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Saipa Chess Festival

1-Neverov , 2.GhaemMaghami

Saipa Car company organize Saipa chess festival from 12-21 September 2004, include second Saipa GM tournament and first Saipa open tournament, in Iran Chess Federation Building. GM tournament is a 12 players round robin tournament, with standard FIDE  time control (90Min+ 20Sec/Move), participates are 6 players form Saipa Chess Team in the Iran Super league tournament and 6 GM from: Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

Second GM tournament:   Participants list, Tournament program , Rating Changes

 Results round by roundFinal Ranking  ,  Games in PGN , See the Photo Album

First Open Tournament: Participants list, Results Round 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6 ,7, 8 , 9

Final Ranking Final Ranking Rating Changes

 Paridar Won Iran Women Championship

27 August - 03 September 2004

50 players including 3 WIMs and 2 WFMs (8 Rated Players) are going to compete in Iran’s Women Championship- 27August -03 September 2004, held in Iran Women Champions Station in Tehran. The tournament will be in 11 Rounds Swiss format, with FIDE Standard time control (90 Min. + 30 Sec./Move) applied.

- Participants

- Results R 1, 2  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

- Final Ranking

- See The Photo Album

- Selected games in PGN

6th Babol Open Tournament

IM Rasool Ibrahimov (AZE) Finishes First in Solo

 6th Babol Open Tournament will take place in Babol, Iran,  August27- September 2  -2004. The Cash Prizes are $10000, and  free accommodation would be supplied for players with  +2400 ELO. 11 rounds, Swiss System with 90 min. + 30 Sec. Fischer Style.

To register please send your passport copy to Iran Chess Federation by fax or E-mail.

- Participants (264 player)

- Results: Round 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

- Final Ranking

- Complete table& Rating changes

41st Iran Championship 2004

GM GhaemMaghami wins the title for the 5th time

28 qualifing players from Iran Chess championship Festival and GM GhaemMaghami, IM Mahjoob, IM Moradi & IM Ghorbani competed for Iran Chess Championship in Federation’s Tournament hall from 5-12 August 2004 in an 11 Rounds Swiss tournament with FIDE standard time control (90Min. + 30 Sec./Move). GM GhaemMaghami won the title for the fifth time, after a tie break match against IM Elshan Moradi Abadi 4-3.

- Participants

- Results Round  1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 , 9 , 10 , 11

- Final Ranking, Rating changes

Asian Chess Championship

5 star Olympic hotel of Tehran hosts 69 player from 6 countries (Iran, India, Kazakhstan, Uzbikistan, Vietnam and UAE), to compete in Asian chess championship Boys and girls under 16 & 18  from 2nd to 9th  April 2004. The events are 9 round swiss system in 4 separate table with normal time control (90 min.+ 30 Sec./ Move). See  : Player list, Results of round1, round2, round 3, round 4 , round 5, round 6 ,round7, round8, round9  Final ranking .Games in pgn(round 1-5) (round 6-9). See photo Album, See the closing ceremony phot Album

12th Fajr Open In Esfahan

6-13 February 2003

The Organizing Committee is responsible for providing accommodation and full boarding for all GM   &   IM (+2400) and one person from each federation. Total Prizes $ 5000 –  1st   Prize    $  1500. See the invitation.

Asian Under 16 & 18 championship in Tehran

Invitations to the Asian U16 & 18 Boys and Girls Chess Championship scheduled 2 (arrival) to 9 April (departure) 2004 in Tehran, Iran. The official invitation and registration forms have been send to all  National Chess Federations Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 and FIDE Asian Continent. may Download the Official Invitation, Registration form.

2nd youth FAJR International Tournament

 From 4th to 10th February 2004 in Tehran 2nd youth FAJR International Chess Tournament , tournament will be in categories under 10- 12- 14.See the Regulations and registration form.

Ghane won GM Tournament in Bolgaria

Shojaat Ghane from Ardebil won one tournament in Bulgaria, he got 7 point out of 9  and achieve his first Norm for International Chess Grandmaster title, and his third Norm for International Chess master title, in the next FIDE congress his IM title must be approve. Download few of his games in this tournament.

