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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

You can follow the games of the European Women’s Championship on our website on May 19-25, 27-30, 2015, starting at 15:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2  Online3
 

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

Standing
 Rk  Name              Pt    TB
 
1. Sandu Mihaela       3    2463
 2. Kashlinskaya Alina  3    2399
 3. Girya Olga          3    2389
 5. Galojan Lilit       2.5  2462
 7. Danielian Elina     2.5  2445
17. Kursova Maria       2    2500
18. Gevorgyan Maria     2    2481
32. Mkrtchian Lilit     2    2258
68. Hairapetian Anna    1    2388
76. Ghukasyan Siranush  1    2304
89. Gaboyan Susanna     0.5  2337
Total: 98 players
 

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.
 

30-Apr-2015 Interview with Yervand Ghazanchyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian Stage Director Yervand Ghazanchyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

29-Apr-20155 Levon Aronian’s and Lilit Mkrtchian’s Gold Medals
 
             

GM Levon Aronian showed the best result on the first board and took the gold medal in the World Team Championship that was held in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia.

In the Women’s World Team Championship in Chengdu, China WGM Lilit Mkrtchian was the best on the second board and was honored with the gold medal.
 

28-Apr-20155 Bronze Medal Holder of the World Team Championship - Armenian National Team
 

 
28-Apr-2015 World Team Championship. Round 9
 
Armenia            - Egypt        2½:1½
Aronian Levon      : Shoker Samy  1 - 0
Sargissian Gabriel : Ezat Mohamed 1 - 0
Movsesian Sergei   : Adly Ahmed   0 - 1
Melkumyan Hrant    : Farahat Ali  ½ - ½
China              - India         3:1
USA                - Cuba          3:1
Hungary            - Ukraine       2:2
Russia             - Israel       2½:1½

Final standing
 
1. China   15 23
 2. Ukraine 12 21
 3. Armenia 11 18
 4. Russia  10 20,5
 5. USA     10 19,5
 6. Hungary  9 17
 7. Israel   8 18,5
 8. Cuba     7 16,5
 9. India    7 16
10. Egypt    1 10

You can follow the games of the World Team Championship on our website on April 19-23, 25-28, 2015, starting at 11:00 (Yerevan time). Online1 Online2 Online3 Online4
 

28-Apr-2015 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 9
 
ARMENIA          - INDIA                1:3
Mkrtchian, Lilit : Koneru, Humpy       1 - 0
Galojan, Lilit   : Harika, Dronavalli  0 - 1
Kursova, Maria   : Padmini, Rout       0 - 1
Gaboyan, Susanna : Soumya, Swaminathan 0 - 1
CHINA            - GEORGIA             1½:2½
RUSSIA           - USA                 3½:½
EGYPT            - UKRAINE              ½:3½
POLAND           - KAZAKHSTAN           2:2

Final standing
 
1. GEORGIA    17 25
 2. RUSSIA     15 25
 3. CHINA      11 22
 4. INDIA      10 21
 5. UKRAINE    10 20
 6. KAZAKHSTAN  9 17,5
 7. ARMENIA     7 16
 8. POLAND      6 16,5
 9. USA         5 13
10. EGYPT       0  4

You can follow the games of the World Team Championship on our website on April 19-23, 25-28, 2015, starting at 7:30 (Yerevan time). Online1 Online2 Online3
 

27-Apr-2015 World Team Championship. Round 8
 
India                  - Armenia            1½:2½
Harikrishna P.         : Aronian Levon      ½ - ½
Sethuraman S.P.        : Sargissian Gabriel ½ - ½
Sasikiran Krishnan     : Movsesian Sergei   ½ - ½
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi : Melkumyan Hrant    0 - 1
Egypt                  - Russia              ½:3½
Israel                 - Hungary             2:2
Ukraine                - USA                1½:2½
Cuba                   - China               1:3
 

