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Barcelona, Spain, 2014

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Saint Louis, USA, 2014

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28-Nov-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Doha
 
GMs Hrant Melkumyan, Sergei Movsesian, Vladimir Akopian, Hovhannes Gabuzyan have scored 1,5 points each after 2 rounds at the open that is being held in Doha, Qatar. They each are half a point behind the 14 leaders.

GMs Gabriel Sargissian, Robert Hovhannisyan and Elina Danielian have 1 point each.

You can follow the games of the tournament in Doha on our website from November 26 till December 4, 2014, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2 Video
 

28-Nov-2014 Interview with Vilen Galstyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian Ballet Master Vilen Galstyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

27-Nov-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Doha
 
In the first round of the open in Doha, Qatar GMs Hrant Melkumyan, Sergei Movsesian, Robert Hovhannisyan took victories, Gabriel Sargissian, Vladimir Akopian, Hovhannes Gabuzyan ended in a draw, Elina Danielian was defeated.
 
27-Nov-2014 Karen Grigoryan in Barcelona
 
Armenian GM Karen Grigoryan is going to participate in a grandmaster round-robin tournament to be held from November 28 till December 2, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The rivals of Grigoryan will be GMs Li Chao (China), Balogh Csaba (Hungary), Miguel Illescas, Alvar Alonso, Marc Narcisio (Spain).

You can follow the games of the tournament in Barcelona on our website from November 28 till December 2, 2014, starting at 19:30 (Yerevan time). Online
 

26-Nov-2014 Samuel Sevian in Saint Louis
 
Armenian GM Samuel Sevian had no defeat, scored 7,5 points out of 9 and confidently took the first prize at the tournament that was held in Saint Louis, USA. Sevian was two points ahead of his nearest rival - GM Samy Shoker (Egypt).
 
26-Nov-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
 

26-Nov-2014 Nakamura-Aronian Match
 

Blitz score
Hikaru Nakamura 9,5 : Levon Aronian 6,5

Classical score
Levon Aronian 8 : Hikaru Nakamura 8

Match score
Hikaru Nakamura 17,5 : Levon Aronian 14,5

You can follow the games of Nakamura-Aronian Match on our website on November 21-25, 2014, starting at 23:55 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

25-Nov-2014 Samuel Sevian Won in Saint Louis
 
Armenian GM Samuel Sevian (USA) ended in a draw with his coach IM Andranik Matikozian (Armenia) in the 7th round and took a victory over IM Ashwin Jayaram (India) in the penultimate 8th round of the round-robin tournament in Saint Louis, USA. Sevian scored 7 points out of 8 and guaranteed the first prize for himself despite of the results of the last round because the nearest rival – GM Samy Shoker (Egypt) is two points behind the Armenian 13-year-old chess player.
 
25-Nov-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Doha
 
Armenian GMs Gabriel Sargissian, Hrant Melkumyan, Sergei Movsesian, Vladimir Akopian, Robert Hovhannisyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan are going to participate in a great open to be held from November 26 till December 4, 2014 in Doha, Qatar.
 
25-Nov-2014 Nakamura-Aronian Match. Round 4
 
Levon Aronian - Hikaru Nakamura ˝-˝
 
24-Nov-2014 Samuel Sevian’s Triumphant March
 
13-year-old Samuel Sevian is showing an excellent performance at the round-robin tournament which is being held in Saint Louis, USA. Scoring 5,5 points out of 6 Sevian is confidently leading.

Already after the fourth round Samuel’s rating was above 2500 and the decision of FIDE about awarding the Armenian young chess player with the Grandmaster Title finally came into force.
 

24-Nov-2014 Nakamura-Aronian – 6:6
 
In Nakamura-Aronian Match in Saint Louis 4 points is given for the victory in the classical games and 1 point in the blitz games (for the draws – accordingly 2 and 0,5).

That is why after the three classical games the result is unusual – 6:6.

