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Armenian lineups for the European Team Chess Championship

The Armenian Chess Federation has announced the lineups for the European Team Chess Championships which will be held in Porto Carras, Greece on November 2-12, 2011.

Grandmasters Levon Aronian, Sergei Movsesian, Vladimir Akopian, Gabriel Sargissian and Robert Hovhannisyan will again join the forces after winning the World Team Championship in Ningbo this summer. The coach is GM Arshak Petrosian, Peter Leko’s father in law.

Women’s team coach GM Artur Chibukhchian invited the following players: GM Elina Danielian, WGM Lilit Mkrtchian, WGM Lilit Galojan, WGM Maria Kursova and WGM Nelly Aginian.

Armenia continues to strengthen the national teams. After bringing Sergei Movsesian back from Slovakia, last week the Armenian Chess Federation has completed the transfer of WGM Maria Kursova from the Russian Chess Federation. WGM Maria Kursova is married to GM Arman Pashikian and now lives in Yerevan.

Serbian teams were announced back in July

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