Grandmaster Karen Grigoryan became the winner of the Torneo Magistral Internacional de Elgoibar tournament being held in Spain.
In the penultimate, 8th round the Armenian representative won Indian Shamali Gagare with black pieces and scoring 6.5 points secured the first place.
The chess players placing 2-5 scored 5 points each before the last round. In Round 9 the Armenian grandmaster will face Spanish Juan Pascual Plazuelo.
On the second day four Armenian representatives began their performances.
Armenia’s other representatives at the European Championship had started with a defeat and left the struggle.
The European Youth Olympic Festival will take place from 11 to 18 February in Erzurum
The president of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia, Gagik Tsarukyan welcomed the year's best athletes at the final meeting of the year-end.
Hakhoyan will wrestle against an Iranian wrestler for a gold medal.
The Armenian Championship had kicked off on November 8.