October 31, 2011 | 15:44
KOCAELI. – Armenia’s national team won silver medal at World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad, which is being held in Kocaeli, Turkey.
At the final round, Armenia defeated Kyrgyzstan, tallied 28.5 points, and remained a mere 0.5 points behind the leader, Russia, which defeated the Czech Republic.
Iran was also in contention for second place, and, had it defeated Kazakhstan 4-0, it would have taken the silver medal away from Armenia, but the Iranians defeated the Kazakhs 3-1, received 27.5 points, in total, and thus remained third.
Armenia’s under-sixteen national chess squad comprises Karen Grigoryan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Tigran Harutyunyan, Arman Mikealyan, and Zohrak Apresyan. The team’s head coach is Arsen Yeghiazaryan.