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Armenian Championship
Yerevan, Armenia, 2015

Tata Steel
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, 2015

Gibraltar Chess Festival
Gibraltar, 2015

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26-Jan-2015 Sevag Mekhitarian – Bronze Medal Holder
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian scored 7,5 points out of 11 and took the third prize in the Brazilian Championship that was held in Joao Pessoa.

The champion with 9,5 points was GM Rafael Leitao.
 

26-Jan-2015 Gibraltar Festival
 
A great chess festival is going to be held from January 27 till February 5, 2015 in Gibraltar. 244 chess players, 85 of whom are grandmasters including Armenian WGM Lilit Mkrtchian, will participate in the Masters Tournament.

You can follow the games of Gibraltar Festival on our website from January 27 till February 5, 2015, starting at 18:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2
 

25-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 13
 
Tournament A
Aronian, L.   - Ding, L.            0-1
So, W.        - Van Wely, L.        1-0
Wojtaszek, R. - Giri, A.            ½-½
Carlsen, M.   - Saric, I.           ½-½
Caruana, F.   - Vachier-Lagrave, M. 0-1
Hou, Y.       - Ivanchuk, V.        ½-½
Jobava, B.    - Radjabov, T.        1-0

Final standing
 1. Carlsen, M.         9
 2. Vachier-Lagrave, M. 8.5
 3. Giri, A.            8.5
 4. So, W.              8.5
 5. Ding, L.            8.5
 6. Ivanchuk, V.        7.5
 7. Caruana, F.         7
 8. Radjabov, T.        6
 9. Wojtaszek, R.       5.5
10. Aronian, L.         5.5
11. Hou, Y.             5
12. Saric, I.           4.5
13. Van Wely, L.        4
14. Jobava, B.          3

Tournament B
Sevian, S. - Timman, J.     1-0
Saleh, S.  - Wei, Y.        ½-½
Potkin, V. - Michiels, B.   ½-½
Gunina, V. - Van Kampen, R. 0-1
Klein, D.  - Navara, D.     0-1
l' Ami, E. - Dale, A.       1-0
Haast, A.  - Shankland, S.  0-1

Final standing
 1. Wei, Y.       10.5
 2. Navara, D.    10
 3. Shankland, S.  9
 6. Sevian, S.     7.5

You can follow the games of Tata Steel Festival on our website on January 10-13, 15-18, 20-21, 23-25, 2015, starting at 15:00 (Yerevan time). Group A: Online1  Online2  Online3  Online4  Group B: Online1  Online2  Online3 
 

24-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 12
 
Tournament A
Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Aronian, L.   ½-½
Van Wely, L.        - Jobava, B.    ½-½
Radjabov, T.        - Hou, Y.       ½-½
Ivanchuk, V.        - Caruana, F.   ½-½
Ding, L.            - Carlsen, M.   ½-½
Saric, I.           - Wojtaszek, R. 1-0
Giri, A.            - So, W.        1-0

Tournament B
Navara, D.     - Sevian, S. ½-½
Wei, Y.        - Haast, A.  1-0
Shankland, S.  - l' Ami, E. 1-0
Dale, A.       - Klein, D.  ½-½
Timman, J.     - Gunina, V. 0-1
Van Kampen, R. - Potkin, V. 1-0
Michiels, B.   - Saleh, S.  0-1
 

23-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 11
 
Tournament A
Aronian, L.   - Ivanchuk, V.        ½-½
Giri, A.      - Van Wely, L.        1-0
So, W.        - Saric, I.           1-0
Wojtaszek, R. - Ding, L.            0-1
Carlsen, M.   - Vachier-Lagrave, M. ½-½
Caruana, F.   - Radjabov, T.        ½-½
Hou, Y.       - Jobava, B.          1-0

Tournament B
Sevian, S.   - Dale, A.       ½-½
Michiels, B. - Wei, Y.        0-1
Saleh, S.    - Van Kampen, R. 1-0
Potkin, V.   - Timman, J.     1-0
Gunina, V.   - Navara, D.     ½-½
Klein, D.    - Shankland, S.  0-1
l' Ami, E.   - Haast, A.      ½-½
 

22-Jan-2015 Interview with IA Ashot Vardapetyan
 
“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with IA Ashot Vardapetyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

21-Jan-2015 Champions of Armenia
 


Susanna Gaboyan and Karen Grigoryan.
 

21-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 10
 
Tournament A
Radjabov, T.        - Aronian, L.   ½-½
Van Wely, L.        - Hou, Y.       1-0
Jobava, B.          - Caruana, F.   0-1
Ivanchuk, V.        - Carlsen, M.   ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Wojtaszek, R. ½-½
Ding, L.            - So, W.        ½-½
Saric, I.           - Giri, A.      0-1

Tournament B
Shankland, S.  - Sevian, S.   ½-½
Wei, Y.        - l' Ami, E.   1-0
Haast, A.      - Klein, D.    ½-½
Dale, A.       - Gunina, V.   ½-½
Navara, D.     - Potkin, V.   ½-½
Timman, J.     - Saleh, S.    0-1
Van Kampen, R. - Michiels, B. 1-0
 

21-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 9
 
Men
Andriasian Zaven    - Hovhannisyan Robert ½-½
Grigoryan Avetik    - Grigoryan Karen     ½-½
Shahinyan David     - Pashikian Arman     ½-½
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Kotanjian Tigran    1-0
Gabuzyan Hovhannes  - Mikaelyan Arman     1-0

Final standing
 1. Grigoryan Karen     6
 2. Mikaelyan Arman     5.5
 3. Hovhannisyan Robert 5
 4. Andriasian Zaven    5
 5. Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 5
 6. Pashikian Arman     4.5
 7. Grigoryan Avetik    4.5
 8. Gabuzyan Hovhannes  4
 9. Shahinyan David     3.5
10. Kotanjian Tigran    2

Women
Gevorgyan Maria  - Sargsyan Shushanna   1-0
Babayan Armine   - Ghukasyan Siranush   1-0
Avetisyan Mariam - Gasparian Narine     ½-½
Hairapetian Anna - Karapetyan Lusine    1-0
Gaboyan Susanna  - Mirzabekyan Svetlana 1-0

Final standing
 1. Gaboyan Susanna      7
 2. Gevorgyan Maria      6.5
 3. Hairapetian Anna     5.5
 4. Babayan Armine       5.5
 5. Sargsyan Shushanna   5
 6. Ghukasyan Siranush   4.5
 7. Gasparian Narine     3.5
 8. Karapetyan Lusine    3.5
 9. Avetisyan Mariam     2.5
10. Mirzabekyan Svetlana 1.5

You can follow the games of the Armenian Championship on our website on January 12-16, 18-21, 2015, starting at 13:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2   Online3  Online4
 

20-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 9
 

GM Levon Aronian and GM Baadur Jobava.

