2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships (Open and Women) will kick off today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Featured 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships (Open and Women) will kick off today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The opening ceremony took place yesterday, and today will be dedicated to 1-5th pairings of rapid chess.

Armenian men to compete in the championship are Levon Aronian, Gabriel Sargsyan, Zaven Andriasyan, Tigran Petrosyan, Hrant Melkumyan and Sergey Movsisyan.

Armenian women to compete are Elina Danielyan, Lilit Mkrtchyan, Lilit Galoyan and Maria Gevorgyan.

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