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28-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship
 
GM Elina Danielian, WGM Lilit Mkrtchian, WGM Maria Kursova, WGM Lilit Galojan, Armenian current champion Susanna Gaboyan, WIM Anna Hairapetian, WFM Maria Gevorgyan and Siranush Ghukasyan are going to participate in the European Women’s Individual Championship to be held on May 18-31, 2015 in Chakvi, Georgia.
 
27-Mar-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 4, Game 2
Harika, Dronavalli - Arabidze, Meri       1-0
Match score
Arabidze, Meri     - Harika, Dronavalli 0,5:1,5

Muzychuk, Anna     - Cramling, Pia        ½-½
Match score
Cramling, Pia      - Muzychuk, Anna       1:1

Koneru, Humpy      - Muzychuk, Mariya     1-0
Match score
Muzychuk, Mariya   - Koneru, Humpy        1:1

Zhao, Xue          - Pogonina, Natalija   0-1
Match score
Pogonina, Natalija - Zhao, Xue            1:1

You can follow the games of the World Women’s Championship on our website on March 17-31, April 2-6, 2015, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3  Online4
 

27-Mar-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in the USA Championships
 
GMs Varuzhan Akobian and Samuel Sevian are going to participate in the USA Championship to be held from on April 1-13, 2015 in St. Louis. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan will play in the USA Women’s Championship to be held in St. Louis on the same days.

You can follow the games of the USA Championships on our website on April 1-13, 2015, starting at 22:00 (Yerevan time).
 

26-Mar-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 4, Game 1
Arabidze, Meri     - Harika, Dronavalli ½-½
Cramling, Pia      - Muzychuk, Anna     ½-½
Muzychuk, Mariya   - Koneru, Humpy      1-0
Pogonina, Natalija - Zhao, Xue          0-1
 
26-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players at Aeroflot Open
 
GMs Tigran L. Petrosian, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Elina Danielian, Sergey Grigoriants and a group of other Armenian chess players are going to participate in Aeroflot Open to be held from March 27 till April 4, 2015 in Moscow, Russia.

You can follow the games of Aeroflot Open on our website from March 27 till April 4, 2015, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online
 

25-Mar-2015 New Book: “Vaganian’s 150 Attacks”
 

“Chess in Armenia” has published a new book by Gaguik Oganessian - “Vaganian’s 150 Attacks” (in Armenian).

The author has collected, selected and classified in chronological order 150 beautiful games with remarkable and original attacks of the legendary Armenian chess player. The grandmaster’s past road is shown by his brief biography, statistics of his chess performances and numerous interesting photos part of which is published for the first time.

The author has also pointed out Vaganian’s exquisite and precise observations of modern chess and his passed road as well as opinions of famous grandmasters describing the Armenian celebrated grandmaster.

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

25-Mar-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 3, Game 4 (rapid 2)
Arabidze, Meri       - Cmilyte, Viktorija   ½-½
Match score
Arabidze, Meri       - Cmilyte, Viktorija 2,5:1,5

Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Harika, Dronavalli   ½-½
Match score
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Harika, Dronavalli 1,5:2,5

Pogonina, Natalija   - Sebag, Marie         1-0
Match score
Sebag, Marie         - Pogonina, Natalija   1:3

Round 3, Game 3 (rapid 1)
Cmilyte, Viktorija - Arabidze, Meri       0-1
Harika, Dronavalli - Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1-0
Sebag, Marie       - Pogonina, Natalija   0-1
 

24-Mar-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 3, Game 2
Cmilyte, Viktorija   - Arabidze, Meri        ½-½
Match score
Arabidze, Meri       - Cmilyte, Viktorija    1:1

Gunina, Valentina    - Cramling, Pia         ½-½
Match score
Cramling, Pia        - Gunina, Valentina   1,5:0,5

Galliamova, Alisa    - Koneru, Humpy         0-1
Match score
Koneru, Humpy        - Galliamova, Alisa     2:0

Harika, Dronavalli   - Kosteniuk, Alexandra  0-1
Match score
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Harika, Dronavalli    1:1
 
Javakhishvili, Lela  - Muzychuk, Anna        0-1
Match score
Muzychuk, Anna       - Javakhishvili, Lela 1,5:0,5

Pogonina, Natalija   - Sebag, Marie          1-0
Match score
Sebag, Marie         - Pogonina, Natalija    1:1

Muzychuk, Mariya     - Stefanova, Antoaneta  ½-½
Match score
Stefanova, Antoaneta - Muzychuk, Mariya    0,5:1,5

Khotenashvili, Bela  - Zhao, Xue             ½-½

Match score
Zhao, Xue            - Khotenashvili, Bela 1,5:0,5
 
24-Mar-2015 Samuel Sevian’s New Success
 
USA Junior All Stars Team which was leaded by Armenian GM Samuel Sevian took a victory over the team of Dallas University (four of its five members were grandmasters) with the score of 26,5:23,5 at the match that was held in Richardson. Sevian showed the best result of the match – 6,5 points out of 10.
 
