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Karen Asrian Memorial
Jermuk, Armenia, 2015

Norway Chess
Stavanger, 2015

Alekhine Memorial
Voronezh, Russia, 2015

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3-Jul-2015 The last Farewell to Gaguik Oganessian
 
The requiem of Gaguik Oganessian will take place on July 4, 2015 on Saturday from 19:00 till 21:00 at the St. Hovhannes Church in Yerevan.

Chess lovers can give their last farewell to Oganessian on July 5, 2015 since 12:00 at the Chess House after Tigran Petrosian.
 

29-Jun-2015 Condolences of FIDE President on the Death of Gaguik Oganessian
 
On behalf of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and me personally, please convey our deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of a renowned journalist and an outstanding person Gaguik Oganessian.

As General Secretary of the Armenian Chess Federation, editor-in-chief of "Chess Armenia" magazine, a winner of the Chess Oscar, he has contributed substantially to the popularisation of our game. A true creative mind, Gaguik Oganessian has been a top professional, with deep knowledge of all minutae of chess and journalism.

The entire chess community and an army of chess fans, all those who respected the talent of Gaguik Oganessian share our sadness now. He is no more with us, however his vast heritage is, in his books, his articles and essays, these will be read by hundreds of thousands of those who love chess. Gaguik Oganessian will remain in our hearts and memory as a personification of style, wisdom, talent and top professionalism.

Mourning with his family.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
FIDE President

 

27-Jun-2015 Gaguik Oganessian Passed Away
 
Editorial Staff of Chess in Armenia Magazine mourns the passing of its beloved Editor-in-Chief.
Rest in Peace!

Born on April 21, 1947 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Graduate from the Journalism Department of the Philological Faculty of Yerevan State University in 1968, Post-graduate course of ''Journalism'', YSU - in 1971.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Chess in Armenia Magazine (since 1972)
Chess commentator on National Television of Armenia; author and presenter of the weekly chess program “Chess64” (since 1972)
General Secretary of Armenian Chess Federation (since 1970)
Professor, associate professor of the Journalism Department, YSU since 1971.
President of the European 5th Zone of World Chess Federation (FIDE) (1994-2010)
Chairman of FIDE Chess Information, Publication and Statistics Committee (CHIPS) (1995-2002, 2007-2009)
Head of FIDE Mass Media Committee Program (2009-2013)
Member of FIDE Commission of Chess Journalists (since 2013)
6th World Chess Amateur Champion (1998-1999)
FIDE Master (since 1999)
International Chess Organizer (since 1996)
Chess Oscar Laureate (1996)
FIDE Golden Book Laureate (1999)
FIDE Golden Sign Laureate (2007)
Lecturer at Journalism Faculty of Yerevan State University (since 1971), associate professor
Honored Journalist of the Republic of Armenia (2012)
Knight of Movses Khorenatsi Medal (2007)
Honorary Academician of Television and Radio Academy (2012)
Awarded ''Loyal to Profession ''Gold Medal by Union of Journalists of Armenia (2012), Yerevan State University Gold Medal (2010), Griboyedov Medal (2010), ''Loyalty to Subject'' Prize by Yerevan Press Club (2005).
Author of 51 chess books in the Armenian, English and Russian languages.
 

25-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 9
 

Aronian, Levon          - Nakamura, Hikaru    0 - 1
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grischuk, Alexander ½ - ½
Hammer, Jon Ludvig      - Carlsen, Magnus     1 - 0
Topalov, Veselin        - Anand, Viswanathan  ½ - ½
Caruana, Fabiano        - Giri, Anish         ½ - ½

Final standing
Rk  Name                    Pt   SB
 
1. Topalov, Veselin        6.5  25
 2. Anand, Viswanathan      6    24.75
 3. Nakamura, Hikaru        6    24.5
 4. Giri, Anish             5.5  24.75
 5. Caruana, Fabiano        4    17.75
 6. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 4    15.75
 7. Grischuk, Alexander     3.5  14.5
 8. Carlsen, Magnus         3.5  14.25
 9. Aronian, Levon          3    13
10. Hammer, Jon Ludvig      3    11.75

You can follow the games of Stavanger tournament on our website on June 16-19, 21-25, 2015, starting at 18:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3  Online4  Blitz Online1  Blitz Online2
 

24-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 8
 

Carlsen, Magnus     - Aronian, Levon          1 - 0
Grischuk, Alexander - Caruana, Fabiano        ½ - ½
Giri, Anish         - Topalov, Veselin        1 - 0
Anand, Viswanathan  - Hammer, Jon Ludvig      1 - 0
Nakamura, Hikaru    - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½ - ½
 

24-Jun-2015 Karen Asrian Memorial
 
GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan scored 7 points out of 9 and shared 1st-3rd places together with GMs Mikhaylo Oleksiyenko and Anton Korobov (Ukraine) at the 8th Karen Asrian Memorial that was held in Jermuk, Armenia. By the tie-break Ter-Sahakyan took the 3rd place among 92 participants. The winner of the tournament was Oleksiyenko.

