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Lilit Mkrtchian
L Mkrtchian 
Number of games in database: 795
Years covered: 2001 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2388 (2306 rapid, 2319 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2503

Overall record: +226 -98 =279 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 192 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (68) 
    A13 A10 A11 A15 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (42) 
    A29 A20 A25 A21 A26
 Sicilian (35) 
    B50 B42 B27 B56 B48
 King's Indian (26) 
    E90 E71 E60 E61 E63
 English, 1 c4 c5 (24) 
    A36 A34 A30 A37 A33
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E32 E46 E34 E40 E52
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (81) 
    C03 C18 C01 C00 C11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (42) 
    D31 D37 D38 D39 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A46 E00 A45 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (32) 
    E15 E12 E17 E14
 Sicilian (32) 
    B43 B40 B47 B44 B31
 French Tarrasch (30) 
    C03 C04 C09 C07 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Mkrtchian vs M R Nechaeva, 2009 1-0
   L Mkrtchian vs V Golubenko, 2008 1-0
   E Di Primio vs L Mkrtchian, 2011 0-1
   L Mkrtchian vs T Kosintseva, 2006 1-0
   L Mkrtchian vs H Vardanian, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Lilit Mkrtchian's Tactical Sacrifices by khursh

   🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad
   H Hunt vs L Mkrtchian (Aug-23-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   L Mkrtchian vs V Gunina (Aug-23-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   S Wafa vs L Mkrtchian (Aug-23-20) 0-1, rapid
   L Mkrtchian vs T Ivekovic (Aug-22-20) 1-0, rapid
   Chaimaa Alaoui Belghiti vs L Mkrtchian (Aug-22-20) 0-1, rapid

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(born Aug-09-1982, 38 years old) Armenia

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Woman Grand Master, International Master and four times Armenian Women's Champion.

Mkrtchian came 6th in the Girls U14 World Championship in Menorca in 1996. In 2000, she came equal first in the Black Sea Countries Championship (Women). In 2001, she came third in the U20 World Girls Championship held in Athens. In 2002, she won the silver medal in the European Individual Chess Championship in Varna, Bulgaria scoring 8.5/11 points and the bronze medal at the 7th European Individual Championship 2006 held in Kuşadası, Turkey, scoring 7.5/11 points. She also placed equal fourth in the North Urals Cup (2006) in Krasnoturinsk in 2006 and reached round 4 (quarter finals) of the Women's World Championship (2008), bowing out after losing to Yifan Hou. She contested the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) and defeated Scottish GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant in the first round before bowing out to Russian GM Nadezhda Kosintseva in the second set of rapid tiebreakers in round two.

She participated in the European Team Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 2003, helping Armenia win the gold medal.

Wikipedia article: Lilit Mkrtchian

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 795  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Tuominen vs L Mkrtchian  0-14220012nd ch-EUR WomenC01 French, Exchange
2. L Mkrtchian vs I Sudakova  ½-½4320012nd ch-EUR WomenB50 Sicilian
3. S Matveeva vs L Mkrtchian  0-12720012nd ch-EUR WomenD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
4. L Mkrtchian vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-16220012nd ch-EUR WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
5. B Jaracz vs L Mkrtchian  0-14020012nd ch-EUR WomenC03 French, Tarrasch
6. L Mkrtchian vs Kachiani-Gersinska  1-04220012nd ch-EUR WomenC50 Giuoco Piano
7. T Vasilevich vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½4120012nd ch-EUR WomenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. L Mkrtchian vs A M Galliamova  1-03820012nd ch-EUR WomenB27 Sicilian
9. E V Kovalevskaya vs L Mkrtchian  1-05320012nd ch-EUR WomenC01 French, Exchange
10. L Mkrtchian vs H Hunt  ½-½1220012nd ch-EUR WomenB50 Sicilian
11. L Mkrtchian vs A Zatonskih  ½-½820012nd ch-EUR WomenC01 French, Exchange
12. J Bagirov vs L Mkrtchian  0-1352001BatumiD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. L Mkrtchian vs T Gelashvili 0-1332001BatumiC41 Philidor Defense
14. M Kantaria vs L Mkrtchian 1-0322001BatumiD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
15. L Mkrtchian vs T Balkhamishvili  1-0452001BatumiB83 Sicilian
16. K Rukhaia vs L Mkrtchian 0-1362001BatumiC00 French Defense
17. L Mkrtchian vs T Odisharia  ½-½692001BatumiB33 Sicilian
18. M Purtseladze vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½682001BatumiD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
19. L Mkrtchian vs N Dzagnidze  1-0602001BatumiB50 Sicilian
20. B Shovunov vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½542001BatumiC02 French, Advance
21. I Makka vs L Mkrtchian 0-1572001WJun WomenC11 French
22. L Mkrtchian vs I Charkhalashvili  ½-½182001WJun WomenB15 Caro-Kann
23. N Hryhorenko vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½282001WJun WomenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. L Mkrtchian vs E Moncayo Romero 1-0332001WJun WomenB50 Sicilian
25. S Meenakshi vs L Mkrtchian 0-11042001WJun WomenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 795  PGN Download
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Jan-14-09  spasskey69: Is there any more personal information available? Who is her trainer?
Mar-13-09  Wild Bill: Lilit Mkrtchian is currently leading the European Women's Championship in St. Petersburg.