23-Mar-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 3, Game 1
Arabidze, Meri       - Cmilyte, Viktorija  ½-½
Cramling, Pia        - Gunina, Valentina   1-0
Koneru, Humpy        - Galliamova, Alisa   1-0
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Harika, Dronavalli  0-1
Muzychuk, Anna       - Javakhishvili, Lela ½-½
Sebag, Marie         - Pogonina, Natalija  1-0
Stefanova, Antoaneta - Muzychuk, Mariya    0-1
Zhao, Xue            - Khotenashvili, Bela 1-0
 
23-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the Hawaiian Island
 
GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan scored 5,5 points out of 6 and became the winner of an open that was held in the Hawaiian Island. GM Robert Aghasaryan scored 4,5 points and shared 2nd-4th places.
 
22-Mar-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 2, Game 8 (blitz 4)
Khotenashvili, Bela  - Huang, Qian            ½-½
Match score
Khotenashvili, Bela  - Huang, Qian          4,5:3,5

Round 2, Game 7 (blitz 3)
Huang, Qian          - Khotenashvili, Bela    0-1

Round 2, Game 6 (blitz 2)
Khotenashvili, Bela  - Huang, Qian            ½-½

Round 2, Game 5 (blitz 1)
Huang, Qian          - Khotenashvili, Bela    ½-½

Round 2, Game 4 (rapid 2)
Socko, Monika        - Muzychuk, Mariya       0-1
Match score
Muzychuk, Mariya     - Socko, Monika          3:1

Gaponenko, Inna      - Stefanova, Antoaneta   0-1
Match score
Gaponenko, Inna      - Stefanova, Antoaneta 1,5:2,5

Huang, Qian          - Khotenashvili, Bela    ½-½
Match score
Khotenashvili, Bela  - Huang, Qian            2:2

Harika, Dronavalli   - Krush, Irina           ½-½
Match score
Harika, Dronavalli   - Krush, Irina         2,5:1,5
 
Ushenina, Anna       - Sebag, Marie           ½-½
Match score
Sebag, Marie         - Ushenina, Anna       2,5:1,5

Round 2, Game 3 (rapid 1)
Muzychuk, Mariya     - Socko, Monika          1-0
Stefanova, Antoaneta - Gaponenko, Inna        ½-½
Khotenashvili, Bela  - Huang, Qian            ½-½
Krush, Irina         - Harika, Dronavalli     0-1
Sebag, Marie         - Ushenina, Anna         1-0
 

22-Mar-2015 Interview with Arthur Abraham
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a famous Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

21-Mar-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 2, Game 2
Koneru, Humpy            - Lei, Tingjie              1-0
Match score
Lei, Tingjie             - Koneru, Humpy             0:2

Pogonina, Natalija       - Ju, Wenjun                1-0
Match score
Ju, Wenjun               - Pogonina, Natalija      0,5:1,5

Muzychuk, Anna           - Goryachkina, Aleksandra   1-0
Match score
Goryachkina, Aleksandra  - Muzychuk, Anna          0,5:1,5

Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  - Cmilyte, Viktorija        ½-½
Match score
Cmilyte, Viktorija       - Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina 1,5:0,5

Kosteniuk, Alexandra     - Shen, Yang                ½-½
Match score
Shen, Yang               - Kosteniuk, Alexandra    0,5:1,5

Girya, Olga              - Gunina, Valentina         0-1
Match score
Gunina, Valentina        - Girya, Olga               2:0

Zhao, Xue                - Melia, Salome             1-0
Match score
Melia, Salome            - Zhao, Xue               0,5:1,5

Socko, Monika            - Muzychuk, Mariya          ½-½
Match score
Muzychuk, Mariya         - Socko, Monika             1:1

Stefanova, Antoaneta     - Gaponenko, Inna           ½-½
Match score
Gaponenko, Inna          - Stefanova, Antoaneta      1:1

Huang, Qian              - Khotenashvili, Bela       ½-½
Match score
Khotenashvili, Bela      - Huang, Qian               1:1

Cramling, Pia            - Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan  1-0
Match score
Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan - Cramling, Pia           0,5:1,5

Krush, Irina             - Harika, Dronavalli        ½-½
Match score
Harika, Dronavalli       - Krush, Irina              1:1
 
Marrero Lopez, Yaniet    - Arabidze, Meri            0-1
Match score
Arabidze, Meri           - Marrero Lopez, Yaniet   1,5:0,5

