European Youth Grand Prix: three-way lead at the top
Round 4 of European Youth Grand Prix took place today at picturesque Jermuk. The sole leader of the tournament Krill Shevchenko made his first draw. In so far the longest game of the tournament the Ukrainian master was not able to break the defense of Viachaslau Zarubitski of Belarus. Armenian players Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan won their games and jumped into three-way tie at the top . Now Shevchenko, Hakobyan and Sargsyan got 3.5 points and are leading the table.
Arseniy Nesterov of Russia celebrated third victory in a row and is now at clear fourth place. Nikolozi Kacharava of Georgia defeated Sergei Lobanov of Russia. The winner of the first leg of Grand Prix Kirill Shubin made a second consecutive draw, although in both these games he had dominating positions.
The Chess Academy of Armenia in cooperation with the European Chess Union, under the auspices of “Polymetal” Kapan Mine Enrichment Plant is organizing the 2nd Leg of the European Youth Grand Prix from October 3-16, 2017 in the resort city of Jermuk. 12 young chess players from abroad and Armenia who have already achieved significant success in the game of chess are going to participate in it. Those are: IM Shevchenko Kirill /Ukraine/, IM Hakobyan Aram /Armenia/, Lobanov Sergei /Russia/, IM Sargsyan Shant /Armenia/, FM Kaasen Tor Fredrik /Norway/, IM Pultinevicius Paulius /Lithuania/, Nesterov Arseniy /Russia/, FM Pogosyan Stefan /Russia/, FM Shubin Kirill /Russia/, FM Gharibyan Mamikon /Armenia/, FM Zarubitski Viachaslau/Belarus/ and FM Kacharava Nikolozi /Georgia/. Games will be held from 4th to 15th of October at Jermuk Ashkharh Hotel in Jermuk. Live games and live streaming will be available every day at 3pm, the last round 11 at 10am on the official website of the tournament.