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March 19, 2004


Sports: Winner in Stepanakert: Asryan claims chess crown in Karabakh


Armenian grandmaster Karen Asryan has won the nine-round Tigran Petrosyan 75th Anniversary Memorial Chess Tournament in Stepanakert, Karabakh.
The winner.

Against players from Armenia, Poland,
Latvia, Iran,
Switzerland, and Russia,
Asryan suffered only one defeat – against two-time Champion of
Armenia Gabriel
Sargsyan.

Asryan played 4 draws and won 4 victories earning 6 points in total.

Second place was taken by Bartlomiej Macieja of Poland who was the strongest chess player among all participants of the tournament (40 th in FIDE rankings).

Macieja also suffered only one defeat at the tournament, however, unlike Asryan he won only 3 victories and played 5 draws, which gave him 5.5 points.

Grandmasters Gabriel Sargsyan (Armenia), Ashot Anastasyan (Armenia) and Mikhail Kobalia (Russia) shared places from 3 to 5 with 5 points collected at the tournament.

With 4.5 points Latvian grandmaster Yevgeny Sveshnikov and Armenian international master Tigran Petrosyan shared 6 th and 7 th places.

Junior champion of Armenia national master 17 year old Arman Pashikyan was 8 th at the tournament with 3.5 points.

 

chess players

 FIDE

 title

Country

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

Place

1.

Yevgeny Sveshnikov

2544

GM

LAT

X

1

0

½

½

½

½

0

½

1

4.5

6-7

2.

Tigran Petrosyan

2477

IM

ARM

0

X

1

½

½

½

½

0

½

1

4.5

6-7

3.

Mikhail Kobalia

2643

GM

RUS

1

0

X

½

½

1

½

½

0

1

5

3-5

4.

Ashot Anastasyan

2587

GM

ARM

½

½

½

X

½

1

1

½

½

0

5

3-5

5.

Gabriel Sargsyan

2618

GM

ARM

½

½

½

½

X

0

½

½

1

1

5

3-5

6.

Arman Pashikyan

2451

NM

ARM

½

½

0

0

1

X

½

1

0

0

3.5

8

7.

Yannick Pelletier

2587

GM

SUI

½

½

½

0

½

½

X

0

0

½

3

9 -10

8.

Bartlomiej Macieja

2653

GM

POL

1

1

½

½

½

0

1

X

½

½

5.5

2

9.

Karen Asryan

2599

GM

ARM

½

½

1

½

0

1

1

½

X

1

6

1

10.

Ghaem Maghami

2556

GM

Iran

0

0

0

1

0

1

½

½

0

X

3

9- 10


 

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