Kish GM tournament

GhaemMaghami won the competition

Moradiabadi got his Second IM title

from 13-21 December 2003 , 12 player compete in one round robin tournament with available GM norm held in Kish island. and after 11 round competition this result achieved:
  1. Ghaem Maghami, E.   GM      2540      IRI   8.5  41.25
  2. Georgiev, Vladimir  GM         2596      MKD   8.0  40.25
  3. Bojkov, Dejan       IM            2398      BUL   7.0  34.00
  4. Guliev, Sarhan      GM            2537      AZE   6.5  32.25
  5. Moradiabadi, E.                      2354      IRI   6.5  31.25
  6. Mahjoob, Morteza   IM          2408      IRI   6.0  27.00
  7. Ravi, Lanka         IM               2457      IND   5.5  27.00
  8. Annageldyev, O.     IM            2472      TKM   5.0  24.75
  9. Kupreichik, Viktor  GM          2496      BLR   4.5  21.50
 10. Mallahi, Amir                         2382      IRI   3.5  16.00
 11. Ardeshi, Mehrdad    FM        2339      IRI   3.5  14.75
 12. Ghane, Shojaat                       2371      IRI   1.5   8.00
for GM Norm player must got 8 out of 11 and for IM Norm 5.5 out of 11 is enough.
See the pairings and program of tournament.See the photo Album of players,Organizers. recieve the pgn file.

Paridar and  Mahjoob Zonal Champion

Mahjoob Morteza of Iran won Asian Zone 3.1a CH.for men, held in Dubai, UAE 5-12 Oct. with 8 points , got IM title & qualified to world CH. UAE Taleb Moussa came second with 7.5 followed by Qatari Mohamed Nasser, UAE Abdulla Hassan with 6 pts. 14 players from 9 Asian countries took place. In women cat., WM Shadi Paridar of Iran won gold with 8 pts & qualified to world CH. Iraqi Eman Al-Rufei was second with 6.5 , UAE Mona Al-Harmoudi came third with 6.5 points & got WIM title. UAE Fatma AlHammadi came fourth with 5 pts & got WFM title. UAE Ebtisam Mohamed, Mariam Mansour and Syrian Diana Khalifeh scored 4.5 pts and got WFM title. 

IM Ghorbani , New Iran champion

34 players compete in Iran Championship held in Mashhad from 24th of September to 2nd of October 2003, GM GhaemMaghami, Mahjoob and mallahi were abroad for international competitions, and finally after 11 round Swiss system tournament IM Ghorbani from Tehran with 9 point out of 11 got the title and Mohammadi from Esfahan with 8 stand second and Elshan moradiabadi from Tehran  and Shojat Ghane from Ardabil  stood next places with 7.5 points.

Omid Noroozi , Tehran champion

After 9 round Swiss competition from 12-20th July 2003, Omid Noroozi won the Tehran championship. there was 230 participate, and Omid with 8 from 9 and with better tie break than Mehdi Khaghani with the same point won the cup. after them Elshan Moradi  and Seyed Javad Alavi with 7.5 stand third and forth. See the complete table. See some games. Download pgn file

 Mohammed Kambuzia Appointed Adviser to FIDE President

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has approved the appointment of Mohammed Jafar Kambuzia, former President of the Chess Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and ex President of FIDE Zone 3.1a as Adviser to the FIDE President. In a letter to Mr. Kambuzia, President Ilyumzhinov commended him for his accomplishments, which include the building of a Chess Centre and Hotel for the Iranian Chess Federation and for the successful hosting of the 2000 World Chess Championship final match in Tehran.President Ilyumzhinov added that he was looking forward to Mr. Kambuzia`s contributions in advising him, inter alia, on the key policy area of commercialisation of the activities of FIDE.

Congratulate To Dr.Gholamrezaie

Dear Dr. Ali Asghar Gholamrezaie,

    I am extremely delighted to learn about your impressive win in the election to the esteemed office of the I.R. Iran Chess Federation. Kindly accept the felicitations of AICF and the Chess Fraternity of India on this mementoes occasion.

    We also offer our wholehearted support in your endeavors to promote chess in Asia, Iran in particular.

 With kind regards,

 P.T. Ummer Koya

Vice President –FIDE

Dr.Gholamrezaie New I.R.Iran

 Chess Federation President

Dr. Ali Asghar GHOLAMREZAIE was recently elected the new president of the I.R.Iran Chess Federation. He won the elections over twelve other candidates, garnering more than 50% of the votes in the first ballot on 21st June 2003. Dr. Gholamrezaie has good experience in chess organization and management at the Bahman Cultural Center.
In Iran every four years the General Committee of chess which includes 43 persons from different chess associations must elect the new president. The previous president Mr. Mohd. Kambouzia, resigned four months ago. He had been very successful in developing chess in Iran and built the chess federation building and hotel.
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GhaemMaghami 2-0 Vaganian

Champion of AbuDhabi Blitz

WIM Atousa Pourkashian

Champion of Asia Girls Under 16

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Ghane won GM tournament

IM Mahjoob Zonal Champion

Morteza Darban

Made IM norm

Ex-president Mr.Kambuzia

IM Moradiabadi , E

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