2015

Karen Grigoryan and Susanna Gaboyan are new Armenian Champions

The 75th Armenian Men’s Championship and 70th Armenian Women’s Championship were held from 12-21st January at the Central Chess Club “Tigran Petrosian” in Yerevan.

Both events were 10-player round robins.

In the men’s section the talented GM Karen Grigoryan claimed the title with 6,0/9 points. Grigoryan won four games and lost only to second-placed rising star Arman Mikaelyan, who also won a GM-norm.

Last year champion GM Tigran Kotanjian surprisingly finished last with only 2 points.

Replay games with analysis

In the women’s section Susanna Gaboyan emerged champion with 7,0/9 points, staying half a point clear of WFM Maria Gevorgyan.

GM Karen Grigoryan

GM Karen Grigoryan

Final standings (men):

1 GM Grigoryan Karen H. 2587 – 6
2 Mikaelyan Arman 2350 – 5.5
3 GM Hovhannisyan Robert 2594 – 5
4 GM Andriasian Zaven 2609 – 5
5 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2580 – 5
6 GM Pashikian Arman 2614 – 4.5
7 GM Grigoryan Avetik 2580 – 4.5
8 GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes 2560 – 4
9 FM Shahinyan David 2431 – 3.5
10 GM Kotanjian Tigran 2501 – 2

Final standings (women):

1 Gaboyan Susanna 2086 Yerevan – 7
2 WFM Gevorgyan Maria 2168 Yerevan – 6.5
3 WIM Hairapetian Anna 2208 Yerevan – 5.5
4 Babayan Armine 2104 Yerevan – 5.5
5 Sargsyan Shushanna 2075 Vayk – 5
6 Ghukasyan Siranush 2136 Yerevan – 4.5
7 WIM Gasparian Narine 2138 Vanadzor – 3.5
8 Karapetyan Lusine 1969 Sisian – 3.5
9 Avetisyan Mariam 1892 Yerevan – 2.5
10 Mirzabekyan Svetlana 1855 Yerevan – 1.5

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