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25-Oct-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian (Armenia) began with a victory in the World Senior Chess Championship (50+) that is being held in Katerini, Greece.

You can follow the games of the World Senior Championship on our website on October 24-29, October 31-November 4, 2014, starting at 17:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2
 

25-Oct-2014 Sevag Mekhitarian in the American Continental Championship
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) has scored 6,5 points after nine rounds in the American Continental Championship in Praia da Pipa, Brazil.

The leaders with 7,5 points each are GMs Alexander Shabalov and Samuel Shankland (USA).
 

25-Oct-2014 Chigorin Memorial
 
GMs Zaven Andriasian (Armenia) and Artur Gabrielian (Russia) have scored 5,5 points each after seven rounds at Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg, Russia. IMs Nikita Matinian, David Paravyan (Russia) as well as David Gevorgyan (Armenia) have 5 points each.

The leader with 6,5 points is GM Ivan Ivanisevic (Serbia).

You can follow the games of Chigorin Memorial on our website on October 18-26, 2014, starting at 17:00 (Yerevan time). Online
 

24-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the European Youth Championship. Round 6
 
Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts.  Rk. Group
Harutyunian Tigran K.  ˝ 0 1 1 ˝ 1 4 16 U18 Open
Mikaelyan Arman  1 ˝ ˝ 1 0 1 4 11 U18 Open
Torosyan Norayr  1 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 4 13 U18 Open
Hovhannisyan Karen  1 1 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 4 7 U18 Open
Danielyan Vahe  1 0 0 1 0 1 3 31 U18 Open
Hakobyan Hovhannes H.  ˝ 0 0 0 0 1 1.5 59 U18 Open
Petrosyan Manuel  ˝ 1 1 0 1 1 4.5 6 U16 Open
Barseghyan Harutyun  1 ˝ 1 0 1 0 3.5 25 U16 Open
Yayloyan Konstantin  1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 3.5 26 U16 Open
Aleksanyan Hrant  ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 3.5 22 U16 Open
Simonyan Latush  ˝ 1 1 0 1 ˝ 4 10 U16 Open
Martirosyan Haik M.  1 1 0 1 1 1 5 3 U14 Open
Hakobyan Aram  0 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 U14 Open
Parvanyan Ashot  1 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 3 43 U14 Open
Hoghmrtsyan Artur  1 0 0 1 1 0 3 41 U14 Open
Mirzoyan David  1 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 1 4 16 U14 Open
Harutyunyan Erik  1 1 0 0 0 1 3 42 U14 Open
Ziroyan David  1 1 1 0 1 ˝ 4.5 7 U14 Open
Sargsyan Shant  1 1 1 1 ˝ 0 4.5 7 U12 Open
Davtyan Artur  1 1 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 3 52 U12 Open
Santryan Davit  1 ˝ 0 1 1 1 4.5 11 U12 Open
Sahakyan Karen Art.  1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 4 35 U12 Open
Melkonyan Gor  ˝ 0 1 ˝ 0 0 2 91 U12 Open
Yeroyan Ara  1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 4 19 U12 Open
Hakobyan Hakob Mk.  ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 1 3 72 U12 Open
Dilanyan Vachagan  0 1 1 0 0 1 3 56 U12 Open
Gevorgyan Albert  ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 0 2.5 74 U12 Open
Gharibyan Mamikon  1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 5.5 2 U10 Open
Muradyan Robert  1 ˝ 1 0 0 1 3.5 35 U10 Open
Vardanyan Aram  1 0 1 ˝ 1 1 4.5 15 U10 Open
Ghazaryan Raffi  0 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 4 27 U10 Open
Grigoryan Gor M.  1 0 1 1 ˝ 0 3.5 38 U10 Open
Hakobyan Eduard  1 ˝ 0 1 1 0 3.5 33 U10 Open
Sargsyan Sargis  0 1 1 1 1 0 4 26 U10 Open
Davtyan Arsen  1 1 0 1 1 0 4 15 U08 Open
Mirzakhanyan Vahan  1 0 1 ˝ 0 0 2.5 55 U08 Open
Piliposyan Robert  1 1 1 0 1 1 5 3 U08 Open
Gaboyan Susanna  1 ˝ 0 1 1 0 3.5 17 U18 Girls
Manukyan Mariam A.  0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 2 49 U18 Girls
Melkumyan Arpine  0 0 1 1 0 0 2 46 U18 Girls
Movsesyan Astghik  ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 55 U18 Girls
Ghukasyan Siranush  ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 5.5 2 U16 Girls
Shahbazyan Hasmik  0 0 1 ˝ 1 0 2.5 43 U16 Girls
Adamyan Mane  ˝ 1 0 ˝ 1 1 4 20 U14 Girls
Grigoryan Arpine  1 0 1 0 ˝ 1 3.5 23 U14 Girls
Avetisyan Mariam  1 0 1 1 ˝ ˝ 4 15 U14 Girls
Sargsyan Anna M.  ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 0 3 31 U14 Girls
Gharibyan Mane  0 0 1 1 1 0 3 37 U14 Girls
Ivanyan Ani  1 0 0 1 0 1 3 36 U14 Girls
Smbatyan Qristine  1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 3 41 U12 Girls
Hovhannisyan Mane  0 1 0 1 ˝ 1 3.5 24 U12 Girls
Mkrtchyan Anahit  ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 2.5 55 U12 Girls
Beglaryan Karine  0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 2 65 U12 Girls
Babayan Mariam  0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 2.5 49 U12 Girls
Hovhannisyan Siranush  ˝ 1 0 0 ˝ 0 2 59 U12 Girls
Khachatryan Anna  ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 0 3 36 U12 Girls
Sargsyan Srbuhi  1 ˝ 0 1 0 1 3.5 26 U10 Girls
Khachatryan Marieta  1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 0 4 11 U10 Girls
Khachatryan Nadezhda  0 1 1 0 0 1 3 38 U10 Girls
Khachatryan Veronika  1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 4 16 U10 Girls
Kochinyan Hasmik  0 0 0 1 ˝ 0 1.5 69 U10 Girls
Mkrtchyan Mariam  1 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 5 3 U10 Girls
Badalyan Seda  1 0 1 0 ˝ 0 2.5 41 U08 Girls