Javakhishvili, Lela      - Tan, Zhongyi              1-0
Match score
Tan, Zhongyi             - Javakhishvili, Lela     0,5:1,5

Ushenina, Anna           - Sebag, Marie              ½-½
Match score
Sebag, Marie             - Ushenina, Anna            1:1

Kosintseva, Tatiana      - Galliamova, Alisa         ½-½
Match score
Galliamova, Alisa        - Kosintseva, Tatiana     1,5:0,5
 
21-Mar-2015 World Team Championship in Tsakhkadzor
 

Its working has began the official website of the World Team Chess Championship to be held on April 18-29, 2015 in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. http://wtcc2015.am/
 

21-Mar-2015 Great Fellowship to Samuel Sevian
 
American Samford Chess Fellowship Company has selected Armenian 14-year-old GM Samuel Sevian and 16-year-old GM Kayden Troff as its 2015 fellows. 42,000 USD will be split equally between them.

This is the 29th annual award of the Samford Fellowship. Up to now with the fellowship were awarded, particularly, GMs Gata Kamsky, Hikaru Nakamura, Varuzhan Akobian.
 

20-Mar-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 2, Game 1
Lei, Tingjie             - Koneru, Humpy           0-1
Ju, Wenjun               - Pogonina, Natalija      ½-½
Goryachkina, Aleksandra  - Muzychuk, Anna          ½-½
Cmilyte, Viktorija       - Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina 1-0
Shen, Yang               - Kosteniuk, Alexandra    0-1
Gunina, Valentina        - Girya, Olga             1-0
Melia, Salome            - Zhao, Xue               ½-½
Muzychuk, Mariya         - Socko, Monika           ½-½
Gaponenko, Inna          - Stefanova, Antoaneta    ½-½
Khotenashvili, Bela      - Huang, Qian             ½-½
Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan - Cramling, Pia           ½-½
Harika, Dronavalli       - Krush, Irina            ½-½
Arabidze, Meri           - Marrero Lopez, Yaniet   ½-½
Tan, Zhongyi             - Javakhishvili, Lela     ½-½
Sebag, Marie             - Ushenina, Anna          ½-½
Galliamova, Alisa        - Kosintseva, Tatiana     1-0
 
20-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian scored 6,5 points out of 9 and took the 8th place among 91 participants at Agzamov Memorial that was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The winner with 7 points was GM Vladislav Artemiev (Russia).
 

19-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the World Women’s Championship
 
Round 1, Game 9 (Armageddon)
Goryachkina, A. - Mkrtchian, L.  1-0

Round 1, Game 8 (blitz 4)
Goryachkina, A. - Mkrtchian, L.  1-0

Round 1, Game 7 (blitz 3)
Mkrtchian, L.   - Goryachkina, A. 1-0

Round 1, Game 6 (blitz 2)
Mkrtchian, L.   - Goryachkina, A. 1-0

Round 1, Game 5 (blitz 1)
Goryachkina, A. - Mkrtchian, L.   1-0

Round 1, Game 4 (rapid 2)
Mkrtchian, L.   - Goryachkina, A. 1-0

Round 1, Game 3 (rapid 1)

Goryachkina, A. - Mkrtchian, L.   1-0

Match score
Mkrtchian, L.   - Goryachkina, A. 4:5

You can follow the games of the World Women’s Championship on our website on March 17-31, April 2-6, 2015, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3  Online4
 

19-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 6 points after 8 rounds at Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Before the last round the Armenian chess player is only half a point behind the leaders - GMs Vladislav Artemiev (Russia) and Vladislav Tkachiev (France).

In the final round Petrosian plays with whites against Artemiev.
 

18-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the World Women’s Championship
 
Round 1, Game 2
Marrero Lopez, Y. - Danielian, E. 1-0
Match score
Danielian, E.     - Marrero Lopez, Y. 0,5:1,5

Goryachkina, A.   - Mkrtchian, L. ½-½
Match score
Mkrtchian, L.     - Goryachkina, A. 1:1

Harika, D.        - Abrahamyan, T. 1-0
Match score
Abrahamyan, T.    - Harika, D. 0:2
 

18-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 5,5 points after 7 rounds and is taking the third place at Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Petrosian is only half a point behind the leaders - GMs Vladislav Artemiev (Russia) and Vladislav Tkachiev (France).
 
17-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the World Women’s Championship
 
Round 1, Game 1
Danielian, E.  - Marrero Lopez, Y. ½-½
Mkrtchian, L.  - Goryachkina, A.   ½-½
Abrahamyan, T. - Harika, D.        0-1
 
17-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 4,5 points after 6 rounds at Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is half a point behind the leaders - GMs Artemiev, Papin (Russia), Tkachiev (France) and Kazhgaleyev (Kazakhstan).
 
