Round 7 of Yerevan Open international chess tournament was held today at Chess Academy of Armenia. In this round GM Karen Grigoryan defeated GM Harnt Melkumayn who is the first seed of the tournament. IM Arman Mikaelyan took victory over GM Ivan Rozum. Due to this victory Arman’s live rating became 2500 and in the 88th FIDE Congress he will be granted the title of GM. An important victories were gained by Robert Hovhannisyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Oleg Korneev and Amin Tabatabei.
After the 7th round Arman Mikaelyan and Karen Grigoryan are leading the table with 6 points. A big group of 8 chess players is closely trailing the leaders.
Top games of round 8
1st board GM Petrosian Tigran L. 5½ - 6 GM Grigoryan Karen H.
2nd board GM Hovhannisyan Robert 5½ - 6 IM Mikaelyan Arman
3rd board IM Tabatabaei M.Amin 5½ - 5½ GM Pashikian Arman
4th board GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes 5½ - 5½ GM Kislinsky Alexey
5th board GM Korneev Oleg 5½ - 5½ IM Aitbayev Aslan