Sixth Round, Standard- Iran Stars Team Won World Stars Team
Today, July 17th, was the day of Iran Stars Team! Trying hard to play well against seven best International Grandmasters resulted in “win” in the sixth round.
The first score for Iran was gained by GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami who finished his game against GM Safarli in a draw. Then GM Parham Maghsoodloo got the second valuable ½ score against GM Alexei Shirov.
IM Seyed Khalil Mousavi and IM Alireza Firouzja showed a nice and professional play versus their opponents and finally won them. GM Jabava was really surprised and excited by Alireza’s fighting spirit.
GM Amirreza Pourramezanali made a draw against GM Wen Yang, and GM Pouria Daini lost to GM Bruzon.
At this moment, the difference of the teams’ scores was only one and all depended on IM Masoud Mosadeghpour- GM Van Wely! A draw would be enough for Iran to win! Playing about 5 hours, finally the match was finished in a draw and for the first time Iran Stars Team won the World Stars Team with 4 to 3 score.
By Sahar Noori, FIDE Journalist