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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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As Arsen Gabrielyan said, the Armenian arm wrestlers will start preparing for the World Championships in Budapest (September 2-11).
Also taking part in the event are world champion Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana and five others.
In the final bout of the tournament, the Armenian beat Azerbaijan’s Agasif Samedov, securing the European champion’s title.
"This is a great achievement for the players," Conte told Sky Sports in a pitch-side interview after breaking away from his players' celebrations.
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