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Karen H Grigoryan
Number of games in database: 234
Years covered: 2007 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2571 (2615 rapid, 2607 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2612

Overall record: +105 -53 =76 (61.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (10) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Sicilian (9) 
    B25 B40 B43 B30 B20
 Slav (9) 
    D11 D10 D12
 English (8) 
    A10 A11 A15 A16 A13
 King's Indian (7) 
    E94 E60 E61 E91 E73
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A37 A34 A30 A35 A33
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B90 B32 B30 B51 B74
 King's Indian (9) 
    E92 E63 E90 E61 E98
 Slav (8) 
    D17 D12 D10 D16 D18
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A40 A41 A46 E00
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C78 C67 C60
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B12 B11 B17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Narciso Dublan vs K Grigoryan, 2015 1/2-1/2
   K Grigoryan vs A Sarana, 2015 1/2-1/2
   K Grigoryan vs V Laznicka, 2015 1-0
   V Pogosian vs K Grigoryan, 2015 0-1
   S Gagare vs K Grigoryan, 2015 0-1
   S Grover vs K Grigoryan, 2014 0-1
   U R Sahoo vs K Grigoryan, 2014 0-1
   K Grigoryan vs Christopher Repka, 2014 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs C Aravindh, 2014 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs C Houriez, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Albena Open (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

   K Grigoryan vs I Kovalenko (Feb-10-17) 0-1
   A Fernandes vs K Grigoryan (Feb-09-17) 0-1
   K Grigoryan vs Pierre-Basile Coiffait (Feb-08-17) 1-0
   M B Dastan vs K Grigoryan (Feb-07-17) 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs D Derakhshani (Feb-06-17) 1-0

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(born Feb-25-1995, 22 years old) Armenia

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Candidate Master (2007); FIDE Master (2010); International Master (2011); Grandmaster (2013); Armenian U14 Champion (2008); European U16 Champion (2010); Armenian Champion (2013).

Scored his GM norms at the World Junior Championship (2012), the round robin A.Margaryan Memorial in January 2013 and at the 12th Festival de Rochefort - Masters in February 2013. His application for the title also included a GM norm from the Cappelle la Grande (2009).

=2nd at the 2007 European U12 Championship behind Nyzhnyk; winner of the Amernian U14 Championship in 2008; winner of the European U16 Championship 2010. 1st at the G. Kasparyan Memorial - Young Masters 2010; winner of the 2011 Youth Stars Tournament; =1st at the Armenian Championship 2011.

