ARMENIAN CHESS PLAYERS PARTICIPATE IN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ABU-DHABI WITHIN FRAMEWORK OF ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL
ABU-DHABI, AUGUST 18. ARMINFO. Armenian chess players Smbat Lputyan and Gabriel Hakobyan participate in a championship held in Abu-Dhabi within the framework of an annual International Chess Festival.
According to mass media of the United Arab Emirates, there are 34 Grand Masters, 32 International Masters and 6 FIDE Masters among 86 participants. Within the framework of the festival, a Children’s Tournament will be held with participation of 60 chess players from the UAE mainly, as well as from India, Azerbaijan, Iran and other Arab states. The festival is patronized by UAE Deputy Minister of the Interior, Sheik Saif bin Zayed al Hakhiyan.