27-Apr-2015 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 8
 
GEORGIA             - ARMENIA           3:1
Khotenashvili, Bela : Danielian, Elina 1 - 0
Javakhishvili, Lela : Mkrtchian, Lilit 0 - 1
Arabidze, Meri      : Galojan, Lilit   1 - 0
Batsiashvili, Nino  : Kursova, Maria   1 - 0
INDIA               - POLAND           3½:½
KAZAKHSTAN          - EGYPT            3½:½
UKRAINE             - RUSSIA           1½:2½
USA                 - CHINA             ½:3½
 
26-Apr-2015 World Team Championship. Round 7
 
Russia             - Armenia            1½:2½
Grischuk Alexander : Aronian Levon      ½ - ½
Karjakin Sergey    : Sargissian Gabriel 0 - 1
Tomashevsky Evgeny : Movsesian Sergei   ½ - ½
Vitiugov Nikita    : Melkumyan Hrant    ½ - ½
Cuba               - India              1½:2½
China              - Ukraine             2:2
USA                - Israel             2½:1½
Hungary            - Egypt              2½:1½
 
26-Apr-2015 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 7
 
ARMENIA          - USA                       2:2
Danielian, Elina : Abrahamyan, Tatev        ½ - ½
Mkrtchian, Lilit : Nemcova, Katerina        ½ - ½
Galojan, Lilit   : Foisor, Sabina-Francesca ½ - ½
Kursova, Maria   : Melekhina, Alisa         ½ - ½
GEORGIA          - INDIA                    2½:1½
CHINA            - UKRAINE                   2:2
RUSSIA           - KAZAKHSTAN                2:2
EGYPT            - POLAND                    1:3
 
26-Apr-20155 Levon Aronian at the Grand Chess Tour
 
At the press conference in St. Louis, USA the 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov officially announced about holding the Grand Chess Tour which will consist of traditional three tournaments: Stavanger (June 15-26, 2015), St. Louis (August 21-September 3, 2015), London (December 3-14, 2015). The total price fund of the Tour is 1 million and 50 thousands USD.

In each of these three tournaments ten top grandmasters will participate. Eight of them are already known: Carlsen, Caruana, Grischuk, Topalov, Anand, Aronian, Giri, Nakamura.
 

25-Apr-2015 World Team Championship. Round 6
 
Armenia            - Hungary          2:2
Aronian Levon      : Erdos Viktor    1 - 0
Sargissian Gabriel : Almasi Zoltan   ½ - ½
Akopian Vladimir   : Rapport Richard ½ - ½
Melkumyan Hrant    : Balogh Csaba    0 - 1
India              - Russia          1½:2½
Egypt              - USA              1:3
Israel             - China           1½:2½
Ukraine            - Cuba            2½:1½
 

25-Apr-2015 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 6
 
UKRAINE          - ARMENIA          2½:1½
Muzychuk, Mariya : Danielian, Elina ½ - ½
Ushenina, Anna   : Mkrtchian, Lilit ½ - ½
Zhukova, Natalia : Galojan, Lilit   ½ - ½
Gaponenko, Inna  : Kursova, Maria   1 - 0
INDIA            - EGYPT             4:0
POLAND           - RUSSIA            ½:3½
KAZAKHSTAN       - CHINA             2:2
USA              - GEORGIA           1:3
 
25-Apr-20155 Kasparov-Short: Battle of the Legends
 
13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and GM Nigel Short are going to have a ten-round match on April 25-26, 2015 in St. Louis, USA. One rapid and four blitz games will be played each day.

You can follow the games of Kasparov-Short Match on our website on April 25-26, 2015, starting at 23:00 (Yerevan time). Online1 Online2 
 

24-Apr-20155 Levon Aronian: We Will Always Remember
 

On April 24 Levon Aronian, members of the Armenian National Team and many other participants of the World Team Championship visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial to pay tribute to the 1,5 million victims.

“We will always remember, let us unite for our future and believe in justice. As William Saroyan said, as long as we exist we will fight”,- wrote Levon Aronian on his Facebook.
 