16-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 3,5 points after 5 rounds at Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The leader with 4,5 points is GM Vladislav Artemiev (Russia).
 

15-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the World Women’s Championship
 
GM Elina Danielian (Armenia), WGM Lilit Mkrtchian (Armenia), WGM Tatev Abrahamyan (USA) are going to participate in the World Women’s Championship to be held in a knock-out system from March 16, 2015 in Sochi, Russia.
 
14-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian was defeated by GM Alexei Barsov (Uzbekistan) in the third round of Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
 
13-Mar-2015 Igor Efimov – Champion of Monaco!
 
Armenian GM Igor Efimov took the title of Champion of Monaco 2015.

Congratulations!
 

13-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian took a victory over FM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzbekistan) in the second round of Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Now Petrosian is leading with 2 points.
 
12-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian took a victory over Alisher Karimov (Tajikistan) in the first round of Agzamov Memorial which is being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
 
11-Mar-2015 Tigran Petrosian in Tashkent
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian is participating in Agzamov Memorial being held on March 11-19, 2015 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
 
10-Mar-2015 Armenian National Team in the World Women’s Team Championship
 
FIDE confirmed the final composition of the participant countries for the World Women’s Team Championship to be held on April 18-29, 2015 in Chengdu, China. National Teams of Ukraine, Russia, China, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Poland, USA, Egypt and India will struggle for the title of World Champion.
 
9-Mar-2015 Armenian Grandmasters at the Reykjavik Open
 
GMs Hrant Melkumyan and Sergei Movsesian are going to participate in an open to be held on March 10-18, 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

You can follow the games of the Reykjavik Open on our website on March 10-18, 2015, starting at 14:00, 15:00, 19:00, 21:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3  Online4
 

9-Mar-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Cappelle-la-Grande
 
GMs Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) and Artur Gabrielian (Russia) scored 6,5 points each out of 9 and took accordingly the 6th and 14th places at the open that was held in Cappell-la-Grande, France. GM Tigran Gharamian (France) had 6, WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova (Ukraine) – 5 points.

The winner with 7,5 points was GM Li Chao (China).
 

8-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 11
 
Sargissian Gabriel  - Can Emre           ½-½
Akopian Vladimir    - Ipatov Alexander   0-1
Hovhannisyan Robert - Zhigalko Sergei    1-0
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Ivanisevic Ivan    0-1
Melkumyan Hrant     - Abasov Nijat       1-0
Rombaldoni Axel     - Andriasian Zaven   1-0
Givon Asaf          - Grigoryan Karen H. ½-½
Mikaelyan Arman     - Dvirnyy Danyyil    0-1
Pogosian Vladimir   - Battaglini Gabriel 1-0

Final standing
 Rk  Name                   Pt   TB
 
1. Najer Evgeniy          8.5  2636
  2. Navara David           8    2643
  3. Bartel Mateusz         8    2600
  4. Khismatullin Denis     8    2547
  5. Vovk Yuri              7.5  2648
  6. Korobov Anton          7.5  2646
  7. Ipatov Alexander       7.5  2634
  8. Eljanov Pavel          7.5  2623
  9. Volokitin Andrei       7.5  2623
 10. Matlakov Maxim         7.5  2615
 11. Sjugirov Sanan         7.5  2609
 12. Moiseenko Alexander    7.5  2608
 13. Motylev Alexander      7.5  2607
 14. Iljiushenok Ilia       7.5  2598
 15. Kempinski Robert       7.5  2592
 16. Smirin Ilia            7.5  2590
 17. Cheparinov Ivan        7.5  2589
 18. Sargissian Gabriel     7.5  2585
 19. Popov Ivan             7.5  2583
 20. Laznicka Viktor        7.5  2583
 21. Rodshtein Maxim        7.5  2580
 22. Brkic Ante             7.5  2577
 23. Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 7.5  2540
 36. Hovhannisyan Robert    7    2566
 52. Akopian Vladimir       6.5  2582
 83. Melkumyan Hrant        6.5  2438
 88. Ter-Sahakyan Samvel    6    2567
 90. Grigoryan Karen H.     6    2542
110. Pogosian Vladimir      6    2312
112. Mikaelyan Arman        5.5  2605
119. Andriasian Zaven       5.5  2538
Total: 250 players

You can follow the games of the European Championship on our website on February 24-26 at 17:00, on February 27 at 13:00, on March 1-5 at 17:00, on March 6 at 13:00, on March 8, at 15:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3  Online4  Online5  Video
 

7-Mar-2015 Arman Mikaelyan Fulfilled a Grandmaster Norm
 
Armenian Vice-Champion 2015 Arman Mikaelyan has fulfilled a grandmaster norm in the European Individual Championship which is being held in Jerusalem, Israel.

Congratulations!
 

