2017-10-16 Kirill Shevchenko the Winner of the 2nd Leg of European Youth Grand Prix
The 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix came to an end in Jermuk, Armenia. The solemn closing ceremony of the tournament took place on 15th of October at Jermuk Ashkhar health center. The governor of Vayots Dzor region, President of Vayots Dzor chess federation Harutyun Sargsyan, first vice-president of Armenian Chess Federation, founder-president of Chess Academy of...
2017-10-15 Photo Reportage of Rounds 9 and 10
Rounds 9 and 10 were the most important and decisive ones. The sole leader of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko faced his nearest pursuers; Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan. But before that we had a little walk around the beautiful city of Jermuk.
A lovely alley.
One of the symbols of Armenia: pomegranate
Life around famous Jerm...
2017-10-14 European Youth Grand Prix is Coming to an End
2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix is coming to an end in Jermuk, Armenia. Games of penultimate round took place today. 5 games out of 6 were victorious. In the top game of the round the sole leader of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko celebrated victory over Aram Hakobyan. Shant Sargsyan defeated Arseniy Nesterov of Russia, and third representative of Armenia Mamiko...
2017-10-13 Kirill Shevchenko Keeps His Leading Position
In the top game of round 9 of 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix the sole leader of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko with white pieces faced Shant Sargsyan, who was on the second place. In a very tense game Shant Sargsyan had a dominating position, but because of lack of time did not manage to find the way leading to victory and game ended in a draw. Aram Hakobyan d...
2017-10-12 Round 8 of 2nd Leg of European Youth Grand Prix Took Place Today in Jermuk
Games of round 8 of 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix took place in Jermuk, Armenia. The sole leader of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko celebrated his 7th victory; this time Shevchenko took victory over Sergei Lobanov with black pieces. Aram Hakobyan who was on the 2nd place lost to Viachaslau Zarubitski of Belarus. Shant Sargsyan defeated the winner of 1st leg of...
2017-10-12 Photo Reportage of Round 8
In the 8th round of the tournament the sole leader Kirill Shevchenko celebrated 7th victory and strengthened his leading positions, as his nearest pursuer Aram Hakobyan lost. But before beginning of the round, the participants of European Youth Grand Prix decided to play football in a fresh mountain air. Below you can see the pictures of the football match and most in...
2017-10-11 Kirill Shevchenko Continues to Solely Lead the Table
After the rest day games of round 7 of 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix took place in Jermuk, Armenia. The sole leader of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko in less than two hours crashed Arsenii Nesterov of Russia. This was Shevchenko’s 6th victory in 7 rounds. Aram Hakobyan who was sharing the 2-3 places with Shant Sargsyan took victory over Tor Fredrik Kaasen. Sh...
2017-10-11 Photo Reportage of Round 7
After the rest day and excursions around the city of Jermuk and visiting the world famous JERMUK GROUP factory which is the largest producer of mineral and natural spring water in Armenia, the players again seated at boards and played their 7th games. Below you can see the pictures of the excursion and most interesting moments of the round caught by our camera.
2017-10-10 Photo Reportage of Round 6
There are a lot of spruce and pine trees in city of Jermuk. Generally, the city is very green and participants can enjoy the fresh mountain air. Yesterday games of round 6 took place at Jermuk Ashkarh Hotel. In this round Kirill Shevchenko maintained his leading position by winning the 5th game. There were many interesting moments during the game and after game which ...
2017-10-09 Photo Reportage of Round 5
Day 5 of European Youth Grand Prix started with a simul of Olympic Champion, GM Smbat Lputian, which he gave to 12 young chess players from cities of Kapan and Jermuk. The simul was organized in the frameworks of European Youth Grand Prix by Chess Academy of Armenia and Kapan Mine Enrichment Plant. Our camera caught the interesting moments of simul and today’s round...
2017-10-08 Kirill Shevchenko Again Started to Solely Lead the Table
Round 5 of European Youth Grand Prix took place today in Jermuk. Three draws were registered today. This is so far the most drawish round. One of the three leaders of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko took a victory over Kirill Shubin. The game was very tense and at some point Shevchenko’s position was worse but Shubin blundered very badly and lost.
Two other leader...
2017-10-08 Smbat Lputian Held a 12 Board Simul in Jermuk
Today first vice-president of Armenian Chess Federation GM Smbat Lputian hold a 12 board simul in Jermuk. His opponents were young and talented chess players from Kapan and Jermuk. Before starting the simul international arbiter Norayr Kalantaryan explained to participants the rules of simul, than added that for young players it is an honor and great chess experience...
2017-10-07 Three-way Lead at the Top
Round 4 of European Youth Grand Prix took place today at picturesque Jermuk. The sole leader of the tournament Krill Shevchenko made his first draw. In so far the longest game of the tournament the Ukrainian master was not able to break the defense of Viachaslau Zarubitski of Belarus. Armenian players Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan won their games and jumped into th...
2017-10-07 Photo Reportage of Round 4
The second leg of European Youth Grand Prix is being held in city of Jermuk which is famous for its hot springs and mineral water brands bottled in the town. It is attractive for its fresh air, waterfalls, artificial lakes, walking trails, the surrounding forests and mineral water pools. The town is being redeveloped to become a modern center of tourism and health ser...
2017-10-06 Photo Reportage of Round 3
Games of round three of 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix took place today in Jermuk. The President of Armenia, President of Armenian Chess Federation Serzh Sargsyan visited the game venue and observed the games of the third round. Our camera caught this and other interesting moments of the round.
White pieces are ready…
… and Mamikon Gharibyan is st...
2017-10-06 The President of Armenia, the President of Armenian Chess Federation Serzh Sargsyan today visited Jermuk and observed the games of 2nd Leg of the European Youth Grand Prix.
The President of Armenia, the President of Armenian Chess Federation Serzh Sargsyan today visited Jermuk and observed the games of 2nd Leg of the European Youth Grand Prix.
The tournament is organized by the Chess Academy of Armenia in cooperation with the European Chess Union, under the auspices of “Polymetal” Kapan Mine Enrichment Plant. 2nd Leg of t...
2017-10-06 Mamikon Gharibyan and Kirill Shevchenko are Leading the Table after Round 2
Round 2 of European Youth Grand Prix took place today. Five games out of 6 were victorious. The only draw was agreed in the game between two representatives of Armenia; Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan. The game was also the longest one of the round. Mamikon Gharibyan and Kirill Shevchenko celebrated second victories in a row and are now leading the table with 2 point...
2017-10-05 Photo Reportage
Two rounds of European Youth Grand prix are behind. The games are very tense. The level of players is very even, although to differences in their elos. The proof is that 11 games out 12 were victorious and that second seed Sergei Lobanov has not scored any points yet. Our camera caught the most interesting moments of the round:
Everything is set for round 2
2017-10-04 All the Games of Round 1 were Victorious
The first round of the second leg of European Youth Grand Prix took place today at Jermuk. The games of the round were tensed and all the games were victorious. The round was successful for the Armenian participants of the tournament. They all faced representatives of Russia and all won their games; Aram Hakobyan defeated Sergei Lobanov, Shant Sargsyan won his game ag...
2017-10-04 Opening Ceremony of European Youth Grand Prix
The solemn opening ceremony of European Youth Grand Prix second leg took place yesterday at newly opened Jermuk Ashkarh hotel complex. The governor of Vayots Dzor region, President of Vayots Dzor chess federation Harutyun Sargsyan, first vice-president of Armenian Chess Federation, founder-president of Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputyan, the tournament director Ge...