24-Apr-20155 Garry Kasparov: We Must Be Brave Enough to Call Evil by Its Name
 

13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov issued a message on April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

“Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Like all great acts of evil, it is difficult to face and it must be faced. Evil grows when we shy away from it and refuse to acknowledge it; this we know from history. So we must be honest and we must be brave enough to call evil by its name, especially this, the mother of all genocides of the 20th century.

In 2002, I wrote an article in The Wall Street Journal calling for Turkey to be admitted to the European Union if a few issues could be resolved. First among them was recognition and full investigation of the Armenian genocide of 1915. It is a great disappointment that this never came to pass.

I still hold out hope that this will happen. How can we fight against the many evils present in our world today if we do not have the courage to face an evil whose ghosts are now a century old?

Me and my family together with hundreds of thousands of other people were forced to leave Baku in 1990 to survive the massacre.

Such crimes have no statute of limitation”.
 

23-Apr-2015 World Team Championship. Round 5
 

USA                 - Armenia          1½:2½
Shankland Samuel L  : Aronian Levon    ½ - ½
Lenderman Aleksandr : Movsesian Sergei ½ - ½
Onischuk Alexander  : Akopian Vladimir ½ - ½
Naroditsky Daniel   : Melkumyan Hrant  0 - 1
Ukraine             - India            2½:1½
Cuba                - Israel           1½:2½
China               - Egypt            2½:1½
Hungary             - Russia            ½:3½
 

23-Apr-2015 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 5
 
ARMENIA          - KAZAKHSTAN             2:2
Danielian, Elina : Abdumalik, Zhansaya   1 - 0
Mkrtchian, Lilit : Saduakassova, Dinara  ½ - ½
Galojan, Lilit   : Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan 0 - 1
Kursova, Maria   : Davletbayeva, Madina  ½ - ½
USA              - INDIA                  1:3
GEORGIA          - UKRAINE               2½:1½
CHINA            - POLAND                 3:1
RUSSIA           - EGYPT                  4:0
 
22-Apr-2015 World Team Championship. Round 4
 
Armenia            - China        ½:3½
Aronian Levon      : Ding Liren  ½ - ½
Sargissian Gabriel : Yu Yangyi   0 - 1
Movsesian Sergei   : Bu Xiangzhi 0 - 1
Melkumyan Hrant    : Wei Yi      0 - 1
India              - Hungary     2½:1½
Russia             - USA          2:2
Egypt              - Cuba         1:3
Israel             - Ukraine     1½:2½
 
22-Apr-20155 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 4
 
POLAND               - ARMENIA          1½:2½
Socko, Monika        : Danielin, Elina  1 - 0
Zawadzka, Jolanta    : Mkrtchian, Lilit 0 - 1
Szczepkowska, Karina : Galojan, Lilit   0 - 1
Bartel, Marta        : Kursova, Maria   ½ - ½
INDIA                - RUSSIA           1½:2½
EGYPT                - CHINA             0:4
KAZAKHSTAN           - GEORGIA           1:3
UKRAINE              - USA               3:1
 
21-Apr-20155 World Team Championship. Round 3
 

Cuba                    - Armenia            2½:1½
Dominguez Perez Leinier : Aronian Levon      ½ - ½
Bruzon Batista Lazaro   : Sargissian Gabriel 1 - 0
Quesada Perez Yuniesky  : Akopian Vladimir   1 - 0
Gonzalez Vidal Yuri     : Melkumyan Hrant    0 - 1
Israel                  - India              3½:½
Ukraine                 - Egypt               4:0
China                   - Russia              2:2
USA                     - Hungary            1½:2½
 

21-Apr-20155 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 3
 
ARMENIA         - EGYPT          3:1
Danielian Elina : Moaataz Ayah  1 - 0
Mkrtchian Lilit : Wafa Shahenda 1 - 0
Kursova Maria   : Sherif Amina  1 - 0
Gaboyan Susanna : Wafa Shrook   0 - 1
UKRAINE         - INDIA          2:2
USA             - KAZAKHSTAN     2:2
GEORGIA         - POLAND        2½:1½
CHINA           - RUSSIA         1:3
 
