GM Hrant Melkumyan takes convincing win in Teplice

Armenia’s chess player Hrant Melkumyan has become winner of the 9th Annual International Chess Tournament Open Teplice which was held from 14th to 22nd June, 2014, at the Estrade Hall in Culture House of Teplice, Czech Republic.

The 25-year-old Armenian GM emerged a clear winner with the impressive score of 8/9 points.

Melkumyan grabbed the Cup, together with the first prize of 35.000 CZK plus a bonus of 5.000 CZK, granted by the organizer in case of a sole win.

The runner-up GM Daniel Naroditsky from the U.S.A. took the silver with 7,5/9 points, while third place was shared in a three-way tie by GM Eduard Andreev (UKR), GM Marcin Tazbir (POL) and IM Daniel Sadzikowski (POL) on 7/9.