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Artashes Minasian
  
Number of games in database: 536
Years covered: 1983 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2556 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +195 -135 =196 (55.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (87) 
    B23 B50 B31 B40 B21
 Uncommon Opening (28) 
    A00 B00
 King's Indian Attack (24) 
    A07 A08
 Reti System (19) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (19) 
    A01
 French Defense (17) 
    C11 C18 C02 C16 C00
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (49) 
    B06
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A40 A41 D00 D02 A46
 Reti System (23) 
    A04 A06
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B18 B10 B19 B15
 Modern Benoni (22) 
    A56 A72 A70 A73 A60
 Uncommon Opening (21) 
    B00 A00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Abeln vs A Minasian, 2003 0-1
   A Minasian vs T Nalbandian, 2008 1-0
   A Minasian vs O Nikolenko, 1991 1-0
   A Minasian vs Romanishin, 1990 1/2-1/2
   A Minasian vs M Grabarczyk, 2005 1-0
   Lahno vs A Minasian, 2007 0-1
   S Volkov vs A Minasian, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Van Wely vs A Minasian, 1999 0-1
   A Yegiazarian vs A Minasian, 2006 0-1
   A Minasian vs Shirov, 2000 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   66th Armenian Championship (2006)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   6th Aeroflot Festival (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)

RECENT GAMES:
   I Rozum vs A Minasian (Jun-08-17) 1-0
   E Can vs A Minasian (Jun-06-17) 1-0
   A Minasian vs Kulaots (Jun-05-17) 1/2-1/2
   V Kovalev vs A Minasian (Jun-03-17) 1-0
   A Minasian vs Y Kuzubov (Jun-02-17) 0-1

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ARTASHES MINASIAN
(born Jan-21-1967, 50 years old) Armenia

[what is this?]
This GM was the last champion of the Soviet Union (1991) [rusbase-1]. Minasian won the Armenian Chess Championship six times, in 1990, 1992 (=Ashot Anastasian), 1993, 1995, 2004 and 2006.

Wikipedia article: Artashes Minasian


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 536  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Salov vs A Minasian 1-0311983Yaroslavl (Russia)A60 Benoni Defense
2. M Golubev vs A Minasian  1-0631985Yurmala Ch-SU jrB33 Sicilian
3. A Minasian vs Gipslis  0-1401988Ch URS (club)B07 Pirc
4. A Minasian vs G Timoshchenko  0-1381988URS-chTB33 Sicilian
5. A Minasian vs A Zapata  ½-½651989Moscow GMA-OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Kaidanov vs A Minasian  ½-½91989World Cup ( open )A43 Old Benoni
7. E Ubilava vs A Minasian  1-0371989Moscow GMA-OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
8. Psakhis vs A Minasian  ½-½661989Moscow GMA-opA04 Reti Opening
9. A Minasian vs Petursson  ½-½501989Moscow GMA-OpenB30 Sicilian
10. H Olafsson vs A Minasian  ½-½231989Moscow GMA-OpenA56 Benoni Defense
11. A Minasian vs G Timoshenko  ½-½251989Podolsk GMA-qualB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. Shirov vs A Minasian  1-0561989FrunzeA56 Benoni Defense
13. A Minasian vs Gheorghiu  1-0641989Moscow GMA-OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. J Klinger vs A Minasian  0-1341989Moscow GMA-OpenA04 Reti Opening
15. A Minasian vs Miles  1-0311989Moskva (GMA) 47/182B12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. A Minasian vs Y Yakovich  ½-½491989GMA qualC45 Scotch Game
17. A Minasian vs V Tukmakov  0-1401990Lvov ztC11 French
18. A Minasian vs N Davies  1-0231990LyonsB06 Robatsch
19. A Minasian vs Romanishin  ½-½901990LvovA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. A Minasian vs Piskov  1-0411990URS-ch U26A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
21. A Minasian vs Z Krnic  1-0431990Lyon opA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. G Kuzmin vs A Minasian  ½-½401990Lvov ztB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. G Orlov vs A Minasian  0-1551990Ch URS (young masters)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. M Sorokin vs A Minasian 1-0231990URS-ch U26A43 Old Benoni
25. Eingorn vs A Minasian  ½-½521990Lvov ztD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 536  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-26-04  Everett: This guy plays some of the strongest KIA against the Sicilian in GM play. No joke. See Minasian vs Ehlvest, 2004
Feb-19-05  whithergoes: Minasian is still perhaps the chess champion of the Soviet Union, having won the last USSR championship that concluded on 13 November 1991, just weeks before the USSR ceased to exist.
Feb-19-05  roni.chessman: Yeah and RADJABOV toppled him WOOHOO!!!!
Apr-14-05  WorldChampeen: Armenian Chess Federation website, http://www.armchess.am/
Nov-10-05  atripodi: <This guy plays some of the strongest KIA against the Sicilian in GM play. No joke.> Great game, but wrong Minasian I'm afraid. That game was played by Ara Minasian, currently ranked 13th in Armenia.
Jan-21-06  BIDMONFA: Artashes Minasian

MINASIAN, Artashes
http://www.bidmonfa.com/minasian_ar...
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Apr-17-06  Bobak Zahmat: GM Minasian Artashes finished 35th at the 7th European Individual Championship (2006)/Artashes Minasian, his performance was 2590 (look also http://euro2006.tsf.org.tr/en/stand...)
Jun-10-07  dx9293: Minasian also won the 1998 New York Open.
Feb-16-09  nhat8121: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Is this the GM X that rushed forward with murder in his eyes? hahaha, too funny.

Feb-16-09  Davolni: <Gormally's action was fairly harmless, but he had violated one of the basic laws of nature and evolution, which says: never attack an Armenian. Immediately a random countryman of Aronian, whom we shall call GM X (and who happens to be a reserve player on the US team, rated 2575), rushed forward with murder in his eyes. Figuratively speaking, we believe.>

you read it, but not till the end. GM Artashes Minasian has nothing to do with US team. So it's not him.

and this subject is one of those talked over subjects, where there was a lot of arguements at the time it was happening. So don't open another "long" conversation.

bottom line. Gormalyy guy acted stupid, and he got punished for what he did. PERIOD.

by the way GM "Y" is Yasser Seirawan, in case you didn't read it till the end....

Feb-16-09  nhat8121: haha you're right, I somehow read "reserve on the US team" as "reserve on the Armenia team" instead.
Feb-16-09  nhat8121: yes, so that GM X is Akobian Varuzhan.
Jan-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Had a brutal loss against Hovhannisyan today. Blundered on his 10th move and might as well have resigned but played on until the 25th move.
Jan-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday to GM Artashes Minasian.
Jan-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Artashes Minasian.
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