GM Firouzja Alireza leads Malaysian Open

GM Firouzja Alireza leads the Malaysian Open after top seed GM Wang Hao was slowed down after being held to a draw by Malaysia’s top player IM Yeoh Li Tian in Round 5 action.

Like Wang Hao, Alireza is a prodigy who won Iranian Chess Championship at age 12 and earned his grandmaster title at the age of 14.

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