You can follow the games of the European Youth Chess Championships on our website on October 19-24, 26-28, 2014, starting at 15:00 (Yerevan time). Online U8 Online U10, U12   Online U10, U12  Online U14, U16, U18  Online U14, U16, U18
 

24-Oct-2014 Aronian-Nakamura Match
 
Armenian GM Levon Aronian will have a match with GM Hikaru Nakamura (USA) in Saint Louis, USA at the end of November, 2014.

The match is intended to consist of 4 classic and 16 blitz games.
 

24-Oct-2014 Levon Aronian in Wijk aan Zee
 
A four-time Tata Steel Winner Levon Aronian in the coming year too will participate in that tournament to be held in January 10-25, 2015 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.

The rivals of Aronian will be Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Anish Giri (Netherlands), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Wesley So (USA), Ding Liren (China), Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Ivan Saric (Croatia), Hou Yifan (China), Loek Van Wely (Netherlands).
 

23-Oct-2014 Sevag Mekhitarian in the American Continental Championship
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) has scored 5,5 points after seven rounds in the American Continental Championship that is being held in Praia da Pipa, Brazil. Mekhitarian is only half a point behind the leaders – GMs Alexander Shabalov (USA) and Salvador Alonso (Argentina).
 
23-Oct-2014 Chigorin Memorial
 
Armenian GM Zaven Andriasian, IMs Vahe Baghdasaryan (Armenia), Nikita Matinian, David Paravyan (Russia) have scored 4 points each after five rounds at Chigorin Memorial that is being held in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The leader with 5 points is GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev (Kazakhstan).
 

22-Oct-2014 Sevag Mekhitarian in the American Continental Championship
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) has scored 4,5 points after five rounds in the American Continental Championship that is being held in Praia da Pipa, Brazil. Mekhitarian is only half a point behind the leader – GM Alexander Shabalov (USA).
 
22-Oct-2014 Chigorin Memorial
 
Armenian IM Nikita Matinian (Russia) has scored 3,5 points after four rounds at Chigorin Memorial that is being held in St. Petersburg, Russia. GMs Zaven Andriasian (Armenia), IMs Vahe Baghdasaryan (Armenia), David Paravyan (Russia) as well as David Gevorgyan (Armenia) have 3 points each.

Five participants are leading with 4 points each.
 

21-Oct-2014 Publications of Chess in Armenia
 
Chess in Armenia represents to the readers’ attention the updated list of its publications.

Chess lovers, who wish to purchase our books, can contact us with the following e-mail address: armchess@arminco.com
 

21-Oct-2014 Karina Ambartsumova’s Victory
 
Armenian WGM Karina Ambartsumova (Russia) scored 7 points out of 9 and solely took the first prize at the round-robin tournament that was held in Koge, Denmark.
 
20-Oct-2014 “Chess in Armenia” at the Exhibition in St. Petersburg
 

"Armenian Periodicals of the World" Exhibition is opened in St. Petersburg. “Chess in Armenia” Magazine is exhibited here next to the first Armenian newspaper “Azdarar” and other famous periodicals.

The exhibition which is organized by "The Armenians of St. Petersburg" Organization will last till October 31, 2014.
 

