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Armenian youth chess player takes world champion title

15:58 - 27.11.11

Armenian chess player Samvel Ter-Sahakyan won the first prize at the World Youth Chess Championship below the age of 18 held in the Brazilian city of Kaldas Novas.

Samvel Ter-Sahakyan earned a total of eight points.

Robert Aghasaryan, playing at the same age category ended his game with Erik Rozen from US at draw at the last round and took the 14th place with six points.

In the championship under the age of 16, Karen Grigoryan, who was considered the main favorite, lost to his Iranian rival Idani Powai and took the 14th place with six points.

Of all the 104 participants to this championship Karen Grigoryan had the highest rating.

Hovhannes Gabuzyan, playing at the same category showed good performance, by beating Denis Kadric from Bosnia at the last round and taking the forth place with 6.5 points.

Armenia did not have representatives in other age groups.

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