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Tigran Gharamian
Number of games in database: 247
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2627 (2638 rapid, 2656 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676
Overall record: +89 -37 =118 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      3 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B90 B23 B32 B33 B42
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C78 C67 C65 C61 C68
 French Defense (13) 
    C11 C03 C18 C10 C17
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B90 B94
 Pirc (7) 
    B09 B07
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B12 B17 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B90 B67 B20 B51 B32
 English (8) 
    A15 A14 A13 A16
 Reti System (8) 
    A04 A06
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A64 A57 A58 A62
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E10 A40 A41 A46 E00
 King's Indian (7) 
    E63 E92 E90 E97 E91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Gharamian vs O Sepp, 2012 1-0
   T Gharamian vs A Hoffman, 2012 1-0
   Peter Giannatos vs T Gharamian, 2015 0-1
   T Gharamian vs A Istratescu, 2015 1-0
   T Gharamian vs V Bhat, 2001 1/2-1/2
   T Gharamian vs Bacrot, 2014 1-0
   Ulibin vs T Gharamian, 2013 0-1
   T Gharamian vs M Antipov, 2013 1-0
   T Gharamian vs A Muller, 2012 1-0
   T Gharamian vs B Adhiban, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   French Championships (2015)
   London Chess Classic (2013)
   French Championships (2014)
   Euro Club Cup (2008)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   Cappelle la Grande (2010)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)

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(born Jul-24-1984, 31 years old) Armenia (federation/nationality France)

[what is this?]
Tigran Gharamian is a Grandmaster. Winner of Limburg Open (NL) 21-24 May 2010.* He placed 2nd (behind GM Sebastien Feller) in the Paris Championship held 3-11 July 2010** and =1st (4th on tiebreak) at the 28th Cappelle-la-Grande International Open, coming 4th on tiebreak with 7/9 and a 2715 TPR. Runner up on tiebreak to Christian Bauer at the French Championships (2015).

* **

Wikipedia article: Tigran Gharamian

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 247  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Gharamian vs A Rainfray  0-116 1997 Ch World cadets undeC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. T Gharamian vs A Zatonskih  0-155 2001 openC07 French, Tarrasch
3. T Gharamian vs A Flumbort  1-046 2001 WYB18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. T Gharamian vs N Sahakyan 1-034 2001 openB40 Sicilian
5. T Gharamian vs V Bhat  ½-½38 2001 WYB18C05 French, Tarrasch
6. R Gadjily vs T Gharamian  ½-½62 2001 openC78 Ruy Lopez
7. T Gharamian vs A Timofeev  ½-½57 2001 WYB18B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. T Mgeladze vs T Gharamian  1-042 2001 openA38 English, Symmetrical
9. M Gagunashvili vs T Gharamian  ½-½51 2001 WYB18A57 Benko Gambit
10. T Gharamian vs N Zhukova  ½-½72 2001 openB01 Scandinavian
11. T Gharamian vs A Shalamberidze  0-142 2001 openB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. A Kovchan vs T Gharamian  1-046 2001 WYB18C45 Scotch Game
13. E Danielian vs T Gharamian  0-158 2001 openA48 King's Indian
14. T Kotanjian vs T Gharamian  0-139 2001 openA04 Reti Opening
15. T Gharamian vs A Mista  1-045 2001 WYB18B23 Sicilian, Closed
16. T Gharamian vs A Minasian  1-049 2001 openC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. T Gharamian vs Ni Hua 0-152 2001 WYB18C10 French
18. T Gharamian vs P Bobras  0-131 2003 Cappelle La GrandeB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. T Gharamian vs N Legky  ½-½16 2003 Cappelle La GrandeC03 French, Tarrasch
20. V Malakhatko vs T Gharamian  ½-½60 2003 Cappelle La GrandeA43 Old Benoni
21. Degraeve vs T Gharamian  1-063 2003 Bethune op 24thC55 Two Knights Defense
22. T Gharamian vs J Shaw  ½-½41 2003 Cappelle La GrandeB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. V Malakhatko vs T Gharamian  1-038 2004 La Fere op 3rdA58 Benko Gambit
24. T Gharamian vs T Zatulovskaya  1-038 2004 20th Cappelle la GrandeB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. T Gharamian vs Kharlov  0-132 2004 20th Cappelle la GrandeC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 247  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-24-07  BIDMONFA: Tigran Gharamian


Jul-24-07  Davolni: I wonder if he is an IM or GM? 2517 should be enough to get a GM norm, shouldn't it?
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Read the bio on top of the page.
Jul-24-07  Hayasa: Tigran@ hima IM e, bajc arden mi qani angam GM- i norm e lracrel. Tigran Gharamian@ ev Mher Hovhanisian@ hulisi 28-ic masnakcelu en Belgiaji Charleroi qaxaqum anckacvox mrcasharin.
Jul-24-09  Funicular: Happy birthday to you (And to me!)
Jul-24-09  Blunderdome: He is an IM according to his FIDE card:

Jul-24-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: The FIDE card now says GM. Was the earlier post a typo or did it change?
Jul-31-09  Blunderdome: Yes, it did change. Perhaps someone who updates that site saw this page; or maybe they just like to update players on their birthdays.

He is still absent from wikipedia's list of chess grandmasters ( ); of course, by the time you check that, it might be updated too.

Aug-01-09  jon01: Tigran Gharamian has an ELO of 2615. I think he is the highest rated IM in the world.
Aug-01-09  Vakus: bizarre, isn't it?
Aug-01-09  Vakus: Just checked his FIDE Card - he's Grand Master, 5 in France.
Aug-02-09  jon01: It's strange, he is listed as an IM in the Ordix Open.
Aug-03-09  Vakus: I guess i know the reason - organizers of Mainz event drew up a list based on the FIDE April ratings.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: His home page:

Winner of Limburg Open (Belgium) 21-24 May 2010:, congratulations!

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He ended 2nd (behind GM Sebastien Feller) in the Paris championship 3-11 July 2010:

Oct-15-11  jon01: Now he is rated 2676 which ranks him #67 in the world. Still he is probably the most unknown TOP 100 player.

Impressive rating graph as well

Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Happy B'day Tigran. I really wish I could find the autograph (on a copy of Nimzo's Chess Praxis!) I used to own of your first namesake. Oh well, these things happen.
Jan-17-13  Yopo: [Event "ch-Paris Int"]
[Site "Paris FRA"]
[Date "2010.??.??"]
[White "Tigran Gharamian"]
[Black "Baskaran Adhiban"]
[Round "6"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2650"]
[BlackElo "2483"]
[ECO "B90"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3
a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3
Bg7 10. h3 Nf6 11. Qf3 Qb6 12. O-O-O Nc6 13. Nxc6
Qxc6 14. Be2 Qc5 15. Rhe1 O-O 16. Bd3 g4 17. Qe2
Qg5+ 18. Kb1 Nh5 19. Bh2 Bxc3 20. bxc3 Nf4 21. Bxf4
Qxf4 22. hxg4 Bxg4 23. f3 Be6 24. g3 Qf6 25. f4
Qxc3 26. f5 Qb4+ 27. Kc1 Qa3+ 28. Kd2 Qa5+ 29. Ke3
Qc5+ 30. Kf3 Bd7 31. Kg2 Qe5 32. Rh1 Qf6 33. Rh4
Kg7 34. Qg4+ Kh7 35. Rdh1 Rh8 36. e5 Bc6+ 37. Kf2
dxe5 38. Rxh6+ Qxh6 39. f6+ 1-0

Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Gharamian!
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