Andranik Margaryan Memorial kicks off today
From 9 to 17 of January Chess Academy of Armenia is holding tournament dedicated to the memory of 10th Prime Minister of Armenia Andranik Margaryan. 6 tournaments will be held in the framework of the memorial: 5 youth Swiss tournaments with total 740 participants and one Round Robin with 10 players (5 GMs and 5 IMs). The average elo of the RR tournament is 2503.Two time Olympic Champion, USSR Champion, 6 time Armenian Champion, GM Artashes Minasyan is among the participants of RR tournament this year.
Overall 750 chess players representing Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Poland, Moldova and Iran participate in the event.
The Swiss tournament is hold in the following age groups:
A4 tournament – boys under 10,
A3 tournament – boys under 12,
B tournament – girls under 12 and 10,
A2 tournament – boys & girls under 14,
A1 tournament – boys & girls under 18.
The high number of participants makes Andranik Margaryan Memorial one of the biggest chess youth events in the World.