Rafayel Vahanyan defeats Noel Studer

Rafayel Vahanyan gained his first victory at the chess festival underway in the city of Biel in Switzerland.

Our veteran chess player defeated International Master Noel Studer in the 6th round.

French chess player Étienne Bacrot heads the standings with 4.5 points. He is followed by Ukrainian chess player Ruslan Ponomariov and Indian chess player Pentala Harikrishna. Our chess player shares 8-9th places.

In today’s 7th round Rafayel Vahanyan will face Hungarian GM Peter Leko, who is on the 7th place with 2.5 points.