New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) World junior champion Abhijeet Gupta will spearhead the Indian challenge in the first India-Armenia friendship chess match starting November 30 here.
Abhijeet will be playing on top board for the Indian team comprising players less than 21 years of age.
Grandmaster S Arun Prasad, who recently got his GM title, World under-16 champion B Adhiban and GM norm holders G Rohit and Deep Sengupta complete the Indian line-up.
The Armenian team will be led by 2006 world junior champion and Grandmaster Zaven Andriasian. Hrant Melkumyan, Avetik Grigoryan and Ter Sahakyan are the other three Armenians in the fray.
The match between the two countries will be played over three days and there will be three games under FIDE's normal time control.
Each team will get 12 games in all over four boards and the each day score will be taken in to account to determine the winner.
The Armenian juniors can be expected to be in full swing after their team won the Chess Olympiad for the second time running just a couple of days back.
The Indian team looks in fine fettle too and the chess buffs can expect a great contest between the young players of the two countries.
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