Mouflon Chess Challenge May 2020: Damianou vs Lavrishchev

by Mark Bryan

by Mark Bryan

FIDE Instructor | FIDE Arbiter | ECU Certified School Chess Teacher

Tomorrow the Mouflon Chess Challenge May 2020 will feature the Cyprus Chess Champion CM Ioannis Damianou against the Mouflon Chess Tour 2020 leader Matvei Lavrishchev. The match will be held at 8 PM on the lichess server.

The second Last 16 match between reigning Cyprus Chess Champion CM Ioannis Damianou and Matvei Lavrishchev will be broadcasted live on our YouTube Channel with our great commentary team.


CYP Rank: 4

CM Ioannis Damianou

CM Ioannis Damianou is currently the reigning Cyprus Chess Champion. Currently ranked number 4 in Cyprus with 2202 FIDE Standard Rating (The ratings were updated 1 April 2020). He has participated in one chess olympiad in 2018 in Batumi in which he obtained his CM title. He won the Cyprus Chess Championship last year with 8.5/9 equalling the record set by GM Andreas Kelires. This year he won the Cyprus Open also by 8.5/9.

Matvei Lavrishchev
CYP Rank: 60

Matvei Lavrishchev

Matvei Lavrishchev is an upcoming rising star from Paphos. Currently ranked number 60 in Cyprus (Active players of ALL ages) with 1230 FIDE Standard Rating. He is number 1 in the Mouflon Chess Tour 2020 Standings as of May 1. He has won many youth tournaments all over Cyprus. He is one of currently six participants representing Cyprus who will compete in the European Online Chess Championship 2020.

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