Tournament is open

The IT Chess Cup official opening ceremony kicked off on November 9. Synergy hosted grandmasters Arshak Petrosyan, Levon Aronian, Smbat Lputyan, the Executive Director of UITE Karen Vardanyan and the 22 participating teams from 19 companies.
During the Ceremony the captains of the teams presented their companies and the team members.

The event was followed by the drawing of the 1st day pairings with Aronian’s help


You may see the drawing results here.


The grandmasters welcomed our teams and the IT + chess unification wishing good luck to all our players. Karen Vardanyan considered events like this very important as they serve as a kind of team-building both among the companies and the employees.

Some of the participants also had an exclusive chance to play chess with Aronian.


Synergy was very happy to host so many wonderful IT world people with passion to chess!