You can follow the games of Nakamura-Aronian Match on our website on November 21-25, 2014, starting at 23:55 (Yerevan time).  Online1  Online2  Online3
 

24-Nov-2014 Gevorg Harutjunyan’s Third Prize
 
Armenian GM Gevorg Harutjunyan scored 7 points out of 9 and shared 2nd-6th places among 262 participants at the open that was held in Tehran, Iran. By the tie-break Harutjunyan took the third prize.

GM Pouria Darini (Iran) scored half a point more and became the winner of the tournament.

GM Davit Petrosian’s result was 6,5 and IM Ashot Nadanian’s - 6 points.
 

24-Nov-2014 Nakamura-Aronian Match. Round 3
 
Hikaru Nakamura - Levon Aronian ˝-˝
 
23-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 11
 
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 1-0

Final score
Magnus Carlsen 6,5 : Viswanathan Anand 4,5

You can follow the games of the World Championship Match on our website on November 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 2014, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3  Online Video 
 

23-Nov-2014 Nakamura-Aronian Match. Round 2
 
Levon Aronian - Hikaru Nakamura 1-0
 
23-Nov-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
 

22-Nov-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Tehran
 
Armenian GMs Gevorg Harutjunyan and Davit Petrosian have scored 6,5 points each after eight rounds at the open that is being held in Tehran, Iran. Before the last round they are half a point behind the leaders – GMs Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Pouria Darini (Iran) and Oleg Korneev (Spain).

IM Ashot Nadanian has 6 points.
 

22-Nov-2014 Nakamura-Aronian Match. Round 1
 
Hikaru Nakamura - Levon Aronian 1-0
 
21-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 10
 
Viswanathan Anand - Magnus Carlsen ˝-˝
 
21-Nov-2014 Nakamura-Aronian Match
 
Armenian GM Levon Aronian will have a match with the top American GM Hikaru Nakamura on November 21-25, 2014 in Saint Louis, USA.
 
21-Nov-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Tehran
 
Armenian IM Ashot Nadanian has scored 6 points after seven rounds and is leading together with six other participants at the open that is being held in Tehran, Iran. GMs Gevorg Harutjunyan and Davit Petrosian each are half a point behind the leaders.
 
20-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 9
 
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand ˝-˝
 
20-Nov-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Tehran
 
All the Armenian participants took victories in the fifth round of the open that is being held in Tehran, Iran. Now GM Gevorg Harutjunyan is leading with 5 points. The same results has FM Nima Javanbakht (Iran) but he is behind the Armenian chess player by the tie-break. GM Davit Petrosian and IM Ashot Nadanian have half a point less than the leaders. Hovhannes Hakobyan has scored 4 points.
 
19-Nov-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Tehran
 
GM Gevorg Harutjunyan has scored 4 points after four round and is leading together with four other participants at the open that is being held in Tehran, Iran. GM Davit Petrosian and IM Ashot Nadanian each have 3,5, Hovhannes Hakobyan – 3 points.
 
18-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 8
 
Viswanathan Anand - Magnus Carlsen ˝-˝
 
18-Nov-2014 Artem Atovmian and Arsen Mnatsakanian – European Vice-Champions!
 
Armenian chess players Artem Atovmian and Arsen Mnatsakanian (Russia) become the European Vice-Champions accordingly in the U8 and U12 Groups of the European Youth Rapid Chess Championship that was held in Tallinn, Estonia.

Congratulations!
 

18-Nov-2014 Karen Movsziszian’s Success
 
Armenian GM Karen Movsziszian scored 7 points out of 9 and took the second prize among 60 participants at an open that was held in Can Picafort, Spain. Movsziszian was only half a point behind the winner – GM Vladimir Burmakin (Russia).
 
17-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 7
 
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand ˝-˝
 
16-Nov-2014 Nakamura-Aronian Match
 
Armenian GM Levon Aronian will have a match with the top American GM Hikaru Nakamura on November 21-25, 2014 in Saint Louis, USA.

The grandmasters will have 4 classic and 16 blitz games.
 

