// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Hrant Melkumyan becomes Armenia’s Chess 960 champion of 2012

Hrant Melkumyan becomes Armenia’s Chess 960 champion of 2012

PanARMENIAN.Net - Scoring 6 points out of 7, grandmaster Hrant Melkumyan became Armenia’s Chess960 (Fischer Random Chess) champion of 2012.

With 5 points Zaven Andriasian came 2nd, while Levon Babujyan came 3rd with 4 points.

Chess960, or Fischer Random Chess, is a chess variant invented by former World Champion Bobby Fischer. It uses the same board and pieces as standard chess but the starting position of the main pieces is chosen at random.

 Top stories
The win puts Carlsen closer to the status of chess legends such as Garry Kasparov, who dominated the game for 15 years.
Within the first few moves they exchanged almost all their major pieces, making it difficult for either player to put pressure on the other.
Discussing Mkhitaryan's display, Mourinho said: "He just needs now to try to replicate this kind of performance in the Premier League."
As of October 20, Armenia holds the 125th position in FIFA's ranking, while the projected results will put the country on the 87th spot.
Partner news