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Aronian and Sargissian open chess school

Grandmaster school has been founded in Yerevan by Levon Aronian and Gabriel Sargissian. The aim of the new chess center, found by the two gold medalists from the Chess Olympiad and with the sponsorship of the Armenian Chess federation, is the contribution to the chess development of children and chess talents of age 10-18 years old.

Levon and Gabriel are planning to set up training courses with the most talented young chess players of the country on the basis of individual approach and work. This refers to the prize-winners in World and European Championships, the chess players taken the 1st-2nd places in Armenian Youth Championships and the girl champions.

Two-three sessions will be held in a year for the duration of two weeks. Together with Aronian and Sargissian other experienced specialists will be involved in the training work. With this Armenia hopes to increase the number of top FIDE rated players in the years to come.

Aronian and Sargissian

Aronian and Sargissian 2008 in Wijk aan Zee (Foto: Copyright Franz Jittenmeier)

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