Iranian chess player Pooya Edeny secured first place in the prestigious French Rapid Chess Championship.

Iran Press/Europe: The 40th edition of the Cappelle-la-Grande Open, held in France, saw Edeny showcase his exceptional skills in rapid chess as he emerged victorious with an impressive score of 8 points out of 9 rounds.He outshined competitors Degrieu and Gozli from the host country to clinch the championship title.

In addition to his triumph in rapid chess, Iran's Grand Master also achieved a commendable fifth-place finish in the standard competitions.

The success adds to Iran's growing presence and achievements in the international chess scene, with previous victories by players such as Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei at Airflot Russia and Parham Maqsoodlou securing third place at the Prague Masters.


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