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Tigran Kotanjian
Number of games in database: 289
Years covered: 1998 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2453 (2461 rapid, 2400 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +125 -95 =68 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (35) 
    E32 E34 E38 E39 E37
 Slav (16) 
    D17 D10 D15 D14 D16
 King's Indian (12) 
    E94 E97 E91
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D44 D43 D45 D47
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D31 D35 D06 D38
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D85 D87 D94 D86 D76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B31 B80 B90 B51 B67
 Slav (15) 
    D11 D10 D18 D12 D15
 Semi-Slav (13) 
    D49 D45 D44 D48 D43
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B90 B96 B97 B92 B94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D37 D30 D31 D39
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Chibukhchian vs T Kotanjian, 2007 0-1
   D Karatorossian vs T Kotanjian, 2007 0-1
   S Volkov vs T Kotanjian, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Armenian Championship (2007)
   66th Armenian Championship (2006)
   Armenian Championship (2008)
   Acropolis Tournament (2006)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Armenian Championship (2005)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   Aeroflot Open (2008)
   Batumi Open (2001)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   European Championship (2006)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2014)

   🏆 Asrian Memorial
   T L Petrosian vs T Kotanjian (Jun-19-19) 1-0
   T Kotanjian vs Martirosyan (Jun-18-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Kotanjian vs Hayk Yeritsyan (Jun-17-19) 1-0
   M Gharibyan vs T Kotanjian (Jun-16-19) 1-0
   A M Sargsyan vs T Kotanjian (Jun-15-19) 0-1

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(born Sep-01-1981, 41 years old) Armenia

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Grandmaster and Armenian Chess Champion 2014.

Wikipedia article: Tigran Kotanjian

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 292  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Kotanjian vs J P Ernst  1-0401998EU-ch U18A28 English
2. T Kotanjian vs Landa 1-0331999Anibal OpenA27 English, Three Knights System
3. T Kotanjian vs Turov  0-1392000Chigorin mem opD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
4. T Kotanjian vs Tseitlin  1-0542000Chigorin mem opA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
5. T Kotanjian vs D Yevseev  0-1332000Chigorin MemorialA21 English
6. T Kotanjian vs S Ivanov 0-1392000Chigorin MemorialD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. V Malaniuk vs T Kotanjian  0-1402001RUS-CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. K Pourhasan vs T Kotanjian  0-1382001FajrD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. M Kantaria vs T Kotanjian  0-1302001Batumi OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. T Kotanjian vs M Sulashvili  0-1322001Batumi OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. V Melnikov vs T Kotanjian  0-1752001Batumi OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
12. T Kotanjian vs L Gogochuri  1-0712001Batumi OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. Mamedyarov vs T Kotanjian  1-0422001Batumi OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. T Kotanjian vs T Gharamian  0-1392001Batumi OpenA04 Reti Opening
15. P Ismailova vs T Kotanjian  0-1512001Batumi OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. T Kotanjian vs Haik V Vardanian  ½-½462001Batumi OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
17. T A Petrosian vs T Kotanjian  1-0272001Batumi OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Gleizerov vs T Kotanjian  0-1292002Voronezh op 6thD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. Turov vs T Kotanjian  0-1462002Suetin memE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
20. T Kotanjian vs E Vorobiov  0-1392002Suetin memA43 Old Benoni
21. E Romanov vs T Kotanjian  0-1512002Suetin memB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. T Kotanjian vs I Zakharevich  ½-½532002Suetin memA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. T Kotanjian vs E Umirgaliev  1-03520024th Stage Russian CupE97 King's Indian
24. A Nikitin vs T Kotanjian  1-04020024th Stage Russian CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Makarov vs T Kotanjian  ½-½4620024th Stage Russian CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 292  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  whiteshark: Widely unknown No.2 in list of living players <which most often make winning sacrifices>!!
Jun-25-08  zoat22: Second comment! Impressive... perhaps my best...
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  whiteshark: Keep on practising, <zoat22>! :D
Jun-25-08  zoat22: <whiteshark> Exactly! It takes lots of practice to write the first comment on a page...
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  whiteshark: <zoat22> Here you are: Wang Yaoyao around ma brain
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  whiteshark: Well, now you are late again, as usual. :( :D
Jun-25-08  zoat22: <Whiteshark> lol
Jan-21-09  arsen387: <No.2 in list of living players <which most often make winning sacrifices>!!> wow, that's impressive. and currently he is doing very well in Armenian Championship, with 6 points out of 8 games and is the current leader.
Jan-26-09  arsen387: <currently he is doing very well in Armenian Championship, with 6 points out of 8 games and is the current leader.> He and Arman Pashikian scored 8.5/13 and on tiebreaks Pashikian won the 69th Armenian Championship
May-06-09  Vasilyev90: CONGRATULATIONS to GM Tigran Kotanjian the winner of Dubai Chess Open 2009!!! Here's the link:
May-07-09  Vakus: Tigran, great job. Keep workin'
Sep-01-10  wordfunph: On his birthday yesterday, GM Kontanjian (2551) lost a game against Filipino Emmanuel Senador (2393) in Campomanes Cup..

sad birthday..

Feb-18-11  Don Cossacks: Winner of Aeroflot open B 2011.
Jan-25-14  Karpova: Tigran Kotanjian won the 74th Armenian Chess Championship, Erevan 2014, on tie-breaks ahead of Hovhannissyan - both had 6.5/9. Kotanjian scored +4 -0 =5, Hovhannissyan +5 -1 =3 (his only loss was to Kotanjian).


Sep-01-14  greed and death: Happy cake day, Mr. Kotanjian! :D
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Tigran Kotanjian.

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