Friday, November 2, 2007


Armenia's chess team won over Turkey 2.5:1.5 at the fifth round of the European Team Championship.

Armenian GM Vladimir Hakobian enjoyed victory while Levon Aronian, Gabriel Sargsian and Smbat Lputian played a tie.

Russia defeated Azerbaijan 3.5:0.5 thus becoming a sole leader.

The men’s chess team of Armenia advanced to the 10th place, gaining 7 points in team competitions and 12 points in individual games.

Armenia is to compete with Hungary at the sixth round.

Our team stands a good chance to take a prize-winning place. The team lacks only one point to outnumber Israel, Slovenia and Azerbaijan taking the second place.

The women's chess team of Armenia defeated Azerbaijan 2.5:1.5. Elina Danielian and Lilit Mkrtchian celebrated victory among the women chess players.

Currently, the team takes the 12th place with 6 points in team competitions and 11 points in individual games. The fixture table is led by Poland.

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