6-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 10
 
Iljiushenok Ilia     - Sargissian Gabriel     ½-½
Brkic Ante           - Akopian Vladimir       ½-½
Hovhannisyan Robert  - Vallejo Pons Francisco ½-½
Lupulescu Constantin - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel    ½-½
Andriasian Zaven     - Michalik Peter         0-1
Klein David          - Melkumyan Hrant        ½-½
Grigoryan Karen H.   - Rombaldoni Axel        ½-½
Abasov Nijat         - Mikaelyan Arman        ½-½
Manakova Maria       - Pogosian Vladimir      0-1
 
5-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 9
 
Sargissian Gabriel  - Popov Ivan          ½-½
Akopian Vladimir    - Bacrot Etienne      ½-½
Vitiugov Nikita     - Hovhannisyan Robert ½-½
Godena Michele      - Andriasian Zaven    0-1
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Battaglini Gabriel  1-0
Kovalev Vladislav   - Mikaelyan Arman     ½-½
Melkumyan Hrant     - Murey Jacob         1-0
Ben Artzi Ido       - Grigoryan Karen H.  0-1
Pogosian Vladimir   - Gruenfeld Yehuda    0-1
 
4-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 8
 
Sargissian Gabriel     - Volokitin Andrei    ½-½
Romanov Evgeny         - Akopian Vladimir    ½-½
Hovhannisyan Robert    - Inarkiev Ernesto    ½-½
Mikaelyan Arman        - Kozul Zdenko        0-1
Andriasian Zaven       - Raznikov Danny      ½-½
Ferreira Jorge Viterbo - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ½-½
Grigoryan Karen H.     - Sarana Alexey       ½-½
Belytsky Alexandr      - Melkumyan Hrant     0-1
Sipila Vilka           - Pogosian Vladimir   0-1
 
4-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the World Women’s Championship
 
GM Elina Danielian (Armenia), WGM Lilit Mkrtchian (Armenia), WGM Tatev Abrahamyan (USA) are going to participate in the World Women’s Championship to be held in a knock-out system from March 16, 2015 in Sochi, Russia.

According to the drawing of lots, in the first round Danielian will play with WGM Yaniet Marrero Lopez (Cuba), Mkrtchian – with WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia), Abrahamyan – with GM Harika Dronavalli (India).
 

3-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 7
 
Bartel Mateusz      - Sargissian Gabriel       ½-½
Matlakov Maxim      - Andriasian Zaven         1-0
Akopian Vladimir    - Parligras Mircea-Emilian 1-0
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Gajewski Grzegorz        0-1
Demchenko Anton     - Mikaelyan Arman          ½-½
Kanmazalp Ogulcan   - Grigoryan Karen H.       1-0
Yilmazyerli Mert    - Hovhannisyan Robert      0-1
Melkumyan Hrant     - Kraus Ohad               0-1
Pogosian Vladimir   - Feldman Antony           1-0
 
2-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 6
 
Sargissian Gabriel  - Kempinski Robert    1-0
Andriasian Zaven    - Moiseenko Alexander ½-½
Grigoryan Karen H.  - Howell David W L    0-1
Svetushkin Dmitry   - Akopian Vladimir    ½-½
Hovhannisyan Robert - Damaso Rui          ½-½
Makhmutov Rail      - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 0-1
Mikaelyan Arman     - Michalik Peter      1-0
Deac Bogdan-Daniel  - Melkumyan Hrant     ½-½
Murey Jacob         - Pogosian Vladimir   1-0
 
2-Mar-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Cappelle-la-Grande
 
GMs Tigran Gharamian (France), Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil), Artur Gabrielian (Russia), WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova (Ukraine) are taking part in a great open being held from February 28 till March 7, 2015 in Cappell-la-Grande, France.

You can follow the games of the open in Cappell-la-Grande on our website from February 28 till March 7, 2015, starting at 17:00 (Yerevan time).   Online1  Online2 
 

1-Mar-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 5
 
Eljanov Pavel       - Grigoryan Karen H.    1-0
Sjugirov Sanan      - Andriasian Zaven      ½-½
Pantsulaia Levan    - Sargissian Gabriel    0-1
Akopian Vladimir    - Mchedlishvili Mikheil ½-½
Potkin Vladimir     - Mikaelyan Arman       ½-½
Melkumyan Hrant     - Gruenfeld Yehuda      ½-½
Ben Artzi Ido       - Hovhannisyan Robert   0-1
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Birnboim Nathan       1-0
Pogosian Vladimir   - Rave Avraham          1-0
 
1-Mar-2015 FIDE Rating List by March 1, 2015
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st March 2015.

The new ratings of chess players of Armenia are available in our link Ratings by March 1, 2015.
 

