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GMs Hayrapetyan and Babujian win 76th Armenian Championship – First League

Armenia flagThe 76th Armenian Individual Championship First League took place from August 21 to September 3, 2015, in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

The event was a 14-player round-robin tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″.

GM Hovik Hayrapetyan and GM Levon Babujian tied for the first place at 9.5 points each, but Hayrapetyan grabbed the title on a superior tie-break score.

IM Manuel Petrosyan finished sole third with 8 points.

The first three players qualified for the Premier League tournament of Armenian Men’s Championship that will take place in January, 2016.

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Final standings:

1 GM Hayrapetyan Hovik 2467 Stepanakert 9,5
2 GM Babujian Levon 2444 Yerevan 9,5
3 IM Petrosyan Manuel 2443 Stepanakert 8
4 Torosyan Norayr 2313 Gyumri 7,5
5 GM Chibukhchian Artur 2410 Yerevan 7
6 GM Yegiazarian Arsen 2426 Yerevan 6,5
7 FM Shahinyan David 2457 Vanadzor 6
8 CM Sargsyan Shant 2362 Yerevan 5,5
9 Bakunts Rafael 2328 Yerevan 5,5
10 FM Dilanyan Grigor 2292 Ejmiadzin 4,5
11 IM Harutyunian Tigran K. 2472 Yerevan 4
12 FM Hakobyan Aram 2348 Yerevan 2,5
13 Kocharyan Hovik 2117 Nor Hatchn 2
14 IM Petrosyan Tigran S. 2441 Yerevan 0

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