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Smbat Gariginovich Lputian
Number of games in database: 816
Years covered: 1975 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2574
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640
Overall record: +259 -168 =376 (55.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      13 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (68) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E16
 Queen's Pawn Game (57) 
    A45 E10 A46 D02 A41
 King's Indian (47) 
    E97 E63 E62 E94 E91
 Grunfeld (34) 
    D97 D85 D84 D86 D80
 Queen's Gambit Declined (33) 
    D31 D37 D30 D35 D39
 Slav (30) 
    D15 D11 D19 D10 D18
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (168) 
    C18 C09 C03 C02 C17
 French Winawer (68) 
    C18 C17 C15 C16 C19
 Queen's Gambit Declined (67) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35
 French Tarrasch (61) 
    C09 C03 C07 C05 C04
 Orthodox Defense (44) 
    D58 D55 D59 D56 D57
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D87 D85 D98 D76 D97
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Andonov vs Lputian, 1987 0-1
   Lputian vs Balashov, 1986 1-0
   Adams vs Lputian, 1995 0-1
   Lputian vs B Alterman, 1994 1/2-1/2
   Lputian vs Y Dokhoian, 1988 1-0
   Lputian vs Dlugy, 1998 1-0
   Grischuk vs Lputian, 2002 0-1
   Kiril Georgiev vs Lputian, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Lputian vs D Norwood, 1986 1-0
   Y Kruppa vs Lputian, 1991 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Armenian Championship (2008)
   4th Karpov It (2003)
   Wijk aan Zee Corus (2000)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   French Defence: instructive games for Black by geordieray

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SMBAT GARIGINOVICH LPUTIAN
(born Feb-14-1958, 56 years old) Armenia

[what is this?]
Smbat Gariginovich Lputian was born in Yerevan. Awarded the IM title in 1982 and the GM title in 1984, he has occupied a high place in the World rankings since then but has never broken through to the highest levels. His best tournament achievements include 1st at Berlin 1982, 1st= at Athens 1983, 1st= at Irkutsk 1983, 1st at Sarajevo 1985, 1st at Irkutsk 1986, 1st= at Hastings 1986-87 and 1st at Dortmund 1988.

Wikipedia article: Smbat Lputian


 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 816  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Lputian vs Gulko  ½-½47 1975 RigaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Yurtaev vs Lputian  ½-½24 1975 Olympiad URSC00 French Defense
3. Lputian vs Kasparov 0-138 1976 TbilisiE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
4. Kasparov vs Lputian 1-034 1976 TbilisiB15 Caro-Kann
5. Lputian vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½48 1977 Ch GeorgianE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. Lputian vs Igor Ivanov  1-051 1977 TournamentE10 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Lutikov vs Lputian  ½-½22 1977 YerevanC15 French, Winawer
8. Tseshkovsky vs Lputian 1-020 1977 YerevanC05 French, Tarrasch
9. Suetin vs Lputian  ½-½23 1978 Daugavpils (Latvia)C02 French, Advance
10. Lputian vs Chekhov  1-039 1978 URS-ch sfA56 Benoni Defense
11. Kasparov vs Lputian 1-028 1978 DaugavpilsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Psakhis vs Lputian  0-135 1979 BeltsiC07 French, Tarrasch
13. Anikaev vs Lputian  1-045 1979 URS-chA14 English
14. V Tukmakov vs Lputian  1-034 1979 URS-ch FL47D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. Razuvaev vs Lputian 1-035 1979 URS-ch FL47E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. Lputian vs Yurtaev  1-030 1979 Ch URS (1 liga)A56 Benoni Defense
17. Yusupov vs Lputian  ½-½30 1979 URS-ch FL47D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. Lputian vs Bagirov  ½-½22 1979 URS chD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
19. Lputian vs Psakhis  0-157 1979 URSE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. Lputian vs Vasiukov  ½-½21 1979 URS SpartakiadA56 Benoni Defense
21. Lputian vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½42 1979 URS-ch FL47D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
22. Lputian vs Bagirov  0-197 1979 01, Frunze ch URSD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. Lputian vs Geller 0-126 1979 Soviet UnionD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
24. Psakhis vs Lputian 1-032 1979 Frunze URS sfD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Lputian vs Yurtaev  ½-½38 1980 UR-chYM Riga 05E10 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-21-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: His first name Smbat is identical in meaning to the more familiar to western ears Sinbad, as in Sinbad the Sailor, like in the famous film 'Neveroyatnite priklyucheniya na Simbad moreplavatelya'.
Feb-14-06  BIDMONFA: Smbat G Lputian

LPUTIAN, Smbat G.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/lputian_smb...
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Apr-03-06  blingice: <ARMENIA: Smbat Lputyan is one of the greatest Armenian chess players of Armenia!>

Is that so? An Armenian chessplayer from Armenia, huh?

