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Z Andriasian 
Zaven Andriasian
Number of games in database: 457
Years covered: 2001 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2616 (2597 rapid, 2725 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2645
Overall record: +122 -50 =189 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      96 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (88) 
    B90 B47 B30 B96 B42
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B90 B96 B98 B94
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B12 B18 B11 B17 B10
 Giuoco Piano (19) 
    C53 C50
 French Defense (18) 
    C18 C11 C10 C04 C03
 Sicilian Taimanov (17) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B90 B50 B92 B51 B32
 Slav (57) 
    D17 D11 D12 D10 D18
 Sicilian Najdorf (44) 
    B90 B92 B97 B96 B91
 English, 1 c4 e5 (17) 
    A25 A29 A28 A26 A20
 Semi-Slav (13) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44
 King's Indian (8) 
    E90 E92 E97 E81 E70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 0-1
   Z Andriasian vs B Burg, 2013 1-0
   Z Andriasian vs R Oganisian, 2014 1-0
   Z Andriasian vs M Litwiniec, 2010 1-0
   A Greenfeld vs Z Andriasian, 2013 0-1
   D Klein vs Z Andriasian, 2013 0-1
   Z Andriasian vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Z Andriasian vs G Harutjunyan, 2012 1-0
   Z Andriasian vs M Rodshtein, 2006 1-0
   Z Andriasian vs Dreev, 2016 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Youth Stars (2007)
   Groningen Open (2012)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Universiade (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

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(born Mar-11-1989, 27 years old) Armenia

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GM Zaven Andriasian won the World Junior Championship (2006) at home in Armenia. GM Pentala Harikrishna and GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were 2 of the previous 4 World U-20 Champions to win in their respective home countries. FIDE awarded him the IM title in 2005 and the GM title in 2006.

He is the author of "Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian: An Uncompromising Repertoire for Black" (2013) and "The English Attack Against the Taimanov Sicilian: A Guide for White" (scheduled for publication in March 2015).

Wikipedia article: Zaven Andriasian

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 457  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Z Andriasian vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½55 2001 WYB12C12 French, McCutcheon
2. Z Andriasian vs Li Haoyu  ½-½70 2001 WYB12B32 Sicilian
3. Z Andriasian vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-067 2002 Rr30-ImediC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. Carlsen vs Z Andriasian  0-134 2003 European Championships U14D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Carlsen vs Z Andriasian 1-024 2003 WYCC - B14D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Z Andriasian vs J Dourerassou  1-063 2006 European Youth ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. Z Andriasian vs G Harutjunyan  0-133 2006 Blue Sevan TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. Z Andriasian vs M Rodshtein 1-039 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
9. Z Andriasian vs L Wu  1-046 2006 European Youth ChampionshipB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. D Andreikin vs Z Andriasian  ½-½25 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. J Fidalgo Fernandez vs Z Andriasian  0-143 2006 European Youth ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. L Babujian vs Z Andriasian  ½-½58 2006 Blue Sevan TournamentC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. I Khairullin vs Z Andriasian  ½-½51 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. D Jojua vs Z Andriasian  1-040 2006 European Youth ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
15. Z Andriasian vs Zhou Jianchao  ½-½22 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Z Andriasian vs L Pantsulaia  ½-½38 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. M Narmontas vs Z Andriasian  ½-½46 2006 European Youth ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Z Andriasian vs L Janjghava  ½-½48 2006 Blue Sevan TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. Z Andriasian vs R Nechepurenko  1-049 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
20. Z Andriasian vs A Grigoryan  ½-½11 2006 European Youth ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
21. B Grachev vs Z Andriasian  ½-½76 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. N Vitiugov vs Z Andriasian 0-145 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Z Andriasian vs A Tukhaev  1-040 2006 European Youth ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
24. Z Andriasian vs A Pashikian  ½-½14 2006 Blue Sevan TournamentC67 Ruy Lopez
25. Zhao Jun vs Z Andriasian ½-½91 2006 World Junior ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Aug-27-07  Anyi: At the Rubinstein Festival here in Poland Andriasian finished second in the GM category tournement:
Aug-27-07  Mameluk: Sorry. He did not.
Oct-11-07  Davolni: I wonder where Zaven Andriasyan is??

How come he is not playing in the youth tournament? does anybody know?