It's too bad she isn't more of a devotee of a certain subset of the French. It would remind us how to get a close approximation to the pronounciation of her name.

Hint: A Rudolf vs L Mkrtchian, 2008

Mar-14-09  MMan: "Lilit Mkrtchian is currently leading the European Women's Championship in St. Petersburg."

I hope the prize money is big enough that she can buy some vowels.

Mar-19-09  khursh: Congratulations to Lilit Mkrtchian on winning X European Women's Championship in St. Petersburg !!! /shared with Tatiana Kosintseva /

Is there any tiebreak system [and which] to decide the winner?

Mar-19-09  khursh: A spectacular win in last round.

[Event "10th European Individual Women's Chess Champ"] [Site "St. Peterburg"]
[Date "2009/3/19"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Mkrtchian, Lilit"]
[Black "Romanko, Marina"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Board "03"]
[Input "DGT3648"]
[Owner "Association of chess federations, Moscow"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd3 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. f5 Qa5 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. fxe6 fxe6 13. Qc4 Kd8 14. Rb3 Qe5 15. Be2 Bh6 16. Rf1 Re8 17. Nf3 Qc5 18. Qd3 Ke7 19. e5 f5 20. Na4 Qa5+ 21. Kf2 dxe5 22. Qc4 e4 23. Nd4 Nc6

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24. Qxc6 ! Qd2 25. Qc5+ Kf6 26. Nb6 Rb8 27. Nc4 Qg5
28. Qe5+ 1-0

Mar-19-09  percyblakeney: <Is there any tiebreak system [and which] to decide the winner?>


<IM Lilit Mkrtchian of Armenia and IM Tatiana Kosintseva of Russia will decide the new European Women Chess Champion after a rapid tiebreak match that should follow later tonight or tomorrow. IM Ekaterina Kovalevskaya entered the last round as sole leader, but then played too passively with Black pieces and Kosintseva knew how to punish this complacency. Lilit Mkrtchian bravely attacked WGM Marina Romanko's Naidorf Sicilian with the sharpest Poisoned Pawn variation. Black King remained stuck in the center and then Romanko blundered a tactical shot while trying to complete the queenside development.>

Mar-19-09  khursh: Thanks <percyblakeney>
Mar-20-09  wanabe2000:
Mar-20-09  hovik2003: Lilit, you are fantastic, I love you!!
Mar-27-09  Udit Narayan: wow fantastic photos there!!!
Mar-31-09  spasskey69: i asked an Armenia lady I know how to pronouice her name: it is MMM-Kart-chian
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  OhioChessFan: I think Alex Trebeck would stroke out if you tried to buy a vowel on Jeopardy. <khursh> that game reminds me of this one: Lahno vs A Gasik, 2001 where Black played Qa5 and later saw the Queen trapped.
Sep-15-09  jon01: Mkrtchian seems to be one of the best women players in the world.
Mar-13-10  weisyschwarz: Come on Lilit!! You can rebound! I have confidence in you! You can get a string of wins!!
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  perfidious: Lilit is hot! If I ever had to play her, I'd go out of my mind.
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  wordfunph: <perfidious: Lilit is hot!>

very hot!!!

Aug-09-11  I play the Fred: <it is MMM-Kart-chian>

Or in the present case, "Mmm, mmm, MMM!-Kart-chian."

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  HeMateMe: Hey, beautiful girl with a Scrabble rack. That is, her name seems to lack vowels. She's in the 64 player lotto. Good luck to you!
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  perfidious: For Lilit's birthday, I would give her a vowel.
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  wordfunph: oh ohhh, taken :(

Dec-28-13  John Abraham: She is a strong chess player and very beautiful
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  WannaBe: Helllllllllo!! =))
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  perfidious: <wordfunph: oh ohhh, taken :(>

Dang--some people have all the luck!

I'd slip her a vowel anyway, just to remind her of what she is missing.

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to WGM/IM Lilit Mkrtchian. Good luck to her and her team, as the Armenians face the Americans. On board 2, she has the black pieces against IM Zatonskih.
Aug-09-17  waustad: I believe that picture was taken when several players were at a Polish tournament and some photograhers were hired to do glamor pix of the contestants. There are also some very flattering pictures of a number of other players from that event. Lilit M has had other very nice pictures from elsewhere.
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