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Armenian Chess Championships 2012

The 72nd Armenian Highest League and the 67th Armenian Women’s Championship were held concurrently from 11th to 22nd January in Yerevan. Both events were 11-round closed tournaments.

GM Tigran L Petrosian took a clear first place in the Men’s Championship by collecting 7.0 points. Petrosian will be invited to play for the Armenian national team in the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. The average elo of the participants was 2565.

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WGM Maria Kursova, who only last year transferred to the Armenian Chess Federation after marrying GM Arman Pashikian, convincingly took the women’s title by collecting 9.0 points. Her main opponent was WIM Anna Hairapetian who remained half a point behind. WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova, another newcomer to Armenia, took the bronze medal.

Tigran Petrosian

Tigran Petrosian

Final standings – Men:
1 GM Petrosian Tigran L 2636 – 7
2 GM Hovhannisyan Robert 2589 – 6.5
3 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2569 – 6
4 GM Andriasian Zaven 2624 – 5.5
5 GM Pashikian Arman 2608 – 5.5
6 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2620 – 5
7 IM Grigoryan Karen H 2482 – 4.5
8 GM Minasian Artashes 2525 – 4
9 GM Grigoryan Avetik 2621 – 4
10 GM Simonian Hrair 2470 – 3.5
11 GM Babujian Levon 2474 – 3.5

Final standings – Women:
1 WGM Kursova Maria 2306 – 9
2 WIM Hairapetian Anna 2198 – 8.5
3 WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya 2285 – 6.5
4 Sargsyan Shushanna 2028 – 6
5 WIM Aghabekian Liana 2067 – 5.5
6 WIM Gasparian Narine 2107 – 5.5
7 WFM Kharatyan Anahit 2075 – 5
8 WFM Martirosyan Lia 2072 – 4
9 WGM Movsisian Naira 2067 – 2.5
10 Ghambaryan Hasmik 1945 – 1.5
11 Gevorgyan Maria 2112 – 1
12 WGM Aginian Nelly 2273 – 0

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