CHENNAI: The All India Chess Federation is organising an India-Armenia friendship tie in New Delhi from November 30 to December 2. The event, being held for the first time is fully funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

According to a press release, the Armenian men’s team is the reigning Olympiad champion and that aside, the country has a great chess tradition and culture. The three-match team event will feature under-21 players. The Chief Arbiter will be FIDE Arbiter Gopakumar from Delhi .

The Indian team will be headed by the World junior champion GM Abhijeet Gupta (2580) and has World U-16 Champion B. Adhiban (2439), latest Grandmaster S. Arun Prasad (2530), IMs Deep Sengupta (2441) and G. Rohit (2457). IM Vishal Sareen is the coach.

The Armenia side comprises GM Grigoryan Avetik (2513), GM Adriasian Zaven (2561), IM Melkumyan Hrant (2541) and FM Ter Sahakyan Samvel (2495).

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