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Maria Kursova wins Armenian Women’s Chess Championship

Maria Kursova wins Armenian Women’s Chess Championship

PanARMENIAN.Net - On December 22, with 9 points out of possible 11, Maria Kursova won the Armenian Women’s Chess Championship, followed by Anna Hayrapetyan (8,5 points) and Yevgenia Dolukhanova (6,5 points).

Winners of 1st-3rd places gained an entry to 2013 Armenian Championship; winners of 1st-5th and 6th-8th places will qualify for European Individual Championship and Aeroflot Open respectively.

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Meanwhile, Samuel Sevian who represents the United States lost to Li Chao of China and was forced to leave the tournament.
The other two players representing Armenia - Hrant Melkumyan and Robert Hovhannisyan - reached a draw each.
"I think people underestimate him because he doesn't have the name like the other ones in the world," Ibrahimovic said of Mkhitaryan.
The 29-year-old Greco-Roman wrestler showed a stunning performance to win Armenia's second gold of the tournament.
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