Day one highlights

Day one highlights of the tournament

The first tournament took place on November 14 at the Chess Academy of Armenia. The members of the 22 teams from 19 companies were ready to battle before the chessboards.

The tournament was followed with 4 tours.

The tournament was followed with 4 tours.

The strongest team of the day was Synopsys 1st team having 4 team winnings with 8 points. Good job, guys! The teams between the 2nd to the 5th places, had 6 points and the teams that occupied between the 6th to the 10th places, earned 5 points. The last tournament day is promising to be really intriguing and we will probably witness lots of surprises. Look, the difference between the points of the 2nd and 10th places is only one point. Which means that even the team that has occupied the 10th place has almost equal chances as the 2nd place. Ok, let’s wait and see.

The atmosphere in the Academy was quite hot and competitive very similar to professional tournaments.

The atmosphere in the Academy was quite hot and competitive very similar to professional tournaments.

But despite it, the players remained warm and friendly.

But despite it, the players remained warm and friendly.

After the completion of the 1st tournament day, the IT chess players were invited to plant trees near the Chess Academy together with the GM Smbat Lputyan.

 After the completion of the 1st tournament day, the IT chess players were invited to plant trees near the Chess Academy together with the GM Smbat Lputyan.