Kirill Shevchenko again started to solely lead the table
Round 5 of European Youth Grand Prix took place today in Jermuk. Three draws were registered today. This is so far the most drawish round. One of the three leaders of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko took a victory over Kirill Shubin. The game was very tense and at some point Shevchenko’s position was worse but Shubin blundered very badly and lost.
Two other leaders – Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan had dominating positions, but both of them made draws. Mamikon Gharibyan managed to win a game against Stefan Poghosyan of Russia. Tor Fredrick Kaasen of Norway after four consecutive defeats won the game against Sergei Lobanov of Russia. Viachaslau Zarubitski and Arseniy Nesterov made a draw.
After 5 rounds Kirill Shevchenko is solely leading the table with 4.5 points. Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan are closely trailing the leaders with 4 points apiece. Arseniy Nesterov of Russia is at clear fourth place.
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.