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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Andranik Margaryan Chess Memorial begins in Armenia

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Hello everyone,

The latest FIDE chess news update is about the Andranik Margaryan Chess Memorial that is being held in Armenia. The Chess Academy of Armenia (photo credit) is organizing the 2014 Andranik Margaryan Memorial on 8-15 January at the Armenian Chess Academy.

The main event is the 10-player round robin tournament for the Grandmaster norm. Among the participants is the new World U18 champion IM Idani Pouya from Iran.

GM Wen Yang CHN 2592
GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2581
IM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2570
GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes ARM 2538
GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2538
IM Idani Pouya IRI 2508
IM Mads Andersen DEN 2496
FM Aghasaryan Robert ARM 2477
GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2456
FM Harutyunian Tigran K. ARM 2387

There are also Swiss tournaments for the various age groups – U18, U14, U12 and U10.

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