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Karen H Grigoryan
Number of games in database: 264
Years covered: 2007 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2665 (2676 rapid, 2665 blitz)

Overall record: +110 -58 =80 (60.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian Attack (12) 
    A07 A08
 Reti System (11) 
    A06 A04 A05
 English (9) 
    A10 A15 A11 A13 A16
 Sicilian (9) 
    B40 B25 B54 B90 B30
 Slav (9) 
    D11 D10 D12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A37 A30 A34 A33 A35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B90 B30 B32 B51 B22
 King's Indian (10) 
    E63 E92 E90 E75 E60
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 A40 A46 A41 E00
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C78 C67 C60 C73
 Slav (8) 
    D17 D10 D12 D18 D16
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B12 B11 B17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Grigoryan vs T L Petrosian, 2017 1-0
   Srinath Narayanan vs K Grigoryan, 2017 1/2-1/2
   K Grigoryan vs J M Lopez Martinez, 2015 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs V Korduban, 2012 1-0
   S Gagare vs K Grigoryan, 2015 0-1
   K Grigoryan vs A Sarana, 2015 1/2-1/2
   K Grigoryan vs C Houriez, 2013 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs V Laznicka, 2015 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs R Hovhannisyan, 2015 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs R Hovhannisyan, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Albena Open (2012)
   Aeroflot Open (2012)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   K Grigoryan vs E Karavade (Mar-07-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   K Grigoryan vs S D Swapnil (Mar-07-18) 1-0, rapid
   Harshit Raja vs K Grigoryan (Mar-07-18) 0-1, rapid
   V S Gujrathi vs K Grigoryan (Mar-07-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   G Guseinov vs K Grigoryan (Feb-28-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Feb-25-1995, 26 years old) Armenia

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Candidate Master (2007); FIDE Master (2010); International Master (2011); Grandmaster (2013); Armenian U14 Champion (2008); European U16 Champion (2010); Armenian Champion (2015).

Scored his GM norms at the World Junior Championship (2012), the round robin A.Margaryan Memorial in January 2013 and at the 12th Festival de Rochefort - Masters in February 2013. His application for the title also included a GM norm from the Cappelle la Grande (2009).

=2nd at the 2007 European U12 Championship behind Nyzhnyk; winner of the Amernian U14 Championship in 2008; winner of the European U16 Championship 2010. 1st at the G. Kasparyan Memorial - Young Masters 2010; winner of the 2011 Youth Stars Tournament; =1st at the Armenian Championship 2011.

=1st (5th on tiebreak) at the Albena Open (2012). 1st at the Open Internacional Escacs Vila de Sitges in July 2013. In September 2013, he won the Armenian Championship with 9.5/13, a clear point ahead of second placed Levon Babujian. Clear first at the 38th Barbera Open 2015 in Spain with 7.5/9. =1st (2nd on tiebreak to Kidambi Sundararajan) at the XVII Sant Marti Open 2015 in Barcelona in July.

He won the 2019 Famalic„o Open with a perfect 9/9.