Tournament A
Aronian, L.   - Jobava, B.          1-0
Saric, I.     - Van Wely, L.        ½-½
Giri, A.      - Ding, L.            1-0
So, W.        - Vachier-Lagrave, M. ½-½
Wojtaszek, R. - Ivanchuk, V.        ½-½
Carlsen, M.   - Radjabov, T.        1-0
Caruana, F.   - Hou, Y.             ½-½

Tournament B
Sevian, S.     - Haast, A.     1-0
Van Kampen, R. - Wei, Y.       ½-½
Michiels, B.   - Timman, J.    ½-½
Saleh, S.      - Navara, D.    0-1
Potkin, V.     - Dale, A.      ½-½
Gunina, V.     - Shankland, S. ½-½
Klein, D.      - l' Ami, E.    ½-½
 

20-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 8
 
Men
Hovhannisyan Robert - Gabuzyan Hovhannes  ½-½
Mikaelyan Arman     - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 0-1
Kotanjian Tigran    - Shahinyan David     0-1
Pashikian Arman     - Grigoryan Avetik    0-1
Grigoryan Karen     - Andriasian Zaven    ½-½


Susanna Gaboyan

Women
Sargsyan Shushanna   - Gaboyan Susanna  0-1
Mirzabekyan Svetlana - Hairapetian Anna ½-½
Karapetyan Lusine    - Avetisyan Mariam 1-0
Gasparian Narine     - Babayan Armine   ½-½
Ghukasyan Siranush   - Gevorgyan Maria  0-1
 

20-Jan-2015 Arman Mikaelyan Fulfilled Grandmaster Norm
 

19-years-old Arman Mikaelyan who is having an excellent performance in the 75th Armenian Championship fulfilled a Grandmaster Norm after 7 rounds.
 

19-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 7
 

Men
Grigoryan Karen     - Hovhannisyan Robert ½-½
Andriasian Zaven    - Pashikian Arman     0-1
Grigoryan Avetik    - Kotanjian Tigran    ½-½
Shahinyan David     - Mikaelyan Arman     0-1
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Gabuzyan Hovhannes  1-0

Women
Ghukasyan Siranush - Sargsyan Shushanna   ½-½
Gevorgyan Maria    - Gasparian Narine     1-0
Babayan Armine     - Karapetyan Lusine    1-0
Avetisyan Mariam   - Mirzabekyan Svetlana 1-0
Hairapetian Anna   - Gaboyan Susanna      0-1
 

19-Jan-2015 Women’s World Championship in Sochi
 
According to the FIDE decision Women’s World Chess Individual Championship will be held in March, 2015 in Sochi, Russia. Among the participants of the knock-out tournament will be Armenian GM Elina Danielian and WGM Lilit Mkrtchian.
 
18-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 8
 
Tournament A
Hou, Y.             - Aronian, L.   ½-½
Van Wely, L.        - Caruana, F.   0-1
Jobava, B.          - Carlsen, M.   0-1
Radjabov, T.        - Wojtaszek, R. 1-0
Ivanchuk, V.        - So, W.        0-1
Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Giri, A.      1-0
Ding, L.            - Saric, I.     1-0

Tournament B
l' Ami, E.    - Sevian, S.     ½-½
Wei, Y.       - Klein, D.      1-0
Haast, A.     - Gunina, V.     1-0
Shankland, S. - Potkin, V.     ½-½
Dale, A.      - Saleh, S.      0-1
Navara, D.    - Michiels, B.   1-0
Timman, J.    - Van Kampen, R. 0-1
 

18-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 6
 

GM Robert Hovhannisyan and GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan.

Men
Hovhannisyan Robert - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ½-½
Gabuzyan Hovhannes  - Shahinyan David     ½-½
Mikaelyan Arman     - Grigoryan Avetik    1-0
Kotanjian Tigran    - Andriasian Zaven    ½-½
Pashikian Arman     - Grigoryan Karen     0-1


Shushanna Sargsyan and WIM Anna Hairapetian.

Women
Sargsyan Shushanna   - Hairapetian Anna   0-1
Gaboyan Susanna      - Avetisyan Mariam   1-0
Mirzabekyan Svetlana - Babayan Armine     ½-½
Karapetyan Lusine    - Gevorgyan Maria    0-1
Gasparian Narine     - Ghukasyan Siranush 0-1
 

17-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 7
 

GM Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee.

