Karen Grigoryan climbs 5th at World Junior U20 Chess Championships

Karen Grigoryan climbs 5th at World Junior U20 Chess Championships

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian grandmaster Samvel Ter-Sahakyan beat China’s Yu Yangyi in Athens-hosted World Junior U20 Chess Championships round 6 to fall only 0,5 point behind the leader.

Meanwhile, Karen Grigoryan scored a win against Yaroslav Zherebukh (Ukraine) to come 5th with 5 points.

Vahe Baghdasaryan lost to Serbia’s Aleksandar Indjic, with Shushanna Sargsyan suffering a defeat by Liao Simone (U.S.) in Girls U20 round 6.

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