The 8th Andranik Margaryan Memorial


The closing ceremony of the 8th Andranik Margaryan Memorial was held on 17 of January at the Chess Academy of Armenia. 

Swiss Tournament

Over 750 young chess players from Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia and Turkmenistan took part in this memorial. 
The total prize fund of the memorial was 2 000 000 AMD. All the winners of the tournaments were awarded with medals, diplomas and monetary prizes.

As a result of the tournament the following players took places:

A1 tournament – boys & girls under 18
1st place – Melqonyan Arshak /7.5 points/
2nd place – Harutyunyan Erik /6.5 points/
3rd place – Hakobyan Eduard /6.5/

A2 tournament – boys & girls under 14
1st place – Sahakyan Arman /7 points/
2nd place – Meliqyan Gnel /7 points/
3rd place – Ohanyan Emin /7 points/

A3 tournament – boys under 12 
1st place – Sahakyan Alex /8.5 points/
2nd place – Grigoryan Suren /8 points/
3rd place – Badasyan Areg /7.5 points/

A4 tournament – boys under 10
1st place – Agasarov Benik /8.5 points/
2nd place – Hovyan Nokolay /8 points/
3rd place – Badasyan Areg /7.5 points/

B tournament – girls under 12
1st place – Khalafyan Nare /8.5 points/
2nd place – Badalyan Seda /7.5 points/
3rd place – Stepanyan Alvard /7 points/

Special awards:
Girl U-18 – Khachatryan Veronika /6 points/
Girl U-16 – Hakobyan Astghik /5.5 points/
Girl U-14 – Yedigaryan Asya /5.5 points/
Girl U-10 – Mkhitaryan Emma /6 points/
Girl U-8 – Gevorgyan Anahit /5 points/
Boy U-8 – Ghazaryan Narek Edg. /7 points/

The final results of the games and the names of the participants, who have fulfilled categories see on the official page of the memorial.
Photos of the tournaments see on our facebook page or the official page's gallery of the memorial.

Round Robin

After the 9th round Parham Maghsoodloo of Iran and Klementy Sychev of Russia got 6.5 points each and shared the 1-2 places. Due to higher tie-break Maghsoodloo became winner of the tournament and Sychev was awarded silver medal. Representative of Armenia Aram Hakobyan and Lukasz Jarmula of Poland got 6 points apiece and shared 3-4 places. Due to better tie-break Hakobyan won the bronze medal and Jarmula remained 4th.

Aram Hakobyan also fulfilled norm of GM and gained 18 points of ELO. Now his live rating is 2497. The norm achieved in the tournament was second for Aram.

Klementy Sychev and Lukasz Jarmula fulfilled norm of GM as well.

Official page of the tournament.

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