Tournament A
Aronian, L.   - Caruana, F.         ½-½
Ding, L.      - Van Wely, L.        1-0
Saric, I.     - Vachier-Lagrave, M. 0-1
Giri, A.      - Ivanchuk, V.        ½-½
So, W.        - Radjabov, T.        ½-½
Wojtaszek, R. - Jobava, B.          0-1
Carlsen, M.   - Hou, Y.             1-0

Tournament B
Sevian, S.     - Klein, D.     1-0
Timman, J.     - Wei, Y.       0-1
Van Kampen, R. - Navara, D.    0-1
Michiels, B.   - Dale, A.      1-0
Saleh, S.      - Shankland, S. ½-½
Potkin, V.     - Haast, A.     1-0
Gunina, V.     - l' Ami, E.    1-0
 

16-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 6
 
Tournament A
Van Wely, L.        - Aronian, L.   ½-½
Caruana, F.         - Carlsen, M.   0-1
Hou, Y.             - Wojtaszek, R. ½-½
Jobava, B.          - So, W.        0-1
Radjabov, T.        - Giri, A.      ½-½
Ivanchuk, V.        - Saric, I.     ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Ding, L.      1-0

Tournament B
Wei, Y.       - Sevian, S.     1-0
Klein, D.     - Gunina, V.     1-0
l' Ami, E.    - Potkin, V.     ½-½
Haast, A.     - Saleh, S.      ½-½
Shankland, S. - Michiels, B.   1-0
Dale, A.      - Van Kampen, R. 0-1
Navara, D.    - Timman, J.     1-0
 

16-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 5
 

GM Tigran Kotanjian and Arman Mikaelyan.

Men
Pashikian Arman  - Hovhannisyan Robert ½-½
Grigoryan Karen  - Kotanjian Tigran    1-0
Andriasian Zaven - Mikaelyan Arman     ½-½
Grigoryan Avetik - Gabuzyan Hovhannes  1-0
Shahinyan David  - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 1-0

Women
Gasparian Narine   - Sargsyan Shushanna   0-1
Ghukasyan Siranush - Karapetyan Lusine    0-1
Gevorgyan Maria    - Mirzabekyan Svetlana 1-0
Babayan Armine     - Gaboyan Susanna      ½-½
Avetisyan Mariam   - Hairapetian Anna     ½-½
 

15-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 5
 


GM Levon Aronian and GM Magnus Carlsen.

Tournament A
Carlsen, M.         - Aronian, L.  1-0
Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Van Wely, L. ½-½
Ding, L.            - Ivanchuk, V. ½-½
Saric, I.           - Radjabov, T. 0-1
Giri, A.            - Jobava, B.   1-0
So, W.              - Hou, Y.      ½-½
Wojtaszek, R.       - Caruana, F.  1-0

Tournament B
Gunina, V.     - Sevian, S.    0-1
Navara, D.     - Wei, Y.       ½-½
Timman, J.     - Dale, A.      1-0
Van Kampen, R. - Shankland, S. 0-1
Michiels, B.   - Haast, A.     1-0
Saleh, S.      - l' Ami, E.    0-1
Potkin, V.     - Klein, D.     1-0
 

15-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 4
 


Armenian Woman Champion-2014 Shushanna Sargsyan.

Men
Hovhannisyan Robert - Shahinyan David  ½-½
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Grigoryan Avetik 1-0
Gabuzyan Hovhannes  - Andriasian Zaven ½-½
Mikaelyan Arman     - Grigoryan Karen  1-0
Kotanjian Tigran    - Pashikian Arman  ½-½

Women
Sargsyan Shushanna   - Avetisyan Mariam   1-0
Hairapetian Anna     - Babayan Armine     1-0
Gaboyan Susanna      - Gevorgyan Maria    0-1
Mirzabekyan Svetlana - Ghukasyan Siranush 0-1
Karapetyan Lusine    - Gasparian Narine   ½-½
 

14-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 3
 


GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan and GM Arman Pashikian.

Men
Kotanjian Tigran - Hovhannisyan Robert ½-½
Pashikian Arman  - Mikaelyan Arman     ½-½
Grigoryan Karen  - Gabuzyan Hovhannes  1-0
Andriasian Zaven - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 1-0
Grigoryan Avetik - Shahinyan David     1-0

Women
Karapetyan Lusine  - Sargsyan Shushanna   0-1
Gasparian Narine   - Mirzabekyan Svetlana 1-0
Ghukasyan Siranush - Gaboyan Susanna      ½-½
Gevorgyan Maria    - Hairapetian Anna     0-1
Babayan Armine     - Avetisyan Mariam     1-0
 

13-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 4
 

GM Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee.

Tournament A
Aronian, L.  - Wojtaszek, R.       ½-½
Van Wely, L. - Carlsen, M.         0-1
Caruana, F.  - So, W.              ½-½
Hou, Y.      - Giri, A.            ½-½
Jobava, B.   - Saric, I.           0-1
Radjabov, T. - Ding, L.            0-1
Ivanchuk, V. - Vachier-Lagrave, M. 1-0

Tournament B
Sevian, S.    - Potkin, V.     1-0
Wei, Y.       - Gunina, V.     1-0
Klein, D.     - Saleh, S.      0-1
l' Ami, E.    - Michiels, B.   1-0
Haast, A.     - Van Kampen, R. 0-1
Shankland, S. - Timman, J.     ½-½
Dale, A.      - Navara, D.     0-1
 

13-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 2
 


GM Zaven Adriasian and GM Karen Grigoryan.

Men
Hovhannisyan Robert - Grigoryan Avetik 1-0
Shahinyan David     - Andriasian Zaven 0-1
Ter-Sahakyan Samvel - Grigoryan Karen  ½-½
Gabuzyan Hovhannes  - Pashikian Arman  ½-½
Mikaelyan Arman     - Kotanjian Tigran 1-0


WIM Narine Gasparian and WIM Anna Hairapetian.

Women
Sargsyan Shushanna   - Babayan Armine     1-0
Avetisyan Mariam     - Gevorgyan Maria    ½-½
Hairapetian Anna     - Ghukasyan Siranush ½-½
Gaboyan Susanna      - Gasparian Narine   1-0
Mirzabekyan Svetlana - Karapetyan Lusine  0-1
 

13-Jan-2015 Ashot Vardapetysn’s 60th Anniversary
 

Vice President of the Armenian Chess Federation, Chairman of the FIDE Rules and Tournament Regulations Commission, Chairman of the ECU Arbiters’ Commission IA Ashot Vardapetyan became 60 years old. On the occasion of the anniversary as well as for the unique services in the field of physical culture and sport Vardapetyan was awarded with the gold medal of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. National Olympic Committee of Armenia awarded Vardapetyan with Albert Azaryan Medal.

