The opening ceremony of the “Lake Sevan 2015” International Chess Tournament took place on July 11, 2015 at Martuni Culture Palace. The President of the Republic of Armenia, who doubles as the President of the Armenian Chess Federation, Serzh Sargsyan, the Vice-President of the Armenian Chess Federation, the Founder and President of the Chess Academy of Armenia GM Smbat Lputian, a number of state officials, participants of the tournament and a great number of chess lovers were present at the ceremony.
During the coming 10 days the Martuni Culture Palace will host the participants of the tournament. The first round kicks off on July 12 at 3pm local time. We all await fascinating chess games from our players and wish them success.