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Vladimir Akopian climbs second at Dubai Chess Open

Vladimir Akopian climbs second at Dubai Chess Open

PanARMENIAN.Net - In the fifth round of Dubai Open Chess Championship Vladimir Akopian beat another Armenian representative Zaven Andriasian to score 4,5 points. He is currently second, having the same number of points as tournament leader Ni Hua.

Meanwhile, Robert Hovhannisyan scored a win over Tania Sachdev (India), Avetik Grigoryan beat Ibrahim Hasan Labib (Egypt), Gevorg Harutyunyan - Ali Abedi (Iran), Vahe Baghdasaryan - Ikrom Ilhomzoda (Tajikistan).

Tigran L. Petrosian - Vladimir Baklan (Russia) and Karen Grigoryan - Viani Antonio matches ended in a draw.

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Hovhannes Maghakyan lost to Russia's Magomedamin Dibirov and took the silver on the last days of the free style event.
Lifting a total of 426kg above his head, the Armenian athlete registered the best result in both the clean and jerk and snatch events
"Honestly I was thinking about school because it was good for me and my knowledge," the Armenia international said.
Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but still tied for second place with Vladimir Kramnik, who beat Anish Giri quickly.
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