Iranian Chess Player Tops FIDE World Cadets Blitz Chess Championships

Published June 24th, 2018 - 07:09 GMT
(AFP/ File Photo)
(AFP/ File Photo)

Junior Iranian male chess player Bardiya Daneshvar has put on commendable performances at the second edition of Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championships in Belarus, and claimed the top place overall.

Daneshvar garnered 8 points from nine games to snatch the gold medal in the blitz division of the competitions at the Palace of Sport in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk.

The second edition of FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championships opened on June 22, and will finish on June 24, 2018.

A total of 747 young chess players from 27 countries are taking part in the event. 

The tournament is played using the Swiss system with 9 rounds. If a player does not have an existing FIDE rapid or blitz rating, then his/her classical rating is used, where applicable.  

The time control for the rapid championships is 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment from white’s first move. The time control for the blitz championships is 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.

 
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