Armenian chess player Mamikon Gharibyan (Gyumri) became the European U10 Champion 2014 at the continental championship held in Batumi, Georgia, the official website of the Armenian Chess Federation reports.
Mike Danielian, who starred in the basketball tournament at the latest Pan-Armenian games in Yerevan earlier this year, is set to begin his professional career soon after signing a contract with a German team.
After failing to win the domestic league for the first time in a decade, the rejuvenated Pyunik side went on to fall out of next season’s Cup tournament as well.
In the second leg of the 2012 Cup quarterfinal played on Thursday Pyunik lost 3-1 to Mika who progressed to the next stage on aggregate (the first match between the two teams at the weekend ended 0-0).
The four leaders at an ongoing major chess tournament in Moscow, including Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian, retained their top spots after all five games of Round 6 of the competition ended in draws on Tuesday (or, as Russian chess commentators would say, the day was “peaceful”).