In the first game of the first round tournament 1/8 finals of the FIDE Grand Prix series kicked off in Moscow Armenia chess team leader Levon Aronyan competed with black pieces against Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi and lost on the 72nd move.
The Armenian GM will play the second round with white pieces on May 18.
The tournament is held in a knock-out format. GMs play two classical games. In case of an equal score the struggle will be continued in a tie-break by the rules of fast and blitz chess.
16 chess players take part in the tournament.
Lilith Mkrtchyan and Anna Sargsyan suffered defeats.
Armenia’s Arakel Mirzoyan (94kg) had placed 5th scoring 320kg in the double event
The press service of the NOC of Armenia continues the “Way to Minsk” project.
Hrachya Poghosyan in a conversation with the ANOC press service summed up…
In December’s rating list Aronyan occupies the 6th position
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