Mashhad is known as the city of Ferdowsi (9401020), the Iranian poet and author of Shahnameh (Book of Kings), which is considered to be the most important work in Persian literature. Ferdowsi also loved chess, and wrote poetry about its emergence. In his honor, the 2nd Ferdowsi International Chess Open was recently held. 16-year-old FM Nima Javanbakht has the report.
Posted: Tue 27 Mar 2012