"Chess Giants Yerevan 2008" Started


19:17 09/06/2008

"Chess Giants Yerevan 2008" international competition started. Before
the official opening of the competition the participants and the Prime
Minister and the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Armenia visited
the monument named after famous Armenian chess player Tigran Petrosyan
and put a wreath commemorating him. After, Prime Minister Tigran
Sargsyan greeted the guests and the participants of the competition.

Remind: nine chess players are taking part in the competition Gabriel
Sargsyan, Alexander Morozevich, Bou Sian Chzin, Levon Aronyan,
Vladimir Hakobyan, Peter Leco, Boris Gelfand, and Michael Adams. The
referee of the competition is Ashot Vardanyan, who is high ranking
FIDE international referee.

Today at 18:00 the competition starts. Every day two rounds will be
held. The competition will last till 15 June. The total fund of the
competition is 262 thousands dollars.

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