The President of Armenia who doubles as President of the Armenian Chess Federation Mr. Serzh Sargsyan visited Tigran Petrosian Chess House and observed 7th round matches of the 16th European Senior Chess Championship 2016.


In round 7 in the 50+ category two leaders of the tournament Rafayel Vaganian and Evgeni Kalegin faced each other. The game ended in a draw. Zurab Sturua and Giorgi Bagaturov, who were behind the leaders by half a point, celebrated victories.

Now, these four players are the leaders of the tournament. In round 8 Rafayel Vaganyan’s opponent will be Zurab Sturua, Giorgi Vagaturov will face Legky Nikolai and Evgeni Kalegin will play against Karen Movsziszian.


Senior 50+ table
Senior 50+ round 8 pairings

In 65+ category the game between leaders of the tournament Evgeni Sveshnikov and Valentin Bogdanov ended in a draw. None of the 5 players who were behind the leaders by half a point managed to win a game, so there was no change among the leaders.


Senior 65+ table
Senior 65+ round 8 pairings

By Armenian Chess Federation