PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenia is the winner of the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad.

Young Armenian chess players won 8 consequent rounds, securing the title prior to the end of the Olympiad.

In round 9, Armenia defeated Syria 3:1, to keep the lead with 28,5 points. Russia comes second with 24,5 points.

In the final round, Armenia will play vs Turkey-White.

This is the second Olympic victory of Armenia since 1998, when the youth team included Levon Aronian, Gabriel Sargissian, Tigran Petrosian and Varuzhan Hakobian.