20-Apr-20155 World Team Championship. Round 2
 

Armenia            - Ukraine             2½:1½
Aronian Levon      : Ponomariov Ruslan   1 - 0
Sargissian Gabriel : Ivanchuk Vassily    ½ - ½
Movsesian Sergei   : Eljanov Pavel       ½ - ½
Melkumyan Hrant    : Moiseenko Alexander ½ - ½
India              - USA                  2:2
Hungary            - China                2:2
Russia             - Cuba                1½:2½
Egypt              - Israel               2:2
 

20-Apr-20155 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 2
 
RUSSIA                 - ARMENIA          2:2
Gunina Valentina       : Danielian Elina 0 - 1
Pogonina Natalija      : Mkrtchian Lilit ½ - ½
Goryachkina Aleksandra : Galojan Lilit   ½ - ½
Girya Olga             : Gaboyan Susanna 1 - 0
INDIA                  - CHINA            2:2
EGYPT                  - GEORGIA          0:4
POLAND                 - USA              2:2
KAZAKHSTAN             - UKRAINE        0,5:3,5
 
20-Apr-20155 Edgar Karagyozian’s Success
 
Armenian chess player Edgar Karagyozian scored 5,5 points out of 7 and took the third prize among 66 participants at the open that was held in Lyon, France.

The winner with 7 points was GM Sergey Fedorchuk (Ukraine).
 

19-Apr-2015 World Team Championship. Round 1
 

Israel          - Armenia            2½:1½
Gelfand Boris   : Aronian Levon      ½ - ½
Sutovsky Emil   : Sargissian Gabriel ½ - ½
Smirin Ilia     : Movsesian Sergei   ½ - ½
Rodshtein Maxim : Akopian Vladimir   1 - 0
Egypt           - India               1:3
Ukraine         - Russia             2½:1½
Cuba            - Hungary             2:2
China           - USA                2½:1½
 

19-Apr-2015 Women’s World Team Championship. Round 1
 
Armenia          - China         1:3
Danielian, Elina : Ju, Wenjun   ½ - ½
Mkrtchian, Lilit : Tan, Zhongyi ½ - ½
Galojan, Lilit   : Shen, Yang   0 - 1
Kursova, Maria   : Lei, Tingjie 0 - 1
India            - Kazakhstan   1½:2½
Poland           - Ukraine      3½:½
Egypt            - USA           1:3
Georgia          - Russia        2:2
 
19-Apr-2015 Chess Life of Azat Gasparyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine has published an exclusive article about the chess life of a famous Armenian actor Azat Gasparyan.

The article in Armenian is here.
 

18-Apr-2015 Live Broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the World Team Championship
 

You can follow the live broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the World Team Championship on April 18, 2015, starting at 19:00 (Yerevan time). Online
 

18-Apr-2015 Samvel Sevian and Varuzhan Akobian are in the World Cup too!
 
Armenian GMs Samvel Sevian and Varuzhan Akobian got qualifications for the World Cup 2015 by the results of the USA Championship which was held in Saint Louis. Up to now, four more Armenian grandmasters have been eligible to participate in the World Cup: Levon Aronian - due to his high rating, Gabriel Sargissian, Hrant Melkumyan and Samvel Ter-Sahakyan – by the results of the European Individual Championship 2014.

Let us remind that the World Cup is going to be held from September 10 till October 4, 2015 in Baku.
 

17-Apr-2015 Women’s World Team Championship
 
Women’s World Team Championship is going to be held on April 19-28, 2015 in Chengdu, China with the participation of the National Teams of China, Russia, Ukraine, USA, India, Poland, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Egypt.
 
16-Apr-2015 World Team Championship
 
World Team Championship is going to be held on April 19-28, 2015 in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia with the participation of the National Teams of Armenia, Russia, China, Ukraine, USA, Hungary, India, Israel, Cuba and Egypt.

