2007 Asian Cities Chess Championship in Tehran #2

Jul 16, 2007, 6:47 AM |

Picture gallery


Tehran's most famous monument is the Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower), which includes a cultural centre with a library, a museum and art galleries that display works by contemporary artists. The tower is a triumphal arch in white stone, standing 45 meters high, and composed of a large central block set on four splayed feet. Designed by a young Iranian architect, the tower was finished in 1971 for the celebrations of the 2500th anniversary of the monarchy. The tower is located to the west of Tehran, at the junction of the roads from the airport and Qazvin, and acts as a grandiose gateway to the capital.

Damavand Mountain is the highest point (5610 m) in both Iran and the wider Middle East

Night view of Tehran, with the Milad Communication Tower (world 4th tallest tower)

Dr. (of psychology) M. E. Maddahi, the President of Iranian Chess federation, next to the Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan, President of the Asian Chess Federation 

GM Evgeny Vladimirov 2616, the top seed of the tournament, won three Gold medals, one for the team competition and two for individual boards. At the closing-ceremony he thanked the Iranian organization for their great hospitality. 

WGM Shadi Paridar, the very first lady to win a Medal at Asian Cities (Bronze on board two)

GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami, the most successful Iranian chess player, who won three types of medal: one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze. He is standing next to his mother, his wife, WIM Shayesteh Ghaderpour, and his father.

WFM Shirin Navabi, who is doing a master course on Physical Education

16-year-old Ju Wenjun 2331 from Shanghai of China

IA Abdulrahim Mahdi (UAE), FIDE Supervisor who can speak Farsi better than so many Iranians; Chief Arbiter IA Casto Abundo (PHI), and IA Fereydoon Eskandari (IRN),the Deputy of Chief Arbiter  

playing hall of the Asian Cities Chess Championship 2007

The Iran Super League Chess Champion finished at forth place.
Rahahan members gathering at the dinner table.