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Varuzhan Akobian finishes 2nd at Philadelphia Open chess tournament

Varuzhan Akobian finishes 2nd at Philadelphia Open chess tournament

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian (U.S.) took 2nd prize in the 2012 Philadelphia Open chess tournament.

He gained 6,5 points out of 9, being only 0,5 point behind tournament leader GM Magesh Panchanathan from India who scored 7 points.

Indian GM won USD5500, while Varuzhan Akobian, Sergey Erenburg (Israel), Jon Hammer (Norway), Sam Shankland (U.S.), Alexander Stripunsky (U.S.), Axel Bachmann (Paraguay) and Mikheil Kekelidze (Georgia) scoring equal number of points got USD1044 each.

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In her final performance, Mkrtchyan was defeated by Halyna Avramenko of Ukraine, Armenia’s Olympic Committee
“We are currently negotiating to clear some issues so that we can officially announce our participations,” Artur Nazaryan said.
"At Dortmund, I was very stressed after a few games when we were playing really bad," Mkhitaryan, who has scored five times this season, said.
Aronian lost his final match against Dmitri Andreikin of Russia in his first defeat throughout the entire tournament.
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