GMs Robert Hovhannisyan and Arman Pashikian had half a point less and took accordingly the 4th and 7th places.

You can follow the games of Karen Asrian Memorial on our website on June 16-24, 2015, starting at 15:00 (Yerevan Time).  Online1  Online2  Online3 
 

23-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 7
 

Aronian, Levon          - Anand, Viswanathan  ½ - ½
Nakamura, Hikaru        - Grischuk, Alexander ½ - ½
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Carlsen, Magnus     ½ - ½
Hammer, Jon Ludvig      - Giri, Anish         ½ - ½
Topalov, Veselin        - Caruana, Fabiano    ½ - ½
 

22-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 6
 

Giri, Anish         - Aronian, Levon          ½ - ½
Grischuk, Alexander - Topalov, Veselin        0 - 1
Caruana, Fabiano    - Hammer, Jon Ludvig      ½ - ½
Anand, Viswanathan  - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1 - 0
Carlsen, Magnus     - Nakamura, Hikaru        ½ - ½
 

21-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 5
 

Aronian, Levon          - Caruana, Fabiano    1 - 0
Hammer, Jon Ludvig      - Topalov, Veselin    0 - 1
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish         ½ - ½
Nakamura, Hikaru        - Anand, Viswanathan  ½ - ½
Carlsen, Magnus         - Grischuk, Alexander 1 - 0
 

19-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 4
 

Topalov, Veselin    - Aronian, Levon          1 - 0
Grischuk, Alexander - Hammer, Jon Ludvig      1 - 0
Caruana, Fabiano    - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½ - ½
Giri, Anish         - Nakamura, Hikaru        ½ - ½
Anand, Viswanathan  - Carlsen, Magnus         1 - 0
 

18-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 3
 

Aronian, Levon          - Hammer, Jon Ludvig  ½ - ½
Anand, Viswanathan      - Grischuk, Alexander ½ - ½
Carlsen, Magnus         - Giri, Anish         ½ - ½
Nakamura, Hikaru        - Caruana, Fabiano    1 - 0
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Topalov, Veselin    0 - 1
 

17-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 2
 

Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon          ½ - ½
Giri, Anish         - Anand, Viswanathan      ½ - ½
Topalov, Veselin    - Nakamura, Hikaru        ½ - ½
Caruana, Fabiano    - Carlsen, Magnus         1 - 0
Hammer, Jon Ludvig  - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½ - ½
 

16-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Round 1
 

Photos by Gaguik Oganessian

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Aronian, Levon      1 - 0
Carlsen, Magnus         - Topalov, Veselin    0 - 1
Anand, Viswanathan      - Caruana, Fabiano    ½ - ½
Giri, Anish             - Grischuk, Alexander 1 - 0
Nakamura, Hikaru        - Hammer, Jon Ludvig  1 - 0
 

16-Jun-2015 Karen Asrian Memorial
 
Karen Asrian Memorial is being held on June 16-24, 2015 in Jermuk, Armenia.
 
16-Jun-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Golden Sands
 
GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan scored 7 points out of 9 and sharded 1st-2nd places together with GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (Ukraine) at the open was held in Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria. By the tie-break Gabuzyan took the second prize.

GM Tigran L. Petrosian ended the tournament with 6 points.

You can follow the games of Golden Sands tournament on our website on June 8-16, 2015, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2 
 

15-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger. Blitz
 

Final standing
Rk  Name                    Pt   SB
 
1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 6.5  25
 2. Nakamura, Hikaru        6    24
 3. Carlsen, Magnus         5.5  22.5
 4. Giri, Anish             5.5  22
 5. Anand, Viswanathan      5.5  20.75
 6. Aronian, Levon          5    17.25
 7. Grischuk, Alexander     4    20.75
 8. Topalov, Veselin        3    11
 9. Caruana, Fabiano        2.5   9.75
10. Hammer, Jon Ludvig      1.5   4.5
 

15-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger
 

Levon Aronian is going to participate in Norway Chess Supertournament to be held on June 15-26, 2015 in Stavanger. The rivals of Aronian will be Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Nakamura, Topalov, Grischuk, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer.
 

15-Jun-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Golden Sands
 
GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has scored 6 points after seven rounds and is leading together with GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (Ukraine) at the open that is being held in Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria. GM Tigran L. Petrosian has 4,5 points.
 
14-Jun-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Golden Sands
 
GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has scored 5 points after six rounds at the open that is being held in Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria. Gabuzyan is only half a point behind the leader – GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (Ukraine). GM Tigran L. Petrosian has 4 points.
 
14-Jun-2015 Interview with Narine Malyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a famous Armenian stage director Narine Malyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

13-Jun-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Golden Sands
 
GMs Tigran L. Petrosian and Hovhannes Gabuzyan have scored 4 points each after five rounds and are only half a point behind the leaders – GMs Vitaliy Bernadskiy (Ukraine) and Deep Sengupta (India) at the open that is being held in Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria.
 
