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Samvel Ter-Sahakyan
  
Number of games in database: 275
Years covered: 2005 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2577 (2571 rapid, 2620 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2613

Overall record: +108 -57 =108 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B90 B48 B32 B42 B33
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C65 C84 C95 C67 C78
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
    B90 B96 B94 B93
 French Defense (14) 
    C18 C07 C10 C11 C05
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C84 C95 C96 C94 C89
 Sicilian Taimanov (13) 
    B48 B47 B46 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B90 B45 B51 B22 B53
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44 D46
 Slav (20) 
    D11 D12 D10 D18 D16
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B91 B97 B94 B93
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D31 D30 D37 D36 D38
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A27 A25 A28 A20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs J Duda, 2013 1-0
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs Ponomariov, 2016 1-0
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs C Holt, 2012 1-0
   R Makhmutov vs S Ter-Sahakyan, 2015 0-1
   V Durarbayli vs S Ter-Sahakyan, 2010 0-1
   A Ipatov vs S Ter-Sahakyan, 2012 1/2-1/2
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs A Chudinovskikh, 2012 1-0
   L Babujian vs S Ter-Sahakyan, 2012 0-1
   D Debashis vs S Ter-Sahakyan, 2012 0-1
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs P Schreiner, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Armenian Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   World Junior Championships (2011)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Abu Dhabi Masters
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs R Sardana (Aug-22-17) 1/2-1/2
   Sarin Nihal vs S Ter-Sahakyan (Aug-21-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Adly vs S Ter-Sahakyan (Aug-20-17) 1-0
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs A Korobov (Aug-19-17) 1-0
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs Short (Aug-19-17) 1/2-1/2

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SAMVEL TER-SAHAKYAN
(born Sep-19-1993, 24 years old) Armenia

[what is this?]

Grandmaster (2008); European U10 Champion (2003); World U18 Champion (2011)

Preamble

GM Samvel Rubenovich Ter-Sahakyan was born in Vanadzor, Armenia. When he became a Grandmaster on the day before his 15th birthday, he joined the select group of players who have achieved this at an age earlier than the benchmark set by Robert James Fischer in 1958.

Championships

<Youth> Ter-Sahakyan became a Grandmaster on 18 October 2008, the day before his 15th birthday, when his ELO reached 2500 during the World U18 championship. He made his first impact in international chess when he became the 2003 European U10 Champion. Subsequently he came equal first at the Belfort Youth (U12) World Championship in 2005 alongside Wesley So, Srinath Narayanan and Sanan Sjugirov, 12th at the Batumi U14 Youth World Championship in 2006, runner-up in the 2008 European U16 championship, the 2009 European U18 champion, runner-up at the same event in 2010, runner up on tiebreak behind Vasif Durarbayli at the Batumi U18 World Youth Championship in 2010 before breaking through to win the 2011 World U18 Championship that was held in Brazil, scoring 8/9 and a TPR of 2705.

<Junior (U20)> =9th with 8.5/13 at the World Junior Championships (2011), and =5th with a solid 9/13 at the World Junior Championship (2012).

<National> He was second in the 2011 Armenian Championship behind Robert Hovhannisyan. In 2012 he took outright 3rd place in the 74th Armenian Championship with 6/10 (+3 -1 =6).

<Continental> Scored 7/11 (TPR 2680) at the 12th European Individual Championship (2011). Placed =10th place with 7.5/11 at the European Individual Championships (2014) (EICC 2014).

<World> His result in the EICC 2014 qualified him to play in the World Cup (2015), where he bowed out of the event after a first round loss to Nikita Vitiugov in the first pair of rapid game tiebreakers.

Standard Tournaments

Ter-Sahakyan scored 5.5/9 (+4 -2 =3) in the 2011 Dubai Open and 5/9 (+3 -2 =4) in the 4th Karen Asrian Memorial in Jermuk, also in 2011. In June 2013, he came 2nd - a point behind Robert Hovhannisyan - with 6.5/9 at the 6th Karen Asrian Memorial 2013. In July 2015, we was =1st with 8/11 at the 8th Annual K. Asrian Memorial 2015, albeit third on tiebreak behind Mikhailo Oleksienko and Anton Korobov. Immediately afterwards he placed =3rd behind Jan-Krzysztof Duda and David Anton Guijarro at the Lake Sevan (2015) event staged in Armenia.

