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Arman Pashikian
Number of games in database: 357
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2603 (2604 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2663

Overall record: +135 -73 =149 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B25 B90 B30 B67 B47
 King's Indian (18) 
    E94 E91 E90 E97 E60
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E15 E17 E16
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D80 D97 D90 D87
 Slav (14) 
    D15 D10 D17 D16 D11
 Semi-Slav (13) 
    D45 D44 D43
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C67 C65 C84 C77 C90
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 A46 D05 E10 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D38 D30 D31 D37
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E20 E34 E48 E56 E52
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D47 D45 D44 D43 D48
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C84 C90 C89 C96 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Macieja vs A Pashikian, 2004 0-1
   A Stefanova vs A Pashikian, 2018 0-1
   A Pashikian vs A Mastrovasilis, 2011 1-0
   E Safarli vs A Pashikian, 2009 0-1
   A Pashikian vs I Kurnosov, 2009 1-0
   T K Antal vs A Pashikian, 2013 0-1
   D Zoler vs A Pashikian, 2013 0-1
   A Shomoev vs A Pashikian, 2009 0-1
   A Pashikian vs H Melkumyan, 2006 1-0
   A Pashikian vs S Ter-Sahakyan, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lake Sevan (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Armenian Championship (2007)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)

   🏆 World Cup
   A Firouzja vs A Pashikian (Sep-12-19) 1-0
   A Pashikian vs A Firouzja (Sep-12-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Pashikian vs P Schreiner (Mar-28-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Fakhrutdinov vs A Pashikian (Mar-27-19) 1-0
   A Pashikian vs B Firat (Mar-26-19) 1-0

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(born Jul-28-1987, 32 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.


Wikipedia article: Arman Pashikian

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Pashikian vs N Tsiramua  1-0342001BatumiB06 Robatsch
2. M Gagunashvili vs A Pashikian  1-0302001BatumiD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. A Pashikian vs H Vardanian  1-0352001BatumiB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
4. A Z Shalamberidze vs A Pashikian  1-0482001BatumiA16 English
5. A Pashikian vs N Avanesian  1-0452001BatumiC21 Center Game
6. N Mamedov vs A Pashikian  1-0352001BatumiB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. A Pashikian vs N Aginian  1-0312001BatumiC03 French, Tarrasch
8. M Lomineishvili vs A Pashikian  1-0292001BatumiE60 King's Indian Defense
9. A Pashikian vs S Gvetadze  1-0362001BatumiB25 Sicilian, Closed
10. M Amanov vs A Pashikian 1-0382002Int Youth Games U16D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Wang Yue vs A Pashikian  ½-½412002WYb16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Pashikian vs A Yegiazarian  1-0522003Batumi BCSA opB40 Sicilian
13. G Sargissian vs A Pashikian  ½-½592003ARM-ch 63rdD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. A Pashikian vs A Yegiazarian  1-0392003ARM-ch 63rdB50 Sicilian
15. G Sargissian vs A Pashikian  ½-½392003ARM-ch 63rd playoff 25+10'A10 English
16. A Pashikian vs G Sargissian  0-1422003ARM-ch 63rd playoff 25+10'C54 Giuoco Piano
17. G Sargissian vs A Pashikian 0-1512004Petrosian MemorialE61 King's Indian
18. E Ghaem Maghami vs A Pashikian  1-0322004Petrosian MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
19. A Pashikian vs Pelletier  ½-½542004Petrosian MemorialB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. Macieja vs A Pashikian 0-1442004Petrosian MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
21. A Pashikian vs K Asrian  0-1452004Petrosian MemorialB01 Scandinavian
22. Sveshnikov vs A Pashikian  ½-½742004Petrosian MemorialC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. A Pashikian vs T L Petrosian  ½-½452004Petrosian MemorialC70 Ruy Lopez
24. M Kobalia vs A Pashikian  1-0682004Petrosian MemorialC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
25. A Pashikian vs Anastasian  0-1402004Petrosian MemorialB25 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357  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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