Kirill Shevchenko continues to solely lead the table of 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix
After the rest day games of round 7 of 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix took place in Jermuk, Armenia. The sole leader of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko in less than two hours crashed Arsenii Nesterov of Russia. This was Shevchenko’s 6th victory in 7 rounds. Aram Hakobyan who was sharing the 2-3 places with Shant Sargsyan took victory over Tor Fredrik Kaasen. Shant Sargsyan made a draw with Viachaslau Zarubitski of Belarus. In the Russian derby Kirill Shubin and Sergei Lobanov made a quick draw. Game Kacharava Nikolozi – Mamikon Gharibyan also ended in a draw. Paulius Pultinevicius of Lithuania outplayed Stefan Pogosyan of Russia.
After 7 rounds Ukrainian Kirill Shevchenko is leading the table with 6.5 points. Aram Hakobyan of Armenia is closely trailing the leader with 6 points. Aram’s compatriot Shant Sargsyan is on the third place with 5.5 points.
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.