You can follow the games of the World Team Championship on our website on April 19-23, 25-28, 2015, starting at 15:00 (Yerevan time). Online1 Online2 Online3 Online4
 

16-Apr-2015 Success of the Armenian Woman Chess Players
 
Two Armenian chess players - Armine Babayan and WFM Maria Gevorgyan had a successful performance at a women’s open that was held in Sharjah, UAE. Babayan scored 7,5 points out of 9, shared 1st-3rd places among 100 participants and took the 3rd prize by the tie-break. Gevorgyan was half a point behind the winner, took the 4th place and fulfilled the norm of a Woman International Master.
 
15-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Dubai
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian and IM Tigran Harutyunian each scored 6, IM Manuel Petrosian, GM Hovik Hayrapetyan, IM Vahe Baghdasaryan each – 5,5, WFM Maria Gevorgyan – 4,5 points out of 9 at the open that was held in Dubai, UAE.

The winner with 7 points was GM Dragan Solak (Turkey) who was ahead of five other grandmasters by the tie-break.

You can follow the games of Dubai Open on our website on April 6-9, 11-14, 2015, starting at 17:30 (Yerevan time). Online1 Online2 Online3
 

14-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Dubai
 
GMs Tigran L. Petrosian, Hovik Hayrapetyan, IMs Manuel Petrosian, Vahe Baghdasaryan, Tigran Harutyunian have scored 5 points each after eight rounds at Dubai Open in UAE. WFM Maria Gevorgyan has 3,5 points.

Before the last round five grandmasters are leading with 6,5 points each.
 

13-Apr-2015 Diana Arutyunova’s Victory
 
Armenian WGM Diana Arutyunova (Ukraine) scored 5,5 points out of 9 and took the first prize at the Chess Ladies Vienna tournament that was held by the round-robin system in the capital of Austria.
 
13-Apr-2015 Armenian Grandmasters in the USA Championships
 
GMs Varuzhan Akobian and Samuel Sevian scored 5,5 points each out of 11 and shared 5th-7th places in the USA Championship that was held in St. Louis. Sevian raised his Elo by 18 points. GM Hikaru Nakamura became the Champion with 8 points.

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan scored 5,5 points and shared 4th-8th places in the USA Women’s Championship. GM Irina Krush took the title of Champion with 8,5 points.

You can follow the games of the USA Championships on our website on April 1-13, 2015, starting at 22:00 (Yerevan time). Men: Online1 Online2 Online3, Women: Online1 Online2 Online3
 

13-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Dubai
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 5 points after seven rounds at Dubai Open in UAE. IM Manuel Petrosian has 4,5 points.

The leaders with 6 points each are GMs Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia) and Alexander Shabalov (USA).
 

12-Apr-2015 Interview with Armen Marutyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with a Famous Armenian Actor Armen Marutyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

11-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Dubai
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian scored 8 points out of 11 and shared 3rd-6th places among 76 participants at the blitz tournament that was held within the framework of Dubai Open in UAE. By the tie-break Petrosian took the 6th place.

IM Tigran Harutyunian had 7,5, GM Hovik Hayrapetyan - 7 points.

The winner with 10 points was GM Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia).
 

10-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Dubai
 
GM Hovik Hayrapetyan and IM Tigran Harutyunian have scored 3 points each after four rounds at the open that is being held in Dubai, UAE. They are one point behind the three leaders.
 
9-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Dubai
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 2,5 points after three rounds at the open that is being held in Dubai, UAE. Petrosian is half a point behind the leaders. GM Hovik Hayrapetyan, IM Vahe Baghdasaryan and IM Tigran Harutyunian have 2 points each.
 
8-Apr-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
 

7-Apr-2015 Interview with Aram Simonyan
 

“Chess in Armenia” Magazine had an exclusive interview with the YSU Rector Aram Simonyan.

The interview in Armenian is here.
 

6-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players in Dubai
 
GMs Tigran L. Petrosian, Hovik Hayrapetyan, IMs Tigran Harutyunian, Manuel Petrosyan, Tigran S. Petrosyan, Vahe Baghdasaryan, WFM Maria Gevorgyan are participating in an open being held on April 6-14, 2015 in Dubai, UAE.
 
