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Armenian Chess Championship

Grandmaster Avetik Grigoryan convincingly wins the title

The 2010 Armenian Chess Championship was held on 22-31st January in the country capitol Erevan. GM Avetik Grigoryan convincingly earned the title of the national champion, by finishing first with 7.5 points from nine games, full two points ahead of the competition.

Final standings:

1. GM Grigoryan Avetik 2534 – 7½

2. GM Petrosian Tigran L 2627 – 5½

3. GM Andriasian Zaven 2613 – 5½

4. GM Minasian Artashes 2561 – 5½

5. IM Hovhannisyan Robert 2473 – 5

6. GM Melkumyan Hrant 2583 – 4

7. IM Chibukhchian Artur 2498 – 4

8. GM Kotanjian Tigran 2537 – 3½

9. IM Kalashian David 2451 – 2½

10. IM Petrosian Davit G 2501 – 2

Consequently, the roster of the Armenian Chess Olympic teams was determined after concluding the Armenian Championships:

Men – Levon Aronian, Vladimir Akopian, Gabriel Sargissian, Arman Pashikian, Avetik Grigoryan

Women – Elina Danielian, Lilit Mkrtchian, Lilit Galojan, Nelly Aginian, Anahit Kharatyan

Armenian Chess Federation

Avetik Grigoryan sq

Avetik Grigoryan

GM Arman Pashikian is the new Armenia chess champion

WIM Lilit Galojan wins the title for women

GM Arman Pashikian won the 69th Armenian Men’s Chess Championship that took place in Yerevan from 12 to 25 January. Pashikian won 8,5/13 points in the round robin event. GM Tigran Kotanjian got the second place with the same points, but worse tiebreak, while third place was for GM Zaven Andriasian

Final standings

1 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2621 8.5

2 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2568 8.5

3 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2564 8

4 IM Chibukhchian Artur ARM 2444 8

5 GM Minasian Artashes ARM 2557 7.5

6 IM Babujian Levon ARM 2518 7

7 GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2506 7

8 GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2623 7

9 GM Anastasian Ashot ARM 2559 6.5

10 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2519 6

11 IM Danielian Elina ARM 2496 5

12 GM Nalbandian Tigran ARM 2471 4.5

13 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2506 4

14 GM Minasian Ara ARM 2477 3.5

All results from the open section

The women section gold medal was for WIM Lilit Galojan, who collected 7,5/9, half a point more than WIM Siranush Andriasian and Anna Hairapetian.

Final standings, women

1 WIM Galojan Lilit ARM 2316 7.5

2 WIM Andriasian Siranush ARM 2262 7

3 Hairapetian Anna ARM 2177 7

4 WIM Gasparian Narine ARM 2131 4.5

5 WGM Movsisian Naira ARM 2120 4.5

6 Khanamiryan Ani ARM 2001 3.5

7 Shakryan Zozan ARM 1969 3.5

8 Martirosyan Lia ARM 2109 3

9 Gasparian Mariana ARM 2078 3

10 Kharatyan Anahit ARM 2129 1.5

All results from the women section

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