International Chess Events in Armenia

April 19, 2022

The Chess Academy of Armenia organizes four international chess events during the Summer in Armenia:

  • 13th Karen Asrian Memorial (6th-16th June, Yerevan, Armenia)
  • 1st International Youth Chess Festival (17th-26th June, Yerevan, Armenia)
  • Chess Summer Camp with renowned chess players and Grandmasters (29th June – 6th July, Aghveran, Armenia)
  • Stepan Avagyan International Open Chess Tournament (7th-16th July, Jermuk, Armenia)

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13th Karen Asrian Memorial

The 13th edition of the Karen Asrian Memorial will take place from 6th-16th June in Yerevan. The event will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with 30 seconds increment starting from the first move.

The total prize fund of the event will be 14.000.000 AMD (around 27.000 EUR), with 3.000.000 AMD (around 5.800 EUR) reserved for the Winner of the event.

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1st International Youth Chess Festival

Sports School of Chess House by Tigran Petrosyan 1st International Youth Chess Festival will be held from 17th-26th June in Yerevan.

The event will be played in two age categories: U18 and U12, with special prizes for best boys and girls for different age categories.

The events will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 90 minutes for the game with 30 seconds increment for each move. Default time is 30 minutes. The total prize fund will be 3.000.000 AMD (around 5.800EUR).

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Chess Summer Camp

The Chess Summer Camp with renowned chess players and Grandmasters will take place from 29th June – 6th July in Aghveran, Armenia.

The Camp features 15-hour Master classes with GM Artur Jussupow, IM Vladimir Grabinsky, GM Gabriel Sargissian, GM Smbat Lputian. During the event, there will be simultaneous exhibitions with: GM Samvel Ter Sahakyan, GM Manuel Petrosyan, GM Tigran Harutyunyan, GM Hayk Martirosyan, GM Shant Sargsyan.

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Stepan Avagyan International Open Chess Tournament

The Stepan Avagyan International Open Chess Tournament will be held from 7th-16th July in Jermuk.

The event will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds of an increment.

The total prize fund of the event will be 2.500.000 AMD (around 5.000 EUR), with special prizes for different age categories.

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