Maghsoodloo wins Fajr Festival, breaks 2600

Full results here: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr327929.aspx

GM Parham Maghsoodloo is the winner of 26th International Fajr Festival which was held from 3 to 10 February in Mazandaran – Amol.

Iranian GM won it with great result 7,5 out of 9, point clear from IM Amin Tabatabaei, GM Pavel Ponkratov and few more players with 6,5.

After a slow start he gathered pace and between rounds 4 and 8 he won 5 games on a row.
Crusial game was in round 8, when Maghsoodloo managed to beat with white IM M.Amin Tabatabaei and then with draw in the last round he secured the first place.

In the last round GM Pavel Ponkratov drew against GM Juriy Kuzubov and GM Amirreza Pourramezanali drew against IM Amin Tabatabaei so all they have finished with equal points.

Replay the games here

Final ranking (top 40)

1 GM Maghsoodloo Parham 7,5
2 IM Tabatabaei M.Amin 6,5
3 GM Ponkratov Pavel 6,5
4 GM Pourramezanali Amirreza 6,5
5 GM Kuzubov Yuriy 6,5
6 IM Firouzja Alireza 6,5
7 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 6,5
8 GM Mirzoev Azer 6
9 GM Maghalashvili Davit 6
10 GM Mosadeghpour Masoud 6
11 IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil 6
12 GM Quparadze Giga 6
13 FM Sedaghati Mehrdad 6
14 GM Kasparov Sergey 6
15 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 5,5
16 GM Sanikidze Tornike 5,5
17 Khatibi Meysam 5,5
18 Gholami Orimi Mahdi 5,5
19 FM Daghli Arash 5,5
20 Hosseinzadeh Nima 5,5
21 Akbari Gelvardi Mohammad 5,5
22 IM Tologontegin Semetey 5,5
23 GM Toufighi Homayoon 5
24 IM Molaei Mohammadamin 5
25 Hamidi Amir Mohammad 5
26 IM Tahbaz Arash 5
27 GM Idani Pouya 5
28 IM Soozankar A.M. 5
29 Shah Moradi Mohammad 5
30 FM Krykun Yuriy 5
31 IM Noroozi Omid 5
32 Faghirnavaz Ali 5
33 Khamisi S Jafar 5
34 FM Danielyan Vahe 5
35 IM Gusain Himal 4,5
36 IM Gholami Aryan 4,5
37 FM Cubas Pons Juan Miguel 4,5
38 IM Sharbaf Mohsen 4,5
39 GM Yegiazarian Arsen 4,5
40 IM Hansen Mads 4,5

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