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Huge upset to start Asrian Memorial Chess

11th Karen Asrian Chess Memorial is taking place in Jermuk from June 21-29, 2018

Round 1 results (top 25 boards)

The 11th Karen Asrian Chess Memorial is taking place in the Armenian mountain spa town of Jermuk from 21-29 June 2018.

The 9-round Swiss Chess Open is held in memory of Karen Asrian, the 3-time Armenian Chess Champion who died in 2008 at the age of only 28.

The time control is 90 minutes for 40 chess moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the chess game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. The prize fund is $27,000, with $7,000 for first place.

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