12-Jun-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Golden Sands
 
GMs Tigran L. Petrosian and Hovhannes Gabuzyan have scored 3,5 points each after four rounds and are leading together with five other grandmasters at the open that is being held in Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria.

Today, in the fifth round Petrosian and Gabuzyan play with each other.
 

12-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players at Alekhine Memorial
 
A few Armenian chess players are taking part in Alekhine Memorial being held on June 12-20, 2015 in Voronezh, Russia.

You can follow the games of Alekhine Memorial on our website on June 12-20, 2015, starting at 16:30 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2 
 

11-Jun-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Golden Sands
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 3 points after three rounds and is leading together with GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (Ukraine) at the open that is being held in Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria. GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan is half a point behind the leaders.
 
10-Jun-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in Golden Sands
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 2 points after two rounds and is leading together with a group of other participants at an open that is being held in Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria. GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has 1,5 points.
 
10-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GM Zaven Andriasian scored 6,5 points out of 9 and took the 5th place among 94 participants at Nezhmetdinov Cup in Kazan, Russia. Andriasian was only half a point behind the winner - GM Denis Khismatulin (Russia). GM Robert Hovhannisyan had 6, FM David Shahinyan - 5 points.

You can follow the games of Nezhmetdinov Cup on our website on May 31-June 8, 2015, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

9-Jun-2015 Levon Aronian in Stavanger
 
Levon Aronian is going to participate in Norway Chess Supertournament to be held on June 15-26, 2015 in Stavanger. The rivals of Aronian will be Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Nakamura, Topalov, Grischuk, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer.
 
8-Jun-2015 Armenian Young Chess Players are the First!
 

Armenian young chess players in the composition of Yerevan School No 55 after A. Chekhov, had a perfect performance and took the main prize at the White Rook International Tournament that was held in the city of Dagomys, Russia. Our schoolchildren (Artur Davtyan, David Mirzoyan, Samvel Khachatryan, Arpine Grigoryan) scored 25 points out of 36 and solely took the first place among 82 teams.

Congratulations!
 

8-Jun-2015 New Book “NorwayChess”
 
 

“Chess in Armenia” has published a new book by Gaguik Oganessian - “Norway Chess” (in English). All the games within 2013 and 2014 at Stavanger 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 ten participants of Norway Chess 2015 – Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Nakamura, Topalov, Grischuk, Aronian, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer, 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
 

8-Jun-2015 White Rook Tournament
 
The team of Yerevan School No 55 has scored 22 points out of 32 and is taking the 2nd place before the last round of the White Rook International Tournament in the city of Dagomys, Russia. The Armenian young chess players are only half a point behind the leaders – the representatives of St. Petersburg..
 
8-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GM Zaven Andriasian has scored 5,5, GM Robert Hovhannisyan and FM David Shahinyan – each 5 points before the last round of Nezhmetdinov Cup in Kazan, Russia.

The leaders with 6,5 points are GMs Denis Khismatulin and Aleksei Pridorozhni (Russia).
 

7-Jun-2015 White Rook Tournament
 
The team of Yerevan School No 55 continues solely leading at the White Rook International Tournament in the city of Dagomys, Russia. After seven rounds the Armenian young chess players have scored 20 points out of 28.
 
7-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GMs Robert Hovhannisyan and Zaven Andriasian each have scored 5, FM David Shahinyan – 4 points after seven rounds at Nezhmetdinov Cup in Kazan, Russia.

The leader with 6 points is GM Andrey Richagov (Russia).
 

6-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GM Robert Hovhannisyan has scored 5 points after six rounds and is leading together with three other participants at Nezhmetdinov Cup that is being held in Kazan, Russia. GM Zaven Andriasian and FM David Shahinyan have 4 points each.
 
6-Jun-2015 WWhite Rook Tournament
 
82 teams from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Israel and Mongolia are taking part in the White Rook School Chess Tournament in the city of Dagomys, Russia.

After five round the Armenian team of Yerevan School No 55 has scored 15,5 points out of 20 and is solely leading.
 

5-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GM Robert Hovhannisyan has scored 4,5 points after five round and is solely leading at Nezhmetdinov Cup that is being held in Kazan, Russia. GM Zaven Andriasian and FM David Shahinyan each have 3,5, WGM Karina Ambartsumova – 2,5 points.
 
4-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GM Robert Hovhannisyan has scored 4 points after four round and is solely leading at Nezhmetdinov Cup that is being held in Kazan, Russia. GM Zaven Andriasian has 3, FM David Shahinyan – 2,5, WGM Karina Ambartsumova – 2 points.
 
3-Jun-2015 Elina Danielian and Lilit Mkrtchian in the World Women’s Championship
 
Armenian GM Elina Danielian got right to participate in the World Women’s Championship by the results of the European Women’s Championship that was held in Plovdiv in 2014. And Armenian WGM Lilit Mkrtchian received such a right by the results of the European Women’s Championship 2015.

