Armenian chess players successful in Dubai Open first round

Armenian chess players successful in Dubai Open first round

PanARMENIAN.Net - The first round of Dubai Open Chess Championship kicked off on April 15.

Vladimir Akopian scored a win over Ali Elmejbri (Lebanon), Tigran L. Petrosian beat Mihail Chommyyev (Turkmenistan), Robert Hovhannisyan won John Bennett (England). Zaven Andriasian gained a victory over Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan), Avetik Grigoryan- Maria Blanco (Venezuela), Davit Petrosian – Mama Ingcongan.

Karen Grigoryan beat Elnemr Mohamed (Egypypt). Vahe Baghdasaryan was the only Armenian representative who lost to Shanepes Meredow (Turkmenistan).

Dubai Open Chess Championship is held in 9 round Swiss system. The winner will get USD 10 thous. Contestants to gain 2-3places will be awarded USD 7 thous. and 4 thous. respectively.

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