28-Feb-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in the USA Championships
 
GMs Varuzhan Akobian and Samuel Sevian are going to participate in the USA Championship to be held from March 31 till April 14, 2015 in Saint Louis. Their rivals will be GMs Kamsky, Nakamura, So, Robson, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Shankland, Gareev, Troff, Holt.

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan will play in the USA Women’s Championship to be held in Saint Louis on the same days.
 

27-Feb-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 4
 
Andriasian Zaven    - Inarkiev Ernesto    ½-½
Grigoryan Karen H.  - Laznicka Viktor     1-0
Goganov Aleksey     - Akopian Vladimir    ½-½
Bacrot Etienne      - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 1-0
Sargissian Gabriel  - Boruchovsky Avital  1-0
Hovhannisyan Robert - Iljiushenok Ilia    0-1
Mikaelyan Arman     - Kryvoruchko Yuriy   ½-½
Nakar Eylon         - Melkumyan Hrant     ½-½
Codenotti Marco     - Pogosian Vladimir   1-0
 
26-Feb-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 3
 
Volokitin Andrei    - Grigoryan Karen H.  ½-½
Najer Evgeniy       - Hovhannisyan Robert 1-0
Melkumyan Hrant     - Stefansson Hannes   0-1
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Sargissian Gabriel  ½-½
Akopian Vladimir    - Oparin Grigoriy     1-0
Sipila Vilka        - Andriasian Zaven    0-1
Pogosian Vladimir   - Makhmutov Rail      0-1
Blau Sergey         - Mikaelyan Arman     0-1
 
26-Feb-2015 Sergey Kasparov in Aarhus
 
Armenian GM Sergey Kasparov (Belarus) scored 5,5 points out of 9 and took the third prize at the round-robin tournament that was held in Aarhus, Denmark.

The winner with 7 points was IM Alexander Donchenko (Germany).
 

25-Feb-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 2
 
Matlakov Maxim      - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ½-½
Sargissian Gabriel  - Zhigalko Andrey     ½-½
Grigoryan Karen H.  - Yilmazyerli Mert    1-0
Hovhannisyan Robert - Sanal Vahap         1-0
Ferreira Jorge      - Melkumyan Hrant     ½-½
Mikaelyan Arman     - Kuzubov Yuriy       ½-½
Slavin Alexey       - Akopian Vladimir    0-1
Andriasian Zaven    - Zlatin Alexander    1-0
Fainman Tomer       - Pogosian Vladimir   0-1
 
25-Feb-2015 Sevag Mekhitarian’s Victory
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) scored 6,5 points out of 7 and took the first prize among 112 participants at the rapid chess tournament that was held in Itu, Brazil.
 
24-Feb-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship. Round 1
 
Melkumyan Hrant     - Mikaelyan Arman     ½-½
Ben Artzi Ido       - Sargissian Gabriel  0-1
Akopian Vladimir    - Codenotti Marco     ½-½
Gal Moshe           - Andriasian Zaven    ½-½
Pogosian Vladimir   - Grigoryan Karen H.  0-1
Berenboym Igor      - Hovhannisyan Robert 0-1
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Cohen Revivo Alon   1-0
 
24-Feb-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Bundesliga
 
GM Levon Aronian had two games leading the club Baden-Baden in the German Team Championship. First, he ended in a draw with GM Alexander Donchenko (Germany) then took a victory over GM Alexandr Fier (Brazil).

GM Sergei Movsesian who also plays for Baden-Baden, took victories over FM Ufuk Tuncer (Turkey) and WGM Sarah Hoolt (Germany).

After 11 rounds of the Bundesliga Baden-Baden is leading with 21 points.
 

23-Feb-2015 New Book: “Zurich Chess Challenge”
 

“Chess in Armenia” has published a new book by Gaguik Oganessian - “Zurich Chess Challenge” (in English). All the games – classical, rapid, blitz, played within 2012-2014 at the Zurich tournaments as well as informative interesting materials and numerous photos are included in the book.

Here the readers can find also the brief biographies of the six participants of Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 - Nakamura, Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Karjakin, Caruana, detailed statistics of all the games (classical, rapid, blitz) held between them up to now.

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

23-Feb-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championship
 
GMs Hrant Melkumyan, Gabriel Sargissian, Vladimir Akopian, Zaven Andriasian, Karen Grigoryan, Robert Hovhannisyan, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan as well as Arman Mikaelyan and Vladimir Pogosian are going to participate in the European Individual Chess Championship to be held from February 24 till March 8, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel.
 
