Since September 1, Armenia’s chess team has been holding training exercises in Jermuk for participation in the Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk.
The team under head of Chief Coach Arshak Petrosian involves two-time Olympic champions Vladimir Hakobian, Gabriel Sarkisian, Arman Pashikian and Avetik Grigorian. Only team’s leader Levon Aronian is absent as he is on a travel to Shanghai where he is to participate in the Grand Slam Final Chess Masters, a spokesperson to the Chess Federation of Armenia said.
The women’s team is also passing the training exercises in Jermuk. It will include following female chess players at the chess champs in Khanty-Mansiysk: Elina Danielian, Lilit Mkrtchian, Nelly Aginian and Anahit Kharatian, The women team’s Chief Coach is Ashot Anastasian.
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