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.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 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 the European Youth Grand Prix is being held from October 3 to 16, 2017 in the resort city of Jermuk. 12 young chess players from abroad and Armenia who have already achieved significant success in the game of chess participate in it. Those are: IM Shevchenko Kirill /Ukraine/, IM Hakobyan Aram /Armenia/, Lobanov Sergei /Russia/, IM Sargsyan Shant /Armenia/, FM Kaasen Tor Fredrik /Norway/, IM Pultinevicius Paulius /Lithuania/, Nesterov Arseniy /Russia/, FM Pogosyan Stefan /Russia/, FM Shubin Kirill /Russia/, FM Gharibyan Mamikon /Armenia/, FM Zarubitski Viachaslau /Belarus/ and FM Kacharava Nikolozi /Georgia/. Games are being held from 4th to 15th of October at Jermuk Ashkharh Hotel. Live games and live streaming are available every day at 3pm, the last round 11 at 10am on the official website of the tournament.
In the third round one of the leaders of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko celebrated the third victory in a row and started to solely lead the table. The other leader Mamikon Gharibyan lost to Shant Sargsyan. The round was victorious for the third representative of Armenia Aram Hakobyan. Due to victories Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan gained 2.5 points each and share 2-3 places. One of the favorites of the tournament Sergei Lobanov of Russia celebrated his first victory in the tournament. Arseni Nesterov of Russia took second victory in a row. The only draw of the round was agreed in the game between Kirill Shubin and Viachaslau Zarubitski.