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peter_parr
20-05-2013, 12:20 PM
The following article was published in the 41st year of my chess column in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 20 May 2013.

The Asian Zone 3.1 championship that was held in Doha, Qatar was contested by 14 leading players including 5 GM’S from ten nations including for the first time the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. GM Darini Pouria of Iran won the tournament with 7.5/9. The World Women’s Champion of 2001 GM Zhu Chen (Qatar) won the Women’s Zonal with 8.5/9 (10 players from 7 nations).