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Artashes Minasian
Number of games in database: 520
Years covered: 1983 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2480 (2556 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +186 -130 =194 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B23 B50 B31 B40 B30
 Uncommon Opening (27) 
    A00 B00
 King's Indian Attack (22) 
    A07 A08
 Reti System (19) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (19) 
 French Defense (17) 
    C11 C18 C02 C00 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (48) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    A40 A41 A46 D00
 Reti System (23) 
    A04 A06
 Modern Benoni (22) 
    A56 A72 A70 A67 A64
 Uncommon Opening (21) 
    B00 A00
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B18 B19 B15 B10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Abeln vs A Minasian, 2003 0-1
   A Minasian vs O Nikolenko, 1991 1-0
   A Minasian vs T Nalbandian, 2008 1-0
   Lahno vs A Minasian, 2007 0-1
   A Minasian vs Romanishin, 1990 1/2-1/2
   S Volkov vs A Minasian, 2009 1/2-1/2
   A Yegiazarian vs A Minasian, 2006 0-1
   A Minasian vs M Grabarczyk, 2005 1-0
   A Minasian vs Shirov, 2000 1-0
   A Minasian vs Dreev, 1991 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   66th Armenian Championship (2006)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   6th Aeroflot Festival (2007)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)

   A Minasian vs G Alaverdyan (Mar-13-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Grigoryan vs A Minasian (Mar-12-14) 1-0
   S Brunello vs A Minasian (Mar-11-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Minasian vs M Codenotti (Mar-10-14) 1-0
   R Hovhannisyan vs A Minasian (Mar-08-14) 1-0

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(born Jan-21-1967, 50 years old) Armenia

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This GM was the last champion of the Soviet Union (1991) [rusbase-1]. Minasian won the Armenian Chess Championship six times, in 1990, 1992 (=Ashot Anastasian), 1993, 1995, 2004 and 2006.

Wikipedia article: Artashes Minasian

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 520  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Salov vs A Minasian 1-031 1983 Yaroslavl (Russia)A60 Benoni Defense
2. M Golubev vs A Minasian  1-063 1985 Yurmala Ch-SU jrB33 Sicilian
3. A Minasian vs G Timoshchenko  0-138 1988 URS-chTB33 Sicilian
4. A Minasian vs Gipslis  0-140 1988 Ch URS (club)B07 Pirc
5. A Minasian vs A Zapata  ½-½65 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. A Minasian vs G Timoshenko  ½-½25 1989 Podolsk GMA-qualB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. E Ubilava vs A Minasian  1-037 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
8. A Minasian vs Miles  1-031 1989 Moskva (GMA) 47/182B12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. A Minasian vs Y Yakovich  ½-½49 1989 It (open)C45 Scotch Game
10. Psakhis vs A Minasian  ½-½66 1989 Moscow GMA-opA04 Reti Opening
11. A Minasian vs Petursson  ½-½50 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenB30 Sicilian
12. H Olafsson vs A Minasian  ½-½23 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenA56 Benoni Defense
13. Shirov vs A Minasian  1-056 1989 FrunzeA56 Benoni Defense
14. A Minasian vs Gheorghiu  1-064 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. Kaidanov vs A Minasian  ½-½9 1989 World Cup ( open )A43 Old Benoni
16. J Klinger vs A Minasian  0-134 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenA04 Reti Opening
17. A Minasian vs Romanishin  ½-½90 1990 LvovA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. A Minasian vs Piskov  1-041 1990 URS-ch U26A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. A Minasian vs Z Krnic  1-043 1990 Lyon opA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. A Minasian vs Oll  1-029 1990 LvivC18 French, Winawer
21. G Kuzmin vs A Minasian  ½-½40 1990 Lvov ztB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. A Minasian vs V Tukmakov  0-140 1990 Lvov ztC11 French
23. M Sorokin vs A Minasian 1-023 1990 URS-ch U26A43 Old Benoni
24. Eingorn vs A Minasian  ½-½52 1990 Lvov ztD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. A Minasian vs N Davies  1-023 1990 It (open)B06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 520  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-26-04  Everett: This guy plays some of the strongest KIA against the Sicilian in GM play. No joke. See Minasian vs Ehlvest, 2004
Feb-19-05  whithergoes: Minasian is still perhaps the chess champion of the Soviet Union, having won the last USSR championship that concluded on 13 November 1991, just weeks before the USSR ceased to exist.
Feb-19-05  roni.chessman: Yeah and RADJABOV toppled him WOOHOO!!!!
Apr-14-05  WorldChampeen: Armenian Chess Federation website,
Nov-10-05  atripodi: <This guy plays some of the strongest KIA against the Sicilian in GM play. No joke.> Great game, but wrong Minasian I'm afraid. That game was played by Ara Minasian, currently ranked 13th in Armenia.
Jan-21-06  BIDMONFA: Artashes Minasian

MINASIAN, Artashes

Apr-17-06  Bobak Zahmat: GM Minasian Artashes finished 35th at the 7th European Individual Championship (2006)/Artashes Minasian, his performance was 2590 (look also
Jun-10-07  dx9293: Minasian also won the 1998 New York Open.
Feb-16-09  nhat8121:

Is this the GM X that rushed forward with murder in his eyes? hahaha, too funny.

Feb-16-09  Davolni: <Gormally's action was fairly harmless, but he had violated one of the basic laws of nature and evolution, which says: never attack an Armenian. Immediately a random countryman of Aronian, whom we shall call GM X (and who happens to be a reserve player on the US team, rated 2575), rushed forward with murder in his eyes. Figuratively speaking, we believe.>

you read it, but not till the end. GM Artashes Minasian has nothing to do with US team. So it's not him.

and this subject is one of those talked over subjects, where there was a lot of arguements at the time it was happening. So don't open another "long" conversation.

bottom line. Gormalyy guy acted stupid, and he got punished for what he did. PERIOD.

by the way GM "Y" is Yasser Seirawan, in case you didn't read it till the end....

Feb-16-09  nhat8121: haha you're right, I somehow read "reserve on the US team" as "reserve on the Armenia team" instead.
Feb-16-09  nhat8121: yes, so that GM X is Akobian Varuzhan.
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  OhioChessFan: Had a brutal loss against Hovhannisyan today. Blundered on his 10th move and might as well have resigned but played on until the 25th move.
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  Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday to GM Artashes Minasian.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Artashes Minasian.
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