Kirill Shevchenko Keeps His Leading Position2017-10-13
In the top game of round 9 of 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix the sole leader of the tournament Kirill Shevchenko with white pieces faced Shant Sargsyan, who was on the second place. In a very tense game Shant Sargsyan had a dominating position, but because of lack of time did not manage to find the way leading to victory and game ended in a draw. Aram Hakobyan defeated the winner of the 1st leg of European Youth Grand Prix Kirill Shubin. The third representative of Armenia – Mamikon Gharibyan, lost to Viachaslau Zarubitski of Belarus. Representative of Russia Sergei Lobanov defeated his compatriot Arseniy Nesterov, and Kacharava Nikolozi of Georgia celebrated victory over Stefan Pogosyan of Russia. The game betweeen Pultinevicius Paulius of Lithuania and Tor Fredrik Kaasen of Norway ended in a draw.
After the 9th round Ukrainian Kirill Shevchenko kept his leading position; now he has got 8 points, which is 1 point more than his nearest pursuers, representatives of Armenia, Shant Sargsyan and Aram Hakobyan have.