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EUROPEAN YOUTH GRAN PRIX 2017/2018- 2nd series

The 2nd leg of European Youth Gran Prix series takes place in beautiful mountain town Jermuk, in Armenia, from 3rd- 16th October.

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The tournament has declared open on the Opening Ceremony which was held on 3rd October in Ashkharh Hotel in Jermuk with attendance of the governor of Vayots Dzor region, President of Vayots Dzor chess federation Harutyun Sargsyan, first vice-president of Armenian Chess Federation, founder-president of Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputyan, the tournament director Gennady Nesis, Mayor of Jermuk Vardan Hovhannisyan, Parliament Member Ashot Arsenyan, Executive Director of Armenian Chess Federation Hrachik Tavadyan. Gennady Nesis and Smbat Lputyan in their welcome speeches greeted the participants.

The short video from the Opening Ceremony

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12 young players from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania, Norway, Belarus and Armenia are participants of the 2nd tournament of Youth Gran Prix series. 4 rounds have been already played and there is no emerged leader. Three players are tied for the first place with the same score of 3.5 points and those are: The World Youth U12 Chess Champion in 2013 IM Hakobyan Aram (ARM, 2457), The Champion of Armenian men’s chess championship and medalist on European and World Youth Championships Sargsyan Shant (ARM, 2431)  and another medalist of European and World Youth Chess Championships- Shevchenko Kiril (UKR, 2531).

5th round is on today’s schedule with start at 15:00 (local time).

The organizers provided the live broadcast of all games and live stream from the playing venue which can be followed through the official website of the event or here.

The starting rank list of players. pairings and results are available here.

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On 6th of October, during the 3rd round of this prestigious youth event, the President of Armenia and Armenian Chess Federation, Serzh Sargsyan visited the playing venue and observed the games.

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The event is organized by the Chess Academy of Armenia in cooperation with the European Chess Union, and under the auspices of “Polymetal” Kapan Mine Enrichment Plant.

Official Website

Pairings, Results and Standings

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