On the occasion of the anniversary FIDE President Kirsan Illyumzhinov sent a congratulatory letter to Vardapetyan.

We also congratulate IA Ashot Vardapetyan.
 

12-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 3
 
Tournament A
So, W.              - Aronian, L.  1-0
Ivanchuk, V.        - Van Wely, L. 1-0
Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Radjabov, T. ½-½
Ding, L.            - Jobava, B.   1-0
Saric, I.           - Hou, Y.      ½-½
Giri, A.            - Caruana, F.  ½-½
Wojtaszek, R.       - Carlsen, M.  1-0

Tournament B
Saleh, S.      - Sevian, S.    ½-½
Dale, A.       - Wei, Y.       ½-½
Navara, D.     - Shankland, S. ½-½
Timman, J.     - Haast, A.     0-1
Van Kampen, R. - l' Ami, E.    ½-½
Michiels, B.   - Klein, D.     0-1
Potkin, V.     - Gunina, V.    1-0
 

12-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015. Round 1
 

Men
Mikaelyan Arman    - Hovhannisyan Robert ½-½
Kotanjian Tigran   - Gabuzyan Hovhannes  0-1
Pashikian Arman    - Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 1-0
Grigoryan Karen    - Shahinyan David     1-0
Andriasian Zaven   - Grigoryan Avetik    ½-½

Women
Mirzabekyan Svetlana - Sargsyan Shushanna ½-½
Karapetyan Lusine    - Gaboyan Susanna    0-1
Gasparian Narine     - Hairapetian Anna   1-0
Ghukasyan Siranush   - Avetisyan Mariam   1-0
Gevorgyan Maria      - Babayan Armine     0-1
 

11-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 2
 
Tournament A
Aronian, L.  - Giri, A.            ½-½
Van Wely, L. - Wojtaszek, R.       ½-½
Carlsen, M.  - So, W.              ½-½
Caruana, F.  - Saric, I.           1-0
Hou, Y.      - Ding, L.            0-1
Jobava, B.   - Vachier-Lagrave, M. ½-½
Radjabov, T. - Ivanchuk, V.        ½-½

Tournament B
Sevian, S.    - Michiels, B.   0-1
Wei, Y.       - Potkin, V.     1-0
Gunina, V.    - Saleh, S.      1-0
Klein, D.     - Van Kampen, R. ½-½
l' Ami, E.    - Timman, J.     ½-½
Haast, A.     - Navara, D.     0-1
Shankland, S. - Dale, A.       ½-½
 

11-Jan-2015 Armenian Championship 2015
 
Armenian Men’s and Women’s Chess Championships will be held on January 12-21, 2015 in Yerevan.
 
10-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee. Round 1
 
Tournament A
Saric, I.           - Aronian, L.   ½-½
Radjabov, T.        - Van Wely, L.  ½-½
Ivanchuk, V.        - Jobava, B.    1-0
Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Hou, Y.       1-0
Ding, L.            - Caruana, F.   0-1
Giri, A.            - Carlsen, M.   ½-½
So, W.              - Wojtaszek, R. ½-½

Tournament B
Van Kampen, R. - Sevian, S. 1-0
Shankland, S.  - Wei, Y.    ½-½
Dale, A.       - Haast, A.  ½-½
Navara, D.     - l' Ami, E. ½-½
Timman, J.     - Klein, D.  ½-½
Michiels, B.   - Gunina, V. ½-½
Saleh, S.      - Potkin, V. ½-½
 

10-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee
 

During the drawing of lots Aronian chose this dancer and number 10.
                                                                     Photo from chess-news.ru

Drawing of lots for Tata Steel Festival’s tournament A took place in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. Participants chose their numbers with the help of dancers on the stage.

Here are the results of the drawing of lots: 1. Radjabov, 2. Ivanchuk, 3. Vachier-Lagrave, 4. Ding Liren, 5. Saric, 6. Giri, 7. So, 8. Wojtaszek, 9. Carlsen, 10. Aronian, 11. Caruana, 12. Hou Yifan, 13. Jobava, 14. Van Wely.

Today in the first round Levon Aronian plays with blacks against Ivan Saric.

In Tournament B Samuel Sevian plays with blacks against Robin Van Kampen.
 

10-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian will Play Also in Baden-Baden
 
In a few days after the end of Tata Steel, on February 2-9, 2015 Levon Aronian will take part in a great tournament in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Aronian’s rivals will be Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Michael Adams, Etienna Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditch, David Baramidze.

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).
 

9-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee
 
Drawing of lots for Tata Steel Festival’s tournament B took place in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. In the first round which will be held on January 10 GM Samuel Sevian (USA) will play with blacks against GM Robin Van Kampen (Netherlands).

Drawing of lots for the tournament A will be held today.
 

9-Jan-2015 Andranik Margaryan Memorial
 
Traditional round-robin tournament dedicated to the memory of Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (2000-2007) Andranik Margaryan is being held on January 8-16, 2015 at the Chess Academy in Yerevan.

You can follow the games of Andranik Margaryan Memorial on our website on January 8-16, 2015, starting at 15:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

8-Jan-2015 Vahe Baghdasaryan Fulfilled Grandmaster Norm
 
22-year-old Armenian chess player IM Vahe Baghdasaryan fulfilled Grandmaster Norm at the tournament that was held in Groningen, Netherlands.

Congratulations!
 

8-Jan-2015 Tigran Gharamian’s Success
 
Armenian GM Tigran Gharamian (France) scored 6,5 points out of 9 and took the third prize among 54 participants at the open that was held in Nancy, France. Gharamian was only half a point behind IM Dennis Wagner (Germany) and GM Sergey Fedorchuk (Ukraine).
 
8-Jan-2015 Edgar Karagyozian’s Success
 
Armenian chess player Edgar Karagyozian scored 7 points out of 9 and took the third prize among 96 participants at the open that was held in Lyon, France. Karagyozian was only half a point behind the winner – IM Yohan Benitah (France).
 
