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5th Karen Asrian Memorial Chess Tournament Starting

The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing an international open chess tournament which will take place on June 16-25, 2012, in the prominent resort town of Jermuk.

The 9-round Swiss event is dedicated to the memory of GM Karen Asrian, who 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.

GM Tigran Kotanjian was the consecutive winner of the 3rd and 4th Asrian Memorial.

Karen Asrian

Karen Asrian

Players list:

1 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2642
2 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2615
3 GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2589
4 GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2581
5 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2577
6 GM Arutinian David GEO 2561
7 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2522
8 GM Minasian Artashes ARM 2506
9 GM Chibukhchian Artur ARM 2494
10 IM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2494
11 IM Maghalashvili Davit GEO 2478
12 GM Simonian Hrair ARM 2475
13 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2469
14 IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2465
15 GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2460
16 GM Petrosian Davit G ARM 2460
17 IM Gabuzyan Hovhannes ARM 2457
18 IM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2449
19 IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2449
20 IM Matnadze Ana ESP 2446
21 IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2408
22 IM Kalashian David ARM 2408
23 IM Hayrapetian Arman ARM 2372
24 Shahinyan David ARM 2368
25 Lomsadze Davit GEO 2345
26 FM Aghasaryan Robert ARM 2339
27 Petrosyan Tigran S ARM 2315
28 Poghosyan Suren ARM 2306
29 Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2291
30 Manukyan Sargis V ARM 2274
31 Gharagyozian Artur ARM 2267
32 Harutyunian Tigran K ARM 2252
33 WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya ARM 2233
34 Yegiazaryan Armenak ARM 2232
35 Bakunts Rafael ARM 2227
36 IM Karatorossian David ARM 2221
37 Mikaelyan Arman ARM 2216
38 Gasparian Tigran ARM 2198
39 IM Mnatsakanian Eduard A ARM 2186
40 Matevosyan Sedrak ARM 2172
41 Khachykian David BLR 2171
42 Tamazyan Haik ARM 2169
43 Sargissyan Sargis ARM 2162
44 Torosyan Norayr ARM 2137
45 Mesropian Khachatur ARM 2129
46 Kanjaryan Vladimir ARM 2116
47 Smagin Nikita RUS 2087
48 Barseghyan Harutyun ARM 1982
49 FM Martirosyan Haik M ARM 1967
50 Khachatryan Rafik ARM 1922
51 Petrosyan Tigran Gag ARM 1853
52 Aleksanyan Gor ARM 1811
53 Manukyan Mariam A ARM 1810
54 Musheghyan Hayk ARM 1799
55 Harutyunyan Artur A ARM 1780
56 Avagyan Razmik A ARM 1768
57 Shahbazyan Hasmik ARM 1662

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