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Chess GM Anatoly Karpov to come to Iran: report
Anatoly Karpov, the legendary chess grandmaster from Russia, will reportedly travel to Iran to attend the 1st edition of the Chess Stars Cup which will take place in Bander Anzali Free Zone, Iran from July 9th to 21st.


The event is a 10-round match (in Scheveningen system) between two teams consisting of 10 players each. 

There are 13 Grandmasters participating that represent World team (Sargissian Gabriel, Dreev Aleksey, Short Nigel D, Sokolov Ivan, Edouard Romain, Miroshnichenko Evgenij, Lu Shanglei, Mchedlishvili Mikheil, Vakhidov, Jahongir, Ehlvest Jaan).

 Iran team consists of Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Pouya Idani, Pouria Darini, Amirreza Pourramezanali, Parham Maghsoodloo, Alireza Firouzja, Shahin  Lorpari Zangeneh, Aryan Gholami, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Seyed Khalil Mousavi.

FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and seven-time World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov will attend the prestigious competition, Iran Chess Federation reported.


 
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