The 7th Annual Karen Asrian Memorial is taking place from 16th to 24th June, 2014, in the prominent SPA resort of Jermuk, Armenia.

The tournament will be a 9 round Swiss Open with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move 1.

The event gathers 67 players from 6 different countries, including 10 GMs, 7 IMs, 7 FMs and 1 WFM. Last year’s winner GM Robert Hovhannisyan will be defending the title.

The total prize fund is in the amount of 22 500$, while the winner player will be awarded 5000$ .

Top seed is the Armenian GM Arman Pashikian (2630).

Secretary: Ms. Nune Vardanyan, FIDE Arbiter
Tel.: + 374 10 55 36 30
Fax: + 374 10 55 17 40
E-mail: asrianmemorial@gmail.com

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List of participants (top seeds):

1 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2630
2 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2601
3 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2587
4 GM Grigoryan Karen H. ARM 2577
5 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2546
6 GM Aghasaryan Robert ARM 2502
7 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2482
8 IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2456
9 FM Harutyunian Tigran K. ARM 2436
10 GM Bagaturov Giorgi GEO 2427
11 GM Petrosian Davit G. ARM 2425
12 GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2420

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