16-year-old refugee beats Chess World Champion

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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lilly
lilly
1 month ago

Wow good for him

TAVITA
TAVITA
1 month ago

he is talented

Ruby Cole
Ruby Cole
1 month ago

this is a very interesting article. this boy is so young.

fletcher
fletcher
1 month ago

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

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Mirana
Mirana
1 month ago

That is so cool!

jenita
jenita
1 month ago

WOW!! Amazing job

Isaac
Isaac
1 month ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alex
alex
1 month ago

wow amazing to beat a world class adult weel done!!!

Toby
Toby
1 month ago

wow that is preety cool!

Toby
Toby
1 month ago

wow that is pretty cool!

luke donnelly
luke donnelly
1 month ago

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.

Ronak
Ronak
1 month ago

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

zac
zac
1 month ago

wow how did he do that

bailey
bailey
1 month ago

wow, that is impressive for a 16-year-old.

Thanks
Thanks
1 month ago

WOW that’s awesome 👍

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