20-Oct-2014 Levon Aronian in Zurich
 
GM Levon Aronian is going to participate in the Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 Super Tournament. His rivals will be Viswanathan Anand (India), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Vladimir Kramnik and Sergei Karjakin (Russia).
 
20-Oct-2014 Chigorin Memorial
 
GMs Zaven Andriasian, Hovik Hayrapetyan (Armenia), Artur Gabrielian (Russia) and a group of other Armenian chess players are participating in Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg, Russia.
 
19-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 13
 
Juniors
Prasanna Raghuram Rao - Grigoryan Karen ˝-˝

Final standing
Rk. Player name      Score  TB
 1. Lu Shanglei      10    100.5
 2. Wei Yi            9.5  100
 3. Fedoseev Vladimir 9.5  100
17. Grigoryan Karen   8     98
Total: 137 players

Girls
Nandhidhaa Pv - Gevorgyan Maria 0-1

Final standing
Rk. Player name               Score TB
 
1. Goryachkina Aleksandra    11    97
 2. Khademalsharieh Sarasadat  9.5  98.5
 3. Chumpitaz Ann              9.5  97
11. Gevorgyan Maria            8    89

Total: 78 players

You can follow the games of the World Junior Championships on our website on October 6-12, 14-19, 2014, starting at 9:00 (Yerevan time). Online: Open1 Open2 Girls1  Girls2
 

18-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 12
 
Juniors
Grigoryan Karen - Mhamal Anurag ˝-˝

Girls
Gevorgyan Maria - Jan Jodilyn Fronda ˝-˝
 

18-Oct-2014 New Book: “Petrosian’s 300 Attacks”
 

“Chess in Armenia” has published a new book by Gaguik Oganessian - “Petrosian’s 300 Attacks” (in Armenian) dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the 9th World Chess Champion.

The main aim of the book is to introduce the readers one of the most impressive aspects of the chess king, that is his combinatorial talent. Petrosian’s 300 beautiful attacks and sacrifices are selected in chronological order.

Numerous photos collected by the author during decades of years and showing Tigran Petrosian’s life from the childhood till his last days are included in the book. A series of photos, particularly some exclusive color ones, are published for the first time.

The book includes also the detailed statistics of all Petrosian’s games.

All these are accompanied with Petrosian’s delicate and precise chess aphorisms and opinions of famous grandmasters describing the champion.

The book has been published with the support of “Elite Group” Company (General Director - Armen Mkoyan).

Chess lovers, who wish to purchase this book, can contact us with the following e-mail address: armchess@arminco.com
 

17-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 11
 
Juniors
Wei Yi - Grigoryan Karen 1-0

Girls
Iwanow Anna - Gevorgyan Maria 1-0
 

17-Oct-2014 Sculpture of Tigran Petrosian at the Chess House
 

On October 17, 2014 sculpture of the 9th World Chess Champion Tigran Petrosian was placed at Yerevan Chess House. The author of the sculpture is the famous Armenian Sculptor Ara Sargsian (1902-1969). The sculpture which was created in 1965 and was located at Sargsian’s House Museum for about half a century is the present of the sculptor’s relatives to the Armenian Chess Federation.

On behalf of the Armenian Chess Federation, General Secretary of the federation Gaguik Oganessian thanked the sculptor’s family during the ceremony in which President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov were present.
 

17-Oct-2014 “Chess in Schools” International Conference
 

International Conference entitled “Chess in Schools” was open in Yerevan with the participation of delegates from about 30 countries. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the World Chess Federation (FIDE), the Armenian Chess Federation and the Chess Academy of Armenia in cooperation with the Armenian State Pedagogical University.

President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov were present at the opening ceremony of the conference.
 

17-Oct-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial in Moscow
 
Grandmaster tournament which is entitled “Tashir” and is dedicated to the memory of Tigran Petrosian will be held on November 3-11, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. The tournament is organized by Tashir Group with the cooperation of the Russian Chess Federation.

Chairman of Tigran Petrosian Memorial’s Organizing Committee is the President of the Republic of Armenia, President of the Armenian Chess Federation Serzh Sargsyan.

GMs Levon Aronian (Armenia), Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Peter Leko (Hungary) and Ding Liren (China) will participate in the tournament.
 

16-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 10
 
Juniors
Grigoryan Karen - Bai Jinshi ˝-˝

Girls
Gevorgyan Maria - Michelle Catherina 1-0
 

16-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the European Youth Championship
 
63 Armenian chess players (both boys and girls) are going to participate in the European Youth Championships (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 groups) to be held on October 19-28, 2014 in Batumi, Georgia.
 
