|Nov-27-05|| ||WannaBe: Cool dude, good sense of humour! Met/saw him during the American Open Tournament.|
|Nov-27-05|| ||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.|
|Jul-06-08|| ||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.
|Nov-09-09|| ||Nf3em: hello GM Melikset khachiyan! ... I like your style of play -- dynamic and always maintaining imbalance ... I like your lessons too (in chess.com) ... 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.|
|Aug-06-11|| ||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