Malaysian number one, IM Yeoh Li Tian scored impressive 6.5/9 points without a loss at the 10th Karen Asrian Memorial.
The annual event took place in Armenian mountain spa town of Jermuk from 21st to 29th June.
After scoring 3.5 in the first 5 rounds, Li Tian played against four Grandmasters in the remaining rounds and scored impressively with two wins and two draws to finish in 8th place. 92 players took part in the tournament including 22 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters.
Li Tian will play at the 2017 World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 2nd to 28th September 2017 after he won the Zone 3.3 Championships in March this year.