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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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"At Dortmund, I was very stressed after a few games when we were playing really bad," Mkhitaryan, who has scored five times this season, said.
Ghaem Maghami Ehsan from Iran took the second spot with 7,5 points, followed by Spain's Oleg Korneev (7 points) in the third position.
Aronian lost his final match against Dmitri Andreikin of Russia in his first defeat throughout the entire tournament.
The 31-year-old star once again grabbed blagging rights over rival Lionel Messi, having picked up the prestigious Ballon d'Or award last month.
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