15-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 9
 
Juniors
Fedoseev Vladimir - Grigoryan Karen 1-0

Girls
Harshita Guddanti - Gevorgyan Maria 0-1
 

15-Oct-2014 Live Chess Ratings
 
  1. Carlsen         2863.0
  2. Caruana         2838.8
  3. Topalov         2800.0
  4. Aronian         2797.4
  5. Grischuk        2794.6
  6. Anand           2791.8
  7. Giri            2774.7
  8. Karjakin        2769.6
  9. Nakamura        2767.0
 10. So              2762.0

 
14-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 8
 
Juniors
Grigoryan Karen - Jorge Cori 1-0

Girls
Gevorgyan Maria - Caballero Quijano Mitzy Mishe 1-0
 

14-Oct-2014 Subscription for “Chess in Armenia” Magazine
 
Subscription of 2014-2015 for “Chess in Armenia” Magazine is still going on.

Foreign readers should directly contact the editorial office of “Chess in Armenia” for the subscription.

Foreign subscribers can receive the magazine in their choice either to their home address (paper variant) or via e-mail (PDF format).

For more details you should contact “Chess in Armenia” armchess@arminco.com
 

13-Oct-2014 Levon Aronian was Awarded with the Diploma of the Honorary Citizen
 

During the ceremony dedicated to the 2796th anniversary of Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan awarded GM Levon Aronian with the diploma of the Honorary Citizen of Yerevan.
 

13-Oct-2014 Rafael Vaganian’s Simultaneous
 

Within the framework of the celebrations dedicated to Yerevan, Honorary Citizen of Yerevan GM Rafael Vaganian had a simultaneous on 12 boards at the square after Charles Aznavour. Vaganian took 9 victories, 3 games ended in a draw and had no defeat.
 

13-Oct-2014 Yerevan-Moscow Match
 
On the occasion of the anniversary of Armenia’s capital, match between the young chess players of Yerevan and Moscow was held in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. Yerevan team took a victory with the score 10:8.
 
13-Oct-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Isle of Man
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian scored 6 points out of 9 and took the 8th place at the international chess tournament that was held in the Isle of Man, England.

The winner with 7,5 points was GM Nigel Short (England).

You can follow the games of the open in the Isle of Man on our website on October 4-12, 2014, starting at 16:30 (Yerevan time). Online
 

12-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 7
 
Juniors
Sahaj Grover - Grigoryan Karen 0-1

Girls
Varshini - Gevorgyan Maria 1-0
 

12-Oct-2014 “Chess in Schools” International Conference
 
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the World Chess Federation (FIDE), as well as the Armenian Chess Federation and the Chess Academy of Armenia, in cooperation with the Armenian State Pedagogical University named after Kh. Abovyan, are organizing an International Conference, entitled “Chess in Schools” which will be held in Yerevan, Armenia from 16 to 18 October, 2014.

Details: iccs.chessacademy.am
 

11-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 6
 
Juniors
Grigoryan Karen - Christopher Repka 1-0

Girls
Gevorgyan Maria - Rutuja Bakshi 1-0
 

11-Oct-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Isle of Man
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian has scored 5,5 points after seven rounds and is leading together with GMs Maxime Vacher-Lagrave (France), David Howell and Nigel Short (England) at the international chess tournament in the Isle of Man, England.
 
10-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 5
 
Juniors
Lu Shanglei - Grigoryan Karen 1-0

Girls
Monnisha Gk - Gevorgyan Maria 1-0
 

10-Oct-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Isle of Man
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian has scored 5 points after six rounds and is leading together with GMs Maxime Vacher-Lagrave (France) and Jones Gawain (England) at the international chess tournament that is being held in the Isle of Man, England.
 
9-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 4
 
Juniors
Grigoryan Karen - Aravindh Chithambaram 1-0

Girls
Gevorgyan Maria - Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 0-1
 

9-Oct-2014 Levon Aronian – Honarary Citizen of Yerevan
 
GM Levon Aronian has been awarded with the title of Honorary Citizen of Yerevan according to the decision of Yerevan Municipality.

Congratulations!
 

9-Oct-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Isle of Man
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian has scored 4 points after five rounds at the international chess tournament in the Isle of Man, England. Sargissian is only half a point behind the leader - GM Maxime Vacher-Lagrave (France).
 
8-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 3
 
Juniors
Deac Bogdan-Daniel - Grigoryan Karen 0-1

Girls
Tarini Goyal - Gevorgyan Maria 0-1
 

8-Oct-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Isle of Man
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian has scored 3 points out of 4 at the international chess tournament that is being held in the Isle of Man, England.

The leader with 4 points is GM Maxime Vacher-Lagrave (France).
 