15-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 6
 
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 1-0
 
14-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 5
 
Viswanathan Anand - Magnus Carlsen ˝-˝
 
14-Nov-2014 Mamikon Gharibyan and Mariam Mkrtchyan – FIDE Candidate Masters
 
World Chess Federation awarded Armenian young chess players the European U10 Boys Champion Mamikon Gharibyan with the title of FIDE Candidate Master and the European U10 Girls Vice-Champion Mariam Mkrtchyan with the title of FIDE Women’s Candidate Master.

Congratulations!
 

13-Nov-2014 Samuel Sevian was Awarded with the Grandmaster Title!
 

FIDE awarded 13-year-old Armenian chess player Samuel Sevian (USA) with the Grandmaster Title, congratulations!

The award will finally come into force at the very moment Sevian’s individual rating becomes 2500. Now Samvel’s Elo is 2484.
 

12-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 4
 
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand ˝-˝
 
12-Nov-2014 Manuel Petrosyan and Tigran S. Petrosyan – International Masters
 
FIDE awarded Armenian chess players Manuel Petrosyan and Tigran S. Petrosyan with the titles of International Master.

Congratulations!
 

12-Nov-2014 Norayr Kalantaryan and Nune Vardanyan – International Arbiters
 
FIDE awarded Armenia chess arbiters Norayr Kalantaryan and Nune Vardanyan with the titles of International Arbiter.

Congratulations!
 

11-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 3
 
Viswanathan Anand - Magnus Carlsen 1-0
 
11-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial. Round 7
 

Ernesto Inarkiev     - Levon Aronian    0-1
Alexander Grischuk   - Vladimir Kramnik ˝-˝
Boris Gelfand        - Peter Leko       1-0
Alexander Morozevich - Ding Liren       ˝-˝

Final standing
Rk. Player name          Score
 1. Grischuk, Alexander   5.5
 2. Kramnik, Vladimir     4.5
 3. Gelfand, Boris        4
 4. Aronian, Levon        4
 5. Ding, Liren           3.5
 6. Leko, Peter           2.5
 7. Inarkiev, Ernesto     2
 8. Morozevich, Alexander 2

You can follow the games of Petrosian Memorial on our website on November 4-6, 8-11, 2014, starting at 14:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Video
 

10-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial. Round 6
 

Levon Aronian    - Alexander Grischuk   ˝-˝
Ding Liren       - Boris Gelfand        ˝-˝
Peter Leko       - Ernesto Inarkiev     ˝-˝
Vladimir Kramnik - Alexander Morozevich 1-0
 

9-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 2
 
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 1-0
 
9-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial. Round 5
 

Levon Aronian      - Vladimir Kramnik     ˝-˝
Boris Gelfand      - Alexander Morozevich 1-0
Alexander Grischuk - Peter Leko           1-0
Ernesto Inarkiev   - Ding Liren           ˝-˝
 

8-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match. Round 1
 
Viswanathan Anand - Magnus Carlsen ˝-˝
 
8-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial. Round 4
 

Peter Leko           - Levon Aronian      ˝-˝
Vladimir Kramnik     - Boris Gelfand      ˝-˝
Alexander Morozevich - Ernesto Inarkiev   ˝-˝
Ding Liren           - Alexander Grischuk ˝-˝
 

8-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match
 
Opening ceremony of the World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand took place in Sochi, Russia. According to the drawing of lots. Anand will have the white pieces in the first game.
 
7-Nov-2014 Aronian-Nakamura Match
 
Armenian GM Levon Aronian will have a match with the top American GM Hikaru Nakamura on November 21-25, 2014 in Saint Louis, USA.

The grandmasters will have 4 classic and 16 blitz games.

The prize fund of the match is 100.000 dollars.
 

6-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial. Round 3
 


President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan makes the first move in the game Aronian-Ding Liren.

