Rapid chess championship in Moscow on 28 December 2019, came to end winning Magnus Carlsen from Norway who gained gold medal for the third time in his career “like a miracle”, he said himself.
Alireza Firouzja Iranian-born champion won silver medal just with one score less and hit the second seat. Firouzja who had been living in France from some months before has applied for Frace citizenship a week before championship after Iran withdrew two Iranian champions in this contest. Two Iranian champions were deprived of the game because they didn’t agree to pull out from the combat fronting their Israel rivals following Iranian championship rule. After Firouzja won the battle in second rank he announced that he’d play for France later on. Then Iran removed his flag from Firouzja name immediately but Federation didn’t replace any other flag in the website.