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11th 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, 2018, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk.

All interested chess players can participate in the 9-round Swiss tournament. The total prize fund is increased and amounts to AMD equivalent of $ 27,000.

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 7000
2nd place 5000
3rd place 3000
4th place 2000
5th place 1000
6-10th places 500
11-15th places 300
16-20th places 200

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

Special Prize for girls under-16 1st prize 250

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

Special Prize for Participants under-14 1st prize 300

Special Prize for Participants under-12 1st prize 250

Special Prize for U2101 1st prize 250

Special Prize for U2201 1st prize 250

Special Prize for Seniors /60 years and older/ 1st prize 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.

Playing venue of the tournaments is Hotel Hyatt Place Jermuk. The distance between the hotel and the playing venue is 200 meters (2 minutes walk).

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

Ms. Nune Vardanyan, IA Arbiter
Tel: + 374 10 55 36 30,

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