Levon Aronian      - Ding Liren           ˝-˝
Peter Leko         - Vladimir Kramnik     ˝-˝
Ernesto Inarkiev   - Boris Gelfand        ˝-˝
Alexander Grischuk - Alexander Morozevich 1-0
 

6-Nov-2014 The World Championship Match
 
The World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Viswanathan Anand (India) starts on November 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
 
5-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial. Round 2
 

Alexander Morozevich - Levon Aronian      ˝-˝
Vladimir Kramnik     - Ernesto Inarkiev   1-0
Boris Gelfand        - Alexander Grischuk 0-1
Ding Liren           - Peter Leko         ˝-˝
 

5-Nov-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian scored 7,5 points out of 11 and shared 4th-5th places among 47 participants in the World Senior Chess Championship that was held in Katerini, Greece. By the tie-break Movsziszian was the fifth. Karen was one point behind the champion – GM Zurab Sturua (Georgia).

You can follow the games of the World Senior Championship on our website on October 24-29, October 31-November 4, 2014, starting at 18:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2
 

4-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial. Round 1
 

Levon Aronian      - Boris Gelfand        ˝-˝
Ding Liren         - Vladimir Kramnik     ˝-˝
Peter Leko         - Alexander Morozevich ˝-˝
Alexander Grischuk - Ernesto Inarkiev     1-0
 

4-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial
 

Here are the results of the drawing of Tigran Petrosian Memorial in Moscow, Russia:

1. Ding Liren, 2. Leko, 3. Aronian, 4. Grischuk, 5. Inarkiev, 6. Gelfand, 7. Morozevich, 8. Kramnik.

Today in the first round Levon Aronian will play with whites against Boris Gelfand.
 

4-Nov-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian has scored 6,5 points after ten rounds in the World Senior Chess Championship that is being held in Katerini, Greece.

Before the last round the leaders with 8 points each are GMs Zurab Sturua (Georgia) and Keith Arkell (England).
 

3-Nov-2014 Robert Hovhannisyan’s Second Prize
 
GM Robert Hovhannisyan scored 7,5 points out of 9 and shared 1st-3rd places among 480 participants at the international open that was held in Bad Wiessee, Germany. By the tie-break Hovhannisyan took the second prize. The winner of the tournament was GM Alexander Lenderman (USA).

GM Hrant Melkumyan was only half a point behind the winner and took the 8th place.

You can follow the games of the open in Bad Wiessee on our website from October 25 till November 2, 2014. Online
 

3-Nov-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian has scored 5,5 points after nine rounds in the World Senior Chess Championship that is being held in Katerini, Greece.

The leaders with 7 points each are GMs Zurab Sturua (Georgia) and Keith Arkell (England).
 

2-Nov-2014 Tigran Petrosian Memorial
 
A super tournament dedicated to the memory of Tigran Petrosian will be held on November 4-11, 2014 in Moscow, Russia.

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

Chairman of the Appeals Committee is GM Rafael Vaganian.

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.
 

1-Nov-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Bad Wiessee
 
GM Robert Hovhannisyan has scored 6 points after seven rounds and is leading with 12 other participants at the international open in Bad Wiessee, Germany. GM Hrant Melkumyan is only half a point behind the leaders.
 
1-Nov-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian has scored 4,5 points after seven rounds in the World Senior Chess Championship that is being held in Katerini, Greece.

The leaders with 5,5 points each are GMs Zurab Sturua (Georgia) and John Nunn (England).
 

1-Nov-2014 FIDE Rating List by November 1, 2014
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st November 2014.

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

31-Oct-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Bad Wiessee
 
GMs Hrant Melkumyan and Robert Hovhannisyan have scored 5 points each after six rounds at the international open in Bad Wiessee, Germany. They are only half a point behind the five leaders.
 
30-Oct-2014 Mamikon Gharibyan – European Champion!
 

Armenian chess player Mamikon Gharibyan became the European U10 Champion 2014 in the continental championship that was held in Batumi, Georgia.

Congratulations!
 

30-Oct-2014 Mariam Mkrtchyan – European Vice-Champion!
 

Armenian chess player Mariam Mkrtchyan became the European U10 Girls Vice-Champion 2014 in the continental championship that was held in Batumi, Georgia.

