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Four Armenians readying for European Chess Championship

Four Armenians readying for European Chess Championship

PanARMENIAN.Net - Four Armenians will participate in the European Women's Individual Chess Championship 2017 which will launch on April 11 in Riga, the Latvian capital.

Grandmaster Elina Danielyan, international masters Lilit Mkrtchyan and Lilit Galoyan, and women's international master Maria Gevorgyan will represent Armenia in the event.

Coach Artur Chibukhchyan said the team are now training intensively in Yerevan, set to hold a training session in the Armenian town of Tsaghkadzor on April 1-8.

The results of the European games will determine the 14 best players for the upcoming World Championship.

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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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