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Karen H Grigoryan
K Grigoryan 
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Number of games in database: 397
Years covered: 2007 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2665 (2676 rapid, 2665 blitz)
Overall record: +167 -88 =123 (60.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian Attack (16) 
    A07 A08
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E20 E32 E36 E34 E25
 Reti System (14) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Sicilian (13) 
    B40 B25 B33 B54 B53
 Slav (13) 
    D11 D12 D10 D17
 English (12) 
    A10 A15 A11 A13 A16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B90 B51 B32 B30 B31
 King's Indian (20) 
    E92 E63 E67 E61 E70
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A45 A41 A40 D00 A46
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C78 C67 C76 C73 C77
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B92 B98 B97
 Reti System (9) 
    A06 A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Grigoryan vs T L Petrosian, 2017 1-0
   S Narayanan vs K Grigoryan, 2017 1/2-1/2
   K Grigoryan vs J M Lopez Martinez, 2015 1-0
   S Klimov vs K Grigoryan, 2010 0-1
   K Grigoryan vs A Sarana, 2015 1/2-1/2
   V S Gujrathi vs K Grigoryan, 2010 0-1
   S Gagare vs K Grigoryan, 2015 0-1
   K Grigoryan vs V Korduban, 2012 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs A Demchenko, 2022 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs C Houriez, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sunway Sitges Open (2020)
   EU-ch U14 18th (2008)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Albena Open (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   European Championship (2015)
   European Championship (2013)
   European Championship (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Chessable Sunway Sitges (2022)

   🏆 Chessable Sunway Sitges
   Karthikeyan Ajay vs K Grigoryan (Dec-21-22) 1/2-1/2
   K Grigoryan vs Y Yu (Dec-20-22) 0-1
   K Alekseenko vs K Grigoryan (Dec-19-22) 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs A Demchenko (Dec-17-22) 1-0
   K Grigoryan vs Niemann (Dec-16-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-25-1995, 28 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). Not to be confused with Karen Grigorian.

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 Open (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: 2022-02-25 15:14:09

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 397  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nyzhnyk vs K Grigoryan 1-037200717th EU-ch U12 BoysB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. K Grigoryan vs H Gabuzyan  ½-½612007EU-ch U12 17thB50 Sicilian
3. M Atnilov vs K Grigoryan 0-1462008EU-ch U14 18thB01 Scandinavian
4. O Wieczorek vs K Grigoryan  0-1552008EU-ch U14 18thB01 Scandinavian
5. K Grigoryan vs V Fedoseev  ½-½532008EU-ch U14 18thC77 Ruy Lopez
6. K Grigoryan vs U Bajarani  ½-½552008EU-ch U14 18thC13 French
7. K Grigoryan vs M Lagarde  1-0262008EU-ch U14 18thD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
8. I Bukavshin vs K Grigoryan  ½-½222008EU-ch U14 18thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. K Grigoryan vs V Kovalev  ½-½1192008EU-ch U14 18thC44 King's Pawn Game
10. K Grigoryan vs Y Zhou  0-1502008Wch U14B06 Robatsch
11. J E Garcia vs K Grigoryan  1-0322008Wch U14A10 English
12. K Grigoryan vs J Moussard  ½-½652008Wch U14B54 Sicilian
13. K Juhasz vs K Grigoryan  ½-½322008Wch U14A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
14. K Grigoryan vs N Meshkovs  ½-½572008Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
15. R R Ankit vs K Grigoryan  ½-½672008Wch U14C07 French, Tarrasch
16. K Grigoryan vs I Sokolov  0-1462010Chigorin Memorial Classic OpenA56 Benoni Defense
17. A Stukopin vs K Grigoryan  0-1322010Chigorin Memorial Classic OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. K Grigoryan vs S Yudin  ½-½402010Chigorin Memorial Classic OpenA13 English
19. K Grigoryan vs Lintchevski  ½-½322010Chigorin Memorial Classic OpenA06 Reti Opening
20. S Klimov vs K Grigoryan  0-1362010Chigorin Memorial Classic OpenD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
21. V Burmakin vs K Grigoryan  1-0412010Chigorin Memorial Classic OpenA05 Reti Opening
22. K Grigoryan vs K Stupak  1-0302010Chigorin Memorial Classic OpenA04 Reti Opening
23. A Stukopin vs K Grigoryan  0-1472010WY U-16 OlympiadA06 Reti Opening
24. V S Gujrathi vs K Grigoryan  0-1422010WY U-16 OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. K Grigoryan vs M Dhar 1-034201113th Dubai OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 397  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-14-11  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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