November 29, 2008

Purkashian becomes chess Grandmaster
Tehran Times Sports Desk

TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) — Iran’s woman chess player Atusa Purkashian became Grandmaster after a good performance in the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden 2008.

Purkashian competed with the four Grandmasters and the five International Masters, earning eight points from 11 matches. The Olympiad took place from November 12th to 25th, 2008, at the Congress Hall in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. 156 teams from 152 countries participated, with most of the top players present.

The title Grandmaster is awarded to excellent chess masters by the world chess organization FIDE. Apart from “World Champion”, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain.


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