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Artashes Minasian
Number of games in database: 599
Years covered: 1983 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2472 (2470 rapid, 2556 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +214 -146 =224 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B23 B50 B31 B30 B21
 King's Indian Attack (39) 
    A07 A08
 Uncommon Opening (33) 
    A00 B00
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C02 C18 C00 C16
 Reti System (22) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (19) 
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (50) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A40 A41 D02 A46 D00
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15 B16
 Uncommon Opening (26) 
    B00 A00
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A56 A70 A73 A69 A57
 Pirc (22) 
    B07 B09 B08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Minasian vs Nikolenko, 1991 1-0
   M Abeln vs Minasian, 2003 0-1
   N Morozov vs Minasian, 2018 0-1
   Minasian vs T L Petrosian, 2006 1-0
   S Volkov vs Minasian, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Lagno vs Minasian, 2007 0-1
   Minasian vs Nalbandian, 2008 1-0
   S Volkov vs Minasian, 2003 0-1
   Minasian vs Romanishin, 1990 1/2-1/2
   A Yegiazarian vs Minasian, 2006 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1991)
   Dubai op (2001)
   66th Armenian Championship (2006)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   World Senior Teams Championship (50+) (2017)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   Aeroflot Open (2007)
   Ubeda op 4th (1999)
   European Championship (2002)
   European Championship (2004)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2010)

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

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(born Jan-21-1967, 54 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 24; games 1-25 of 599  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Salov vs Minasian 1-0311983Yaroslavl U20A60 Benoni Defense
2. V Ozolins vs Minasian  0-1381984USSR Junior ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
3. Minasian vs Ivanchuk  ½-½461984USSR Junior ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. Golubev vs Minasian 1-0631985URS-ch U25B33 Sicilian
5. Shabalov vs Minasian  1-0271985URS-ch U25A65 Benoni, 6.e4
6. Minasian vs Timoshchenko  0-1381988URS-chTB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. Minasian vs Gipslis  0-1401988URS-chTB07 Pirc
8. Shirov vs Minasian  1-0561989URS-ch57 qualE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
9. Minasian vs Yakovich  ½-½491989GMA qualC45 Scotch Game
10. H Olafsson vs Minasian  ½-½231989GMA World Cup OpenA56 Benoni Defense
11. Minasian vs Gheorghiu  1-0641989GMA World Cup OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. Minasian vs Miles  1-0311989GMA World Cup OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. Psakhis vs Minasian  ½-½661989GMA World Cup OpenA04 Reti Opening
14. Kaidanov vs Minasian  ½-½91989GMA World Cup OpenA43 Old Benoni
15. E Ubilava vs Minasian  1-0371989GMA World Cup OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
16. Minasian vs Petursson  ½-½501989GMA World Cup OpenB30 Sicilian
17. J Klinger vs Minasian  0-1341989GMA World Cup OpenA04 Reti Opening
18. Minasian vs A Zapata  ½-½651989GMA World Cup OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. Minasian vs Timoshenko  ½-½251989Podolsk GMA-qualB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. Minasian vs Piskov  1-0411990URS-ch U26A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
21. Minasian vs N Davies  1-0231990LyonsB06 Robatsch
22. Minasian vs Khenkin  1-0361990URS-ch U26B12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. G Orlov vs Minasian  0-1551990URS-ch Young MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. Minasian vs Shabalov  1-0381990URS-ch U26B03 Alekhine's Defense
25. G Mukhin vs Minasian  0-1451990Leningrad itB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 599  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.
Jan-21-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Artashes Minasian.

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