Congratulations!
 

3-Jun-2015 Maria Gevorgyan Fulfilled a Grandmaster Norm
 
Armenian WFM Maria Gevorgyan fulfilled a grandmaster norm in the European Women’s Championship that was held in Chakvi, Georgia. Congratulations!

Meanwhile, FIDE will award Gevorgyan with the title of International Master during its Congress in September, 2015.
 

3-Jun-2015 Evgeniya Doluhanova – Champion of Ukraine
 
Armenian WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova became the Champion of Ukraine as a member of the team “Law Academy” (Kharkiv) in the countries Team Championship that was held in Illichivsk. Playing only with men rivals, Doluhanova scored 6 points out of 7.

Congratulations!
 

2-Jun-2015 Spartak Grigorian – German Youth Champion
 

Armenian chess player Spartak Grigorian scored 6,5 points out of 9 and took the German Youth Champion title in the countries U18 championship that was held in Willingen.

Congratulations!
 

2-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GM Zaven Andriasian scored 7 points out of 9 and shared 2nd-5th places among 110 participants at the Rapid Chess tournament that was held within the framework of Nezhmetdinov Cup in Kazan, Russia.

The winner with 8 points was GM Alexander Morozevich (Russia).
 

1-Jun-2015 Maria Gevorgyan in the European Championship
 
Armenian WFM Maria Gevorgyan is taking part in the European Individual Women’s Rapid Championship being held on June 1-3, 2015 in Kutaisi, Georgia.

You can follow the games of the European Women’s Rapid Championship on our website on June 1-3, 2015, starting at 15:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2
 

1-Jun-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GMs Zaven Andriasian, Robert Hovhannisyan, WGM Karina Ambartsumova, FM David Shahinyan took victories in the first round of the 37th Nezhmetdinov Cup that is being held in Kazan, Russia.
 
1-Jun-2015 FIDE Rating List by June 1, 2015
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st June 2015.

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

31-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Kazan
 
GMs Zaven Andriasian, Robert Hovhannisyan, FM David Shahinyan are going to participate in the 37th Nezhmetdinov Cup to be held on June 1-9, 2015 in Kazan, Russia.
 
30-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 11
 
Zhukova Natalia     - Danielian Elina      1 - 0
Mkrtchian Lilit     - Charkhalashvili Inga 1 - 0
Galojan Lilit       - Daulyte Deimante     ½ - ½
Szczepkowska Karina - Kursova Maria        0 - 1
Umudova Nargiz      - Hairapetian Anna     1 - 0
Gaboyan Susanna     - Kiolbasa Oliwia      0 - 1
Gevorgyan Maria     - Gavasheli Ana        ½ - ½
Jalaghonia Nino     - Ghukasyan Siranush   1 - 0

Final standing
 Rk  Name                  Pt   TB
 
1. Zhukova Natalia        9.5  2369
 2. Batsiashvili Nino      9    2426
 3. Kashlinskaya Alina     8    2438
 4. Danielian Elina        7.5  2421
 5. Guseva Marina          7.5  2419
 6. Girya Olga             7.5  2410
 7. Socko Monika           7.5  2361
 8. Melia Salome           7.5  2354
 9. Gaponenko Inna         7.5  2352
10. Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 7    2411
11. Bodnaruk Anastasia     7    2394
12. Khotenashvili Bela     7    2371
13. Galliamova Alisa       7    2365
14. Goryachkina Aleksandra 7    2359
17. Mkrtchian Lilit        7    2330
27. Galojan Lilit          6    2446
28. Kursova Maria          6    2394
56. Gevorgyan Maria        5    2420
64. Hairapetian Anna       5    2252
74. Gaboyan Susanna        4.5  2260
89. Ghukasyan Siranush     3.5  2190
Total: 98 players

You can follow the games of the European Women’s Championship on our website on May 19-25, 27-30, 2015, starting at 11:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

29-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 10
 
Danielian Elina        - Melia Salome      1 - 0
Goryachkina Aleksandra - Mkrtchian Lilit   1 - 0
Matveeva Svetlana      - Galojan Lilit     ½ - ½
Gvetadze Sofio         - Gevorgyan Maria   1 - 0
Kursova Maria          - Kasoshvili Tsiala 1 - 0
Ozturk Kubra           - Gaboyan Susanna   ½ - ½
Hairapetian Anna       - Belenkaya Dina    1 - 0
Ghukasyan Siranush     - Mammadova Aysel   ½ - ½
 
29-May-2015 Mikael Agopov – Champion of Finland!
 

Armenian IM Mikael Agopov scored 9 points out of 10 and become the Champion of Finland 2015 at the countries chess championship that was held in Kalajoki. Agopov was 2 points ahead of the nearest rival - IM Sampsa Nyysti.

Congratulations!
 