Oct-11-07  adair10: He will be playing in Essent in a couple of days.

Oct-11-07  Davolni: <adair10> wow,
what the hell is going to be doing over there??? ;)

It's not his class, look at the rating differences. I wonder why is he playing in Essent other than Junior tournament....

Oct-11-07  Prugno: The winner of the previous year's World Junior Championship always gets invited to Essent. In the past years Sutovsky, Sadvakasov, Galkin, Acs, Bruzon, Aronian, Mamedyarov and Harikrishna have all played there for this reason.
Oct-12-07  pawnofdoom: I bet Andriasian will be able to pull off a great performance at Essent. He will finally get a chance to play against the top guys. Despite the fact that he is over 130 points lower than the closest guy to him, I think he still has a chance. Van Wely hasn't been in perfect form lately, and Andriasian might have chances of scoring against Pono and Mamedyarov.
Oct-16-07  pawnofdoom: <pawnofdoom> Pretty pointless replying to my own comment, but I have to admit that I was really wrong. Half the tournament (3 rounds) has passed and Zaven has lost all the games so far. Best he can do is 50% and thats pretty impossibly against such a high opposition. Hopefully he won't do has bad as Sokolov did last year (0.5/6)
Oct-18-07  MarryCheckers: He looks like the guy from Lord of the Rings
Oct-18-07  pawnofdoom: That picture doesn't look like anymore. Sure, the black background and shading effect and his face+hair give him this darkish look and it looks like he's wearing some magical robes
Oct-18-07  Resignation Trap: <pawnofdoom> Let's hope that Zaven doesn't have an "oafer" tournament (as in "0 for 4", his current score), I hate to see anybody shut-out. Wearing magical robes for the last two rounds couldn't hurt!

A photo taken right before round one: . And a later one, after having been roughed-up by Pono and a victim of a Shark attack: .

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  tamar: Zaven: "I've got a feeling we're not in Middle Earth anymore."
Oct-19-07  dx9293: Is it just me, or does Andriasian's nightmare in Essent 2007 remind us of another World Junior Champion being sacrificed?...Tal Shaked (1997 World Junior Champion) in Tilburg 1997.

He was virtually never heard from again.

Oct-20-07  hovik2003: <dx9293>
I wouldn't worry about his psychological setbacks after this tournament, Armenians are kind of people who by historical evolution are used to disasters and don't give up so early.

I think Zaven Andriasian will be a great player and you can save my post to read it in next five years. He is amongst few Armenian GMs that are expert in opening phase of the game and he is a natural positional player and by improving on his shortcomings in middlegame calculations and tactics he will be definitely in the list of 50 top GMs.

Nov-25-07  Resignation Trap: Andriasian tanked in Essent, but he has held Onischuk to two draws in the World Cup. How will he do in the rapid tie-breaks?
Nov-25-07  zoren: may the better player win but i think onischuk has more experience
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  notyetagm: Go Zaven!
Nov-26-07  NakoSonorense: What's up with that picture? Looks more like he's from Ukraine...
Nov-26-07  Resignation Trap: <zoren> You are right, Alexander Onischuk 's experience was the decisive factor. Here is a photo during the tie-break, and Andriasian has grown quite a bit of facial hair since Essent: .
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  chessmoron: Pau Gasol-look-a-like.
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  Tabanus: Winner of Kalamaria Open (Greece) 28 Aug. - 1 Sept. 2010:

Nov-17-10  arsen387: GM Andriasian won Russian Cup 2010 Men Section yesterday. He had an excellent performance, winning his two-game matches against higher rated players like Bologan, Sjugirov, Potkin and then Timofeev in the final. Congrats to Zaven, he played some great games there!
Nov-20-10  Vakus: Yeah, great job, he played very well. Expected rating change is +38 for Russian Cup 2010 and +18 for Chigorin Memorial, which makes his liverating ~2645. Here you can watch some of his games
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
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  cro777: Zaven Andriasian is 2016 Armenian champion. He also added new 16 Elo points to come back to “Club 2600+”.

The 76th Armenian Men’s Individual Chess Championship took place from January 12th to January 23rd, 2016, in Armenian capital Yerevan.

Andriasian is also the author of two books:

"The English Attack against the Taimanov Sicilian: A Guide for White" (2015)

and "Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian: An Uncompromising Repertoire for Black" (2013)

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