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Armenian GM among leaders at European chess championship

Armenian GM among leaders at European chess championship

YEREVAN, MARCH 3, ARMENPRESS. The member of the Armenian Men’s Chess Team Gabriel Sargissian is among the three leaders of the European chess championship.

GMs Gabriel Sargissian, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan as well as Arman Mikaelyan celebrated victory in the 6th round of the championship. Hrant Melkumyan, Vladimir Akopian, Zaven Andriasian and Robert Hovhannisyan all played draw. Karen Grigoryan and Vladimir Pogosian lost.

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 participating in the European Individual Chess Championship held from February 24 till March 8, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel.

The European chess championship was opened Monday evening in an impressive ceremony held in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem. Some prominent friends and supporters of Israeli chess were present notably chairman of the finances committee of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) MP Nisan Slomiansky who was extremely instrumental in raising the funds for the event, chairman of the national lottery general (ret.) Uzi Dayan, who is behind chess tuition projects for youngsters in the periphery and Moshe Slav, chairman of the Israeli chess federation. They all welcomed the participants in warm words wishing them that their stay in the Israeli capital would prove as a source of inspiration in their games.


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