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Melikset Khachiyan
Number of games in database: 287
Years covered: 1984 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2481 (2471 rapid, 2484 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2546

Overall record: +67 -63 =91 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 66 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B51 B90 B52 B25 B43
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C69 C68 C94 C65
 French Defense (16) 
    C18 C11 C07 C01 C14
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (14) 
    C69 C68
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B18 B15 B12
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 D02 D01 D00 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (32) 
    D85 D91 D78 D79 D92
 Sicilian (24) 
    B32 B50 B30 B76 B39
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C63 C67 C75 C78 C96
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A22 A28 A20
 Slav (9) 
    D10 D11 D18 D13 D19
 Giuoco Piano (8) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Khachiyan vs Shabalov, 2007 1-0
   Khachiyan vs Benjamin, 2010 1-0
   Lenderman vs Khachiyan, 2010 0-1
   F Aleskerov vs Khachiyan, 2017 0-1
   Song Yi vs Khachiyan, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   36th World Open (2008)
   Sochi (1997)
   St Louis Winter B (2019)
   National Open (2006)
   World Open (2007)
   National Open (2007)
   US Championship (2010)
   US Championship (2009)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Panormo Zonal (1998)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2012 American open by gauer

   🏆 U.S. Senior Championships
   A Fishbein vs Khachiyan (Jul-25-21) 1-0
   Khachiyan vs Benjamin (Jul-24-21) 0-1
   Tarjan vs Khachiyan (Jul-23-21) 1-0
   Khachiyan vs I Novikov (Jul-22-21) 1/2-1/2
   L Christiansen vs Khachiyan (Jul-20-21) 1-0

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(born Jul-06-1970, 52 years old) Armenia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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GM Melikset Zavenovich Khachiyan.

Wikipedia article: Melikset Khachiyan

Last updated: 2018-03-07 00:56:41

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 312  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Khachiyan vs Golubev  0-1371984Baku jrB58 Sicilian
2. Khachiyan vs Golubev ½-½281985Beltsy VDFSO jr ChB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. V Akopian vs Khachiyan  1-0411988Caucasus-chA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Khachiyan vs S Galdunts  ½-½461988Caucasus-chC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
5. Khachiyan vs M Effatian  1-0561992Fajr op 2ndC11 French
6. Spassky vs Khachiyan  ½-½601992Fajr op 2ndA22 English
7. S Guliev vs Khachiyan  0-1271992Teheran opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
8. Khachiyan vs A Yegiazarian 0-1211994ARM-chD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
9. Khachiyan vs V Mirumian  ½-½281995Armenian ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Khachiyan vs K Asrian  ½-½531995Armenian ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. A Yegiazarian vs Khachiyan  1-0411995Armenian ChampionshipD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
12. Minasian vs Khachiyan  1-0431995Armenian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Kholmov vs Khachiyan  0-1761995Moscow6B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. Khachiyan vs Lputian  ½-½561995Armenian ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
15. Khachiyan vs T Nalbandian  ½-½311995Armenian ChampionshipC10 French
16. Neverov vs Khachiyan  ½-½881995Moscow6D85 Grunfeld
17. A Anastasian vs Khachiyan  ½-½481995Armenian ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
18. Khachiyan vs N Kalantarian  1-0501995Armenian ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. V Akopian vs Khachiyan  1-0391995Armenian ChampionshipD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
20. Khachiyan vs A Petrosian  1-0291995Armenian ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. A Minasian vs Khachiyan  0-1231995Armenian ChampionshipA15 English
22. Movsesian vs Khachiyan  1-0551996ARM-chB50 Sicilian
23. Khachiyan vs Brodsky  ½-½711996Yerevan opB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
24. Khachiyan vs Rychagov  1-0321996RUS-Cup2C18 French, Winawer
25. Y Shuganov vs Khachiyan  ½-½421996Decin opD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 312  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Cool dude, good sense of humour! Met/saw him during the American Open Tournament.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Oh, yeah, first name is Melikset =)
Jun-26-06  DUS: He is from Armenian chess school. Recently FIDE has awarded GM title.

Congratulations to GM Melikset Khachiyan!

May-17-07  argishti: Good for him. Hope he will improve.
Jul-03-07  pocketkings: nice pic on monroi dude, LA pride.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Where is BIGMONFA ?
Today it's M.K.'s birthday.
Apr-08-09  DCP23: Told by GM Roman Ovetchkin:

<[At the Aeroflot 2009 A2 section] GM Melik Khachiyan, who was having a great tournament, was sharing 1st going into the final round. He didn't know anything about the tiebreaking system in place, so after the pairings were announced he offered me a draw in tomorrow's game. I said I'll think it over and reply tomorrow, but then I decided to play and told him so at midnight, in order for him to have time to prepare.

[Analysis of the game Khachiyan, Melikset – Ovetchkin, Roman follows, which I won't translate. The gist of it is that GM Ovetchkin was being methodically outplayed by GM Khachiyan]

[At move 30] Here I offered a draw, despite objectively having a very unpleasant position. My opponent said, "You have a family, I have a family too. We need to provide for them" -- and agreed. And then, he made on the board the strongest move possible: 31.f5! I felt ashamed...>

The original article (in Russian) by GM Ovetchkin can be found here:
Scroll down to the end for the game Khachiyan - Ovetchkin.

This Melikset Khachiyan seems like a nice and honorable man.

Nov-09-09  Nf3em: hello GM Melikset khachiyan! ... I like your style of play -- dynamic and always maintaining imbalance ... I like your lessons too (in ... more power!
Dec-10-09  BIDMONFA: Melikset Khachiyan


Dec-12-09  SirChrislov: Southern California GM. The 2002 Chuy's Summer Open in Glendale (which I played in) was won by him and Levon Altounian, 5 points each, no losses. At the time he was rated 2527.
Aug-06-11  wordfunph: <At the other extreme is Melik Khachiyan, who did everything correctly but described earning his GM title as “definitely horror.” Khachiyan made two GM norms in U.S. tournaments in 2003. Combined with his second-place finish in the 1996 Russia Cup in Moscow, those performances appeared to satisfy the requirements
for a GM title. But a FIDE official denied his claim, demanding more proof and even accusing Khachiyan of cheating. “The next year I got another GM norm, and when I applied again, the same guy didn't want to process my application. He asked for everything—games, TD’s papers, crosstables. It took me more than a year to get my title. It was a terrible experience.”>

- Chess Life August 2011

Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Khachiyan!
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Wow, that picture was from 11 years ago. Well, almost 11 years. How time just go zoom by ya.

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