January 22
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The year 2017 was successful, especially for Armenian professional backgammon players.

In particular, the national backgammon team of Armenia became the winner in the final of world’s best backgammon teams’ tournament, the Worldwide Team Challenge, which was held in Georgia within the framework of the Backgammon World Championship. In addition, Tsaruk Manukyan (Armenia) won the Grand Prix at this event.

Separately, Muscovite Armenian Mikayel Vardanyan became bronze medalist in speed gammon at the annual Backgammon World Championship, which is held in Monte Carlo.

Armenians were among the best also at the tournaments of the Russian Sport Backgammon Federation. 

In addition, Russian Armenian football journalist Artur Petrosyan became the winner of the speed gammon competition at the annual International MERIT Open Backgammon Championship, which is held in Cyprus.

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