Wikipedia article: Karen H. Grigoryan

Last updated: 2019-08-04 02:51:43

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 264  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nyzhnyk vs K Grigoryan 1-037200717th EU-ch U12 BoysB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. M Atnilov vs K Grigoryan 0-1462008EU-ch U14 18thB01 Scandinavian
3. O Wieczorek vs K Grigoryan  0-1552008EU-ch U14 18thB01 Scandinavian
4. K Grigoryan vs V Fedoseev  ½-½532008EU-ch U14 18thC77 Ruy Lopez
5. K Grigoryan vs U Bajarani  ½-½552008EU-ch U14 18thC13 French
6. K Grigoryan vs M Lagarde  1-0262008EU-ch U14 18thD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
7. I Bukavshin vs K Grigoryan  ½-½222008EU-ch U14 18thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. K Grigoryan vs V Kovalev  ½-½1192008EU-ch U14 18thC44 King's Pawn Game
9. K Grigoryan vs Y Zhou  0-1502008Wch U14B06 Robatsch
10. J E Garcia vs K Grigoryan  1-0322008Wch U14A10 English
11. K Grigoryan vs J Moussard  ½-½652008Wch U14B54 Sicilian
12. K Juhasz vs K Grigoryan  ½-½322008Wch U14A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. K Grigoryan vs N Meskovs  ½-½572008Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
14. R R Ankit vs K Grigoryan  ½-½672008Wch U14C07 French, Tarrasch
15. K Grigoryan vs I Sokolov  0-1462010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA56 Benoni Defense
16. A Stukopin vs K Grigoryan  0-1322010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. K Grigoryan vs S Yudin  ½-½402010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA13 English
18. K Grigoryan vs D Lintchevski  ½-½322010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA06 Reti Opening
19. S Klimov vs K Grigoryan  0-1362010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
20. V Burmakin vs K Grigoryan  1-0412010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA05 Reti Opening
21. K Grigoryan vs K Stupak  1-0302010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA04 Reti Opening
22. A Stukopin vs K Grigoryan  0-1472010WY U-16 OlympiadA06 Reti Opening
23. V S Gujrathi vs K Grigoryan  0-1422010WY U-16 OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. K Grigoryan vs M Dhar 1-034201113th Dubai OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. T Hilwani vs K Grigoryan 0-134201113th Dubai OpenA15 English
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 264  PGN Download
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  wordfunph: Armenian IM Grigoryan Karen with 2787 TPR after drawing against monster GM Wang Yue (2716) and winning against Chinese GM Zhao Jun (2587)..


Nov-22-11  BIDMONFA: Karen H Grigoryan


Jun-15-12  twinlark: Well done in Bulgaria in the Albena Open.
Aug-12-12  Atking: I heard this young chess talent lived with his parents, a long time in Hokkaido (Japan), as well as did GM Anish Giri. Is that right?
Aug-02-13  Caissanist: I noticed that this player's name is spelled "Karen Grigoryan", but another strong Armenian IM from Soviet times was named "Karen Grigorian". Since Armenian uses a different alphabet from English, I would assume that the two players in fact have the same name.
Sep-12-13  twinlark: <Caissanist>

You'd think so. "-ian" or "yan" seems to be an orthographic product of the characteristic Armenian phoneme that occupies the last bit of their names. I've seen the Georgian "-vili" spelt "-wili" and "-villi", and the Balkan "-ic" spelt "ich".

Luckily there seems to be an orthographic standard amongst many countries with non-English alphabets in transcribing their names from Cyrillic or logographic Chinese and other symbols to English. It's hard enough finding some names here, given the number of variant spellings that manifest with even seemingly simple names like Korchnoi.

Sep-12-13  twinlark: <Caissanist>

My guess is that Armenians opt for one spelling or another at some stage and then stick with it. They seem equally popular:

Maybe there's an Armenian in the house who could clarify.

Aug-20-14  PhilFeeley: Missing this interesting game, from a tournament he won recently:

[Event "40th Badalona Open 2014"]
[Site "Badalona ESP"]
[Date "2014.08.06"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Oliva, Kevel"]
[Black "Grigoryan, Karen"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E98"]
[WhiteElo "2446"]
[BlackElo "2595"]
[Annotator "Shah,Sagar"]
[PlyCount "68"]
[EventDate "2014.08.02"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.08.11"]

1. Nf3 g6 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Be3 f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. Nd3 Nf6 14. c5 Ng6 15. a4 h5 16. a5 g4 17. Qe1 h4 18. Bxh4 g3 19. Bg5 gxh2+ 20. Kh1 Qe8 21. g4 fxg3 22. Qxg3 Nh5 23. Qxh2 Nhf4 24. Rf2 Nh3 25. Rg2 Kf7 26. f4 Rh8 27. f5 Ng5 28. Bh5 Qe7 29. Bxg6+ Kf8 30. 30. Bh5 Bd7 31. f6 Bxf6 32. Rf1 Kg7 33. Rxf6 Qxf6 34. Qh4 Rxh5 0-1

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