7-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 2
 
Juniors
Grigoryan Karen - Kozganbay Erkin ˝-˝

Girls
Gevorgyan Maria - Goryachkina Aleksandra ˝-˝
 

6-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships. Round 1
 
Juniors
Sahoo Utkal Ranjan - Grigoryan Karen 0-1

Girls
Shristi J Shetty - Gevorgyan Maria 0-1
 

5-Oct-2014 Interview with Melikset Khachiyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with GM Melikset Khachiyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

3-Oct-2014 Publications of Chess in Armenia
 
Chess in Armenia represents to the readers’ attention the updated list of its publications.

Chess lovers, who wish to purchase our books, can contact us with the following e-mail address: armchess@arminco.com
 

2-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Junior Championships
 
Armenian GM Karen Grigoryan and WFM Maria Gevorgyan are going to participate in the World Junior Chess Championships to be held on October 6-19, 2014 in Pune, India.
 
1-Oct-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Isle of Man
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian is going to participate in an international chess tournament to be held on October 4-12, 2014 in the Isle of Man, England.
 
1-Oct-2014 FIDE Rating List by October 1, 2014
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st October 2014.

The new ratings of chess players of Armenia are available in our link Ratings by October 1, 2014.
 

30-Sep-2014 Shant Sargsyan’s Success
 
Armenian CM Shant Sargsyan scored 8,5 points out of 11 and shared 1st-4th places among 105 participants in the boys under 12 group of the World Youth Chess Championship that was held in Durban, South Africa. Unfortunately, by the tie-break Shant took the fourth place. But the performance of the Armenian young chess player in the World Championship should be considered very successful.
 
29-Sep-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Youth Championships. Round 11
 
Name                  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts.  Rk. Group
Gharibyan Mamikon     1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 0 0 1 1  0  1  7    16   10B
Khachatryan Marieta   ˝ 0 1 0 ˝ 1 1 0 1  0  ˝  5.5  34   10G
Sargsyan Shant        1 1 0 0 1 1 1 ˝ 1  1  1  8.5   4   12B
Davtyan Artur         1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1  1  ˝  7.5   8   12B
Martirosyan Haik M.   1 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 0 ˝  0  1  7.5   6   14B
Hakobyan Aram         1 ˝ ˝ 1 0 1 0 0 1  1  0  6    38   14B
Petrosyan Manuel      1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 0 1  ˝  1  8     7   16B
Ghukasyan Siranush    1 1 ˝ 0 1 0 ˝ 1 1  1  0  7    12   16G
Harutyunian Tigran K. ˝ 1 1 1 0 ˝ 0 1 1  1  ˝  7.5   6   18B
Torosyan Norayr       1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 0 ˝  1  ˝  7    11   18B

You can follow the games of the World Youth Championships on our website on September 20-23, 25-29, 2014, starting at 12:00 (Yerevan time). Online: U8 U10 U12 U14 U16 U18
 

29-Sep-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial in Moscow
 
International chess tournament dedicated to the memory of the 9th World Champion Tigran Petrosian will start on November 3, 2014 in Moscow, Russia.
 
28-Sep-2014 Interview with Ruben Matevosyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian singer Ruben Matevosyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

25-Sep-2014 Women’s World Championship is Postponed
 
According to the FIDE’s decision, Women’s World Championship which was to be held in October, 2014 has been postponed for a few months.

Let us remind that Armenian chess players Elina Danielian and Lilit Mkrtchian are among the 64 participants of the championship to be held in knockout system.
 

24-Sep-2014 New Book: “Aronian’s 111 Attacks”
 

“Chess in Armenia” has published a new book by Gaguik Oganessian - “Aronian’s 111 Attacks” (in Armenian).

The author represents his readers Aronian’s 111 beautiful games in which remarkable and impressive sacrifices are carried out.

The grandmaster’s past road is shown by his brief biography, statistics of his chess performances and numerous interesting color photos. Aronian’s original thoughts about chess life and art of chess are included in this book.

Chess lovers, who wish to purchase this book, can contact us with the following e-mail address: armchess@arminco.com
 

23-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian in the World Mind Games
 
GM Levon Aronian is going to participate in the World Mind Games to be held on December 11-17, 2014 in Beijing, China.

The rivals of Aronian will be GMs Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Ivanchuk, Dominguez Perez, Ponomariov, Radjabov, Gelfand, Leko, Bacrot, Giri, Wang Yue, Wojtaszek, Wang Hao.
 

22-Sep-2014 Ari Kiremitciyan – European Champion
 

21-year-old Armenian chess player Ari Kiremitciyan (Turkey) scored 8 points out of 9 and became the European Amateur Chess Champion in the continental championship that was held in Eletria, Greece.
 

