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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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Vasil Gospodinov of Bulgaria and Arkadiusz Michalski of Poland claimed silver and bronze, respectively.
Also competing in the same weight category, Spain’s Lidia Valentin won her third gold medal at the Championships.
‘I saw Mhitaryan for the first time during the pre-season training and I immediately thought he will become a perfect player,’ said Carrick.
Tovmasyan, who collected 15.133 points, had a stiff challenge from Ukraine's Igor Radivilov and China's Zou Jingyuan.
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