Congratulations!
 

30-Oct-2014 Aram Hakobyan – European Vice-Champion!
 

Armenian chess player Aram Hakobyan became the European U14 Vice-Champion 2014 in the continental championship that was held in Batumi, Georgia.

Congratulations!
 

30-Oct-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Bad Wiessee
 
GMs Hrant Melkumyan and Robert Hovhannisyan have scored 4,5 points each after five rounds at the international open in Bad Wiessee, Germany. They are only half a point behind the leaders – GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and IM Matthias Bluebaum (Germany).
 
30-Oct-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian has scored 3,5 points after six rounds in the World Senior Chess Championship that is being held in Katerini, Greece.

The leader with 5 points is GM Zurab Sturua (Georgia).
 

29-Oct-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian has scored 3,5 points after five rounds in the World Senior Chess Championship that is being held in Katerini, Greece. Movsziszian is one point behind the leader - GM John Nunn (England).
 
29-Oct-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Bad Wiessee
 
GMs Hrant Melkumyan and Robert Hovhannisyan have scored 3,5 points each after four rounds at the international open that is being held in Bad Wiessee, Germany. They are half a point behind ten leaders.
 
28-Oct-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Bad Wiessee
 
GMs Hrant Melkumyan and Robert Hovhannisyan have scored 3 points each after three rounds and are leading with a group of other participants at an international open that is being held in Bad Wiessee, Germany.
 
28-Oct-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the European Youth Championship. Round 9
 
Final standing
Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts.  Rk. Group
Harutyunian Tigran K.  ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6.5 5 U18 Open
Mikaelyan Arman  1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 0 4.5 29 U18 Open
Torosyan Norayr  1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 5.5 17 U18 Open
Hovhannisyan Karen  1 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 5.5 11 U18 Open
Danielyan Vahe  1 0 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 0 4.5 28 U18 Open
Hakobyan Hovhannes H.  ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2.5 60 U18 Open
Petrosyan Manuel  ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 6.5 6 U16 Open
Barseghyan Harutyun  1 ½ 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 6.5 8 U16 Open
Yayloyan Konstantin  1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 4.5 44 U16 Open
Aleksanyan Hrant  ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 5 27 U16 Open
Simonyan Latush  ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 5.5 15 U16 Open
Martirosyan Haik M.  1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 7 4 U14 Open
Hakobyan Aram  0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 7.5 2 U14 Open
Parvanyan Ashot  1 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 5 34 U14 Open
Hoghmrtsyan Artur  1 0 0 1 1 0 0 ½ ½ 4 57 U14 Open
Mirzoyan David  1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 4.5 45 U14 Open
Harutyunyan Erik  1 1 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 3.5 73 U14 Open
Ziroyan David  1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 6 9 U14 Open
Sargsyan Shant  1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 6.5 8 U12 Open
Davtyan Artur  1 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 3.5 85 U12 Open
Santryan Davit  1 ½ 0 1 1 1 0 ½ ½ 5.5 24 U12 Open
Sahakyan Karen Art.  1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 0 4 77 U12 Open
Melkonyan Gor  ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 0 1 4 80 U12 Open
Yeroyan Ara  1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 6 15 U12 Open
Hakobyan Hakob Mk.  ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 4.5 65 U12 Open
Dilanyan Vachagan  0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 69 U12 Open
Gevorgyan Albert  ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 0 1 4.5 56 U12 Open
Gharibyan Mamikon  1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 7.5 1 U10 Open
Muradyan Robert  1 ½ 1 0 0 1 0 1 ½ 5 37 U10 Open
Vardanyan Aram  1 0 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 5 39 U10 Open
Ghazaryan Raffi  0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 0 5 41 U10 Open
Grigoryan Gor M.  1 0 1 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 4 70 U10 Open
Hakobyan Eduard  1 ½ 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.5 61 U10 Open
Sargsyan Sargis  0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 42 U10 Open
Davtyan Arsen  1 1 0 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 5.5 17 U08 Open
Mirzakhanyan Vahan  1 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 4 54 U08 Open
Piliposyan Robert  1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 6 10 U08 Open
Gaboyan Susanna  1 ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 5 18 U18 Girls
Manukyan Mariam A.  0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 3.5 47 U18 Girls
Melkumyan Arpine  0 0 1 1 0 0 0 ½ ½ 3 53 U18 Girls
Movsesyan Astghik  ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 3.5 45 U18 Girls
Ghukasyan Siranush  ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 6.5 5 U16 Girls
Shahbazyan Hasmik  0 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 0 1 4.5 32 U16 Girls
Adamyan Mane  ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 1 5 28 U14 Girls
Grigoryan Arpine  1 0 1 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 5 30 U14 Girls
Avetisyan Mariam  1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 6 9 U14 Girls
Sargsyan Anna M.  ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 5.5 17 U14 Girls
Gharibyan Mane  0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 27 U14 Girls
Ivanyan Ani  1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5 31 U14 Girls
Smbatyan Qristine  1 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 4.5 40 U12 Girls
Hovhannisyan Mane  0 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 5 23 U12 Girls
Mkrtchyan Anahit  ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 3 69 U12 Girls
Beglaryan Karine  0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 3 68 U12 Girls
Babayan Mariam  0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 5 30 U12 Girls
Hovhannisyan Siranush  ½ 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 4 48 U12 Girls
Khachatryan Anna  ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 0 0 4 45 U12 Girls
Sargsyan Srbuhi  1 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 5 30 U10 Girls
Khachatryan Marieta  1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 0 ½ ½ 5 21 U10 Girls
Khachatryan Nadezhda  0 1 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5 33 U10 Girls
Khachatryan Veronika  1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 5.5 18 U10 Girls
Kochinyan Hasmik  0 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 3 66 U10 Girls
Mkrtchyan Mariam  1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 7 2 U10 Girls
Badalyan Seda  1 0 1 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 4 38 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 13:00 (Yerevan time). Online U8 Online U10, U12   Online U10, U12  Online U14, U16, U18  Online U14, U16, U18
 