Oct-08-06  Petrosian63: LOL. Leave Armenia alone...
Feb-18-07  argishti: ya, why do u people have to run down "ARMENIA" like this, the guy is happy for his country. you dont like it? you can suck it up!
Jan-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <An Armenian chessplayer from Armenia, huh?> That reminds me a bit of Hemut Kohl: <Die Mehrheit deutscher Frauen ist weiblich> ("The majority of German women is female") :)
Jan-10-08  hovik2003: <alexmagnus>
<An Armenian chessplayer from Armenia, huh?> We say it that way because we have minority of Germans and Jews in our country also (as ex-refugees), So blow your Nazi horn in the company of Helmut Kohl himself.
Jan-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <hovik2003: So blow your Nazi horn in the company of Helmut Kohl himself.> Could you please elaborate on that?
Jan-10-08  hovik2003: <Karpova: <hovik2003: So blow your Nazi horn with Helmut Kohl himself you jackass.> Could you please elaborate on that?>

I think I went too far so I softened my comment, I was annoyed with full page of sarcastic and racist comments about Smbat Lputian, like vowel famine of 50's, comparing him to Sinbad, and top of the all Armenian from Armenia! what is so special about that,and finally comparing him to Liliputs and etc. I didn't notice nothing about his chess that he is really good at it. I met the guy couple of times , he is 6 feet tall and handsome guy for his age, his name is from Bible Jewish name (Shembat) and he eats shish-kabab all the times.

Jan-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: I myself wrote only one post at this page, and yeah, I'm not a Nazi (lol, as a foreigner in Germany, I simply can't be one:)). And what is so special about him being Armenian? That sounds more Nazi than anything. I mean, wouldn't you appreciate hin if he was Jewish or German player from Armenia?
Jan-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <hovik2003>
Why did you use the term "Nazi"?
Jan-10-08  haik: hovik2003, u owe an apology to alexmagnus
Jan-10-08  hovik2003: <alexmagnus>
I don't know why I called Magnus Nazi, probably it was the quote from Helmut Kohl, he always remind me of good old Nazis, well I was upset when for the first time I read other's past comments about Lputian, so I choose the latest and freshest one for retaliation, I apologize for calling you names.
Jan-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <hovik2003: it was the quote from Helmut Kohl, he always remind me of good old Nazis> Why?
Jan-11-08  hovik2003: <Karpova>
would you please drop this Nazi stuff, they belong to the darkest side of German and mankind history. If I recall rightfully Helmut is the son of SS officer, but that doesn't make him a Nazi no matter what, beside I just used this term to attack on <alexmagnus> with more impact, and it seems it worked allright. There was no other reason beside putting in more spice in my sharp comment toward him, I don't know the guy, and I apologize to him already. Actually I should admit I used old Nazi propaganda plot, as Joseph Goebbels (Nazi regime's propaganda minister) used to brag that "The bigger and more outrageous the lie is there are more people tend to fall in to believe it as truth"
Jan-18-08  arsen387: Let's change the topic. I offer to speak about mating period of kangaroos or maybe debate around global warming. Or an even better idea just struck me! Let's talk about Smbat Lputian and his chess.
Aug-17-08  nummerzwei: A typical game by Lputian:

Lputian vs E J Gausel, 2006

Sep-09-08  Billy Vaughan: I can't read Lputian's name without pronouncing it "Liliputian" in my head :/
Nov-22-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Lputian founded the Armenian Chess Academy in 2002, with support from Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan. The Academy has 26 branches in Yerevan and various regions of the country, and receives funding from the state budget.

Source: Armenian Chess Academy website: http://www.chessacademy.am/

Jul-29-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <An Armenian chessplayer from Armenia, huh?> Well, there are also some Armenian players who are not from Armenia (in fact quite a lot of them as majority of Armenians lives outside of Armenia) and so this sentence can make some sense.
Jul-29-09  Open Defence: yes.. for example Tigran Petrosyan was born in Tblisi if I am not mistaken...
Jul-29-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <for example Tigran Petrosyan was born in Tblisi> Yes and Sergei Movsesian was born in Tbilisi too but it was then at least the same country. Armenians are still quite significant minorities in all neighbouring countries of Caucasus and Middle East and also many Armenians live for many generations completely out of region of their origin around the globe. Of some 8 million of Armenians 5 million live in diaspora.
Jan-04-13  abstract: Mr. Lputian is also known for the very boring variation of the french defence advance - Lputian variation.
Mar-16-13  mira94: Very difficult name.. Smbat Lputian
Aug-09-13  csmath: Many Lputian games are missing, some of theoretical importance.
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