21-Sep-2014 Interview with Razmik Davoyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian Poet Razmik Davoyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

20-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian at the Grand Slam. Round 6
 

Aronian, Levon          - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0

Final standing
Rk. Name                    Score
 1. Anand, Viswanathan      11
 2. Aronian, Levon          10
 3. Ponomariov, Ruslan       5
 4. Vallejo Pons, Francisco  5

You can follow the games of the Grand Slam on our website on September 14-16, 18-20, 2014, starting at 17:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

20-Sep-2014 Gevorg Harutjunyan’s Third Prize
 
Armenian GM Gevorg Harutjunyan scored 6,5 points out of 9 and took the third prize among 51 participants at the open that was held in Nizhny Tagil (Russia).

Another Armenian GM Zaven Andriasian took the 12th place with 5,5 points.

The winner of the tournament with 7 points was GM Boris Savchenko (Russia).
 

19-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian at the Grand Slam. Round 5
 

Aronian, Levon     - Vallejo Pons, Francisco ˝-˝
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Anand, Viswanathan      ˝-˝
 

19-Sep-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the World Youth Championships
 
10 Armenian Chess Players are going to participate in the 10-18 year-old boys and girls World Championships to be held on September 20-29, 2014 in Durban, South Africa.
 
18-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian at the Grand Slam. Round 4
 

Ponomariov, Ruslan - Aronian, Levon          ˝-˝
Anand, Viswanathan - Vallejo Pons, Francisco 1-0
 

18-Sep-2014 Nona Gaprindashvili Cup
 
Armenian GM Robert Hovhannisyan scored 6,5 points out of 9 and took the third prize among 65 participants at Nona Gaprindashvili Cup that was held in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The winner with 7,5 points was GM Luka Paichadze (Georgia).
 

17-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian will Play in Zurich
 
GM Levon Aronian is going to participate in a traditional Zurich Chess Challenge tournament to be held on February 13-19, 2015.

The rivals of Aronian will be GMs Viswanathan Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik and Sergey Karjakin.
 

16-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian at the Grand Slam. Round 3
 

Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon          ˝-˝
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Vallejo Pons, Francisco 1-0
 

15-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian at the Grand Slam. Round 2
 

Aronian, Levon          - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0
Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1
 

14-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian at the Grand Slam. Round 1
 

Vallejo Pons, Francisco - Aronian, Levon     ˝-˝
Anand, Viswanathan      - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0
 

14-Sep-2014 Interview with Mikael Poghosyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian Art Figure Mikael Poghosyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

13-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian at the Grand Slam
 

GM Levon Aronian is going to participate in the Grand Slam Chess Masters Final to be held on September 14-20, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. The rivals of Aronian will be Viswanathan Anand (India), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) and Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain).

At the tournament 3 points will be given for a victory and 1 point for a draw.

Let us remind that Aronian won at the Grand Slam twice – in 2009 and 2013.
 

12-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian at the Grand Slam
 
GM Levon Aronian is going to participate in the Grand Slam Chess Masters Final to be held on September 14-20, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. The rivals of Aronian will be Viswanathan Anand (India), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) and Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain).
 
11-Sep-2014 Gabriel Sargissian is a Bronze Medal Holder
 

Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian, as a member of Magic Extremadura club, became a bronze medal holder in the Spanish Team Championship in Linares. His club scored 10 points out of 14. The champion with 12 points was the club Merida.

In the last round Sargissian took a victory over GM Eduardo Iturrizaga and the Armenian grandmaster’s team won the club Equigoma with 5:1.

You can follow the games of the Spanish Team Championship on our website on September 4-10, 2014, starting at 19:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

11-Sep-2014 Tournament in Marocco
 
Armenian GM Sergey Kasparov (Belarus) scored 7,5 points out of 9 and took the second prize among 128 participants at the open that was held in Chefchaouen, Marocco.

The winner with 8,5 points was GM Erwin L’Ami (Netherlands).
 

10-Sep-2014 Aronian-Nakamura Match
 
GM Levon Aronian was defeated by GM Hikaru Nakamura with 2,5:3,5 in the Chess960 Match that was held in Saint Louis, USA. Games are here.
 
10-Sep-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Spanish Team Championship
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian ended in a draw with GM Pentala Harikrishna in the sixh round of the Spanish Team Championship in Linares. In a draw - 3:3 was ended also the match between Sargissian’s club Magic Extremadura and Solvay.

Before the last round Magic Extremadura is taking the fourth place with 8 points. The leader with 10 points is Merida.
 

10-Sep-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Tbilisi
 
GMs Karen Grigoryan, Robert Hovhannisyan, Levon Babujian, Hovik Hayrapetyan and a group of other Armenian chess players are participating in Nona Gaprindashvili Cup that is being held in Tbilisi, Georgia.

You can follow the games of Gaprindashvili Cup on our website on September 9-17, 2014, starting at 15:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2
 

9-Sep-2014 Today Aronian will have a Match with Nakamura
 
Today GMs Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura will have Chess960 exhibitional match in Saint Louis.
 
