Young Armenian Chess Players Return from European Championship With Gold and Silver Medals

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The European Junior Chess Championship–held in the Turkish city of Urgup–came to a close with 670 representatives from various countries having participated in ten tournamen’s held simultaneously in five age groups. Armenia participated in the Championship with 14 boys and girls performing in all age groups.

Ten year-old Robert Aghasarian from Yerevan performed successfully–earning 7.5 out of possible 9 points. He placed first for the highest tournament coefficients–acquiring the title of European champion and won a gold medal.

Samvel Ter-Sahakian from Vanadzor–the European champion of last year–also had high standings. He performed in the 12-year age group this year–earning 7.5 points. The chess player earned second place–and was awarded with a silver medal.

Fourteen year-old Varduhi Kalashian (fourth place) from Gyumri–16-year-old Zaven Andreasian from Yerevan (eighth place)–and 18-year-old Liana Aghabekian from Vanadzor (ninth place) also performed successfully in the tournament.

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