28-Oct-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian has scored 2,5 points after four rounds in the World Senior Chess Championship that is being held in Katerini, Greece.

The leaders with 3,5 points each are GMs John Nunn (England) and Jens Kristiansen (Denmark).
 

27-Oct-2014 Karen Movsziszian in the World Senior Championship
 
GM Karen Movsziszian has scored 2,5 points after 3 rounds in the World Senior Chess Championship that is being held in Katerini, Greece. Movsziszian is only half a point behind the leader – GM Mark Hebden (England).
 
27-Oct-2014 Sevag Mekhitarian in the American Continental Championship
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) scored 8 points out of 11 and took the 8th place among 194 participants in the American Continental Championship that was held in Praia da Pipa, Brazil. Sevag was only half a point behind the winner – GM Julio Granda Zuniga (Peru).
 
27-Oct-2014 Chigorin Memorial
 
The winner of Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg, Russia was GM Ivan Ivanisevic (Serbia) who scored 7,5 ponts out of 9. GMs Zaven Andriasian, Hovik Hayrapetyan (Armenia), Artur Gabrielian (Russia), IM Vahe Baghdasaryan (Armenia) ended with 6,5 points each.

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

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.
 
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).
 

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 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
 

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.
 

““Chess in Armenia
Weekly Magazine in Armenian

Contents
World Championship Match, Sochi, 2014
Aronian-Nakamura Match, Saint Louis, 2014
Samuel Sevian’s Triumphant March
GM Artur Yusupov about Tigran Petrosian
GM Yuri Razuvaev about Tigran Petrosian
Movses Abrahamyan about Tigran Petrosian
Interview with a Famous Armenian Actor Hovhannes Azoyan
Armenian Chess Players at the International Tournaments
Chess Humor
Chess Calendar
Baby and Miniature Problems

New Book
Petrosian’s 300 Attacks
Full list of the Books.

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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