Chess (FIDE rankings)
According to the list of rankings for April 2003
released by FIDE, four Armenian men chess players
are among the 100 best in the world and one Armenian
woman player is among 50 best women chess players.
The list of the best Armenian chess players is
headed by grandmaster Vladimir Hakobyan. He is
holding 13th place in the world with an index
of 2703 (which can change depending on wins, losses
As to April rankings the second Armenian chess
player is grandmaster Rafael Vahanyan with 2663
points and 38th place in the FIDE rankings.
Grandmaster Smbat Lputyan is at 54th place with
2638 points. And grandmaster Levon Aronyan closes
the list of Armenian chess players of the best
100 with 2606 points. He is 91st.
Lilit Mkrtchyan is the best female player, ranked