Team events

<National Team> Ter-Sahakyan played top board for Armenia in the 2008 and 2009 U16 Olympiads, helping his team to 5th in 2008 and to the bronze medal in 2009.

<National League> He played board four for FIMA Yerevan in the 2008 Armenian Team Championships, helping his team to win the silver medal. He played top board for Chess Academy Yerevan in the 2009 Armenian League, again assisting his team to a silver medal. For the 2014 season he returned to FIMA Yerevan, where playing top board, he helped his team to 4th place.

Rating

He has been rated above 2500 since September 2009 and breached the 2600 level for the first time in August 2015.

References and Photo

http://www.bidmonfa.com/ter_sahakya...

Wikipedia article: Samvel Ter-Sahakyan

Last updated: 2017-09-19 06:01:13

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 275  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Sjugirov vs S Ter-Sahakyan  1-0772005Belfort YWCC boys under 12B54 Sicilian
2. Yifan Hou vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½532005Wch U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. V Laznicka vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½262007World Junior ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. S Ter-Sahakyan vs M Alvarez Ramirez  1-0652007World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. I Popov vs S Ter-Sahakyan  1-0322007World Junior ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
6. S Ter-Sahakyan vs S Feller  ½-½532007World Junior ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
7. H Vardanian vs S Ter-Sahakyan  0-1332007World Junior ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
8. S Ter-Sahakyan vs T Sanikidze 0-1402007World Junior ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. D Kalashian vs S Ter-Sahakyan  1-0512007World Junior ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
10. S Ter-Sahakyan vs D Arngrimsson  0-1592007World Junior ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. S Ter-Sahakyan vs H Tamazyan  1-0332007World Junior ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
12. A Nasri vs S Ter-Sahakyan  0-1372007World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. S Ter-Sahakyan vs D Howell  0-1322007World Junior ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
14. G Nigalidze vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½342007World Junior ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. S Ter-Sahakyan vs L Babujian 1-0502008Armenian ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. A Yegiazarian vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½592008Armenian ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
17. S Ter-Sahakyan vs A Pashikian 1-0392008Armenian ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. T Nalbandian vs S Ter-Sahakyan ½-½552008Armenian ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S Ter-Sahakyan vs Lputian  0-1362008Armenian ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
20. T Kotanjian vs S Ter-Sahakyan 1-0582008Armenian ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. S Ter-Sahakyan vs K Asrian 1-0432008Armenian ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
22. A Minasian vs S Ter-Sahakyan  0-1262008Armenian ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
23. S Ter-Sahakyan vs Z Andriasian  ½-½302008Armenian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
24. A Minasian vs S Ter-Sahakyan  1-0322008Armenian ChampionshipA25 English
25. Potkin vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½372008European Individual ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 275  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-05-07  argishti: A new Armenian prodigy? rated 2351 on the fide list. not bad.
Jun-28-07  ARMENIA: <argishti> He is beyond the prodigy level... Recently school has kept him away from the chess world. (Armenian parents are too strict and want him to have chess as a second choice in life). He has had some huge victories in his short years of playing and if more time devoted I believe much more is to come:)

God Bless Armenia

Jul-02-07  ARMENIA: He has a perfect score in seven rounds played so far and two more to go. He has 7 out of 7! I will let it sink it a second...:)

God Bless Armenia

Sep-21-07  argishti: Wow, lets hope this kid get up to Aronian, cause it would be nice to have 3 people at the super-GM level. :)
Jan-15-08  BIDMONFA: Samvel Ter Sahakyan

TER-SAHAKYAN, Samvel
http://www.bidmonfa.com/ter_sahakya...
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Jan-18-08  DUS: Congrats to young chess player Samvel Ter-Sahakyan! All the best and new great victories!

<Young chess player Samvel Ter-Sahakyan after completing an International Master norm also fulfilled a Grandmaster norm after the 9th round of the 68th Armenian Championship.