28-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 9
 
Sandu Mihaela     - Danielian Elina     0 - 1
Mkrtchian Lilit   - Guramishvili Sopiko 1 - 0
Zawadzka Jolanta  - Galojan Lilit       1 - 0
Charochkina Daria - Gevorgyan Maria     1 - 0
Gaboyan Susanna   - Kursova Maria       ½ - ½
Zaksaite Salomeja - Ghukasyan Siranush  1 - 0
Tevzadze Mariam   - Hairapetian Anna    - - +
 
27-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 8
 
Danielian Elina      - Guseva Marina      ½ - ½
Galojan Lilit        - Melia Salome       0 - 1
Mikadze Miranda      - Mkrtchian Lilit    ½ - ½
Gevorgyan Maria      - Khurtsidze Nino    ½ - ½
Kursova Maria        - Mammadzada Gunay   0 - 1
Charkhalashvili Inga - Gaboyan Susanna    1 - 0
Hairapetian Anna     - Mamedjarova Zeinab ½ - ½
Ghukasyan Siranush   - Tskhadadze Anna    1 - 0
 
27-May-2015 Samuel Sevian at Chicago Open
 
Armenian GM Samuel Sevian (USA) had no defeat, scored 6,5 points out of 9 and shared 2nd-9th places together with GMs Kamsky, Naroditsky (USA), Nyzhnyk (Ukraine), Azarov (Belarus), V. Georgiev (Macedonia), Dobrov (Russia) and FM Rosen (USA) at the open that was held in Chicago and which had 113 participants. Sevian was only half a point behind the winner – IM Jeffery Xiong (USA).

You can follow the games of Chicago Open on our website on May 21-25, 2015, starting at 19:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2
 

26-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Bregenz
 
GM Sergey Galdunts (Armenia) scored 6,5 points out of 9 and took the 5th place among 122 participants at the open that was held in Bregenz, Austria. GM Sergey Kasparov (Belarus) was the 12th with 6 points.

The winner of the tournament with 7,5 points was GM Sebastian Bogner (Switzerland).
 

25-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 7
 
Galliamova Alisa    - Danielian Elina    0 - 1
Galojan Lilit       - Javakhishvili Lela 1 - 0
Mkrtchian Lilit     - Kashlinskaya Alina ½ - ½
Ushenina Anna       - Gevorgyan Maria    1 - 0
Charochkina Daria   - Kursova Maria      1 - 0
Gaboyan Susanna     - Gvetadze Sofio     ½ - ½
Isgandarova Khayala - Hairapetian Anna   ½ - ½
Kasoshvili Tsiala   - Ghukasyan Siranush 1 - 0
 
25-May-2015 Samuel Sevian at Chicago Open
 
Armenian GM Samuel Sevian (USA) has scored 5,5 points after seven rounds and is leading together with a few other participants at the open that is being held in Chicago, USA.
 
25-May-2015 Sevag Mekhitarian in the American Continental Championship
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) scored 7 points out of 11and took the 27th place among 153 participants in the American Continental Championship that was held in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The champion with 8,5 points was GM Sandro Moreco (Atgentina).

You can follow the games of the American Continental Championship on our website on May 15-24, 2015, starting at 24:00 (Yerevan time). Online1 Online2 Online3
 

24-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 6
 
Goryachkina Aleksandra - Galojan Lilit           ½ - ½
Stetsko Lanita         - Mkrtchian Lilit         0 - 1
Danielian Elina        - Yildiz Betul Cemre      1 - 0
Kursova Maria          - Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan ½ - ½
Gevorgyan Maria        - Zimina Olga             1 - 0
Ghukasyan Siranush     - Ziaziulkina Nastassia   0 - 1
Vojinovic Jovana       - Gaboyan Susanna         0 - 1
Choladze Mariam        - Hairapetian Anna        0 - 1
 
24-May-2015 Interview with Haykuhi Khudaverdyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian Actress Haykuhi Khudaverdyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

23-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 5
 
Bodnaruk Anastasia - Danielian Elina  1 - 0
Zhukova Natalia    - Gevorgyan Maria  1 - 0
Galojan Lilit      - Khurtsidze Nino  ½ - ½
Mkrtchian Lilit    - Ovod Evgenija    ½ - ½
Zawadzka Jolanta   - Kursova Maria    0 - 1
Gaboyan Susanna    - Korenova Martina ½ - ½
Ghukasyan Siranush - Belenkaya Dina   ½ - ½
Hairapetian Anna   - Gavasheli Ana    ½ - ½
 
23-May-2015 Samuel Sevian at Chicago Open
 
Armenian GM Samuel Sevian (USA) has scored 3 points after three rounds and is leading together with a few other participants at an open that is being held in Chicago, USA.

114 chess players are taking part in the tournament.

You can follow the games of Chicago Open on our website on May 21-25, 2015, starting at 19:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2
 

23-May-2015 Hrant Melkumyan in Zalakaros
 
Armenian GM Hrant Melkumyan scored 5,5 points out of 9 and took the 16th place among 80 participants at the open that was held in Zalakaros, Hungary.

