Against Russia, Levon Aronian defeated Dmitry Yakovenko in the 46th move, playing white. Arman Pashikyan and Vladimir Hakobyan ended their games in a draw, playing black. In his turn Gabriel Sargsyan drew with Sergei Rublevsky.
Agains Turkey, Armenia’s player Levon Aronyan, Arman Pashikyan and Vladimir Hakobyan won their games, with Gabriel Sargsyan settling for a draw.
In the two opening games of the Olympiad Armenia beat overwhelmingly Costa Rica and Australia.
Armenia triumphed at the last two Olympiads in 2006 and 2008 and is now a defending champion.
Meanwhile, Armenia’s women’s team beat Macedonia 4-0 on the third day of play in Khanty-Mansiysk.
In the two opening games Armenia’s women consisting of Elina Danielyan, Lilit Mkrtchyan, Lilit Galoyan, Nelly Aghinyan and Anahit Kharatyan first beat a Russian-Indian mixed team before losing to the Czech Republic in the second round.