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10th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament

The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing an international open chess tournament, dedicated to the memory of GM Karen Asrian, which will take place on June 20-30, 2017, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk.

All interested chess players can participate in the 9-round Swiss tournament. The total prize fund is equivalent to 22,500 US dollars.

Karen Asrian passed away in June 2008, at the age of 28. He was member of the Armenian national team which won the first gold medal at the 2006 Chess Olympiad in Turin.

Karen Asrian

Karen Asrian


1st place 5000
2nd place 4000
3rd place 3000
4th place 2000
5th place 1000
6-10th places 500
11-15th places 300

Special Prizes for Women
1st place 800
2nd place 500
3rd place 300

Special Prizes for Participants under-16
1st place 500
2nd place 300

Special Prize for Participants under-14
1st place 300

Special Prize for U2101
1st place 250

Special Prize for U2201
1st place 250

Special Prize for Veterans
/60 years and older/
1st place 300

Time Control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves + 30 minutes for the remainder of the game (with 30 seconds increment starting from the first move).

Tournament Director:
Mr. Hrachik Tavadian, FM, International Organizer
Tel: + 374 10 52 64 64

Ms. Nune Vardanyan, FIDE Arbiter
Tel: + 374 10 55 36 30,
Fax: + 374 10 55 17 40

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