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Ashot Sergeyevich Nadanian
Number of games in database: 108
Years covered: 1993 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2338 (2434 rapid, 2451 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +20 -24 =19 (46.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 45 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B20 B43 B32 B46 B23
 King's Indian Attack (8) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D00 A50 D05 D02 A46
 Grunfeld (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B40 B83 B23 B45 B32
 Scandinavian (9) 
 Tarrasch Defense (7) 
    D34 D32 D33
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C60 C61 C63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bologan vs A S Nadanian, 2002 0-1
   A S Nadanian vs J K Duda, 2014 1/2-1/2
   A S Nadanian vs Z Izoria, 2002 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Championship (2014)

   🏆 European Individual Championship
   A S Nadanian vs M Ragger (Mar-14-14) 0-1
   D Dvirnyy vs A S Nadanian (Mar-13-14) 0-1
   A S Nadanian vs J K Duda (Mar-12-14) 1/2-1/2
   D Svetushkin vs A S Nadanian (Mar-11-14) 0-1
   A S Nadanian vs D Kuljasevic (Mar-10-14) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-19-1972, 46 years old) Armenia

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Wikipedia article: Ashot Nadanian

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasimdzhanov vs A S Nadanian 1-0281993VoskresenskB23 Sicilian, Closed
2. R Kozel vs A S Nadanian  1-0661996Polanica ZdrojC27 Vienna Game
3. A S Nadanian vs Blatny  ½-½761996OlympiadA53 Old Indian
4. Y Shulman vs A S Nadanian 1-0281996OlympiadA43 Old Benoni
5. A S Nadanian vs Malisauskas  0-1321997Minsk opD85 Grunfeld
6. A S Nadanian vs Pelletier  ½-½241997Cannes op 18thD85 Grunfeld
7. A S Nadanian vs A Kasrashvili  1-0501997Pasanauri opD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A S Nadanian vs Ponomariov  0-1381997Kiev NIKAA06 Reti Opening
9. Kholmov vs A S Nadanian  1-0511997Kiev NIKAB32 Sicilian
10. A S Nadanian vs M V Golubev 0-1671997Kiev NIKAB20 Sicilian
11. A S Nadanian vs A Fominyh  0-1601998Zepter opD85 Grunfeld
12. G Sargissian vs A S Nadanian  ½-½881998Panormo ztB83 Sicilian
13. N Karapanos vs A S Nadanian 1-0421998Panormo ztA90 Dutch
14. S Volkov vs A S Nadanian  1-0451999Novgorod OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. S Voitsekhovsky vs A S Nadanian  1-0591999Novgorod OpenB40 Sicilian
16. A S Nadanian vs A V Kharitonov  0-1381999Novgorod OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Beshukov vs A S Nadanian  0-1471999Novgorod OpenB01 Scandinavian
18. A S Nadanian vs V Yemelin  0-1431999Novgorod OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
19. V S Popov vs A S Nadanian  ½-½331999Novgorod OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. A S Nadanian vs A Yegiazarian  ½-½261999ARM-chB20 Sicilian
21. A S Nadanian vs G Sargissian  1-0511999ARM-chA30 English, Symmetrical
22. A S Nadanian vs Aronian  0-1401999ARM-chE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
23. Akobian vs A S Nadanian  1-0471999ARM-chD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. A S Nadanian vs Sakaev 1-0172001Internet Chess ClubD85 Grunfeld
25. A S Nadanian vs Z Izoria 1-0552002Aeroflot OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
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Jul-02-09  BIDMONFA: Ashot Nadanian


Oct-13-09  arnaud1959: This guy is known for his special variation of Grunfeld with white pieces but none of those games are in the database.
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  whiteshark: Ashot Nadanian (September 19, 1972 in Baku) is an Armenian International Master of chess (1997) and FIDE Trainer (2007).

Played in the 32nd Chess Olympiad (1996), in the Zonal Tournament in Panormo (1998), when he came =7th and narrowly failed to qualify for the FIDE World Chess Championship of 1999. In 2000, he played in the 1st European Individual Chess Championship. He came =7th in Armenian Chess Championship of 1999.

Other results include: =1st at Czestochowa 1992; 1st at Tbilisi 1996; =1st at Pasanauri 1997; =4th at New York 1998; =2nd at Moscow 2004; =6th at Kuala Lumpur 2006; =2nd at Tarakan 2008; =3rd at Kuala Lumpur 2008; =6th at Seoul 2008.

In 1998, Nadanian was awarded the title of Honoured Coach of Armenia and in 2007 FIDE Trainer. He is the former coach of the Kuwait National Team (19992001). Currently, he is the National coach of Singapore Men's Team (since 2005). His students include Grandmasters Gabriel Sargissian, Varuzhan Akobian and Davit G. Petrosian.

He has made a number of contributions to opening theory, the most notable of which is the <Nadanian Variation of the Grunfeld Defence <1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Na4>>.

Author Tibor Karolyi devoted a chapter of his 2009 book Genius in the Background to Nadanian, calling him "Kasparov's Half-Brother"

Source with further links:

Dec-15-11  Antiochus: [Event "cr"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ashot Nadanian"]
[Black "A Zhagata"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A52"]
[PlyCount "45"]
[EventDate "1991.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Nbd2 Qe7 7. e3 Ngxe5 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Be2 d6 10. O-O Bxd2 11. Qxd2 O-O 12. Bg3 Re8 13. Rfe1 b6 14. f4 Ng6 15. Bf3 Rb8 16. Rad1 f5 17. e4 Qf7 18. exf5 Bxf5 19. Bd5 Be6 20. Rxe6 Rxe6 21. f5 Qxf5 22. Rf1 Qg4 23. Qd1 1-0

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  whiteshark: <Antiochus>

Here is an article, <The Soul of the Budapest Gambit> written by Ashot Nadanian:

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  wordfunph: Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam found an amusing anecdote that IM Ashot Nadanian posted in a blog:

"In 1998 I was playing in the Linares Open tournament. One day I bought some food and among other things there was some canned fish. In the evening, a very young Levon Aronian entered my room. He picked up the tin, and seeing the logo of the manufacturer - a tiny kitten - he asserted - with healthy laughter - that it was food for cats. Although he knew that it was not so, Levon nevertheless made fun of me during the whole tournament. 'Well, have you eaten Whiskas today?' Or: 'The store still has food for cats?' His laughter was contagious and made me laugh along. Six years later my daughter was born. One day I met Levon. 'Congratulations, Ashot! How did you name your little girl?' 'Her name is Kiti.' 'See? I told you it was Whiskas!'"

Source: NIC Magazine 2012 #2

Sep-18-14  NBAFan: Happy birthday Ashot!
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