9-Sep-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Spanish Team Championship
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian ended in a draw with GM Etienne Bacrot in the fifth round of the Spanish Team Championship in Linares. Sargissian’s club Magic Extremadura was defeated by the club Taldea with 1,5:4,5.

Now Magic Extremadura is taking the fourth place with 7 points being one point behind the leader – the club Solvay.

In the sixth round these two teams will have a match with each other. Sargissian will play with blacks against GM Pentala Harikrishna.
 

9-Sep-2014 Tournament in Istanbul
 
Armenian chess players Armen Grigoriev (Georgia) and Arno Garabetyan (Turkey) scored accordingly 6,5 and 6 points out of 9 and took the 6th and 11th places among 60 participants at the tournament that was held in Istanbul.

The winner with 7,5 points was GM Eldar Gasanov (Ukraine).
 

8-Sep-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Spanish Team Championship
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian ended in a draw with GM Vassily Ivanchuk in the third round of the Spanish Team Chess Championship in Linares. In the fourth round the Armenian chess player was defeated by GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov. Sargissian’s club Magic Extremadura took a victory over the clubs Merida (4:2) and Barcelona (3,5:2,5).

Now Magic Extremadura is leading with 7 points.
 

7-Sep-2014 Interview with Davit Muradyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian Art Figure Davit Muradyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

7-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian in Saint Louis. Round 10
 

Aronian, Levon   - Caruana, Fabiano        ˝-˝
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus         ˝-˝
Nakamura, Hikaru - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ˝-˝

Final standing
Rk. Player name             Score  SB
 1. Caruana, Fabiano         8.5   36.75
 2. Carlsen, Magnus          5.5   23.75
 3. Topalov, Veselin         5     19.5
 4. Aronian, Levon           4     19.5
 5. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  4     17
 6. Nakamura, Hikaru         3     15

You can follow the games of the tournament in Saint Louis on our website on August 27-31, September 2-6, 2014, starting at 23:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

6-Sep-2014 Elina Danielian in Grand Prix. Round 11
 
Koneru Humpy       - Danielian Elina       1 - 0
Muminova Nafisa    - Zhao Xue              0 - 1
Hou Yifan          - L'ami Alina           1 - 0
Harika Dronavalli  - Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 1 - 0
Kosintseva Tatiana - Ju Wenjun             0 - 1
Ushenina Anna      - Zhu Chen              ˝ - ˝

Final standing
 1. Ju, Wenjun             8˝
 2. Hou, Yifan             8˝
 3. Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs 6˝
 4. Harika, Dronavalli     6˝
 5. Ushenina, Anna         6˝
 6. Zhao, Xue              6˝
 7. Koneru, Humpy          5˝
 8. Danielian, Elina       5
 9. Kosintseva, Tatiana    4˝
10. Zhu, Chen              3˝
11. Muminova, Nafisa       3
12. L'Ami, Alina           1˝

You can follow the games of the Women’s Grand Prix on our website on August 25-28, August 30-September 2, September 4-5, 2014, starting at 15:00, on September 6 at 13:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2
 

6-Sep-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Spanish Team Championship
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian ended in a draw with GM Marc Narciso Dublan in the second round of the Spanish Team Chess Championship in Linares. Sargissian’s club Magic Extremadura took a victory over Barbera with 4,5:1,5.

Now Magic Extremadura is taking the second place with 3 points. The leader with 4 points is the club Merida.

Today in the third round these two clubs will have a game against each other. Sargissian will play with whites against GM Vassily Ivanchuk.
 

6-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian in Saint Louis. Round 9
 

Carlsen, Magnus         - Aronian, Levon   ˝-˝
Caruana, Fabiano        - Nakamura, Hikaru ˝-˝
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Topalov, Veselin ˝-˝
 

5-Sep-2014 Elina Danielian in Grand Prix. Round 10
 
Danielian Elina       - Harika Dronavalli  0 - 1
Zhao Xue              - Ushenina Anna      ˝ - ˝
Zhu Chen              - Kosintseva Tatiana 1 - 0
Ju Wenjun             - Koneru Humpy       ˝ - ˝
Batchimeg Tuvshintugs - Hou Yifan          ˝ - ˝
L'ami Alina           - Muminova Nafisa    ˝ - ˝
 
5-Sep-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Spanish Team Championship
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian ended in a draw with GM Anish Giri in the first round of the Spanish Team Chess Championship in Linares. In a draw – 3:3 was ended also the match between Sargissian’s club Magic Extremadura and Naturgas.
 
