Mamikon Gharibyan and Kirill Shevchenko are leading the table after round 2
Round 2 of European Youth Grand Prix took place today. Five games out of 6 were victorious. The only draw was agreed in the game between two representatives of Armenia; Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan. The game was also the longest one of the round. Mamikon Gharibyan and Kirill Shevchenko celebrated second victories in a row and are now leading the table with 2 points apiece.
The winner of the first stage Kirill Shubin of Russia took victory over Norwegian Tor Frederick Kaasen. Stefan Pogosyan of Russia was stronger than Viachaslau Zarubitski and Arseniy Nesterov defeated Paulius Pultinevicius.
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.