CHESS NEWS INVOLVING ARMENIAN PLAYERS

July 30, 2013

YEREVAN. - Armenian GM Hrant Melkumyan scored 4 points after four
rounds and is leading, together with eight other chess players,
at the Politiken Cup that is held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

GM Karen Grigoryan tallied 6 points after seven rounds and is the sole
leader at the open that is held in Sitges, Spain. GM Karen Movsziszian
is half a point behind the leader while GM Hovik Hayrapetyan has 5
points. In the penultimate eighth round, the Grigoryan-Movsziszian
game will be central.

GM Tigran Gharamian garnered 5.5 points after seven rounds and is
leading, together with GMs Dragan Solak (Turkey), Mateusz Bartel
(Poland) and Pentala Harikrishna (India), at the open that is held
in Biel, Switzerland.

Armenian WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova scored a total of 6.5 points out of 9
points and captured twelfth place, from among 375 participants, at the
open that was held in Avoine, France. Doluhanova was only half a point
behind the winner, GM Vlad-Cristian Jianu (Romania), Armchess reports.

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