The winner with 7 points was GM Igor Kovalenko (Latvia).

You can follow the games Zalakaros Open on our website on May 14-22, 2015, starting at 17:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

22-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 4
 
Danielian Elina    - Khotenashvili Bela ½ - ½
Galojan Lilit      - Hoang Thanh Trang  ½ - ½
Lomineishvili Maia - Mkrtchian Lilit    ½ - ½
Gevorgyan Maria    - Arakhamia Ketevan  1 - 0
Guseva Marina      - Kursova Maria      1 - 0
Atalik Ekaterina   - Hairapetian Anna   1 - 0
Korenova Martina   - Ghukasyan Siranush ½ - ½
Bokuchava Madona   - Gaboyan Susanna    0 - 1
 
22-May-2015 Chess Cooperation between Armenia and Iran
 

First Vice-President of the Armenian Chess Federation Smbat Lputian had a working visit to Tehran.

During the meeting held in the Council of the Elders of Tehran the sides discussed issues of cooperation between the chess federations of Armenia and Iran, expansion of chess relations between Yerevan and Tehran.
 

21-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 3
 
Dzagnidze Nana     - Danielian Elina    ½ - ½
Socko Monika       - Galojan Lilit      ½ - ½
Khotenashvili Bela - Gevorgyan Maria    1 - 0
Kursova Maria      - Arabidze Meri      ½ - ½
Mkrtchian Lilit    - Mammadova Gulnar   1 - 0
Hairapetian Anna   - Osmanodja Filiz    0 - 1
Unuk Laura         - Ghukasyan Siranush 0 - 1
Gaboyan Susanna    - Jibuti Nata        ½ - ½
 
21-May-2015 Books in English of Chess in Armenia
 
Chess lovers can purchase the following books in English published by Chess in Armenia:

Armenia's Chess Team, 1994
USA - Armenia. International Chess Match, 1994
56th Armenian Chess Championship, 1996
G. Oganessian. 100 Chess Sacrifices of Kasparov, 1996
V. Akopian. My 111 Problems and Studies, 2004
G. Oganessian. Tigran Petrosian in Pictures, Attacks, Aphorisms, 2004
Lausanne Chess Young Masters. 5th tournament, 2005
Lausanne Chess Young Masters. 6th tournament, 2006
G. Oganessian. Aronian vs. Kramnik, 2012
G. Oganessian. Zurich Chess Challenge, 2015
G. Oganessian. Vaganian’s 150 Attacks, 2015

Those who wish may contact us with the following e-mail address: armchess@arminco.com
 

21-May-2015 Live Chess Ratings
   1. Carlsen  2876.0
 2. Caruana  2812.8
 3. Anand    2804.0
 4. Topalov  2798.0
 5. Nakamura 2795.1
 6. Kramnik  2782.8
 7. Aronian  2780.1
 8. So       2778.0
 9. Grischuk 2776.9
10. Giri     2763.9
 
20-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 2
 
Danielian Elina    - Gvetadze Sofio      1 - 0
Galojan Lilit      - Zhukova Natalia     1 - 0
Gevorgyan Maria    - Zawadzka Jolanta    1 - 0
Paehtz Elisabeth   - Kursova Maria       0 - 1
Baraeva Marina     - Mkrtchian Lilit     ½ - ½
Ibrahimova Sabina  - Gaboyan Susanna     1 - 0
Ghukasyan Siranush - Isgandarova Khayala 0 - 1
Lomaia Diana       - Hairapetian Anna    0 - 1

 
20-May-2015 Irina Gevorgyan’s Success
 
Armenian WFM Irina Gevorgyan had no defeat, scored 6,5 points out of 9 and shared 1st-2nd places together with WIM Sarvinoz Kurbonboeva in the Uzbekistan Women Championship in Tashkent. By the tie-break Gevorgyan took the silver medal.
 
19-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship. Round 1
 
Unuk Laura            - Danielian Elina    0 - 1
Mkrtchian Lilit       - Kiolbasa Oliwia    ½ - ½
Chanturia Tamar       - Galojan Lilit      0 - 1
Kursova Maria         - Khotenashvili Bela ½ - ½
Hairapetian Anna      - Kashlinskaya Alina 0 - 1
Ziaziulkina Nastassia - Gevorgyan Maria    0 - 1
Gaboyan Susanna       - Daulyte Deimante   0 - 1
Lomineishvili Maia    - Ghukasyan Siranush 1 - 0
 
19-May-2015 “Vaganian’s 150 Attacks” Book by Gaguik Oganessian in English
 

“Chess in Armenia” has published the English variant of “Vaganian’s 150 Attacks” book by Gaguik Oganessian.

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
 

19-May-2015 David Shahinyan Fulfilled an International Master Norm
 
21-year-old Armenian chess player David Shahinyan fulfilled an International Master norm in Sowmesara, Iran.

