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Lilit Mkrtchian
L Mkrtchian 
Number of games in database: 945
Years covered: 1996 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2388 (2306 rapid, 2319 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2503

Overall record: +270 -128 =345 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 202 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (77) 
    A13 A10 A15 A11 A18
 English, 1 c4 e5 (48) 
    A29 A20 A25 A21 A28
 Sicilian (47) 
    B50 B56 B42 B27 B92
 King's Indian (28) 
    E90 E71 E61 E63 E60
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E32 E46 E34 E52 E42
 English, 1 c4 c5 (25) 
    A36 A30 A34 A37 A33
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (107) 
    C03 C01 C18 C11 C00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (52) 
    D31 D37 D38 D39 D35
 French Tarrasch (38) 
    C03 C09 C04 C07 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A46 E00 A45 D02 A40
 Sicilian (36) 
    B43 B40 B47 B22 B44
 Queen's Indian (35) 
    E15 E12 E14 E17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Mkrtchian vs M Guseva, 2009 1-0
   L Mkrtchian vs V Golubenko, 2008 1-0
   E Di Primio vs L Mkrtchian, 2011 0-1
   M Schoene vs L Mkrtchian, 2008 0-1
   L Mkrtchian vs T Kosintseva, 2006 1-0
   T Tuominen vs L Mkrtchian, 2001 0-1
   L Mkrtchian vs Hakob Vardanian, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Wch U20 Girls (2001)
   European Championship (Women) (2002)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)

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

   🏆 23rd European Women Chess Championship
   I Chelushkina vs L Mkrtchian (Mar-28-23) 0-1
   L Mkrtchian vs L Javakhishvili (Mar-27-23) 0-1
   N Buksa vs L Mkrtchian (Mar-26-23) 1/2-1/2
   I Bulmaga vs L Mkrtchian (Mar-25-23) 1/2-1/2
   L Mkrtchian vs E Danielian (Mar-23-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-09-1982, 40 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 40; games 1-25 of 997  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Galdunts vs L Mkrtchian  1-0361996Yerevan opC00 French Defense
2. Z Hagarova vs L Mkrtchian  1-0671996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
3. N Ioseliani vs L Mkrtchian  1-0421997European Team Championship (Women)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
4. M L Cuevas Rodriguez vs L Mkrtchian  0-1321997European Team Championship (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. L Mkrtchian vs E Boric  1-0271997European Team Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
6. I Rajlich vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½361998Elista Olympiad (Women)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
7. L Mkrtchian vs I Gaponenko  0-1311998Elista Olympiad (Women)B56 Sicilian
8. L Mkrtchian vs L Javakhishvili  1-0171999Tbilisi zt (Women)B54 Sicilian
9. L Mkrtchian vs P Ornstein  1-0391999European Team Championship (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
10. B Hund vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½411999European Team Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
11. S de Blecourt vs L Mkrtchian  0-1371999European Team Championship (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. L Mkrtchian vs B Jaracz  ½-½631999European Team Championship (Women)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
13. L Mkrtchian vs N Bojkovic  ½-½111999European Team Championship (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. L Mkrtchian vs R Pokorna  0-1561999European Team Championship (Women)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. E Boric vs L Mkrtchian  0-1901999European Team Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
16. E Danielian vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½222000Black Sea Countries-ch (Women)A05 Reti Opening
17. L Javakhishvili vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½322000Black Sea Countries-ch (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. L Mkrtchian vs S Matveeva  ½-½312000European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
19. S Matveeva vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½162000European Championship (Women)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
20. S Matveeva vs L Mkrtchian  1-0602000European Championship (Women)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
21. L Mkrtchian vs S Matveeva  1-0312000European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
22. A Khegai vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½412000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. L Mkrtchian vs A Zatonskih  0-1392000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)C01 French, Exchange
24. L Mkrtchian vs E Kovalevskaya  0-1462000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)B58 Sicilian
25. T Tuominen vs L Mkrtchian  0-1422001European Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 997  PGN Download
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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.
Aug-09-11  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.
Oct-06-13  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.
Aug-09-21  jith1207: Well, waiting for that photo shoot album for 4 years now.
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