|Oct-07-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Hrant Melkumyan|
|Dec-05-08|| ||whiteshark: Grandmaster title approved to him at the 79th FIDE Congress which was held 16-26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany. |
|Dec-05-08|| ||Davolni: congratulations to the new addition to the Armenian family of GransMasters!!!|
|Nov-27-09|| ||Tabanus: GM Hrant Melkumyan, Armenia, born 30 April 1989. Now rated 2585, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...|
GM in 2008. Rating curve indicates 2600+ soon. ICC: Pchyolka
World U18 vice champion 2006. Shared 8-14 in World Junior Ch 2008 (3rd GM norm). Strong 6th place (shared 2nd) in Abu Dhabi 2009.
Got 7/9 (same as winner) in Chigorin Memorial 2009:
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrant_... (in Polish)
|Jul-17-10|| ||Tabanus: Today 3rd in the 30th Open Internacional de Ajedrez "Villa de Benasque" 8-17 July 2010:|
|Oct-07-10|| ||arsen387: A nasty attack by GM Melkumian agaisnt Sasho Nikolov , found it on chesspro.ru among the best games of this August (not presesnt in CG database yet) |
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.a3 b6 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Nxd5 exd5 9.g3 c5 10.Bg2 Bb7 11.0-0 Nd7 12.dxc5 bxc5 13.Qa4 a5 14.Rfd1 Nb6 15.Qc2 a4 16.h4 h6 17.Rac1 Qc8 18.Kh2 Re8 19.Ne5 Bf6 20.Bh3 Qd8 21.Ng4 Be7 22.Bxh6 gxh6 23.Nxh6+ Kg7 24.Nxf7 Qc7 25.Rd4 Bc8 26.Bxc8 Qxc8 27.Ne5 Qe6 28.Rg4+ Kh8 29.Rg6 Qxe5 30.Rh6+ Kg8 31.Qh7+ Kf8 32.Rg6 1-0
|Dec-21-11|| ||Albertan: Armenia’s Hrant Melkumyan wins European title:
|Jan-13-12|| ||waustad: How does one pronounce Hrant properly?|
|Jan-13-12|| ||khursh: H(em)+A+(g)RANT
A like in "a book'
However, we have two 't'-s in Armenian, soft as in English, and hard, which is here in HRANT.
|Feb-11-12|| ||waustad: He's getting some rating points back in Moscow. He lost some recently in Armenia.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||notyetagm: Melkumyan is doing well these days.
Anyone know if he is playing at <Cappelle-La-Grande> or some other open tournament?
|Mar-17-12|| ||cro777: In February 2012 Melkumyan tied for 4th–8th with Alexander Khalifman, Maxim Rodshtein, Fabiano Caruana and Dmitry Andreikin in the 11th Aeroflot Open Chess Festival.|
In the German Chess Bundesliga Melkumyan plays on board 1 for Aronian's chess club SF Berlin. Aronian plays on board 2 thus giving the young Armenian, his student, a chance to play against the strongest possible
opponents. The German event is the world's premier national team competition.
The 12th and 13th round of Bundesliga (17th and 18th of March 2012) has just begun. Melkumyan is playing on board 1 for SF Berlin.
|Mar-17-12|| ||twinlark: Good summary.|
|Mar-20-12|| ||shivasuri4: Hrant Melkumyan recovered well from his previous round loss to Parimarjan Negi to draw against higher rated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a 31 move game of the Grunfeld Defense.Though he was a pawn down from the opening, his two bishops and rook combined well to tie up the black pieces.The players shook hands when the BOOC endgame (with a rook each) endgame ensued.|
|Mar-23-12|| ||notyetagm: G Popilski vs H Melkumyan, 2012|
28 ... ?
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28 ... c5-c4!
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28 ... c5-c4! locks the White a2-bishop right out of the game.
Note that White has to resign in the final position because he is effectively down by a piece due to his <LOCKED OUT> b1-bishop.
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|Mar-26-12|| ||ozmikey: With my pedant's hat on, might I point out re the bio that the word "protégé" has two acute rather than grave accents over the e's? Chessgames.com's francophone readers would be dreadfully offended. :)|
|Jun-11-13|| ||notyetagm: H Melkumyan vs C Balogh, 2013|
Nice last-round win by Melkumyan, sending him to the 2013 World Cup in Norway.
|Jan-22-14|| ||notyetagm: Wow, Melkumyan is -6 (!!!) at the <2014 ARMENIAN CHAMPIONSHIP>!|
|Aug-20-14|| ||ketchuplover: Doing well in Riga so far|
|Aug-24-14|| ||Penguincw: Congratz to Hrant Melkumyan for winning the Riga Technical University Open (2014) with a score of 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3) and edging out Richard Rapport on 2nd tiebreaks.|
By my unofficial record, he gained 15.3 rating points, flying him to a career high 2670. That would put him at 72nd place on the FIDE rating list (obviously excluding the movement of other players).
|Apr-23-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Hrant Melkumyan for entering the live ratings, top 100 again. Today, he beat the struggling Naroditsky to move from 2651 to 2655.8, which is currently 93rd.|
His win was an integral part of Armenia's win over the States, as the top 3 boards were drawn.
|Apr-30-15|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Hrant Melkumyan! Congrats on being the 99th highest rated player in the world! :)|