16-year-old Alireza Firouzja Wins Prague Masters Tournament

By Leonid Fleischman – https://dynamo.kiev.ua/blog/314801-chempionat-mira-po-rapidu-2018, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75889028

Today, the young Iranian Grandmaster, Alireza Firouzja, won his first major international tournament. Firouzja is sixteen.

After regular play there were five players with a score of 5/9. Firouzja and Vidit Gujrathi topped the five on tiebreaks, and so faced each other in a speed playoff, which Firouzja won 2-0.

You can read more about this event here:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/feb/21/chess-chinas-candidates-to-play-in-ekaterinburg-despite-russia-travel-ban

https://www.chess.com/news/view/prague-international-chess-festival-2020-firouzja-wins