Kambuzia Unanimously Elected President of Iran Chess Federation Print
Sunday, 20 June 2010 00:00
kambuzia_iriMohammad Jafar Kambuzia was unanimously elected President of the Iranian Chess Federation. Kambuzia was former president of the Iranian Chess Federation from 1996 till 2003. A civil engineer by profession, he erected over 30 chess buildings in major cities around Iran. In Tehran he built the Iran Chess Palace, a big complex for chess including the headquarters of the federation, tournament halls, libraries, lecture rooms and a sport hotel. Kambuzia was elected by member clubs yesterday by a vote of 42 to zero against another candidate. Among the many events he organized, Kambuzia brought the final Anand-Shirov World Chess Championship 2000 to Tehran.


Newly elected President Kambozia (left) receives a plaque from Asian Chess Federation Deputy President Casto Abundo as ACF Treasurer Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh looks on.
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