Firouzja breaks record, but Ukraine takes gold

Alireza Firouzja reached a 3015 rating perfomance at the top board of the European Team Championship in Terme Čatež, Slovenia. Arguably the second best performance in history after Caruana’s 3080 in St. Louis in 2014 makes Firouzja at 18 years, 5 months, and 13 days the youngest player ever over 2800 and the new number two in the world. It was still not enough to give France the gold medal, that went to Ukraine. Bronze was claimed by Poland. Russia dominated the women’s competition ahead of Georgia and Azerbaijan.