|Jun-14-04|| ||ARMENIA: God Bless Ashot for his lessons that he has taught many!!! Another proud son of Armenia! |
|Jun-14-04|| ||orthochess: What is the secret of Aermenia having lots of GM's ??? Great players, lil country..... So nice.... |
|Jun-14-04|| ||ARMENIA: Our history has taught us many unforgettable lessons... |
|Jun-27-04|| ||rochade18: Looking back in history one can see that the Armenian armys were always smaller than the enemy's. So when both armys have the same strength (like in chess) the Armenians have an advantage ;) |
|Jul-01-05|| ||ARMENIA: Ashot jan... I love you and am fond of you very much! |
Your talent has lit up the darkness that we are in... Your way of thinking has shown us a new way of success in chess!
God Bless you and God Bless Armenia
|Sep-01-05|| ||Anastasia: thx <armenia> i luv u 2|
|Oct-18-05|| ||ARMENIA: Very funny|
|Jan-06-06|| ||blingice: I suppose you have to do more than be a GM and win a National Championship to get a picture or a multi-sentence biography.|
|Mar-17-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Ashot Anastasian|
|May-28-06|| ||Open Defence: I think he was Armenian champion a number of times not just in 2005|
|Sep-15-06|| ||argishti: ashot! God bless you, what a great talent from our chess talented rich country Armenia! we look strong having you!|
|Oct-05-06|| ||Rocafella: <we look strong having you> Everywhere you look in chess there is deception...;)|
|Jan-22-07|| ||WannaBe: I wonder if he is always looking for the Anastasian mate.|
|Feb-21-07|| ||argishti: "Rocafella:" hahaha, you are so not funny man!! chop!|
|Jul-16-07|| ||whiteshark: Just another picture:
|Jul-16-07|| ||arnaud1959: Thanks bidmonfa for the link. Some interesting points that I saw in the chronology of the Armenian Championship:
-After becoming champion in 1980, Smbat Lputian waited for 18 years to win the title once again.
-Vaganian has never been champion.
-And finally, Anastassian became champion at the age of 19 only, but never a top player. It shows how much the level of chess in Armenia is high and that one must be very talented and work hard to get to the top level.
|May-02-08|| ||Whitehat1963: as hot as what?|
|May-22-09|| ||WhiteRook48: what did he come up with? Anastasia's mate?|
|Jul-16-09|| ||wordfunph: Happy Birthday Armenian GM Ashot Anastasian!|
|Jul-16-09|| ||kurtrichards: Eight (8) times Armenian champion. Great. Happy Birthday, GM Ashot Anastasian!|
|Jul-16-10|| ||wordfunph: <kurtrichards: Eight (8) times Armenian champion.>|
GM Anastasian deserves a page photo..
happy birthdy Ashot!
|Oct-02-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Anastasian did not participate in the 2008 Armenian Chess Championship after slipping on ice and breaking his coccyx on the way to the Chess House.|
"I stumbled and fell on the ice on Abovian Street. The fracture is
awfully hurting now. I can neither sit nor lie. The recovery will probably last ten days."
|Oct-02-13|| ||PhilFeeley: This interesting game is not here:
Lputian - Anastasian, 1993
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 0-0 8. Be2 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. Nb5 Bb4+ 11. Bd2 Bxd2+ 12. Nxd2 e4 13. 0-0 14. Nc3 Nb6 15. a4 Be6 16. a5 17. b4 Ne7 18. Nb3 Nf5 19. Rfb1 20. Nc5 Nd7 21. Qd1 Qg5 22. g3 Nf6 23. b5 Bh3 24. bxa6 bxa6 25. Rb6 Qf5 26. Rf6 gxf6 27. Rb1 Kh8 28. Rb6 Rg8 29. Nb7 Rac8 30. Nc5 Bg4 31. Bxg4 Rxg4 32. Qf1 Nf3+ 33. Kh1 Rcg8 34. Ne2 Nd2 35. Qg2 Nc4 36. Rb7 Qf3 37. Qxf3 exf3 38. Nf4 Nxa5 39. Rxf7 Nc4 40. h3 R4g7 41. Rxf6 a5 42. Nxd5 Ra8 43. Na4 Rb7 44. Rxf3 Nb2 45. Nc5 Rg7 46. e4a4 47. Ra3 Nc4 48. Ra2 a3 49. Nb4 Rb8 50. Nca6 51. Nxb8 Rxb4 52. Nc6 Rb2 53. Ra1 a2 54. Kg2 Ne3+ 55. Kf3 Nc2 56. Rxa2 Rxa2 57. d5 Ra4 58. Kf4 Kg7 59. d6 Nb4 60. Nxb4 Rxb4 61. Kf5 Kf7 62. e5 Rb3 63. e6+ Ke8 1/2-1/2
Perpetual check at the end I guess. The rook prevents advance and the king prevents queening. Very interesting game.
I'm not sure about 26. Rxf6. Perhaps the exchange sacrifice was necessary to decrease black's firepower on the king side.
I don't know why white played 30. Nc5 instead of Nd6.
|Oct-10-13|| ||PhilFeeley: Also missing this fine game. Queen and rook endings are so exciting. One tiny slip and you're done for.|
Anastasian, Ashot 2490 - Epishin,Vladimir 2550
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.Bg5 Ne4 6.Bf4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 dxc4 8.Qa4+
Nd7 9.e3 0-0 10.Qxc4 c5 11.Qa4 Nb6 12.Qa3 Be6 13.Be2 cxd4 14.cxd4 Bc4 15.Bxc4 Nxc4 16.Qb4 Qd5 17.0-0 e6 18.Rab1 b6 19.Rfe1 Rac8 20.e4 Qb7 21.h4
Rfe8 22.Rbc1 b5 23.a4 a6 24.axb5 Qxb5 25.Qc3 h6 26.Rb1 Qd7 27.Qb3 Red8
28.Rec1 Nd6 29.Qe3 Rxc1+ 30.Rxc1 Nb5 31.Bxh6 Nxd4 32.Bxg7 Kxg7 33.h5 Nxf3+ 34.Qxf3 Qd2 35.Ra1 Rc8 36.Ra3 Qc1+ 37.Kh2 Rh8 38.Rxa6 Rxh5+ 39.Kg3 Qh1 40.Qf4 Rh2 41.Qf3 Rh5 42.Qf4 g5 43.Qg4 Rh6 44.Ra5 e5 45.Ra8 ½-½
|Oct-10-13|| ||RedShield: There are tens of thousands of master games missing from the DB; is it your intention to post them all here?|