Yerevan, Armenia
9-17 January


IM Klementy Sychev      

Birth year - 1996

Current rating - 2537


Twice champion of Moscow Youth Championship.

Vice-champion of Russian Youth Championship.

Multiple winner of the Moscow team championships with "Automatics" team.

2015: Shared 3rd-10th places at the European rapid championship.

2018: Second place at A. Margaryan 8th Memorial.



GM Zurab Sturua  

Birth year -  1959

Current rating - 2533

1975, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1985: Five-time champion of Georgia

1991, 1996: the winner of Masters Open of the Biel Chess Festival.

2005: Sturua tied for 1st–2nd with Mikheil Kekelidze at the Zayed Open in Dubai, winning the tournament on tiebreak

Since 2007 Sturua is the trainer of Georgian women's national team.

2014: the winner of over-50 section of the World Senior Championship.

2015: the winner of over-50 section of the European Senior Championship.


GM Babujian, Levon  

Birth year - 1986

Current rating - 2488


Multiple winner of Armenian Youth Championships.

Winner of more than a dozen of international tournaments ( Karen Asrian Memorial, Istanbul Open, Lake Sevan, Urmia Open, etc.)

2013: Winner of Armenian Rapid Chess Championship.

Director of  Malatia-Sebastia Children and Youth Chess School since 2015.



IM Gholami, Aryan  


Birth year - 2001

Current rating – 2488


2015: he won bronze(2) at World U-14 Championship.

2009: Winner of the World U-18 Championship.





FM Petriashvili, Nikoloz  


Birth year - 2002

Current rating - 2441


2018: Hold the 3rd place at U-16 World Chess Championship in Chalkidiki.






GM Arman Mikaelyan    

 Birth year - 1996

Current rating – 2474


2013: 8th place at the European Youth U18 Championship.

2015: 2nd place at the 75th Armenian Men Championship.

2016: 3rd prize holder at Poti International Chess Festival A Open.

2017:  Bronze medalist of the 2nd Yerevan Open  International Chess Tournament. 



FM Davtyan, Artur  


Birth year - 2002

Current rating - 2405









Barseghyan, Armen  

Birth year - 2003

Current rating - 2386


2013: hold the 2nd place in U-10 group of Armenian Youth Championship.

2017: champion of  U-14 group of Armenian Youth Championship.

2018: hold the 5th place in U-16 group of European Youth Championship in Latvia.

2018: hold the 2nd place in U-16 group of Armenian Youth Championship.



WFM Sargsyan, Anna M.  

Birth year 2001

Current rating - 2339


2017: Gold medalist at U-16 Chess Olympiad.

2017: 1st place at Ararat Union of Catalonia Tournament.

2017: 1st place at Armenian Women's Championship.





Sargsyan, Tigran R.  

Birth year 2003

Current rating 2332


2014: champion in U-12 group of Yerevan Youth Championship.

2017: hold the 3rd place in U-14 group of Armenian Youth Championship.

2018: hold the 2nd place in U-18 group of Armenian Youth Championship.

2018: fulfilled his first IM norm at World Youth Championship.




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