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Junior Chess Player Wins Open Tournament

Junior Chess Player Wins Open TournamentJunior Chess Player Wins Open Tournament

Junior chess player Aryan Gholami was crowned at the Al Ain Juniors Blitz Open Championships in Al Ain, the UAE, on Thursday.

Gholami finished first with the total of eight points after nine rounds, ISNA reported.

A total of 15 nations including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, France, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Morocco and the host country attended the tournament.

Tigran K. Harutyunian from Armenia finished as the first runner-up after Gholami and the Mongolian Altan-Ulzii Enkhtuul took third place.

The other Iranians, Khalil Mousavi and Kian Pour-Mousavi finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Blitz is a division of fast chess in which players are given a fixed time to make a move. Time controls for each player in a game of blitz chess are, according to International Chess Federation, 10 minutes or less per player.

For the FIDE World Blitz Championship, each player has 3 minutes, plus 2 seconds additional time per move starting from move 1.

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