The 3rd Stepan Avagyan Memorial took place June 20-28, 2022 in Jermuk, Armenia. The event was played as a 10-player round-robin tournament with an interesting mixture of young stars and local talents.
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Iranian grandmaster Amin Tabatabaei won the last round game against German grandmaster Alexander Donchenko to emerge as the sole Winner of the event with an unbeaten score of 6/9 points. Lifting the Winner’s trophy, Tabatabaei pocketed the money prize of 1.500.000 AMD (~3.500 euros). The local youngsters GM Haik Martirosyan and GM Shant Sargsyan claimed second and third place scoring 5.5 and 5 points (respectively). Replay the games here
The World’s second best-ranked junior on the live rating list and the top seed of the tournament, GM Hans Niemann, suffered two losses in the event and eventually scored 4.5 points to share the fourth place with GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van, GM Alexander Donchenko and GM Nihal Sarin. Scroll down for final rankings
The event was organized by the Chess Academy of Armenia and featured a total prize fund of 4.000.000 AMD (~9.300 euros).
Final rankings – 3rd Stepan Avagyan Memorial 2022:
|1||GM||Tabatabaei M. Amin||IRI||2650||6||25||5||0|
|2||GM||Martirosyan Haik M.||ARM||2656||5.5||24.3||5||0|
|4||GM||Niemann Hans Moke||USA||2678||4.5||20.5||5||0|
|5||GM||Nguyen Thai Dai Van||CZE||2610||4.5||20.3||4||0|
Photos from Chess Academy of Armenia