ARMENIA VERSUS REST OF WORLD CHESS TOURNAMENT TO TAKE PLACE IN MOSCOW
May 31 2004
YEREVAN, MAY 31, ARMENPRESS: The Russian capital of Moscow will host
a celebration from June 10-16 of the 75th anniversary of the birth
of the late Armenian world champion Tigran Petrosian. The “Armenia
v Rest of the World” six-player team tournament will see each player
face all members of the opposing team.
The Armenian team will consist of three Armenians; Vladimir Hakobian,
Smbat Lputian and Rafael Vahanian and three players with Armenian
connections; Garry Kasparov, whose mother is Armenian, world title
challenger Peter Leko, whose wife is Armenian, and Boris Gelfand,
who studied under Tigran Petrosian.
The Rest of the World team is likely to include Vishy Anand, Michael
Adams, Peter Svidler and Loek Van Wely.