7-Jan-2015 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
 

6-Jan-2015 Subscription for “Chess in Armenia” Magazine
 
Subscription of 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
 

5-Jan-2015 Live Chess Ratings
 
  1. Carlsen  2862.0
  2. Caruana  2820.0
  3. Grischuk 2810.0
  4. Topalov  2800.0
  5. Anand    2797.0
  6. Aronian  2797.0
  7. Giri     2784.0
  8. Kramnik  2783.0
  9. Nakamura 2776.0
 10. So       2770.7

 
4-Jan-2015 Levon Aronian and Samuel Sevian in Wijk aan Zee
 
A four-time Tata Steel Winner GM Levon Aronian again is going to participate in the main tournament of that traditional festival to be held in January 10-25, 2015 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.

The rivals of Aronian will be GMs 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), Baadur Jobava (Georgia) and Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Poland).

14-year-old GM Samuel Sevian (USA) will play in the B tournament of the festival.
 

1-Jan-2015 FIDE Rating List by January 1, 2015
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st January 2015.

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

31-Dec-2014 Happy New Year!
 
Happy New Year to all of our website visitors. We wish you all the best, health, prosperity and good luck!
 
31-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian and IM Vahe Baghdasaryan scored 6,5 points each out of 9 and took accordingly the 4th and 7th places at the open that was held in Groningen, Netherlands. IM Mher Hovhannisyan had 6, IM Tigran Simonian – 5,5 points.

The sole winner of the tournament with 8 points was IM Alexander Donchenko (Germany).

You can follow the games of Groningen Open on our website on December 21-24, 26-30, 2014, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

30-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 6 points after eight rounds at the open in Groningen, Netherlands. IM Vahe Baghdasaryan has 5,5, IM Mher Hovhannisyan - 5, IM Tigran Simonian – 4,5 points.

The leader with 7 points is IM Alexander Donchenko (Germany).
 

29-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 5,5 points after seven rounds at the open in Groningen, Netherlands. Andriasian is only half a point behind the leader - IM Alexander Donchenko (Germany).

IMs Mher Hovhannisyan and Vahe Baghdasaryan each have 5, IM Tigran Simonian – 4 points.
 

28-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 5 points after six rounds at the open in Groningen, Netherlands. IM Mher Hovhannisyan has 4,5, IMs Vahe Baghdasaryan and Tigran Simonian – 4 points each.

The leader with 5,5 points is IM Alexander Donchenko (Germany).
 

27-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 4 points after five rounds at the open in Groningen, Netherlands. IM Mher Hovhannisyan has 3,5, IMs Vahe Baghdasaryan and Tigran Simonian – 3 points each.

The leader with 5 points is IM Alexander Donchenko (Germany).
 

26-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Al Ain
 

GM Tigran L. Petrosian scored 7 points out of 9 and shared 1st-4th places together with GMs Gaioz Nigalidze (Georgia), Vladimir Onischuk (Ukraine) and Sergei Zhigalko (Belarus) at the open that was held in Al Ain, UAE. By the tie-break Petrosian took the second prize. The winner of the tournament was Nigalidze.

GMs Arman Pashikian and Samvel Ter-Sahakyan had 6,5, IM Manuel Petrosyan - 6, GM Hovik Hayrapetyan and WGM Lilit Galojan each - 5,5, GM Levon Babujian - 5, WGM Maria Kursova - 4,5 points.

You can follow the games of Al Ain Open on our website on December 19-26, 2014, starting at 14:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

26-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Al Ain
 

GM Tigran L. Petrosian took a victory over the previous leader - GM Gaioz Nigalidze (Georgia) in the penultimate eighth round of the open in Al Ain, UAE. After this victory before the last round Petrosian has scored 6,5 points out of 8 and is leading together with GM Vladimir Onischuk (Ukraine).

GMs Arman Pashikian, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan and Hovik Hayrapetyan each have 5,5, GM Levon Babujian and IM Manuel Petrosyan each - 5, WGM Lilit Galojan – 4,5, WGM Maria Kursova - 4 points.

Today in the central game of the last round Tigran L. Petrosian will play with blacks against Vladimir Onischuk.
 

25-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Al Ain
 
All the eight Armenian chess players took victories in the seventh round of the open in Al Ain, UAE.

GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 5,5 points after seven rounds and is only half a point behind the leader - GM Gaioz Nigalidze (Georgia).

GMs Levon Babujian and Arman Pashikian each have 5, GMs Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Hovik Hayrapetyan and IM Manuel Petrosyan each - 4,5, WGM Maria Kursova - 4, WGM Lilit Galojan – 3,5 points.

Today in the central game of the penultimate eighth round Tigran L. Petrosian will play with whites against the leader - Gaioz Nigalidze.
 

25-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 3,5 points after four rounds at the open in Groningen, Netherlands. Andriasian is half a point behind the leader – IM Alexander Donchenko (Germany). IM Vahe Baghdasaryan has 3, IM Mher Hovhannisyan – 2,5, IM Tigran Simonian – 2 points.
 
24-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Al Ain
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 4,5 points after six rounds at the open that is being held in Al Ain, UAE. GMs Levon Babujian and Arman Pashikian each have 4, GMs Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Hovik Hayrapetyan and IM Manuel Petrosyan each - 3,5, WGM Maria Kursova - 3, WGM Lilit Galojan – 2,5 points.

The leader with 5,5 points is GM Gaioz Nigalidze (Georgia).
 

24-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian and IM Vahe Baghdasaryan have scored 2,5 points each after three rounds at the open that is being held in Groningen, Netherlands. They are half a point behind the three leaders. IM Mher Hovhannisyan has 2, IM Tigran Simonian – 1 point.
 
23-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Al Ain
 
GMs Tigran L. Petrosian and Levon Babujian have scored 4 points each after five rounds at the open that is being held in Al Ain, UAE. They are half a point behind the leader – GM Gaioz Nigalidze (Georgia). GM Hovik Hayrapetyan has 3,5, GM Arman Pashikian and WGM Maria Kursova each - 3, GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, WGM Lilit Galojan and IM Manuel Petrosyan each – 2,5 points.
 
