Chess: Armenia so far undefeated at European Team Chess Championships
CHESS | 11.11.13 | 09:32
The men’s and women’s national chess teams of Armenia have got off to
a good start in the European Team Chess Championship being held in
The women’s team, including Elina Danielian, Lilit Mkrtchian, Lilit
Galojan, Maria Kursova and Anna Hairapetian (coach Artur
Chibukhchian), beat all of their three opponents in the three opening
rounds (Croatia – 3 ½ – ½; Belgium – 3 ½ – ½; and Poland III – 4:0)
and are now in first place among 32 nations with the maximum number of
The men’s team consisting of Levon Aronian, Sergei Movsesian, Vladimir
Akopian, Gabriel Sargissian and Tigran L. Petrosian (coach – Arshak
Petrosian), meanwhile, drew with Bulgaria in the opening round 2-2
before beating Montenegro 2 ½ – 1 ½ and Austria 2 ½ – 1 ½ in the
second and third rounds, respectively. With five points in three
matches Armenia’s men’s team share 3rd-6th places with Hungary,
Georgia, Greece and Azerbaijan.
In Round 4 scheduled for Monday Armenia’s men’s team’s opponent is
Ukraine, while the women’s team play against Poland.
The games commence at 5 pm CET (or 8 pm Yerevan time) and can be
followed live on the tournament’s official website:
The championships in Warsaw will go for nine rounds and will end on November 18.