ARMENIAN NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP TO START ON JANUARY 8TH

armradio.am
07.01.2008 12:26

13 players will participate in the National Chess Championship of
Armenia in 2008. The tournament will feature Grand Masters Smbat
Lputyan, Karen Asryan, Tigran L. Petrosyan, Artashes Minasyan, Ashot
Anastasyan, Zaven Andreasyan, Tigran Lputyan, Arman Pashikyan, Arsen
Yeghiazaryan, Tigran Nalbandyan, Ara Minasyan, International Master
Levon Babujyan and Master Samvel Ter-Sahakyan.

The National Championship will kick off on January 8th. The opening
ceremony will take place today at 17:00 at the Chess House of Yerevan.

Grand Masters Levon Aronyan and Gabriel Sargsyan will not participate
in the championship in order to prepare for the Corus International
Chess Tournament in the Dutch city of Wijk aan Zee January 11-27.