23-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 2 points after two rounds and is leading together with a group of other participants at the open that is being held in Groningen, Netherlands. IM Vahe Baghdasaryan has 1,5, IM Mher Hovhannisyan – 1, IM Tigran Simonian – 0,5 point.
 
22-Dec-2014 Armen Nikoghosyan Passed Away
 
With the deepest sorrow we announce that member of the Presidential Board of the Armenian Chess Federation, Chairman of the Arbiters Commission IA Armen Nikoghosyan untimely passed away at the age of 50.

Condolences to Nikoghosyan’s family, friends and relatives.
 

22-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Groningen
 
GM Zaven Andriasian, IM Vahe Baghdasaryan, IM Mher Hovhannisyan took victories and IM Tigran Simonian was defeated in the first round of an open that is being held in Groningen, Netherlands.
 
22-Dec-2014 Hovhannes Gabuzyan in Padova
 
Armenian GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan scored 6,5 points out of 9 and took the third prize at the open that was held in Padova, Italy. Gabuzyan was only half a point behind the winner - GM Yuri Vovk (Ukraine).

You can follow the games of Padova Open on our website on December 14-21, 2014, starting at 12:00 (Yerevan time). Online
 

22-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Al Ain
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 3,5 points after four rounds and is leading together with a group of other participants at the open that is being held in Al Ain, UAE. GM Levon Babujian has 3, GMs Arman Pashikian and Hovik Hayrapetyan each - 2,5, GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, WGM Maria Kursova and IM Manuel Petrosian each – 2, WGM Lilit Galojan – 1,5 points.
 
22-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championships
 
GM Sergey Grigoriants scored 8 points out of 11 in the European Rapid Championship that was held in Wroclaw, Poland. WGM Lilit Mkrtchian had 7,5, IM Tigran S. Petrosyan – 7 points.

The champion with 9,5 points was GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland).

You can follow the games of the European Championships on our website on December 19-21, 2014. Online
 

21-Dec-2014 Interview with GM Samuel Sevian
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with GM Samuel Sevian.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

20-Dec-2014 Hovhannes Gabuzyan in Padova
 
Armenian GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has scored 5,5 points after seven rounds and is leading together with GM Yuri Vovk (Ukraine) at the open that is being held in Padova, Italy.
 
20-Dec-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Al Ain
 
GMs Tigran L. Petrosian, Arman Pashikian, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Levon Babujian, Hovik Hayrapetyan,WGMs Maria Kursova, Lilit Galojan, IM Manuel Petrosyan took victories in the first round of the open in Al Ain, UAE.
 
20-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championships
 
GM Sergey Grigoriants scored 15 points out of 22 in the European Blitz Championship that was held in Wroclaw, Poland. WGM Lilit Mkrtchian had 13,5, IM Tigran S. Petrosyan – 13 points.

The champion with 19 points was GM David Navara (Czech Republic).

European Rapid Championship will be held on December 20-21, 2014 in Wroclaw, Poland.
 

19-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in the European Championships
 
WGM Lilit Mkrtchian and IM Tigran S. Petrosyan are taking part in the European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championships being held on December 19-21, 2014 in Wroclaw, Poland.
 
19-Dec-2014 Samvel Ter-Sahakyan’s Success
 
GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan scored 6 points out of 7 and shared 1st-2nd places together with GM Saleh Salem (UAE) at the rapid tournament that was held within the framework of the festival in Al Ain, UAE. By the tie-break Ter-Sahakyan took the second prize.

GM Levon Babujian was half a point behind the winner. GM Arman Pashikian scored 5, GMs Tigran L. Petrosian, Hovik Hayrapetyan and IM Manuel Petrosyan – 4,5 points each.

The main open of the Al Ain Festival begins today.
 

19-Dec-2014 Lilit Mkrtchian in Wroclaw
 
Armenian WGM Lilit Mkrtchian scored 5 points out of 9 and took the third prize at the women’s round-robin tournament that was held in Wroclaw, Poland.

The winner with 6 points was WGM Klaudia Kulon (Poland).

You can follow the games of the tournament in Wroclaw on our website on December 10-18, 2014, starting at 19:00 (Yerevan time). Online
 

19-Dec-2014 Hovhannes Gabuzyan in Padova
 
Armenian GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has scored 4,5 points after six rounds and is taking the third place at the open that is being held in Padova, Italy. Gabuzyan is half a point behind the leader - GM Yuri Vovk (Ukraine).

You can follow the games of Padova Open on our website on December 14-21, 2014, starting at 12:00 (Yerevan time). Online
 

18-Dec-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Al Ain
 
GMs Tigran L. Petrosian, Arman Pashikian, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Levon Babujian, Hovik Hayrapetyan,WGMs Maria Kursova, Lilit Galojan are going to participate in an open to be held on December 19-26, 2014 in Al Ain, UAE.

The chief arbiter of the tournament will be IA Ashot Vardapetyan.
 

18-Dec-2014 Lilit Mkrtchian in Wroclaw
 
Armenian WGM Lilit Mkrtchian has scored 5 points out of 8 and is leading together with WGMs Klaudia Kulon and Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska (Poland) before the last round of the women’s round-robin tournament that is being held in Wroclaw, Poland.
 
18-Dec-2014 Hovhannes Gabuzyan in Padova
 
Armenian GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has scored 3,5 points after five rounds at the open that is being held in Padova, Italy.

The leader with 4,5 points is GM Yuri Vovk (Ukraine).
 

17-Dec-2014 Hovhannes Gabuzyan in Padova
 
Armenian GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has scored 3,5 points after four rounds at the open that is being held in Padova, Italy. Gabuzyan is only half a point behind the leader – GM Yuri Vovk (Ukraine).
 
17-Dec-2014 Lilit Mkrtchian in Wroclaw
 
Armenian WGM Lilit Mkrtchian has scored 4,5 points after seven rounds and is leading at a women’s round-robin tournament that is being held in Wroclaw, Poland.
 
