September 6, 2021 - 17:03 AMT
Armenia's Hovhannes Gabuzyanhas qualifies for FIDE World Cup 2023

Armenia's current chess champion Hovhannes Gabuzyan qualified for the FIDE World Cup after finishing 19th with 7 points out of 11 possible at the European Individual Championship 2021 that concluded in Reykjavik on Sunday, September 5.

Armenian grandmasters Gabriel Sargissian and Haik M. Martirosyan, who also scored 7 points each, took the 26th and 32nd places, respectively, but will not get to participate in the World Cup.

Robert Hovhannisyan and Samvel Ter-Sahakyan – also representing Armenia – collected 6.5 and 6 points, respectively.

The European Individual Chess Championship 2021 was a qualifying event for the FIDE World Cup 2023 with 23 qualification spots.