16-year-old refugee beats Chess World Champion

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A 16 year old Iranian refugee has beaten the world chess champion.

Last week Alireza Firouzja upset world champion Magnus Carlsen in the final of the $78,000 Banter Blitz Cup.

Carlsen, is the reigning world champion and chess grand master.

However, Firouzja knocked him off 8.5 to 7.5 in a marathon series of bullet matches.

Firouzja beat 132 players in a knockout style tournament that included 109 grand masters.

His latest achievement shows why the prodigy is considered likely to become the next world champion.

Firouzja became a grand master at the age of 14 — and was crowned Iran’s chess champion at the age of 12.

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15 Responses

  1. wow thats amazing my mother was shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    drop box

  2. woah! he must be really smart to beat the best chess player in the world he shows the world you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

  3. you do know if he did win he wouldn’t
    just be on a small website like this he would be famous world wide … -_-

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