This is Shahinyan’s third such success: first - at Moscow Open in 2012 and then - in the Highest League of the Armenian Championship 2015.
 

18-May-2015 Armenian Chess Players in the European Women’s Championship
 
GM Elina Danielian, WGMs Lilit Mkrtchian, Lilit Galojan, Maria Kursova, WIM Anna Hairapetian, WFM Maria Gevorgyan, Susanna Gaboyan and Siranush Ghukasyan are going to take part in the European Women’s Individual Championship to be held on May 19-30, 2015 in Chakvi, Georgia.
 
18-May-2015 Sevag Mekhitarian in the American Continental Championship
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) has scored 2,5 points after four rounds in the American Continental Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay. The leader with 4 points is GM Yago De Moura Santiago (Brazil).

You can follow the games of the American Continental Championship on our website on May 15-24, 2015, starting at 24:00 (Yerevan time). Online1 Online2 Online3
 

18-May-2015 Hrant Melkumyan in Zalakaros
 
Armenian GM Hrant Melkumyan has scored 2,5 points after four rounds at an open that is being held in Zarakaros, Hungary. Melkumyan is one point behind the three leaders.

You can follow the games Zalakaros Open on our website on May 14-22, 2015, starting at 17:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

17-May-2015 Live Chess Ratings
   1. Carlsen  2876.0
 2. Caruana  2805.2
 3. Anand    2804.0
 4. Topalov  2798.0
 5. Nakamura 2797.6
 6. Grischuk 2783.2
 7. Kramnik  2782.8
 8. Aronian  2780.1
 9. So       2778.0
10. Giri     2770.5
 
16-May-2015 Sevag Mekhitarian in the American Championship
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) began with a victory his participation in the American Continental Championship being held in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Four winners of the tournament will be eligible to participate in the World Cup to be held in September, 2015 in Baku.
 

15-May-2015 Karina Ambartsumova – Russian Champion!
 
Armenian WGM Karina Ambartsumova scored 9 points out of 11, solely took the first prize and gained the title of Russian Champion in the country’s Rapid Chess Championship that was held in St. Petersburg.

Ambartsumova left behind 35 participants, 29 of which were holding international titles including 8 Grandmasters.
 

14-May-2015 David Shahinyan’s and Tigran Harutyunian’s Success
 
Armenian FM David Shahinyan and IM Tigran Harutyunian had a great success at an open that was held in Sowmesara, Iran. They scored 7 points each out of 9, left behind 41 participants among whose there were 8 Grandmasters and 12 International Masters and shared the 1st-2nd places. The Armenian young chess players were one point ahead of their nearest rivals. By the tie-break Shahinyan took the first and Harutyunian – the second prizes.

Congratulations!
 

13-May-2015 Last Stage of the Grand Prix
 
The last 4th stage of the Grand Prix Series, by the results of which two participants of the World Championship Candidates Tournament will be determined, will be held on May 14-26, 2015 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

You can follow the games of the Khanty-Mansiysk tournament on our website on May 14-17, 19-21, 23-26, 2015, starting at 14:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

12-May-2015 Sevag Mekhitarian’s Victory
 
Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian scored 6,5 points out of 7 and took the first prize among 49 participants at an international open that was held Belem, Brazil.
 
11-May-2015 International Tournament in Stepanakert
 

Women’s International Rapid Chess Tournament which was dedicated to the May Holidays and was held in Stepanakert was over with the victory of GM Elina Danielian.

Here are the tournament results:
 1. Danielian Elina      Armenia    6,5
 2. Mkrtchian Lilit      Armenia    6
 3. Galojan Lilit        Armenia    5,5
 4. Abrahamyan Tatev     USA        5,5
 5. Caoili Arianne       Australia  4,5
 6. Kursova Maria        Armenia    4,5
 7. Gevorgyan Maria      Armenia    4
 8. Doluhanova Evgeniya  Ukraine    4
 9. Ambartsumova Karina  Russia     3
10. Gaboyan Susanna      Armenia    1,5

 

11-May-2015 Tigran Gharamian in Lille
 
Armenian GM Tigran Gharamian scored 7 points out of 9 and shared 1st-7th places among 150 participants at the open that was held in Lille, France. By the tie-break Gharamian took the second prize.

The winner of the tournament was IM Quentin Loiseau (France).
 

10-May-2015 Interview with Meruzhan Ter-Gulanyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian Publicist Meruzhan Ter-Gulanyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

9-May-2015 Levon Aronian Won at the Tournament in Yerevan
 

GM Levon Aronian scored 7 points out of 7 and took the first prize among 169 participants at the rapid chess tournament that was dedicated to the May 9 and was held today in Yerevan, Armenia.

Among the participants there were 15 chess players with international titles including five grandmasters.
 

9-May-2015 Tigran Gharamian in Lille
 
Armenian GM Tigran Gharamian has scored 5,5 points out of 7 and shares 2nd-9th places among 144 participants at an open that is being held in Lille, France. Gharamian is only half a point behind the leader – GM Adrien Demuth (France).
 
