27. 06. 2017
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Alexander Zubov solely leads K. Asrian Memorial table

After 5 rounds the tournament for the first time has a sole leader: Alexander Zubov of Ukraine defeated Evgeny Postny of Israel and with 4.5 points out of 5 started to lead the table. 8 players, including Hrant Melkumyan, Haik Martirosyan, Tigran Harutyunyan and Tigran Kotanjian, all representing Armenia, are closely trailing the leader…

26 June 2017 Read More

Karen Asrian Memorial: after 4 rounds 6 players lead the table

After 4 rounds Hrant Melkumyan, Igor Kovalenko, Evgeny Postny, Olexander Bortnyk, Parham Maghsoodloo and Alexander Zubov got 3.5 points and are leading the table. 15 players have got 3 points apiece and are closely trailing the leaders…

24 June 2017 Read More

Karen Asrian Memorial: Round 2

After 2 rounds 15 players are leading the table with two points. Armenian chess players Hrant Melkumyan, Zaven Andriasyan, Haik Martirosyan, Tigran Kotanjian, Shant Sargsyan, Norayr Torosyan and Armenak Egiazaryan are among the leaders as well…

22 June 2017 Read More

Tigran Petrosian Wins National Open

Congrats to GM Tigran Petrosian for winning clear first at the National Open in Las Vegas, with a score of 5/6. This earns Tigran $8000 and the Edmondson Cup…

21 June 2017 Read More

Karen Asrian Memorial: Round 1

Several surprising results happened in the first round: top 4 seed Robert Hovhannisyan drew his game against Vardan Movsisyan and Deep Sengupta made a draw young Armenian player Anna Sargsyan. The leading member of Armenian women national chess team Elina Danielyan made a draw against Arpine Grigoryan…

21 June 2017 Read More

Solemn opening ceremony of 10th Annual Karen Asrian Memorial took place in Jermuk

92 players  from Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, France, Georgia, India, Malaysia, Iran, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Latvia and Israel take part In 10th Karen Asrian Memorial. 21 international grandmasters participate in the tournament. And this will allow young players to fulfill norms of grandmaster.

21 June 2017 Read More

Levon Aronian wins Altibox Norway Chess 2017!

Levon Aronian has won one of the strongest tournaments of all time by a full point after his rivals fell at the final hurdle…

16 June 2017 Read More

Haik Martirosyan, Aram Hakobyan, Arman Mikayelyan and Artur Davtyan fulfilled GM norms in EICC 2017

Armenian Chess Federation congratulates our young and talented players and wishes them new achievements.

12 June 2017 Read More

Norway Chess 4: Aronian stuns Carlsen

The game started with a semi-slav and a6 hybrid. Aronian quickly proved that he was the best prepared player. After his mysterious novelty 10.Bc2 (which he said he had prepared back in 2003!), Carlsen went wrong and allowed a very strong exchange sacrifice. Black’s queen soon found itself trapped…

10 June 2017 Read More

Maxim Matlakov new European Champion

Grandmaster Maxim Matlakov (RUS, 2714) triumphed at the 18th European Individual Chess Championship 2017 with 8.5 points. The Russian scored the same points as Baadur Jobava (GEO, 2713) and Vladimir Fedoseev (RUS, 2690), but thanks to better tie-breaks he became the new European Chess Champion, while the other two won silver and bronze respectively…

10 June 2017 Read More

Shant Sargsyan became Yerevan Men’s Champion

5 year old IM Shant Sargsyan became Champion of Yerevan with 7 points out of 9. Davit Kalashyan scored 7 points as well but was second due to tie-break. Sargis Manukyan came third with 6.5 points.
These three players qualified to play in the 1st league of Armenian Championship.

09 June 2017 Read More

EICC 2017: Round 9

David Howell maintains the lead at the European Individual Chess Championship 2017 in Minsk, after a quick draw with Anton Demchenko in the 9th round. Arman Mikaelyan , Maxim Matlakov and Baadur Jobava scored important victories and along with Demchenko, are now half a point behind the leader…

09 June 2017 Read More
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