Mon Jan 2, 2017 9:6AM
Iranian International Master and Woman Grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh
Iranian International Master and Woman Grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh

Iranian International Master and Woman Grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh has seen her standing jump nearly a dozen spots in the January edition of the global rankings of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), now sitting among the world’s top thirty chess players.

According to the latest monthly rankings released by the governing body of international chess competitions, the 19-year-old Iranian sportswoman moved up 11 positions to claim the 28th slot, with a rating of 2452.

Khademalsharieh showed great determination in the FIDE Woman’s World Chess Rapid Championships in the Qatari capital city of Doha last month, when she finished fourth in the prestigious international sports event.

She also stood 18th in the FIDE Woman’s World Chess Blitz Championships there.

The Iranian Woman Grandmaster ranked second in the FIDE Women Grand Prix 2016 in Tehran, Iran, in February as well.

Meanwhile, Dorsa Derakhshani, another Iranian chess player, achieved a rating of 2370 to sit in the second position among female Iranian chess players.

Mitra Hejazipour attained the rating of 2307, becoming the third-best Iranian chess player, and Atousa Pourkashiyan stood fourth with the rating of 2303.

In the world men’s rankings, Iran’s Parham Maghsoodloo stood put as the best male Iranian chess player with the rating of 2584. He is followed by Ehsan Ghaem Maghami and Pouya Idani, who are ranked second and third with the ratings of 2574 and 2552 respectively.

Pouria Darini and Shahin Lorparizangeneh landed in the fourth and fifth spots among the top male Iranian chess players.