Fifth Round, Standard- GM Parham Maghsoodloo Equal to GM Alexei Shirov!
The World Stars and Iran Stars Teams played the fifth round of the 2nd Stars Cup in a beautiful summer day in Anzali Free Zone.
Two Iranian youth players, IM Alireza Firouzja and IM M. Amin Tabatabaei, beat their opponents, GM Van Wely and GM Wen Yang.
GM Amirreza Pourramezanali and GM Parham Maghsoodloo finished their games with scores. They made a draw against GM Jobava and GM Bruzon, respectively.
The rest three Iranian players lost to the World Stars.
Therefore, 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses were the individual results of the Iran Stars Team. The team result was 4-3 for World Stars Team.
Considering the results of these five rounds, one can see that GM Alexei Shirov for World Stars Team and GM Parham Maghsoodloo for Iran Stars Team are the most high-scored players with 3.5 score.
By Sahar Noori, FIDE Journalist