Armenia’s Men at Third

After 11 rounds of competitions at the 36th Chess Olympiad in Mallorca–Spain–Armenia kept its third position intact with an easy 2.5-1.5 victory over Switzerland and moved to 29 points just behind Russia and the Ukraine–which holds first place. Rafael Vahanyan won his match–while Vladimir Hacopyan–Levon Aronyan–Gabriel Sarkissian all drew theirs. After beating United States 2.5-1.5–Russia remained in second place–and now trail Ukraine by 2.5 points–while Israel stands fourth on 28 after comprehensively beating Azerbaijan 3-1.

Armenia’s women Elina Danielian–Lilit Mkrtchian–Nelly Aginian–and Siran’sh Andriasian are in the 14th spot–with China at first–followed by Georgia and the US.

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