The FIDE World Cup has kicked off in Russian Khanty-Mansiysk where Armenia has four representatives.
In the first game of the first round Levon Aronyan has tied the game with Egyptian Essam El Gindy, Sergei Movsesian – with Russian Grigoriy Oparin while Robert Hovhannisyan has lost to Russian Anton Demchenko and Armenia’s current champion Arman Pashikyan has suffered defeat from Iranian Alireza Firouzja.
The second games of the first round will be played on September 11.
Chess players play two classic games in a knock-out tournament and in case of having no winner the struggle continues in a tie-break by the rules of rapid and blitz chess.
Maxim is a taciturn person and doesn’t like to be photographed
The championship cup was traditionally given to the Olympavan’s museum
The sport is considered the way of recognizing Armenia
The training camp has kicked off on January 10 and will end on January 24