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2024-06-27    TSAGHKADZOR OPEN - 2024 International Chess Tournament
Chess Academy of Armenia together with “Royale Signature” LLC and the Chess Academy Club, is organizing “Tsaghkadzor Open” International Chess Tournament from September 30 /arrival/ to October 6 /departure/, 2024 at “Eighty Eight Hotel and Spa” in Tsaghkadzor (Tandzaghbyur 34/1, Kotayk region, Republic of Armenia). For details click here. ...
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2023-09-28    Tsaghkadzor Open 2023 is concluded
Tsaghkadzor Open 2023 became one of the most memorable chess events this autumn. Nearly three hundred chess players and coaches. The Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Armenia Karen Giloyan was also present during the closing ceremony. The winner of the tournament became Puranik Abhimanyu from India, second place took Tigran Petrosian f...
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2023-09-27    The final day. Elo favorite becomes the winner!
Tsaghkadzor Open 2023 became one of the most memorable chess events this autumn. Nearly three hundred chess players, coaches, and accompanying persons, including 22 GMs and 22 IMs from 11 countries, gathered at the famous ski resort. The main tournament turned out to be a triumph for Indian chess players, with three out of the top four players scoring 7 points out of ...
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2023-09-27    Day seven. The intrigue remains until the very end!
In the past, no tournament was complete without «grandmaster» draws. This is when none of the opponents was seen in the desire to fight for victory, and they signed a draw only when the forces clashed... In the 8th round, no one doubted that such a draw would happen at the 1st board. Both Tigran L. Petrosian and Abhimanyu Puranik, from a tournament perspective, did ev...
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2023-09-25    Day Six. A tragic mistake and new leaders!
The Indian dynamo Pranesh, who was rocketing towards victory in Tsaghkadzor Open, having lost only half a point after six rounds, was unexpectedly defeated by Elo-favorite Abhimanyu Puranik. With two rounds to go, there's a tie for the lead: Tigran L. Petrosian also has 6 out of 7 possible points. Tomorrow, they will face each other in a decisive duel! Interestingl...
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2023-09-25    Day Five. Munirethinam Pranesh - the sole leader!
The sixth round is a crucial milestone for any Swiss tournament, including Tsaghkadzor Open 2023. The tournament's leaders and underachievers have already been determined: the former have solidified their expectations, while the latter have resigned themselves to seeking luck another time. The density at the top boards has reached its maximum, with no player gaining a...
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2023-09-24    Day four: What can 14-year-old prodigies achieve?
After the fifth round of Tsaghkadzor Open 2023, we have sole leaders – 17-year-old Pranesh M, who became the 79th Indian Grandmaster a year ago and the incredible 14-year-old Iranian, Sina Movahed, who has already achieved his fourth feat. Both of them have 4.5 out of 5 points! Pranesh M won the Rilton Cup last year, scoring 8 out of 9 and earning his third norm. H...
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2023-09-23    Day three. No one could avoid losses anymore! Ahead - five leaders.
Day three. No one could avoid losses anymore! Ahead - five leaders. Today at Tsaghkadzor Open was the most challenging day. A double round is always a test and when it is held in a non-stop mode it's doubly tough (only about half an hour passed between the end of the last games of the third round and the start of the fourth). It's not surprising that some of the le...
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2023-09-22    Day two. Tsaghkadzor Open 2023
The second day of Tsaghkadzor Open marked a common trend: the first 12 boards featured 12 representatives from India with compatriots facing off on the 1st and 3rd boards... Predicting the future winner when most players are just getting into the competition is premature, but the host country's representatives will have to work hard to keep the main prize in Armenia! ...
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2023-09-21    First day. Who will seize chess power in Tsaghkadzor?
For the third year in a row Tsaghkadzor Open is rapidly gaining popularity in the region, attracting stronger chess players from different countries each year. While in the first two tournaments the majority of participants were from Armenia, now the main favorites include guests from India and Iran. The Elo-favorite of the tournament «A» is the young Indian grandm...
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2023-09-20    Tsaghkadzor Open 2023 International Tournament is launched
Tsaghkadzor Open International Chess Tournament launched today in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. The event will host 2 tournaments accordingly: A and B tournaments with total 235 participants from 12 Federations, including 22 GMs, 22 IMs and 24 FMs. The first round will take place on September 20, 15:00. For pairings:
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2023-03-30    TSAGHKADZOR OPEN - 2023 International Chess Tournament
Chess Academy of Armenia is organizing “Tsaghkadzor Open” International Open Chess Tournament from September 19 /arrival/ to September 28 /departure/, 2023 at 5-star Tsaghkadzor Marriott Hotel, Tsaghkadzor, Republic of Armenia. The venue will host two different events accordingly: A Group Tournament and B Group Tournament A Group Tournament is open to players...
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2018-10-20    Tsaghkadzor Open kicked off
The opening ceremony of the 2nd Tsaghkadzor Open International Chess Tournament took place in Tsaghkadzor on October 20, 2018. The ceremony was honored by the presence of the Mayor of Tsaghkadzor Artur Harutyunyan, the first vice-president of the Armenian Chess Federation, the Founder and President of the Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputian, general sponsor of t...
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2018-04-09    “Tsaghkadzor Open-2018” International Chess Tournament
“Tsaghkadzor Open-2018” International Chess Tournament kicks off on October 19, 2018. Games will be held from October 20 till October 28 at Tsaghkadzor Marriott Hotel, Tsaghkadzor, RA. The tournament is being organized by the Chess Academy of Armenia in cooperation with Armenian Chess Federation, under the auspices of Profconsult LLC and Royal Entertainment Center  ...
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