Armenian chess players failed to maintain the spirit of victory at David Bronstein Memorial in Minsk.
After his first two victories, GM Gabriel Sargsyan lost to Azerbaijani Vasif Durarbayli. Samvel Ter-Sahakyan shared points with Daniil Dubov (Russia) and Mher Hovhannisyan lost to Baadur Jobava (Georgia).
Armenian GM Vladimir Hakobyan beat Vugar Rasulov of Azerbaijan to gain 2,5 points.
On February 14, Vladimir Hakobyan will face Samvel Ter-Sahakyan.