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Khosro Harandi – 1974 Western Asia Chess Championship, Tehran

Khosro (Hosrov) Sheikh Harandi (11 September 1950 – 8 January 2019) (Persian: خسرو هرندی) was an Iranian chess International Master.

Early lifeEdit

Repeated Champion of Iran, he was a member of the national team in five Chess Olympiads.[1]

He also represented Iran at first board in 19th World Student Team Chess Championship at Graz 1972 (+6 –3 =3).[2]

Harandi won twice zonal FIDE tournaments held in Tehran (1975 and 1978).[3] He tied for 18-20th at Manila 1976 (interzonal; Henrique Mecking won).[4] In 1977, he tied for 1st-3rd in Netanya. In 1978, he tied for 4-5th in Baguio. In 1979, he took 15th place in Rio de Janeiro (interzonal; Lajos Portisch, Tigran Petrosian and Robert Hübner won).[5]

He was awarded the International Master title in 1975 and FIDE Senior Trainer title in 2009.


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