Armenia took bronze at the 2023 European Team Chess Championship after beating England on Monday, November 20.
Tenth-seed Serbia has won the Championship after finishing a single tiebreak point ahead of Germany, who took silver despite remaining unbeaten and winning their head-to-head clash, Chess.com reports.
Bronze medals went to Armenia, the land-locked country of under three million people that continues to defy the odds to win team medals, even after their star player, GM Levon Aronian, switched to the U.S. Chess Federation.
They lost just one match, to Germany, and their European medals come a year after Armenia pulled off the even more impressive feat of finishing runner-up at the 2022 FIDE World Chess Olympiad in Chennai.