NATIONAL CHESS TEAM OF ARMENIA TO LEAVE FOR EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THE "GOLD" COMPOSITION

Mediamax
July 29, 2011
Armenia

Yerevan/Mediamax/. Chief Coach of National Chess Team of Armenia Arshak
Petrosyan said today that the team gained a victory at the strongest
World Championship in the history of chess as to its composition.

Mediamax reports that Arshak Petrosyan explained that 9 out of 10
participant teams of the World Championship in China enter the list of
top ten strongest teams in the world. The coach and the players named
as the main component of success the team spirit, which creates a
"family" atmosphere in the national team.

Gabriel Sargsian noted that he started believing 90% in the victory
of our Team at the tournament after the 5th round, when Armenia left
the team of China behind.

Vladimir Hakobyan spoke about his set with the representative of
Azerbaijan Rauf Mamedov in the one but final round, in which the fate
of the first place was in many respects decided upon. According to
the Armenian grand master, the Azeri player could have yielded at
least 20 steps before that, however he did not do that, since this
game was very important for both teams.

The coach of the Armenian National Teams said that the next tournament
is the Europe Team Championship, which is launching on November 2
in Greece. The Armenian Team will leave for it with the same "gold"
composition.

Answering the question on introducing chess in the mandatory school
program in Armenia, Arshak Petrosyan welcomed this decision, noting
that the fact will allow children developing logic and will provide
a big stimulus for development of chess.


From: Baghdasarian