5-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian in Saint Louis. Round 8
 

Aronian, Levon   - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ˝-˝
Caruana, Fabiano - Carlsen, Magnus         ˝-˝
Nakamura, Hikaru - Topalov, Veselin        0-1
 

4-Sep-2014 Elina Danielian in Grand Prix. Round 9
 
Hou Yifan          - Danielian Elina       ˝ - ˝
L'ami Alina        - Zhao Xue              0 - 1
Muminova Nafisa    - Batchimeg Tuvshintugs ˝ - ˝
Harika Dronavalli  - Ju Wenjun             0 - 1
Koneru Humpy       - Zhu Chen              ˝ - ˝
Kosintseva Tatiana - Ushenina Anna         0 - 1
 
4-Sep-2014 Gabriel Sargissian in the Spanish Team Championship
 
Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian is participating in the Spanish Team Chess Championship that is being held on September 4-10, 2014 in Linares. Sargissian is playing on the first board of the club Magic Extremadura.
 
4-Sep-2014 Armenian Championship: First League
 
GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan scored 10 points out of 13 and took the first prize at the First League of the 75th Armenian Championship that was held in Yerevan. FM David Shahinyan was the second with 8,5 points. Young chess player Arman Mikaelyan scored 7,5 points and took the third place being ahead of three other participants by the tie-break.

Gabuzyan, Shahinyan and Mikaelyan got rights to participate in the Highest League of the 75th Armenian Championship.

You can follow the games of the First League of the Armenian Championship on our website from August 21 till September 3, 2014, starting at 15:30 (Yerevan time). Online
 

4-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian in Saint Louis. Round 7
 

Topalov, Veselin        - Aronian, Levon   ˝-˝
Carlsen, Magnus         - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1
 

3-Sep-2014 Armenian Championship: First League
 
GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has scored 9 points out of 12 and is solely leading before the last round of the First League of the 75th Armenian Championship that is being held in Yerevan. FM David Shahinyan is one point behind the leader. GM Levon Babujian is taking the third place with 7,5 points.
 
3-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian in Saint Louis. Round 6
 

Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon          ˝-˝
Carlsen, Magnus  - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ˝-˝
Caruana, Fabiano - Topalov, Veselin        1-0
 

2-Sep-2014 Elina Danielian in Grand Prix. Round 8
 
Danielian Elina       - Muminova Nafisa     1 - 0
Zhao Xue              - Kosintseva Tatiana  ˝ - ˝
Ushenina Anna         - Koneru Humpy        ˝ - ˝
Zhu Chen              - Harika Dronavalli   ˝ - ˝
Ju Wenjun             - Hou Yifan           ˝ - ˝
Batchimeg Tuvshintugs - L'ami Alina         1 - 0
 
2-Sep-2014 Armenian Championship: First League
 
GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan and FM David Shahinyan are leading with 8 points each after 11 rounds at the First League of the 75th Armenian Championship that is being held in Yerevan, Armenia.
 
1-Sep-2014 Elina Danielian in Grand Prix. Round 7
 
L'ami Alina           - Danielian Elina    ˝ - ˝
Batchimeg Tuvshintugs - Zhao Xue           ˝ - ˝
Muminova Nafisa       - Ju Wenjun          0 - 1
Hou Yifan             - Zhu Chen           1 - 0
Harika Dronavalli     - Ushenina Anna      ˝ - ˝
Koneru Humpy          - Kosintseva Tatiana 1 - 0
 
1-Sep-2014 FIDE Rating List by September 1, 2014
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st September 2014.

The new ratings of chess players of Armenia are available in our link Ratings by September 1, 2014.
 

1-Sep-2014 Levon Aronian in Saint Louis. Round 5
 

Aronian, Levon   - Carlsen, Magnus         0-1
Nakamura, Hikaru - Caruana, Fabiano        0-1
Topalov, Veselin - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0
 

““Chess in Armenia
Weekly Magazine in Armenian

Contents
Tigran Petrosian’s Sculpture at Yerevan Chess House
Movses Abrahamyan about Tigran Petrosian
Gaguik Oganessian’s New Book: “Petrosian’s 300 Attacks”
Chess Nuances of the Celebration of Yerevan’s Anniversary
International Conference in Yerevan: “Chess in Schools”
New Chess School in Yerevan
Armenian Chess Players at the International Tournaments
FIDE Rating List, October, 2014
Chess Humor
Chess Calendar
Baby and Miniature Problems

New Book
Petrosian’s 300 Attacks

The main aim of Gaguik Oganessian’s new book - “Petrosian’s 300 Attacks” is to introduce the readers one of the most impressive aspects of the chess king, that is his combinatorial talent. Petrosian’s 300 beautiful attacks and sacrifices are selected in chronological order. Numerous photos showing Tigran’s life from the childhood till his last days are published in the book. The book includes also the detailed statistics of all Petrosian’s performances. All these are accompanied with Petrosian’s delicate and precise chess aphorisms and opinions of famous grandmasters describing the champion.
     
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