ARMENIA'S PRESIDENT BECAME THE GODFATHER OF GRANDMASTER GABRIEL SARGISSIAN

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18:34, 28 June, 2013

YEREVAN, JUNE 28, ARMENPRESS: On June 28 took place the wedding
ceremony of famous Armenian chess player Gabriel Sargsyan. The
godfather was the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh
Sargsyan. "Armenpress" was informed from facebook account of Ararat
Patriarchal Diocese that the wedding ceremony was held by the Vicar
of the Ararat Patriarchal Diocese Archbishop Navasard Kchoyan who
blessed the ches player and his wife.

At the wedding ceremony were present famous Armenian chess players,
including Levon Aronyan with his girlfriend from Philippines.

President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan is also the head
of Armenian chess federation.

Gabriel Sargissian is an Armenian chess player and International
Grandmaster of Chess (2002). He was a member of the gold-medal winning
Armenian team at the chess Olympiads in 2006, 2008 and 2012 and at
the World Team Chess Championship in 2011.

Sargissian was born in Yerevan on 3 September 1983 and was taught
to play chess by his grandfather when he was 6. He won the World
Youth Chess Championship (under 14) in 1996 and the European Youth
Chess Championship (under 16) in 1998. In the same year he become an
International Master.

Sargissian played for Armenia in the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2002,
2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. He took team bronze medal in 2002 and
2004 and team gold medal in 2006, 2008 and 2012. In the 2008 Chess
Olympiad he won the gold medal for his individual performance on
board three (+7 -0 =4 with an Elo performance rating of 2869). He
was a member of the gold-medal winning Armenian team at the World
Team Chess Championship in Ningbo 2011. He also played for Armenia
in the European Team Chess Championships of 2007, 2009 and 2011,
winning team silver medal in 2007 and individual gold in 2009.

Sargissian played for "MIKA Yerevan" in the European Chess Club Cup
in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and played for "CA Linex Magic Merida"
(Spain) in the 23rd European Chess Club Cup in Kemer 2007, winning
team gold medal.




From: A. Papazian