to FIDE Armenia's best chess player Vladimir
Hakobyan is rated 22nd.
The World Chess Federation's list of top chess
players for October 2003, include five Armenians
among the Top 100 men and one woman in the Top
Grandmaster Vladimir Hakopyan is ranked 22nd
in the world, with 2,684 FIDE points. Grandmaster
Levon Aronyan is 47th (2,649). Smbat Lputyan is
62nd (2,630), Rafael Vahanyan is 73rd (2,623)
and Gabriel Sargsyan in 81st (2,614).
The best chess player in the world is Garry Kasparov,
an Armenian who represents Russia. Kasparov has
Despite victory at the European Team Chess Championships
in Bulgaria last month only Lilit Mkrtchyan made
the list among women, taking 43rd place with 2,413
Both Armenian men and woman chess players are
preparing for the 13th World Championship for
Seniors 2003 that will be taking place in Bad
Zwischenahn (Germany) November 16th-29th.