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Arman Pashikian
Number of games in database: 318
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2603 (2604 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2663

Overall record: +122 -67 =129 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B23 B30 B90 B67 B61
 King's Indian (16) 
    E94 E91 E90 E97 E66
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E15 E16 E17
 Semi-Slav (13) 
    D45 D43 D44
 Slav (12) 
    D15 D10 D17 D16
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D80 D97 D81 D87
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (46) 
    C67 C65 C84 C88 C89
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D38 D30 D37 D31
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D47 D45 D44 D43 D48
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E20 E34 E46 E52 E21
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C84 C88 C96 C85 C90
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 D05 A46 A40 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Pashikian vs A Mastrovasilis, 2011 1-0
   A Pashikian vs I Kurnosov, 2009 1-0
   Macieja vs A Pashikian, 2004 0-1
   A Pashikian vs H Melkumyan, 2006 1-0
   E Safarli vs A Pashikian, 2009 0-1
   A Pashikian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2010 1-0
   A Pashikian vs S Ter-Sahakyan, 2008 1/2-1/2
   A Pashikian vs V Laznicka, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Judit Polgar vs A Pashikian, 2014 1/2-1/2
   T K Antal vs A Pashikian, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lake Sevan (2008)
   66th Armenian Championship (2006)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Armenian Championship (2007)
   Aeroflot Open (2009)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2013)

   A Pashikian vs S Ter-Sahakyan (Jan-20-17) 0-1
   Z Andriasian vs A Pashikian (Jan-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   H Martirosyan vs A Pashikian (Jan-18-17) 0-1
   A Pashikian vs T L Petrosian (Jan-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   K Grigoryan vs A Pashikian (Jan-16-17) 1-0

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(born Jul-28-1987, 29 years old) Armenia

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Grandmaster. Pashikian came 2nd in the Armenian championship of 2006, won the Armenian championship in 2009, and won Lake Sevan in 2010. He qualified for the World Cup (2011) through the European Individual Championships (2010), but was eliminated in the first round by Polish GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek. He is married to Maria Kursova.


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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 318  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Pashikian vs N Tsiramua  1-034 2001 openB06 Robatsch
2. M Gagunashvili vs A Pashikian  1-030 2001 openD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. A Pashikian vs H Vardanian  1-035 2001 openB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
4. A Shalamberidze vs A Pashikian  1-048 2001 openA16 English
5. A Pashikian vs N Avanesian  1-045 2001 openC21 Center Game
6. N Mamedov vs A Pashikian  1-035 2001 openB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. A Pashikian vs N Aginian  1-031 2001 openC03 French, Tarrasch
8. M Lomineishvili vs A Pashikian  1-029 2001 openE60 King's Indian Defense
9. A Pashikian vs S Gvetadze  1-036 2001 openB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. M Amanov vs A Pashikian 1-038 2002 Int Youth Games U16D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Wang Yue vs A Pashikian  ½-½41 2002 WYb16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Pashikian vs A Yegiazarian  1-052 2003 Batumi BCSA opB40 Sicilian
13. A Pashikian vs A Yegiazarian  1-039 2003 ARM-ch 63rdB54 Sicilian
14. G Sargissian vs A Pashikian  ½-½59 2003 ARM-ch 63rdD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. G Sargissian vs A Pashikian  ½-½39 2003 ARM-ch 63rd playoff 25+10'A40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. A Pashikian vs G Sargissian  0-142 2003 ARM-ch 63rd playoff 25+10'C53 Giuoco Piano
17. G Sargissian vs A Pashikian 0-151 2004 Petrosian MemorialE61 King's Indian
18. E Ghaem Maghami vs A Pashikian  1-032 2004 Petrosian MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
19. A Pashikian vs Pelletier  ½-½54 2004 Petrosian MemorialB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. Macieja vs A Pashikian 0-144 2004 Petrosian MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
21. A Pashikian vs K Asrian  0-145 2004 Petrosian MemorialB01 Scandinavian
22. Sveshnikov vs A Pashikian  ½-½74 2004 Petrosian MemorialC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. A Pashikian vs T L Petrosian  ½-½45 2004 Petrosian MemorialC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
24. M Kobalia vs A Pashikian  1-068 2004 Petrosian MemorialC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
25. A Pashikian vs A Anastasian  0-140 2004 Petrosian MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 318  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-17-06  BIDMONFA: Arman Pashikian


Jun-05-06  ARTIN: Apparently this is the guy who came up with the novelty that Aronian used against Sokolov in the 37th Olympiad.
Jan-26-09  arsen387: Pashikian won the Armenian Championship this year, which means that he'll be the 5th player in Armenian National Team in 2009 (after Aronian, Akopian, Sargissian, Petrosian). Gaining 8.5/13 with Kotanjian, he became the champion by tiebreaks. Congrats to Arman, my prediction is that very soon he'll be amongst the elite in chess world
Feb-23-09  Davolni: WOW. Pashikyan is having a hell of a tournament, with a second place in Aeroflot!!!

Good luck to him in the rest of the tournament!

Aug-07-09  Vakus: Pashikian - winner of Lake Sevan 2009.
2700 is sooo close.
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  Tabanus: FIDE: Biography:

Lake Sevan 2009:

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  tamar: Pashikian is credited with finding the exchange sacrifice Aronian used today on Giri A Giri vs Aronian, 2012

Part of its appeal to Aronian was that engines did not see that it was good, but he could see a clear plan for Black, and only found plans for White after extensive work with the computer.

So Pashikian found a doubly good novelty, one that has merit on its own, and one that is unlikely to have been studied by players of the White pieces because the engines don't give it a plus evaluation.

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