This is an unprecedented case in the rich history of Armenian chess, when a 14-year-old player fulfills a GM norm.>

http://armchess.am/

May-02-08  DUS: I think in Plovdiv 2008 Europinan Individual Chess Championship the most impressive among representatives of Armenia was young (14 or 15) FM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, who has 7 points, 5 victories perhaps all against GMs! I hope soon he will get a GM title and will be a member of Armenian national team. Perhaps he will play on board # 4 (#1 Levon Aronian, #2 Vladimir Akopian, # 3 Gabriel Sargissian).
May-03-08  hovik2003: <DUS>
He has already been granted a GM title, according to Armenian chess federation, quiet a accomplishment jumping from FM to GM (overpassing IM title) in one competition!, I think this is for first time in FIDE's history.

May-03-08  Open Defence: wow that is impressive
May-06-08  DUS: Congrats to young chess star Samvel Ter-Sahakyan!

<14 year-old Armenian chess player Samvel Ter-Sahakyan achieved a Grandmaster norm at the 9th European Individual Championship held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Ter-Sahakyan had reached such an achievement for the first time in the 68th Armenian Championship in January of this year.

Samvel Ter-Sahakyan will become the youngest Grandmaster in the whole Armenian chess history.>

http://armchess.am/

May-06-08  DUS: The norm was 6.5 points, and Samvel had 7 points.

I wish he will continue to improve as he does now. By the way, he also has a very talented chess teacher. But the most important is the player's talent of course.

<Hovik>, yes he did both IM and GM norms at once, and very young. Really it is impressive.

Sep-18-08  khursh: After round four at European Youth Chess Championship his RP is 2913 http://www.chess-results.com/tnr146...
Nov-29-08  arsen387: http://armchess.am/

<28-Nov-2008 New Titles to Armenian Chess Players

The FIDE Congress in Dresden awarded Grandmaster titles to two Armenian chess players, Hrant Melkumyan and 15 year-old Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (conditional). Ter-Sahakyan's title will come into force after his official Elo reaches 2500. >

Nov-29-08  ppeti84: Does he sing the song what what in the butt?
Sep-09-09  DUS: <ppeti84> I do not know the answer of your idiotic question.
Sep-09-09  DUS: Just today GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan became European U18 Champion. Congratulations!

He is 16, but has played in U18 section.

Sep-09-09  karoaper: <DUS: <ppeti84> I do not know the answer of your idiotic question.>

LMAO

Nov-26-11  Davolni: Congratulations to Samvel Ter-Sahakyan for becoming a world champion Under 18 section in World Youth Chess Championship 2011 in Brazil!
Nov-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulations on his fine result in winning the U18 World Championship.
Mar-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  joeyj: I could find 2 differing birthdates of Samvel Ter-Sahakyan

1. September 19, 1993
Refs: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samwel... http://www.bidmonfa.com/ter_sahakya...

2. November 19, 1993
Ref: Samvel Ter-Sahakyan

Which is real ???

Mar-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: GM Samvel Rubenovich Ter-Sahakyan was born on September 19, 1993 at 12:00 (GMT+0) in Vanadzor, Armenia.
Mar-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  joeyj: Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (born Sep 19, 1993) whose FIDE rating on July 2008 was 2480 gained a commulative total of +14.8 rating points in 3-Tournaments he participated and the last was the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad on August 2008 to register his live rating at 2494.8. He only needs at least +5.2 to breach the 2500 rating and complete his GM title requirements (3-GM norms were already previously achieved). On September 18, 2008, just 1-day short of celebrating his 15th birthday, at age <14yrs-11mos-30days>, he gained a commulative total of +8.2 rating after four rounds (R1-R4) of play at the European Youth Chess Championship 2008 Boys U16 to register a live rating of 2503.

<Read more:> http://chessaccount.wordpress.com/c...

Jun-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congrats to GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan for placing in a 3-way tie for 1st at the Asrian Memorial! He finished with 7/9, tying with Korobov and Oleksiyenko. He was also the highest placing Armenian player.
May-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I know a Sahakian in London; Edward Sahakian. He runs the Davidoff Tobacco Emporium on St James's Street.
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