8-May-2015 Festive Event in Stepanakert
 
Women’s rapid chess tournament is being held in Stepanakert dedicated to the May Holidays. GM Elina Danielian, WGMs Lilit Mkrtchian, Lilit Galojan, Maria Kursova (Armenia), Karina Ambartsumova (Russia), Evgeniya Doluhanova (Ukraine), Tatev Abrahamyan (USA), IM Arianne Caoili (Australia), WFM Maria Gevorgyan and Susanna Gaboyan (Armenia) are taking part in the tournament.
 
8-May-2015 Levon Aronian - Russian Champion!
 
GM Levon Aronian became a Russian champion in the composition of the club Sibir (Novosibirsk). The event was held in Sochi.

Earlier this year Aronian had also become a German champion as a member of the club Baden-Baden.

You can follow the games of the Russian Club Championship on our website on May 1-7, 2015, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

7-May-2015 Arman Mikaelyan – International Master
 
FIDE awarded the Armenian Vice-Champion 2015 Arman Mikaelyan with the title of International Master.

Congratulations!
 

7-May-2015 David Gevorgyan – International Master
 
FIDE awarded Armenian chess player David Gevorgyan with the title of International Master.

Congratulations!
 

7-May-2015 Levon Aronian in the Russian Club Championship
 
In the 6th round of the Russian Club ChampionshipLevon Aronian’s team Sibir (Novosibirsk) defeated the club Ladya (Kazan) with the score 4,5:1,5. Aronian didn’t play in this round.

Before the last round Sibir is solely leading with 12 points.
 

6-May-2015 Live Chess Ratings
   1. Carlsen  2876.0
 2. Anand    2804.0
 3. Caruana  2803.0
 4. Nakamura 2799.3
 5. Topalov  2798.0
 6. Grischuk 2780.3
 7. Aronian  2780.1
 8. Kramnik  2779.2
 9. So       2778.0
10. Giri     2776.0
 
6-May-2015 Levon Aronian in the Russian Club Championship
 
GM Levon Aronian took a victory over GM Dmitry Andreikin in the 5th round of the Russian Club Championship in Sochi. Aronian’s team Sibir (Novosibirsk) defeated the club Universitet (Belorechensk) with the score 4:2.

Now Sibir is solely leading with 10 points.
 

5-May-2015 Levon Aronian in the Russian Club Championship
 
GM Levon Aronian ended in a draw with blacks against GM Ernesto Inarkiev in the 4th round of the Russian Club Championship in Sochi. Aronian’s team Sibir (Novosibirsk) defeated the club Nashe Nasledie (Moscow) with the score 4,5:1,5.

Sibir has scored 8 points and is leading together with the club Universitet (Belorechensk).

Today in the 5th round Sibir and Universitet play with each other.
 

4-May-2015 Levon Aronian in the Russian Club Championship
 
In the third round of the Russian Club Championship GM Levon Aronian who played on the first board ended in a draw with blacks against GM Sanan Sjugirov. Aronian’s team Sibir (Novosibirsk) defeated the club Zhiguli (Samara) with the score 3,5:2,5.

Sibir has scored 6 points and is leading together with the club Universitet (Belorechensk).
 

3-May-2015 Levon Aronian in the Russian Club Championship
 
Vitiugov – Aronian ½-½

Medni Vsadnik (St. Petersburg) – Sibir (Novosibirsk) 2,5:3,5
 

2-May-2015 Live Chess Ratings
   1. Carlsen  2876.0
 2. Anand    2804.0
 3. Caruana  2803.0
 4. Topalov  2798.0
 5. Nakamura 2796.5
 6. Grischuk 2780.0
 7. Aronian  2779.3
 8. So       2778.0
 9. Giri     2776.0
10. Kramnik  2770.9
 
2-May-2015 Levon Aronian in the Russian Club Championship
 
GM Levon Aronian took a victory over GM Alexander Motylev in the first round of the Russian Club Championship in Sochi. Due to this victory Aronian’s club Sibir (Novosibirsk) defeated the Malakhit (Sverdlovsk) with the score 3,5:2,5.
 
1-May-2015 Levon Aronian in the Russian Club Championship
 
GM Levon Aronian is taking part in the Russian Club Championship being held on May 1-7, 2015 in Sochi. Aronian plays on the second board of the Club “Sibir” of Novosibirsk. The first board of the team is GM Vladimir Kramnik.
 
1-May-2015 FIDE Rating List by May 1, 2015
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st May 2015.

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

 

Chess in Armenia
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FIDE Grand Prix 2014-2015
Armenian Chess Players at the International Tournaments
Diana Mihajlova: Chess and Charity
Chess Aphorisms
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New Book
Vaganian’s 150 Attacks
Full list of the Books.

In “Vaganian’s 150 Attacks” book (in English) the author - Gaguik Oganessian, 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.

 
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