17-Dec-2014 Levon Aronian in the World Mind Games. Basque
 
Final standing (5 rounds, 10 games)
Rk. Name                   Pts
 1. Nepomniachtchi Ian      7½
 2. Radjabov Teimour        6
 3. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  6
 4. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar   6
 5. Dominguez Perez Leinier 5½
 6. Grischuk Alexander      5½
 7. Leko Peter              5½
 8. Wang Hao                5
 9. Aronian Levon           5
10. Wojtaszek Radoslaw      4½
11. Ponomariov Ruslan       4½
12. Wang Yue                4½
13. Harikrishna P.          4
14. Gelfand Boris           4
15. Ivanchuk Vassily        3½
16. Bacrot Etienne          3

You can follow the games of World Ming Games on our website on December 11-12 (Rapid), 13-15 (Blitz), 16-17 (Basque), 2014, starting at 10:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2   Rapid1  Rapid2  Rapid3  Blitz1  Blitz2  Blitz3  Basque1  Basque2
 

16-Dec-2014 Levon Aronian in the World Mind Games. Basque
 
Standing after round 3 (6 games)
Rk. Name                    Pts
 1. Nepomniachtchi Ian      4½
 2. Harikrishna P.          4
 3. Grischuk Alexander      3½
 4. Radjabov Teimour        3½
 5. Dominguez Perez Leinier 3½
 6. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  3½
 7. Leko Peter              3
 8. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar   3
 9. Aronian Levon           3
10. Gelfand Boris           3
11. Wang Yue                3
12. Wang Hao                2½
13. Wojtaszek Radoslaw      2½
14. Ivanchuk Vassily        2½
15. Ponomariov Ruslan       2
16. Bacrot Etienne          1
 
16-Dec-2014 Hovhannes Gabuzyan in Italy
 
Armenian GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan scored 5,5 points out of 9 and took the 4th place among 28 participants in Crespi Memorial that was held in Milan, Italy. The winner of the tournament with 7 points was GM Eduardas Rozentalis (Lithuania).

Now Gabuzyan is taking part in an open in another Italian city Padova. Hovhannes has scored 2 points after two rounds and is leading together with seven other participants.
 

16-Dec-2014 Lilit Mkrtchian in Wroclaw
 
Armenian WGM Lilit Mkrtchian has scored 4 points after six rounds at a women’s round-robin tournament that is being held in Wroclaw, Poland.
 
16-Dec-2014 Varuzhan Akobian’s Victory
 
Armenian GM Varuzhan Akobian took a victory over GM Julio Becerra (USA) with 4,5:1,5 at the Match that was held in Lawrence, USA.
 
15-Dec-2014 Levon Aronian in the World Mind Games. Blitz
 
Final standing (after round 30)
Rk. Name                    Pts
 1. Grischuk Alexander      19½
 2. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  18½
 3. Radjabov Teimour        18
 4. Aronian Levon           17½
 5. Ivanchuk Vassily        17
 6. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar   17
 7. Nepomniachtchi Ian      17
 8. Ponomariov Ruslan       15
 9. Leko Peter              14½
10. Gelfand Boris           14½
11. Dominguez Perez Leinier 13
12. Wang Hao                13
13. Wang Yue                12½
14. Harikrishna P.          11½
15. Wojtaszek Radoslaw      11½
16. Bacrot Etienne          10
 
14-Dec-2014 Levon Aronian in the World Mind Games. Blitz
 
Standing after round 20
Rk. Name                    Pts
 1. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  14
 2. Grischuk Alexander      13
 3. Ivanchuk Vassily        13
 4. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar   11½
 5. Aronian Levon           11½
 6. Radjabov Teimour        11
 7. Nepomniachtchi Ian      10½
 8. Gelfand Boris            9½
 9. Wang Hao                 9
10. Ponomariov Ruslan        8½
11. Dominguez Perez Leinier  8½
12. Leko Peter               8½
13. Harikrishna P.           8
14. Wojtaszek Radoslaw       8
15. Wang Yue                 8
16. Bacrot Etienne           7½
 
13-Dec-2014 Levon Aronian in the World Mind Games. Blitz
 
Standing after round 10
Rk. Name                   Pts
 1. Ivanchuk Vassily        7
 2. Aronian Levon           7
 3. Leko Peter              7
 4. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar   6
 5. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  6
 6. Grischuk Alexander      5½
 7. Wang Hao                5½
 8. Radjabov Teimour        5
 9. Nepomniachtchi Ian      4½
10. Harikrishna P.          4½
11. Wojtaszek Radoslaw      4½
12. Dominguez Perez Leinier 4½
13. Gelfand Boris           4½
14. Wang Yue                3
15. Ponomariov Ruslan       3
16. Bacrot Etienne          2½
 
12-Dec-2014 Levon Aronian in the World Mind Games. Rapid
 
Final standing (after round 7)
Rk. Name                   Pts
 1. Grischuk Alexander      5
 2. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  4½
 3. Wang Hao                4½
 4. Aronian Levon           4½
 5. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar   4½
 6. Nepomniachtchi Ian      4
 7. Ivanchuk Vassily        4
 8. Wang Yue                3½
 9. Gelfand Boris           3½
10. Dominguez Perez Leinier 3
11. Leko Peter              3
12. Wojtaszek Radoslaw      2½
13. Bacrot Etienne          2½
14. Ponomariov Ruslan       2½
15. Harikrishna P.          2½
16. Radjabov Teimour        2
 
12-Dec-2014 Avetik Grigoryan in the Philippines
 
Armenian GM Avetik Grigoryan scored 7 points out of 10 and shared 1st-4th places together with GMs Levan Pantsulaia, Merab Gagunashvili (Georgia) and Ivan Popov (Russia) at the open that was held in Quezon City, Philippines. By the tie-break Grigoryan took the 4th place.

The winner of the tournament was Pantsulaia.

