September 6, 2021 – 17:03 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenia’s current chess champion Hovhannes Gabuzyan qualified for the FIDE World Cup after finishing 19th with 7 points out of 11 possible at the European Individual Championship 2021 that concluded in Reykjavik on Sunday, September 5.
Armenian grandmasters Gabriel Sargissian and Haik M. Martirosyan, who also scored 7 points each, took the 26th and 32nd places, respectively, but will not get to participate in the World Cup.
Robert Hovhannisyan and Samvel Ter-Sahakyan – also representing Armenia – collected 6.5 and 6 points, respectively.
The European Individual Chess Championship 2021 was a qualifying event for the FIDE World Cup 2023 with 23 qualification spots.