chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

  
Artashes Minasian
Number of games in database: 518
Years covered: 1983 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2488 (2556 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620
Overall record: +185 -129 =194 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      10 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B23 B50 B31 B40 B21
 Uncommon Opening (27) 
    A00 B00
 King's Indian Attack (22) 
    A07 A08
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (19) 
    A01
 Reti System (19) 
    A06 A04 A05
 French Defense (16) 
    C18 C11 C02 C16 C00
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (48) 
    B06
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    A40 A41 D00 A46
 Reti System (22) 
    A04 A06
 Uncommon Opening (21) 
    B00 A00
 Modern Benoni (20) 
    A56 A70 A72 A73 A60
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B18 B15 B19 B10
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Abeln vs A Minasian, 2003 0-1
   A Minasian vs Romanishin, 1990 1/2-1/2
   A Minasian vs O Nikolenko, 1991 1-0
   Lahno vs A Minasian, 2007 0-1
   A Minasian vs T Nalbandian, 2008 1-0
   A Yegiazarian vs A Minasian, 2006 0-1
   S Volkov vs A Minasian, 2009 1/2-1/2
   N V Pedersen vs A Minasian, 2008 0-1
   A Minasian vs Shirov, 2000 1-0
   Kharlov vs A Minasian, 1991 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   66th Armenian Championship (2006)
   Euro Club Cup (2008)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   Armenian Championship (2005)
   6th Aeroflot Festival (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2014)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Artashes Minasian
Search Google for Artashes Minasian
FIDE player card for Artashes Minasian


ARTASHES MINASIAN
(born Jan-21-1967, 47 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 21; games 1-25 of 518  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Salov vs A Minasian 1-031 1983 Yaroslavl (Russia)A60 Benoni Defense
2. M Golubev vs A Minasian  1-063 1985 Yurmala Ch-SU jrB33 Sicilian
3. A Minasian vs G Timoshchenko  0-138 1988 URS-chTB33 Sicilian
4. A Minasian vs Gipslis  0-140 1988 Ch URS (club)B07 Pirc
5. Shirov vs A Minasian  1-056 1989 FrunzeA56 Benoni Defense
6. A Minasian vs G Timoshenko  ½-½25 1989 Podolsk GMA-qualB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. J Klinger vs A Minasian  0-134 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenA04 Reti Opening
8. A Minasian vs A Zapata  ½-½65 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. A Minasian vs Miles  1-031 1989 Moskva (GMA) 47/182B12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. E Ubilava vs A Minasian  1-037 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
11. H Olafsson vs A Minasian  ½-½23 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenA56 Benoni Defense
12. Psakhis vs A Minasian  ½-½66 1989 Moscow GMA-opE90 King's Indian
13. Kaidanov vs A Minasian  ½-½9 1989 World Cup ( open )A43 Old Benoni
14. A Minasian vs Petursson  ½-½50 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenB30 Sicilian
15. A Minasian vs Gheorghiu  1-064 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. A Minasian vs Y Yakovich  ½-½49 1989 It (open)C45 Scotch Game
17. A Chernin vs A Minasian  1-063 1990 Lvov ztA56 Benoni Defense
18. M Sorokin vs A Minasian  1-023 1990 URS-ch U26A43 Old Benoni
19. A Minasian vs Romanishin  ½-½90 1990 LvovA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. A Minasian vs Piskov  1-041 1990 URS-ch U26A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
21. A Minasian vs Oll  1-029 1990 LvivC18 French, Winawer
22. G Kuzmin vs A Minasian  ½-½40 1990 Lvov ztB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. A Minasian vs Z Krnic  1-043 1990 Lyon opA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
24. A Minasian vs N Davies  1-023 1990 It (open)B06 Robatsch
25. G Orlov vs A Minasian  0-155 1990 Ch URS (young masters)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 518  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Minasian wins | Minasian loses  

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...
_

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  Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday to GM Artashes Minasian.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies