Armenia revels in its chess prowess , Chess remains the most popular mind sport in Armenia. It is widely played in Armenia and in the Armenian diaspora, where the Armenian schools encourage it as a curricular activity. Ethnic Armenian chess players have been very successful on the international chess scene. Notable chess players of Armenian descent include Garry Gasparyan(Kasparov), Tigran Petrosian, Levon Aronian, Sergei Movsesian and Vladimir Akopian. Armenia, with a population of three million, has won the last two men's world team chess championships, beating opponents including Russia, China, and the US. What is their secret? & i : With players stronger than myself, I always like to play. Learn to the point. And the loss would prefer. Learn something new because I'm lost. Sometimes I get a forcing move for hours I think. But it is very enjoyable. “Armenia twice became Olympic champion, world champion, but our team never won world team chess championship. It was very difficult to win the world’s strongest teams so brilliantly and confidently. It proves the Armenian chess team is one of the best in the world.
I am just proud Armenia is considered a powerful chess nation,adding almost all the teams were strong and had equal chances to win the championship. But our team was able to win a brilliant victory due to its solidarity and spirit.