=1st (5th on tiebreak) at the Albena Open (2012). 1st at the Open Internacional Escacs Vila de Sitges in July 2013. In September 2013, he won the Armenian Championship with 9.5/13, a clear point ahead of second placed Levon Babujian. Clear first at the 38th Barbera Open 2015 in Spain with 7.5/9. =1st (2nd on tiebreak to Kidambi Sundararajan) at the XVII Sant Marti Open 2015 in Barcelona in July.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 234  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Nyzhnyk vs K Grigoryan 1-037 2007 17th EU-ch U12 BoysB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. M Atnilov vs K Grigoryan 0-146 2008 EU-ch U14 18thB01 Scandinavian
3. O Wieczorek vs K Grigoryan  0-155 2008 EU-ch U14 18thB01 Scandinavian
4. K Grigoryan vs V Fedoseev  ½-½53 2008 EU-ch U14 18thC77 Ruy Lopez
5. K Grigoryan vs U Bajarani  ½-½55 2008 EU-ch U14 18thC13 French
6. K Grigoryan vs M Lagarde  1-026 2008 EU-ch U14 18thD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
7. I Bukavshin vs K Grigoryan  ½-½22 2008 EU-ch U14 18thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. K Grigoryan vs V Kovalev  ½-½119 2008 EU-ch U14 18thC44 King's Pawn Game
9. K Grigoryan vs Y Zhou  0-150 2008 Open 14-wyccB06 Robatsch
10. J E Garcia vs K Grigoryan  1-032 2008 Open 14-wyccA10 English
11. K Grigoryan vs J Moussard  ½-½65 2008 Open 14-wyccB54 Sicilian
12. K Juhasz vs K Grigoryan  ½-½32 2008 Open 14-wyccA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. K Grigoryan vs N Meskovs  ½-½57 2008 Open 14-wyccA57 Benko Gambit
14. R R Ankit vs K Grigoryan  ½-½67 2008 Open 14-wyccC07 French, Tarrasch
15. K Grigoryan vs I Sokolov  0-146 2010 Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA56 Benoni Defense
16. A Stukopin vs K Grigoryan  0-132 2010 Chigorin Mem Classic OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. K Grigoryan vs S Yudin  ½-½40 2010 Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA13 English
18. K Grigoryan vs D Lintchevski  ½-½32 2010 Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA06 Reti Opening
19. S Klimov vs K Grigoryan  0-136 2010 Chigorin Mem Classic OpenD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
20. V Burmakin vs K Grigoryan  1-041 2010 Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA05 Reti Opening
21. K Grigoryan vs K Stupak  1-030 2010 Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA04 Reti Opening
22. A Stukopin vs K Grigoryan  0-147 2010 WY U-16 OlympiadA06 Reti Opening
23. V S Gujrathi vs K Grigoryan  0-142 2010 WY U-16 OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. K Grigoryan vs M Dhar 1-034 2011 13th Dubai OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. T Hilwani vs K Grigoryan  0-134 2011 13th Dubai OpenA15 English
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 234  PGN Download
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Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Armenian IM Grigoryan Karen with 2787 TPR after drawing against monster GM Wang Yue (2716) and winning against Chinese GM Zhao Jun (2587)..


Nov-22-11  BIDMONFA: Karen H Grigoryan


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  twinlark: Well done in Bulgaria in the Albena Open.
Aug-12-12  Atking: I heard this young chess talent lived with his parents, a long time in Hokkaido (Japan), as well as did GM Anish Giri. Is that right?
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  Caissanist: I noticed that this player's name is spelled "Karen Grigoryan", but another strong Armenian IM from Soviet times was named "Karen Grigorian". Since Armenian uses a different alphabet from English, I would assume that the two players in fact have the same name.
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  twinlark: <Caissanist>

You'd think so. "-ian" or "yan" seems to be an orthographic product of the characteristic Armenian phoneme that occupies the last bit of their names. I've seen the Georgian "-vili" spelt "-wili" and "-villi", and the Balkan "-ic" spelt "ich".

Luckily there seems to be an orthographic standard amongst many countries with non-English alphabets in transcribing their names from Cyrillic or logographic Chinese and other symbols to English. It's hard enough finding some names here, given the number of variant spellings that manifest with even seemingly simple names like Korchnoi.

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  twinlark: <Caissanist>

My guess is that Armenians opt for one spelling or another at some stage and then stick with it. They seem equally popular:

Maybe there's an Armenian in the house who could clarify.

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  PhilFeeley: Missing this interesting game, from a tournament he won recently:

[Event "40th Badalona Open 2014"]
[Site "Badalona ESP"]
[Date "2014.08.06"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Oliva, Kevel"]
[Black "Grigoryan, Karen"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E98"]
[WhiteElo "2446"]
[BlackElo "2595"]
[Annotator "Shah,Sagar"]
[PlyCount "68"]
[EventDate "2014.08.02"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.08.11"]

1. Nf3 g6 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Be3 f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. Nd3 Nf6 14. c5 Ng6 15. a4 h5 16. a5 g4 17. Qe1 h4 18. Bxh4 g3 19. Bg5 gxh2+ 20. Kh1 Qe8 21. g4 fxg3 22. Qxg3 Nh5 23. Qxh2 Nhf4 24. Rf2 Nh3 25. Rg2 Kf7 26. f4 Rh8 27. f5 Ng5 28. Bh5 Qe7 29. Bxg6+ Kf8 30. 30. Bh5 Bd7 31. f6 Bxf6 32. Rf1 Kg7 33. Rxf6 Qxf6 34. Qh4 Rxh5 0-1

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