19-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Zurich. Rapid
 


Photo by Gaguik Oganessian

Armageddon
Anand, V. - Nakamura, H. 0-1

Total Final Standing
Rk Name         Pt  SB
1. Anand, V.    9.0 20.75
2. Nakamura, H. 9.0 18.50
3. Kramnik, V.  8.5 20.25
4. Aronian, L.  7.0 15.75
5. Karjakin, S. 6.0 16.00
6. Caruana, F.  5.5 12.50

Rapid Games Final Standing
Rk Name         Pt  SB
1. Kramnik, V.  3.5 7.75
2. Aronian, L.  3.0 6.25
3. Nakamura, H. 3.0 6.00
4. Karjakin, S. 2.0 6.00
5. Anand, V.    2.0 4.25
6. Caruana, F.  1.5 2.50


Photo by Gaguik Oganessian

Round 5
Aronian, L. - Nakamura, H. ½-½
Kramnik, V. - Caruana, F.  1-0
Anand, V.   - Karjakin, S. ½-½

Round 4
Caruana, F.  - Aronian, L. ½-½
Nakamura, H. - Anand, V.   1-0
Karjakin, S. - Kramnik, V. 1-0

Round 3
Kramnik, V.  - Aronian, L.  1-0
Anand, V.    - Caruana, F.  1-0
Karjakin, S. - Nakamura, H. ½-½

Round 2
Aronian, L.  - Anand, V.    1-0
Nakamura, H. - Kramnik, V.  0-1
Caruana, F.  - Karjakin, S. 1-0

Round 1
Karjakin, S. - Aronian, L. 0-1
Kramnik, V.  - Anand, V.   ½-½
Nakamura, H. - Caruana, F. 1-0

You can follow the games of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 on our website on February 13 (Blitz), starting at 22:00, on February 14-18 (Classic), starting at 18:00, on February 19 (Rapid), starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3  Online4  Online Rapid  Online Blitz
 

18-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Zurich. Round 5 of Classical Chess
 

Photo by Gaguik Oganessian

Nakamura, H. - Aronian, L. ½-½
Karjakin, S. - Anand, V.   ½-½
Caruana, F.  - Kramnik, V. ½-½


Photo by Gaguik Oganessian

Classic Games Final standing
Rk Name         Pt  SB
1. Anand, V.     7  16.5
2. Nakamura, H.  6  12.5
3. Kramnik, V.   5  12.5
4. Karjakin, S.  4  10.0
5. Caruana, F.   4  10.0
6. Aronian, L.   4   9.5
 

17-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Zurich. Round 4 of Classical Chess
 

Photo by Gaguik Oganessian

Aronian, L. - Caruana, F.  ½-½
Anand, V.   - Nakamura, H. 1-0
Kramnik, V. - Karjakin, S. ½-½


Photo by Gaguik Oganessian
 

16-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Zurich. Round 3 of Classical Chess
 

Photo by Gaguik Oganessian

Aronian, L.  - Kramnik, V.  ½-½
Caruana, F.  - Anand, V.    ½-½
Nakamura, H. - Karjakin, S. 1-0


Photo by Gaguik Oganessian
 

15-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Zurich. Round 2 of Classical Chess
 

Photo by Gaguik Oganessian

Anand, V.    - Aronian, L.  1-0
Karjakin, S. - Caruana, F.  ½-½
Kramnik, V.  - Nakamura, H. ½-½


Photo by Gaguik Oganessian
 

14-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Zurich. Round 1 of Classical Chess
 

Photo by Gaguik Oganessian


Photo by Gaguik Oganessian
Aronian, L. - Karjakin, S. ½-½
Anand, V.   - Kramnik, V.  ½-½
Caruana, F. - Nakamura, H. 0-1
 

13-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Zurich. Blitz
 

Photo by Gaguik Oganessian
Standing
1. Aronian, L.  4
2. Caruana, F.  3.5
3. Anand, V.    3.5
4. Nakamura, H. 2
5. Kramnik, V.  1
6. Karjakin, S. 1


Photo by Gaguik Oganessian
Round 5

Aronian, L.  - Anand, V.    1-0
Kramnik, V.  - Caruana, F.  0-1
Nakamura, H. - Karjakin, S. 1-0

Round 4
Caruana, F.  - Aronian, L.  ½-½
Anand, V.    - Nakamura, H. 1-0
Karjakin, S. - Kramnik, V.  1-0

Round 3
Aronian, L. - Karjakin, S. 1-0
Caruana, F. - Anand, V.    ½-½
Kramnik, V. - Nakamura, H. ½-½

Round 2 2
Nakamura, H. - Aronian, L. 0-1
Anand, V.    - Kramnik, V. 1-0
Karjakin, S. - Caruana, F. 0-1

Round 1
Aronian, L.  - Kramnik, V.  ½-½
Caruana, F.  - Nakamura, H. ½-½
Karjakin, S. - Anand, V.    0-1
 

12-Feb-2015 Interview with Hrant Tokhatyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a famous Armenian actor Hrant Tokhatyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

11-Feb-2015 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).
 