You can follow the games of the open in the Quezon City on our website on December 6-12, 2014. Online
 

11-Dec-2014 Levon Aronian in the World Mind Games. Rapid
 
Standing after round 4
Rk. Name                   Pts
 1. Wang Hao                3½
 2. Grischuk Alexander      3
 3. Aronian Levon           2½
 4. Wang Yue                2½
 5. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar   2½
 6. Leko Peter              2
 7. Ponomariov Ruslan       2
 8. Dominguez Perez Leinier 2
 9. Ivanchuk Vassily        2
10. Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  2
11. Harikrishna P.          2
12. Wojtaszek Radoslaw      1½
13. Nepomniachtchi Ian      1½
14. Gelfand Boris           1
15. Bacrot Etienne          1
16. Radjabov Teimour        1
 
11-Dec-2014 Avetik Grigoryan in the Philippines
 
Armenian GM Avetik Grigoryan has scored 5,5 points after eight rounds at the open that is being held in Quezon City, Philippines. Grigoryan is only half a point behind the leaders – GMs Anton Demchenko (Russia) and Levan Pantsulaia (Georgia).
 
11-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Pavlodar
 
GM Zaven Andriasian scored 7 points out of 10 and took the 7th place among 100 participants at the open that was held in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. IM Vahe Baghdasaryan’s result was 6 points.

The sole winner of the tournament with 8,5 points was GM Sergey Volkov (Russia).
 

10-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Pavlodar
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 6,5 points after nine rounds at the open in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. IM Vahe Baghdasaryan has 5 points.

The leader with 8 points is GM Sergey Volkov (Russia).
 

9-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Pavlodar
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 6 points after eight rounds and is taking the third place at the open in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. IM Vahe Baghdasaryan has 5 points.

The leader with 7,5 points is GM Sergey Volkov (Russia).
 

8-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Pavlodar
 
GM Zaven Andriasian and IM Vahe Baghdasaryan have scored 5 points each after seven rounds at the open in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan.

The leader with 7 points is GM is Sergey Volkov (Russia).
 

7-Dec-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 tournament will consist of three events: Rapid, Blitz and Basque.

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

6-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Pavlodar
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 4,5 points after six rounds at the open that is being held in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. IM Vahe Baghdasaryan has 4 points.

The leader with 6 points is GM is Sergey Volkov (Russia).
 

5-Dec-2014 Samuel Sevian will Play at Tata Steel
 
Organizers of the traditional Tata Steel Festival to be held in January, 2015 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands announced the participants list of the Tournament B – Tata Steel Challengers. Armenian GM Samuel Sevian who will become 14 years old on December 26, 2014 is also invited to this prestigious tournament. The rivals of Sevian will be particularly GMs Navara, Wei Yi, Shankland, L’Ami, Potkin, Van Kampen, Timman.

Let us remind that the composition of the main tournament – Tata Steel Masters has become known earlier. Here Armenian GM Levon Aronian’s rivals will be World Champion Carlsen, GMs Caruana, Giri, So, Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Jobava, Saric, Hou Yifan, Van Wely.

You can follow the games of Tata Steel Tournament on our website on January 10-13, 15-18, 20-21, 23-25, 2015, starting at 16:30 (Yerevan time).
 

5-Dec-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Doha
 
GMs Sergei Movsesian and Vladimir Akopian scored 6 points each out of 9 at the open that was held in Doha, Qatar. GMs Hrant Melkumyan and Hovhannes Gabuzyan each had 5,5, Gabriel Sargissian – 5, Robert Hovhannisyan and Elina Danielian each – 4,5 points.

The winner of the tournament with 7,5 points was GM Yu Yangyi (China).

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  Online3 Video
 

5-Dec-2014 Armenian Chess Players in Pavlodar
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 4 points after five rounds at the open that is being held in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. IM Vahe Baghdasaryan has 3 points.

The leader with 5 points is GM is Sergey Volkov (Russia).
 

4-Dec-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Doha
 
GM Vladimir Akopian has scored 6 points out of 8 before the last round of the open in Doha, Qatar. Akopian is one point behind the leader - GM Vladimir Kramnik (Russia).

GMs Sergei Movsesian and Hrant Melkumyan each have 5, Gabriel Sargissian, Robert Hovhannisyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Elina Danielian each – 4,5 points.
 

4-Dec-2014 Karen Grigoryan in Barcelona
 
GM Karen Grigoryan scored 2,5 points out of 5 and shared 3rd-4th places together with GM Miguel Illescas (Spain) at the tournament that was held in Barcelona, Spain. GMs Csaba Balogh (Hungary) and Li Chao (China) showed the best results – 3,5 points. By the tie-break the winner of the tournament was Balogh.

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). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

3-Dec-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-Dec-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Doha
 
GMs Sergei Movsesian and Vladimir Akopian have scored 4 points each after six rounds at the open in Doha, Qatar. GMs Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Elina Danielian each have 3,5, Hrant Melkumyan, Robert Hovhannisyan each - 3, Gabriel Sargissian - 2,5 points.

The leader with 6 points is GM Anish Giri (Netherlands).
 

2-Dec-2014 Karen Grigoryan in Barcelona
 
GM Karen Grigoryan has scored 2 points out of 4 before the last round of the tournament in Barcelona, Spain.

The leader with 3 points is GM Balogh Csaba (Hungary).
 

1-Dec-2014 Armenian Grandmasters in Doha
 
GM Vladimir Akopian has scored 3,5 points after five rounds at the open in Doha, Qatar. GMs Sergei Movsesian, Robert Hovhannisyan each have 3, Gabriel Sargissian, Hrant Melkumyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Elina Danielian each - 2,5 points.

The leader with 5 points is GMs Anish Giri (Netherlands).
 

1-Dec-2014 Karen Grigoryan in Barcelona
 
GM Karen Grigoryan has scored 1,5 points after three round of the tournament in Barcelona, Spain.

The leader with 2,5 points is Balogh Csaba (Hungary).
 

1-Dec-2014 FIDE Rating List by December 1, 2014
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st December 2014.

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

 

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