Reports | June 12, 2008 17:15

[lang_nl]Chess Giants wordt "Asrian Memorial"[/lang_nl][lang_en]Chess Giants now "Asrian Memorial"[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Gaguik Oganessian, Secretaris van de Armeense Schaakbond en president van FIDE Zone 1.5, heeft ons laten weten dat het "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008"-toernooi vanaf heden "Karen Asrian Memorial" heet, en dat het Asrian Memorial een traditie zal worden.

Een zeer passed gebaar voor de op veel te jonge leeftijd overleden Karen Asrian.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Gaguik Oganessian, General Secretary of the Armenian Chess Federation and President of FIDE Zone 1.5, informed us that the "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008" tournament has been renamed "Karen Asrian Memorial", and that the Asrian Memorial will become traditional.

It's a logical decision by the Armenians to remember their fourth best player Karen Asrian who passed away this week, only 28 years old.[/lang_en]

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