Armenia hosting 16th World Individual Deaf Chess Championships

Armenia hosting 16th World Individual Deaf Chess Championships

PanARMENIAN.Net - President of Armenia, President of the Armenian Chess Federation Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday, May 17 attended the opening ceremony of the 16-th World Individual Deaf Chess Championships at the Tigran Petrosian Chess House.

Set to run through May 26, the tournament will host some 120 players from 24 countries.

Before the opening ceremony, Sargsyan and FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov laid flowers at Tigran Petrosyan’s bust, paying tribute to the memory of the brilliant Armenian grandmaster.

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