranian teenage chess player Ali Reza Firouzja ranked first in GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2019 which is underway in Iceland.

Firouzja could receive 7 victories and two ties.

“The Reykjavik Open is one of the strongest and most innovative open tournaments in the world, played in the magnificent Harpa building – think a black Sydney Opera House with plenty of side-events plus, of course, the chance to see amazing Iceland.

After having victory in Iceland Chess 960, he also received the permission to attend 2019Chess 960 in Norway.

Chess960, also known as Fischer Random Chess or Fischerandom, is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, announced publicly on June 19, 1996, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The first round of the Reykjavik Open was held with the attendance of 14 players in 1964.

Some 249 players participated in the 2019 round of the event.