10-Feb-2015 Interview with Rafael Vaganian
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with GM Rafael Vaganian.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

9-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Baden-Baden. Round 7
 
Naiditsch, A. - Aronian, L. ½-½
Carlsen, M.   - Bacrot, E.  ½-½
Baramidze, D. - Caruana, F. ½-½
Adams, M.     - Anand, V.   1-0

Magnus Carlsen won the tournament after a tiebreak
Final standing

1. Carlsen, M.   4.5
2. Naiditsch, A. 4.5
3. Adams, M.     4
4. Caruana, F.   4
5. Aronian, L.   3.5
6. Bacrot, E.    3.5
7. Anand, V.     2.5
8. Baramidze, D. 1.5

You can follow the games of the tournament in Baden-Baden on our website on February 2-4, 6-9, 2015, starting at 18:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3  Online4
 

9-Feb-2015 Armenian Chess Players at Moscow Open
 
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian scored 7 points out of 9 and shared 2nd-5th places among 244 participants at the main tournament of Moscow Open Festival. By the tie-break Petrosian took the 4th place. The winner of the tournament with 8 points was GM Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia).

GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan had an excellent performance at the Student round-robin tournament of the festival. He scored 6 points out of 9 and solely took the first prize.

FM Sargis V. Manukyan scored 7,5 points out of 9 and shared 2nd-4th places among 326 participants at the Amateur tournament that was also held within the framework of the festival. By the tie-break Manukyan took the 3rd place. The winner of the tournament with 8,5 points was Sergey Galakhov (Russia).
 

8-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Baden-Baden. Round 6
 

Aronian, L. - Adams, M.     ½-½
Caruana, F. - Carlsen, M.   ½-½
Bacrot, E.  - Naiditsch, A. ½-½
Anand, V.   - Baramidze, D. 1-0
 

8-Feb-2015 Armenian National Ratings of Rapid Chess
 
Armenian Chess Federation published Armenian National Rating List of Rapid Chess by February 1, 2015. Here
 
7-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Baden-Baden. Round 5
 

Aronian, L.   - Anand, V.     1-0
Carlsen, M.   - Baramidze, D. 1-0
Naiditsch, A. - Caruana, F.   ½-½
Adams, M.     - Bacrot, E.    ½-½
 

7-Feb-2015 Interview with Arman Mikaelyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with the Armenian Vice-Champion 2015 Arman Mikaelyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

6-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Baden-Baden. Round 4
 

Bacrot, E.    - Aronian, L.   ½-½
Anand, V.     - Carlsen, M.   0-1
Caruana, F.   - Adams, M.     ½-½
Baramidze, D. - Naiditsch, A. 0-1

 

6-Feb-2015 Sargis Sargissyan – FIDE Master
 
World Chess Federation awarded Armenian chess player Sargis Sargissyan with FIDE Master title.
 
5-Feb-2015 Interview with Susanna Gaboyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with the Armenian Woman Champion 2015 Susanna Gaboyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

4-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Baden-Baden. Round 3
 

Aronian, L.   - Caruana, F.   0-1
Naiditsch, A. - Carlsen, M.   1-0
Bacrot, E.    - Anand, V.     ½-½
Adams, M.     - Baramidze, D. 1-0
 

3-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Baden-Baden. Round 2
 
Baramidze, D. - Aronian, L.   ½-½
Carlsen, M.   - Adams, M.     1-0
Anand, V.     - Naiditsch, A. ½-½
Caruana, F.   - Bacrot, E.    ½-½
 
2-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Baden-Baden. Round 1
 

Aronian, L. - Carlsen, M.   ½-½
Caruana, F. - Anand, V.     ½-½
Adams, M.   - Naiditsch, A. ½-½
Bacrot, E.  - Baramidze, D. ½-½
 

2-Feb-2015 Levon Aronian in Baden-Baden
 
Here are the results of drawing of lots for the tournament in Baden-Baden:
1.Caruana, 2.Bacrot, 3.Aronian, 4.Adams, 5.Naiditch, 6.Carlsen, 7.Baramidze, 8.Anand.

Today, in the first round Aronian plays with whites against Carlsen.
 

2-Feb-2015 Armenian National Ratings
 
Armenian Chess Federation published Armenian National Rating List by February 1, 2015. Here
 
1-Feb-2015 FIDE Rating List by February 1, 2015
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st February 2015.

The new ratings of chess players of Armenia are available in our link Ratings by February 1, 2015.
 

 

““Chess in Armenia
Weekly Magazine in Armenian

Contents
World Women’s Chess Championship, Sochi, 2015
Armenian Chess Players at the International Tournaments
Tigran Petrosian’s Archive Photos
Interview with the YSU Rector Aram Simonyan
Chess Aphorisms
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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