Petrosian Wins Armenian Champs

Petrosian Wins Armenian Champs

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Tigran L Petrosian.jpgThe 2012 Armenian Chess Championships were held from 11-22 January in the capital city Yerevan.

The format was an 11-player round-robin competition, and 27 year-old Tigran L Petrosian (pictured) won the title for the first time with a score of 7/11.

Tigran was named after the former world chess champion (1963-69) Tigran Petrosian by his father, and despite having a lot to live up to, Tigran L has achieved great success in his own right!

The two Tigran's are also linked by's Melikset Khachiyan, who coached the young Tigran L, and was coached himself by the great world champion Tigran!

The final standings:

Name Elo Pts
1 Petrosian Tigran L  2636 7.0
2 Hovhannisyan Robert  2589 6.5
3 Ter-Sahakyan Samvel  2569 6.0
4 Andriasian Zaven  2624 5.5
5 Pashikian Arman  2608 5.5
6 Melkumyan Hrant  2620 5.0
7 Grigoryan Karen H  2482 4.5
8 Minasian Artashes  2525 4.0
9 Grigoryan Avetik  2621 4.0
10 Simonian Hrair  2470 3.5
11 Babujian Levon  2474 3.5






Full results can be found here. A women's championship ran alongside the main event in the same format, and was won by WGM Maria Kursova with a score of 9/11.

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