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M Khachiyan 
Melikset Khachiyan
Number of games in database: 168
Years covered: 1984 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2524 (2471 rapid, 2484 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2546
Overall record: +49 -49 =70 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B52 B25 B43 B58 B33
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C69 C68 C94 C65
 French Defense (12) 
    C18 C11 C01 C07 C16
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (10) 
    C69 C68
 French Winawer (6) 
    C18 C16
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 D01 A45 D00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B35 B32 B39 B50 B76
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D78 D70 D87 D86
 Sicilian Dragon (12) 
    B35 B39 B76 B77 B78
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C67 C63 C65 C96 C90
 Giuoco Piano (5) 
 Slav (5) 
    D10 D18 D14 D11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Khachiyan vs Shabalov, 2007 1-0
   M Khachiyan vs Joel Benjamin, 2010 1-0
   Lenderman vs M Khachiyan, 2010 0-1
   E Perelshteyn vs M Khachiyan, 2007 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Open (2008)
   World Open (2007)
   National Open (2006)
   National Open (2007)
   US Championships (2010)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   US Championship (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2012 American open by gauer

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(born Jul-06-1970, 45 years old) Armenia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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He is a GM.

Wikipedia article: Melikset Khachiyan

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 168  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Khachiyan vs M Golubev  0-137 1984 Baku jrB58 Sicilian
2. M Khachiyan vs M Golubev  ½-½28 1985 Beltsy VDFSO jr ChB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. Spassky vs M Khachiyan  ½-½60 1992 Fajr op 2ndA22 English
4. M Khachiyan vs M Effatian  1-056 1992 Fajr op 2ndC11 French
5. M Khachiyan vs A Yegiazarian  0-121 1994 ARM-chD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
6. A Yegiazarian vs M Khachiyan  1-041 1995 ARM-chA48 King's Indian
7. Kholmov vs M Khachiyan  0-176 1995 Moscow6B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
8. M Krasenkow vs M Khachiyan 1-038 1996 32nd ol Yerevan ARMD85 Grunfeld
9. M Khachiyan vs Sadvakasov  ½-½45 1996 RUS-Cup3B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. L Totsky vs M Khachiyan  ½-½23 1996 RUS-Cup2B50 Sicilian
11. S Tsomaia vs M Khachiyan  1-047 1996 It openC34 King's Gambit Accepted
12. M Khachiyan vs M Brodsky  ½-½71 1996 Yerevan opB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
13. Y Shuganov vs M Khachiyan  ½-½42 1996 Decin opD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
14. Movsesian vs M Khachiyan  1-055 1996 ARM-chB50 Sicilian
15. A Yegiazarian vs M Khachiyan  0-150 1996 ARM-chA28 English
16. M Khachiyan vs Hebden  0-137 1996 op Cappelle La GrandeC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
17. M Khachiyan vs V Tukmakov  0-175 1996 Yerevan opB58 Sicilian
18. S Temirbaev vs M Khachiyan  ½-½91 1997 4th World Team ChA16 English
19. M Khachiyan vs Savon  1-050 1997 SochiC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
20. N Gurieli vs M Khachiyan  ½-½43 1997 4th World Team ChA22 English
21. G Sargissian vs M Khachiyan  1-043 1998 Panormo ztD85 Grunfeld
22. M Khachiyan vs Lputian  0-167 1998 Zonal 1.5C18 French, Winawer
23. M Khachiyan vs G Sargissian  ½-½30 1999 ARM-chB57 Sicilian
24. M Khachiyan vs Y Yakovich  ½-½64 1999 Cappelle la GrandeB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. M Khachiyan vs Akobian  ½-½25 1999 ARM-chC16 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 168  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Cool dude, good sense of humour! Met/saw him during the American Open Tournament.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Oh, yeah, first name is Melikset =)
Jun-26-06  DUS: He is from Armenian chess school. Recently FIDE has awarded GM title.

Congratulations to GM Melikset Khachiyan!

May-17-07  argishti: Good for him. Hope he will improve.
Jul-03-07  pocketkings: nice pic on monroi dude, LA pride.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Where is BIGMONFA ?
Today it's M.K.'s birthday.
Apr-08-09  DCP23: Told by GM Roman Ovetchkin:

<[At the Aeroflot 2009 A2 section] GM Melik Khachiyan, who was having a great tournament, was sharing 1st going into the final round. He didn't know anything about the tiebreaking system in place, so after the pairings were announced he offered me a draw in tomorrow's game. I said I'll think it over and reply tomorrow, but then I decided to play and told him so at midnight, in order for him to have time to prepare.

[Analysis of the game Khachiyan, Melikset – Ovetchkin, Roman follows, which I won't translate. The gist of it is that GM Ovetchkin was being methodically outplayed by GM Khachiyan]

[At move 30] Here I offered a draw, despite objectively having a very unpleasant position. My opponent said, "You have a family, I have a family too. We need to provide for them" -- and agreed. And then, he made on the board the strongest move possible: 31.f5! I felt ashamed...>

The original article (in Russian) by GM Ovetchkin can be found here:
Scroll down to the end for the game Khachiyan - Ovetchkin.

This Melikset Khachiyan seems like a nice and honorable man.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: hello GM Melikset khachiyan! ... I like your style of play -- dynamic and always maintaining imbalance ... I like your lessons too (in ... more power!
Dec-10-09  BIDMONFA: Melikset Khachiyan


Dec-12-09  SirChrislov: Southern California GM. The 2002 Chuy's Summer Open in Glendale (which I played in) was won by him and Levon Altounian, 5 points each, no losses. At the time he was rated 2527.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <At the other extreme is Melik Khachiyan, who did everything correctly but described earning his GM title as “definitely horror.” Khachiyan made two GM norms in U.S. tournaments in 2003. Combined with his second-place finish in the 1996 Russia Cup in Moscow, those performances appeared to satisfy the requirements
for a GM title. But a FIDE official denied his claim, demanding more proof and even accusing Khachiyan of cheating. “The next year I got another GM norm, and when I applied again, the same guy didn't want to process my application. He asked for everything—games, TD’s papers, crosstables. It took me more than a year to get my title. It was a terrible experience.”>

- Chess Life August 2011

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