CHESS FEDERATION OF ARMENIA

23. 09. 2017
20 : 22
14 July 2017

Lake Sevan 2017: fighting chess in the first round

First round of the Lake Sevan 2017 international chess tournament took place on the lake-shore of picturesque Sevan. Lake Sevan 2017 is the strongest tournament that is being held in Armenia this year. All the players were determined to win a full point during the first round. And all the games of the round were decisive. On July 14 the youngest participant of the tournament – Haik Martirosyan was celebrating his 17th birthday. Before the start of the round the organizers and all the participants of the tournament congratulated Haik on this occasion. The best present for Haik of course would be a victory, and he didn’t let himself down. In a tense game he managed to outplay Tigran Harutyunyan. The round was bot successful for the rest Armenian players: Samvel Ter-Sahakyan lost to Martyn Kravtsiv, Tamir Nabaty took victory over Manuel Petrosyan and Igor Kovalenko was stronger than Hovhannes Gabuzyan. All these four games were won by white.

In the longest game of the round, a newly crowned Champion of Africa, Bassem Amin defeated Dariusz Swiercz in style. The game lasted about 5 hours and Bassem, playing black, made his opponent to resign on move 69.

Rank after round 1

Rk. SNo Title Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1 TB2 TB3
1 8 GM Bassem Amin EGY 2672 1 0 1 0
2 1 GM Nabaty Tamir ISR 2650 1 0 0 0
3 2 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2659 1 0 0 0
4 4 IM Martirosyan Haik ARM 2544 1 0 0 0
5 5 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2657 1 0 0 0
6 6 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2605 0 0 1 0
7 7 IM Harutyunian Tigran ARM 2517 0 0 1 0
8 9 GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes ARM 2569 0 0 1 0
9 10 IM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2553 0 0 1 0
10 3 GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2637 0 0 0 0

Round 2 pairings

Round 2 on 2017/07/15 at 15:00

Bo. No. Rtg Title Name Result Title Name Rtg No.
1 10 2553 IM Petrosyan Manuel   GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2605 6
2 7 2517 IM Harutyunian Tigran   GM Kravtsiv Martyn 2657 5
3 8 2672 GM Bassem Amin   IM Martirosyan Haik 2544 4
4 9 2569 GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes   GM Swiercz Dariusz 2637 3
5 1 2650 GM Nabaty Tamir   GM Kovalenko Igor 2659 2