Isle of Man: Armenian grandmasters share second spot in R2

Isle of Man: Armenian grandmasters share second spot in R2

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia's Sergei Movsesian and Gabriel Sargissian drew their respective games at the Round 2 of the Isle of Man chess tournament on Sunday, September 24.

Varuzhan Akobian and Krikor Mekhitarian, both of Armenian descent and representing the United States and Brazil, respectively, also reached draws in the second round.

Ahead of the third round set for Monday, September 25, Movsesian, Sargissian and Mekhitarian have 1.5 points each out of a possible 2, while Akopian has only half a point.

Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand are among the leaders of the tournament, with a lot of big names taking part in the event to boost their ratings to be eligible to make the field for next year's Candidates tournament.

 Top stories
Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said that he wants to enjoy every minute of playing football.
Fonseca has said that he wants to sign on-loan Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan to permanent deals.
Pashinyan said the government should change its perception of and attitude towards sports in general.
Italian reports say says his performance average is higher than that of Bosnia international Edin Džeko.
Partner news