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Armenian chess players to participate in Botvinnik Memorial

Armenian chess players to participate in Botvinnik Memorial

PanARMENIAN.Net - From August 25-September 2, Armenian grandmasters Robert Hovhannisyan, Zaven Andriasian and Avetik Grigoryan will participate in Botvinnik Memorial in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Varuzhan Akobian scored 6,5 out of 9 to come 3rd in Los Angeles Open.

Meanwhile, with 7,5 points Krikor-Sevag Mekhitarian shared 2-4 places at the chess open in Maringa, Brazil. He came 3rd by additional results.

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The win puts Carlsen closer to the status of chess legends such as Garry Kasparov, who dominated the game for 15 years.
Within the first few moves they exchanged almost all their major pieces, making it difficult for either player to put pressure on the other.
Discussing Mkhitaryan's display, Mourinho said: "He just needs now to try to replicate this kind of performance in the Premier League."
As of October 20, Armenia holds the 125th position in FIFA's ranking, while the projected results will put the country on the 87th spot.
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