Men to defend the title, Grigoryan replaces Petrosian
Armenian Chess Federation announced the rosters for the Chess Olympiad immediately after the national championship finished on 31st January. The men’s team, winner of the 2008 Dresden Olympiad, saw only one change as GM Avetik Grigoryan is replacing GM Tigran L.Petrosian. Grigoryan convincingly won the Armenian chess championship, finishing two points superior ahead of Petrosian.
Here are the teams of Armenia for the 2010 Chess Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk:
Men – Levon Aronian, Vladimir Akopian, Gabriel Sargissian, Arman Pashikian, Avetik Grigoryan
Women – Elina Danielian, Lilit Mkrtchian, Lilit Galojan, Nelly Aginian, Anahit Kharatyan
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