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The draw was dedicated to Independence Day and lasted for 15 days.
President of the Yerevan Chess Federation Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan, chess players took part in the handing over of the cup. The Cup was held for the first time and was organized at a high level by the Yerevan Chess Federation, not only showing a spectacular game, but also attracting the attention of the international chess community. 500 chess players contested the cup, went online and offline.
The President of the Federation Mkhitar Hayrapetyan personally handed the City Cup to the winner of the draw, GM Manuel Petrosyan. The other 7 GMs participating in the final, Zaven Andriasian, Robert Hovhannisyan, Shant Sargsyan, Tigran Petrosyan, Hayk Martirosyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Hovik Hayrapetyan, were no less strong.
On behalf of the grandmasters, their hours of persistent struggle and victories are dedicated to 29-year-old independent Armenia.
The prize fund was 1 million 800 thousand AMD.