Armenian GMs Artur Gabrielian and Sergey Grigoriants (Russia) have achieved 5, 5 points each out of 7 at the open in Voronezh. They are only half a point behind the leader – GM Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia). Armchess.am notify about this.
GMs David Arutinian (Georgia), Tigran Kotanjian and Hrair Simonian (Armenia) have scored 3,5 points each out of 4 and are most important at Karen Asrian Memorial that is being held in Jermuk, Armenia.
Participating in one more contest held in Teplice, Czech Republic, Armenian GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian (Brazil) has scored 4 points out of 4 and is the leader. The same results have GMs Vadim Shishkin, Vladimir Sergeev (Ukraine) and Denes Boros (Hungary) but they are behind the Armenian chess player by the tie-break.
Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales, executive of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) and allocation head, said the Philippines won 12 golds, 36 silvers and 9 bronze medals in the Standard, Rapid and Blitz opposition.
The harvest broke the country’s 2011 haul of 23 medals including 8 golds. Host Vietnam topped the event with 121 medals counting 73 golds, 31 silvers, 17 bronzes followed by Indonesia with 30 medals (12-7-9).