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Artashes Navasardovich Minasian
Number of games in database: 557
Years covered: 1983 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2486 (2556 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +203 -140 =204 (55.8%)*
   * 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 (76) 
    B23 B50 B31 B21 B30
 King's Indian Attack (37) 
    A07 A08
 Uncommon Opening (31) 
    A00 B00
 Reti System (20) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (19) 
 French Defense (17) 
    C11 C02 C18 C17 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (45) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A40 A41 D02 D00 A46
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15 B13
 Modern Benoni (23) 
    A56 A70 A64 A73 A65
 Uncommon Opening (23) 
    B00 A00
 Pirc (21) 
    B07 B09 B08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Minasian vs O V Nikolenko, 1991 1-0
   M Abeln vs A Minasian, 2003 0-1
   N Morozov vs A Minasian, 2018 0-1
   A Minasian vs T L Petrosian, 2006 1-0
   A Minasian vs Nalbandian, 2008 1-0
   S Volkov vs A Minasian, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Lagno vs A Minasian, 2007 0-1
   Van Wely vs A Minasian, 1999 0-1
   A Minasian vs M Grabarczyk, 2005 1-0
   A Yegiazarian vs A Minasian, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   66th Armenian Championship (2006)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   World Senior Teams Championship (50+) (2017)
   Aeroflot Open (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2014)

   🏆 European Individual Chess Championship
   K Alekseenko vs A Minasian (Mar-28-18) 1-0
   A Minasian vs I Ivanisevic (Mar-27-18) 1-0
   S Martinovic vs A Minasian (Mar-26-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Minasian vs S Bogner (Mar-25-18) 1/2-1/2
   M Vavulin vs A Minasian (Mar-24-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-21-1967, 53 years old) Armenia

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

Wikipedia article: Artashes Minasian

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:40:39

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 557  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Salov vs A Minasian 1-0311983Yaroslavl U20A60 Benoni Defense
2. Shabalov vs A Minasian  1-0271985URS-ch U25A65 Benoni, 6.e4
3. M V Golubev vs A Minasian 1-0631985URS-ch U25B33 Sicilian
4. A Minasian vs Gipslis  0-1401988URS-chTB07 Pirc
5. A Minasian vs G Timoshchenko  0-1381988URS-chTB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. Shirov vs A Minasian  1-0561989URS-ch57 qualE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
7. A Minasian vs Y R Yakovich  ½-½491989GMA qualC45 Scotch Game
8. A Minasian vs Miles  1-0311989GMA World Cup OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. A Minasian vs A Zapata  ½-½651989GMA World Cup OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. E Ubilava vs A Minasian  1-0371989GMA World Cup OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
11. Kaidanov vs A Minasian  ½-½91989GMA World Cup OpenA43 Old Benoni
12. A Minasian vs Petursson  ½-½501989GMA World Cup OpenB30 Sicilian
13. H Olafsson vs A Minasian  ½-½231989GMA World Cup OpenA56 Benoni Defense
14. Psakhis vs A Minasian  ½-½661989GMA World Cup OpenA04 Reti Opening
15. A Minasian vs Gheorghiu  1-0641989GMA World Cup OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. J Klinger vs A Minasian  0-1341989GMA World Cup OpenA04 Reti Opening
17. A Minasian vs G A Timoshenko  ½-½251989Podolsk GMA-qualB03 Alekhine's Defense
18. A Minasian vs Shabalov  1-0381990URS-ch U26B03 Alekhine's Defense
19. A Minasian vs Khenkin  1-0361990URS-ch U26B12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. A Minasian vs Piskov  1-0411990URS-ch U26A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
21. A Minasian vs N Davies  1-0231990LyonsB06 Robatsch
22. M I Sorokin vs A Minasian 1-0231990URS-ch U26A43 Old Benoni
23. G Orlov vs A Minasian  0-1551990URS-ch Young MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. G Mukhin vs A Minasian  0-1451990Leningrad itB32 Sicilian
25. A Minasian vs V Tukmakov  0-1401990Lvov ZonalC11 French
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 557  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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