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Hovhannes Gabuzyan named winner of Sabalan Cup blitz event

Hovhannes Gabuzyan named winner of Sabalan Cup blitz event

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian grandmaster Hovhannes Gabuzyan on Friday, February 3 came first at the blitz event of the 25th International Fajr Sabalan Cup 2017.

93 chess players participated in the blitz on Friday, with Gabuzyan snatching eight points out of possible nine.

Ghaem Maghami Ehsan from Iran took the second spot with 7,5 points, closely followed by Spain's Oleg Korneev (7 points) in the third position.

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This took the Armenian's tally to 5.0/6, a full 1.5 points ahead, providing him an early victory in the German-hosted tournament.
Vasil Gospodinov of Bulgaria and Arkadiusz Michalski of Poland claimed silver and bronze, respectively.
Also competing in the same weight category, Spain’s Lidia Valentin won her third gold medal at the Championships.
‘I saw Mhitaryan for the first time during the pre-season training and I immediately thought he will become a perfect player,’ said Carrick.
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