Armenia wins two gold medals at European Youth Chess Championship

By Asbarez | Monday, 29 August 2016

Mamikon Gharibyan (right) and Manuel Petrosyan win gold medals at the 2016 European Chess Championships which took place in Prague, Czech Republic from August 17 -28.

Mamikon Gharibyan (right) and Manuel Petrosyan win gold medals at the 2016 European Chess Championships which took place in Prague, Czech Republic from August 17 -28.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (PanArmenian.net) —Armenian chess players won two gold medals at the European Youth Chess Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.

Mamikon Gharibyan won gold in the twelve year-old boys’ category, scoring eight points out of possible nine.

Manuel Petrosyan won gold for the 18 year-old boys’ category, winning with 7.5 points.

Several other Armenians participated and were included at least in the top 10 in their respective categories at the European Championship which lasted ten days from August 17-28 with around 6000 games.

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