Armenian Championship, round 7: Gabuzyan defends lead

by Johannes Fischer
2/24/2021 – The 25-year-old Grandmaster Hovhannes Gabuzyan started the Armenian Championships as number 9 seed, but after seven rounds he is sole tournament leader with 6.0/7. In round seven he defended his lead by winning a fine Najdorf Sicilian with Black against Zaven Andriasian.

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Armenian Championship, Round 7

In the first six rounds Gabuzyan won four games and drew two – a convincing performance. He also impressed in round 7.

 

Standings after round 7

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 1 GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes ARM 2557 6,0 20,00 3 0,0
2 8 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2606 5,5 16,25 4 0,0
3 6 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2640 4,5 12,50 3 0,0
4 9 GM Harutyunian Tigran K. ARM 2549 4,5 11,75 4 0,0
5 12 GM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2628 3,5 15,50 4 0,0
6 2 GM Sargsyan Shant ARM 2596 3,5 10,75 3 0,0
7 4 GM Martirosyan Haik M. ARM 2622 3,5 8,75 3 0,0
8 3 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2642 3,5 7,25 3 0,0
9 5 IM Gharibyan Mamikon ARM 2423 3,0 5,50 3 0,0
10 7 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2606 2,5 3,75 4 0,0
11 11 GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2601 1,5 5,75 4 0,0
12 10 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2455 0,5 2,75 4 0,0

Games

 

Women's Championship

Number 1 seed in the Women's Championship is Maria Gevorgyan who leads the field after round 7.

Standings after round 7

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 9 WGM Gevorgyan Maria ARM 2228 5,0 14,50 4 0,0
2 6 WIM Gaboyan Susanna ARM 2211 4,5 13,50 4 0,0
3 4   Khachatryan Veronika ARM 1767 4,5 13,25 3 0,0
4 5 WFM Mkrtchyan Mariam ARM 2075 4,0 12,00 3 0,0
5 2   Hakobyan Astghik ARM 1820 3,5 13,25 3 0,0
6 1 WIM Ghukasyan Siranush ARM 2222 3,5 12,50 3 0,0
7 10 WFM Avetisyan Mariam ARM 2092 3,5 10,75 4 0,0
8 7 WFM Khachatryan Anna ARM 2086 3,0 8,50 4 0,0
9 3   Arakelyan Nare ARM 1953 3,0 8,50 3 0,0
10 8   Grigoryan Arpine ARM 2091 0,5 1,75 4 0,0

Games

 

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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".

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