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Zurich Chess Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland, 2015

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Jerusalem, Israel, 2015

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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

Standing
 Rk  Name                Pt   TB
 
1. Nepomniachtchi Ian  5    2611
  2. Motylev Alexander   5    2598
  3. Sargissian Gabriel  5    2586
  4. Bartel Mateusz      5    2514
  5. Stefansson Hannes   4.5  2653
 27. Mikaelyan Arman     4    2643
 40. Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 4    2574
 47. Akopian Vladimir    4    2545
 54. Andriasian Zaven    4    2525
 66. Grigoryan Karen H.  3.5  2634
 93. Hovhannisyan Robert 3.5  2481
137. Melkumyan Hrant     3    2459
199. Pogosian Vladimir   2    2334
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
 

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
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.
 

 

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Contents
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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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