Today the journalists decided their chess winner, it became the journalist of “Golos Armenii” weekly Vadim Mkrtchyan for the sixth time. True, this time he kept his title with great difficulty, as the journalist of the First Channel Norayr Shoghikyan had scored the same 5.5 points and only with additional coefficients Vadim was ahead of the representative of the Public Television who took the second place.
Ararat Petrosyan, the editor-in-chief of “Republica Armenii” weekly, took the third place with 5 points.
The 7th Media Chess Championship was held at the Tigran Petrosyan Chess House under the auspices of the Yerevan Municipality and with the support of the Yerevan Chess Federation and Sil Maaza Company. The tournament is organized by the Association of Foreign Correspondents.
The tournament was a fast-paced 7-round rapid chess tournament with 10 minutes for each game and an additional 5 seconds for each move.
The main referee of the tournament was international referee Nune Vardanyan.
The first international grandmaster of Artsakh Hovik Hayrapetyan, the president of the Yerevan Chess Federation Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, the vice-president Norayr Kalantaryan and the president of the Association of Foreign Correspondents Tigran Hovhannisyan were present and handed awards at the award ceremony.
The 1st-3rd place winners received trophies, certificates and cash prizes. The participants in 4 nominations also received prizes: the representative of the 4th place media (David Galstyan, Sputnik Armenia), the representative of the only most beautiful sex of the tournament (Karine Terteryan, Armenpress), for the fastest victory (Gevorg Khachaturyan, lifenews.am) and the oldest participant (Tigran Hovhannisyan, Sputnik Armenia).
Let us remind you that the winner of the last tournament in 2021 was the correspondent of “Golos Armenii” newspaper Vadim Mkrtchyan, who also took the first place in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Suren Baghdasaryan, the founder of “Football Plus” newspaper, a famous football commentator, became a champion, but he did not participate in this championship.