The first round of the Aeroflot Open chess tournament was held in Moscow with only one representative of Armenia Hayk Sargsyan winning his game in A tournament. As the chess federation reports, Tigran Petrosyan drew, while Manuel Petrosyan, Aram Hakobyan and Shant Sargsyan lost their games.
Meanwhile, in B Tournament Tigran Harutyunyan, Artur Davtyan and Hovik Hayrapetyan won their games, while Rafael Vahanyan, Elina Danielyan and Vahe Baghdasaryan drew.
To remind, 15 Armenian players, including six grand masters are taking part in the tournament.
The festival comprises of three open tournaments (A, B and C) made up according to the rating of the participants and are 9-round Swiss – tournaments. Naturally, the greatest interest is aroused by A tournament, requiring from a participant a rating above 2550 and in which usually take part a number of extra class players. In addition to the Open Tournaments, a Blitz Tournament will be held within the festival.