6-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players at Aeroflot Open
 

22-year-old Armenian IM Vahe Baghdasryan took the first prize in the Tournament B of the Aeroflot Open that was held in Moscow, Russia. Baghdasaryan scored 6,5 points out of 9 and fulfilled a grandmaster norm for the fourth time.

The same result had GM Tigran Kotanjian who took the 6th place by the tie-break.

In the tournament C Boris Ofitserian and Artur Gharagyozyan shared 1st-7th places with 6,5 points each. By the tie-break Ofitserian took the 3rd and Gharagyozyan - the 4th place.

In the tournament A GMs Hovhannes Gabuzyan and Tigran L. Petrosian scored accordingly 5 and 4,5 points. The winner with 7 points was GM Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia).

You can follow the games of Aeroflot Open on our website from March 27 till April 4, 2015, starting at 16:00 (Yerevan time). Online1  Online2 Online3
 

5-Apr-2015 Mariya Muzychuk - World Women’s Champion
 

 
5-Apr-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 6, Game 4
Muzychuk, Mariya   - Pogonina, Natalija ½-½
Match score
Pogonina, Natalija - Muzychuk, Mariya 1,5:2,5

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

4-Apr-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 6, Game 3
Pogonina, Natalija - Muzychuk, Mariya ½-½
Match score
Pogonina, Natalija - Muzychuk, Mariya 1:2
 
3-Apr-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 6, Game 2
Muzychuk, Mariya - Pogonina, Natalija 1-0
Match score
Pogonina, Natalija - Muzychuk, Mariya 0,5:1,5
 
3-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players at Aeroflot Open
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 4,5, GM Sergey Grigoriants and GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan - 4 points each after seven rounds in the Tournament A of the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The leaders with 5,5 points each are GM Ivan Bukavshin, GM Daniil Dubov and GM Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia).

In the tournament B GM Tigran Kotanjian has scored 5,5 points and is leading together with GM Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) and IM Lin Chen (China). IM Vahe Baghdasaryan and IM Manuel Petrosyan have 4,5 points each.

In the tournament C Boris Ofitserian and Artur Gharagyozyan have scored 5 points each.
 

2-Apr-2015 World Women’s Championship
 
Round 6, Game 1
Pogonina, Natalija - Muzychuk, Mariya ½-½
 
2-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players at Aeroflot Open
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 4, GM Sergey Grigoriants – 3,5, GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan - 3 points after six rounds in the Tournament A of the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The leaders with 5 points are GM Daniil Dubov and GM Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia).

In the tournament B GM Tigran Kotanjian has scored 5 points and is leading together with IM Lin Chen (China). GM Davit G. Petrosian and IM Manuel Petrosyan have 4 points each.

In the tournament C Boris Ofitserian has scored 4,5, Artur Gharagyozyan - 4 points.
 

1-Apr-2015 Sergei Movsesian – Champion and Vice-Champion
 
Armenian GM Sergei Movsesian took the Champion Title of Slovakia as a member of the team “Angelus” of Stara Lubovna city. Then, the Armenian grandmaster at the team “Rapid” of Pardubice city became the Vice-Champion of the Czech Republic.
 
1-Apr-2015 Armenian Chess Players at Aeroflot Open
 
GM Tigran L. Petrosian has scored 3,5 points after five rounds and is only half a point behind the four leaders in the Tournament A of the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan has 3 points. In the tournament B GM Tigran Kotanjian has scored 4 points and is leading together with four other participants. IM Vahe Baghdasaryan and IM Manuel Petrosyan have 3,5 points each. In the tournament C Artur Gharagyozyan has 4 points.
 
1-Apr-2015 FIDE Rating List by April 1, 2015
 
The FIDE has announced the FIDE Rating List by 1st April 2015.

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

 

Chess in Armenia
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Levon Aronian at a Tournament in Yerevan
Women’s Tournament in Stepanakert
Armenian Chess Players at the International Tournaments
Interview with Actress Haykuhi Khudaverdyan
Chess Aphorisms
Chess Calendar
Baby and Miniature Problems

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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.

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