Topic: chess

YEREVAN — Much of the world today seems to have discovered (or rediscovered) a passion for chess, arguably due to freed up time during the COVID-19 and the hit Netflix Show “Queen’s Gambit.” For Armenians on the other hand, chess[...]

KOLKATA, India – “My dear friends and supporters, I am thrilled that I performed well in India’s Calcutta and won the blitz tournament,” wrote chess grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian on his Facebook page. Armenia’s top chess[...]

ČATEZ OB SAVI, Slovenia – In the small settlement of Čatež ob Savi, Slovenia, the European team chess championship is nearing the end. Before the final ninth round, Armenia, one of the top candidates, climbed to the top of the list.[...]

SAINT LOUIS, MO. – Saint Louis hosted the annual US Chess Tournament. Among the 12 candidates, American Grandmasters (GM) Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, and Sam Sevian, an Armenian American, had each collected the same 6.5 points in the[...]

IASHI, Romania – This is the first time a woman grandmaster from Armenia scored such a high-level victory: Elina Danielian became Europe’s top woman chess player, winning the European Women’s Individual Championship. The[...]

By Dylan Loeb McClain Athletes are not the only ones who need coaches. All top chess players have them too. They are often experts at particular elements of the game, or openings, that a player feels he or she needs to work on. But they[...]

SOCHI (PanARMENIAN.Net) —  Armenian grandmaster Haik Martirosyan defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Azerbaijan’s top player and the world No. 6, to reach Round 4 of the FIDE World Cup, the International Chess Federation reveals․[...]

SAINT LOUIS, Mo.  — The Saint Louis Chess Club announced this week that Armenian Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian will relocate to Saint Louis, MO and represent the USA in future competitions. “I am sincerely proud to have had the honor[...]

YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — The Grand Chess Tour returns with five tournaments in summer 2021, after it has become clear that there won’t be a Chess Olympiad in 2021. The Armenian National Olympic Committee reported that Grandmaster Levon[...]

WASHINGTON – The existential war against Artsakh is galvanizing Armenians of all ages to come together and provide help in all kinds of ways. High school junior Arshak Avetisyan has come up with a unique approach. He has put together a[...]