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Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:56
Due to the Tata Steel chess tournament the news escaped our attention at first, but now it's definitely on our radar: the introduction of "player licences" by FIDE. At the end of January this was announced by the World Chess Federation, and it was subsequently criticized by many national federations. Earlier this week, in a very brief email...
Petrosian retains national title
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Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:56
Tigran L. Petrosian, the Armenian grandmaster who holds the same name as the 9th World Champion, retained his Armenian Championship title in Yerevan on Monday. Despite missing the leading players (Levon Aronian, Sergey Movsesian, Vladimir Akopian, Gabriel Sargissian) the tournament was still quite strong. Petrosian finished on 7/9, half a point...
A warm welcome for the Armenian team
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:16
After their victory at the Olympiad in Istanbul the Armenian team received a warm welcome in their native country. At the Zvartnots airport in Yerevan the Armenian President greeted and congratulated the players, who also drove around in an open car, greeted by thousands of fans. Yet again it became clear how big chess is in Armenia, the country...
Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:36
Hou Yifan won the Grand Prix in Jermuk, Armenia on Saturday despite losing in the final round. Two of her rivals, Ju Wenjun and Ruan Lufei, could finish shared first but also lost their games. It was Hou Yifan's third Grand Prix victory in five GP events. One more GP will be held, but the Chinese World Champion has already secured overall victory...
Levon Aronian: I cannot play the Candidates' in Azerbaijan
Thursday, February 02, 2012 17:37
In an official statement, Levon Aronian has repeated what he expressed before: that he cannot play a 'high ranked tournament' in Azerbaijan. The Armenian grandmaster made this statement today and it was published at the website of the Armenian Chess Federation. With this message, Aronian reacts to bids for the 2012 FIDE Candidates Tournament...