In the 9th round of at the European Individual Championship ending in Macedonian capital Skopje Armenia’s representatives Sergei Movsesian and Hayk Martirosyan had the victory.
Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Robert Hovhannisyan and Shant Sargsyan gained half point each while Hrant Melkumyan, Manuel Petrosyan and Armenia’s new champion Arman Pashikyan suffered defeats.
Sergei Movsesian and Samvel Ter-Sahakyan earned 6.5 points each and are half point behind the top 7 players.
The chief arbiter of the European Championship is Ashot Vardapetyan.
The last Armenian representative Vahe Badalyan (52kg) is next to struggle for a medal
The European Championship for Small Countries is kicking off
Thomas Bach was awarded the Grand Cross of the Oder of the Phoenix.
Harutyunyan will continue the competition in the ¼ finals.
Harutyun Merdinyan placed 5th.
The opponent was Netherland’s Artyom Gasparyan.