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Melikset Zavenovich Khachiyan
Number of games in database: 244
Years covered: 1984 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2481 (2471 rapid, 2484 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2546

Overall record: +52 -50 =76 (50.6%)*
   * 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 (45) 
    B90 B51 B52 B25 B43
 French Defense (15) 
    C18 C11 C07 C01 C14
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C69 C68 C94 C65
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (12) 
    C69 C68
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B18 B15
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B92
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (24) 
    D85 D78 D79 D92 D98
 Sicilian (22) 
    B32 B30 B50 B76 B39
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C63 C67 C78 C90 C75
 Slav (8) 
    D18 D10 D11 D13 D14
 Sicilian Dragon (8) 
    B39 B76 B70 B78 B77
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A28 A22 A20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Khachiyan vs Shabalov, 2007 1-0
   Khachiyan vs Joel Benjamin, 2010 1-0
   Lenderman vs Khachiyan, 2010 0-1
   E Perelshteyn vs Khachiyan, 2007 1/2-1/2

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

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

   🏆 St Louis Winter B
   T Harutyunian vs Khachiyan (Nov-18-19) 1/2-1/2
   Khachiyan vs F Perez Ponsa (Nov-17-19) 1/2-1/2
   C Woojin Yoo vs Khachiyan (Nov-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   Khachiyan vs A Sorokin (Nov-15-19) 1/2-1/2
   E Cordova vs Khachiyan (Nov-14-19) 1-0

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(born Jul-06-1970, 50 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 10; games 1-25 of 244  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. Spassky vs Khachiyan  ½-½601992Fajr op 2ndA22 English
4. Khachiyan vs M Effatian  1-0561992Fajr op 2ndC11 French
5. Khachiyan vs A Yegiazarian 0-1211994ARM-chD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
6. A Yegiazarian vs Khachiyan  1-0411995ARM-chD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
7. Kholmov vs Khachiyan  0-1761995Moscow6B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
8. Y Shuganov vs Khachiyan  ½-½421996Decin opD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
9. Khachiyan vs M Brodsky  ½-½711996Yerevan opB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
10. Khachiyan vs Tukmakov  0-1751996Yerevan opB58 Sicilian
11. Movsesian vs Khachiyan  1-0551996ARM-chB50 Sicilian
12. A Yegiazarian vs Khachiyan  0-1501996ARM-chA28 English
13. S Tsomaia vs Khachiyan  1-0471996Yerevan opC34 King's Gambit Accepted
14. Khachiyan vs Hebden  0-1371996Cappelle op 12thC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. Krasenkow vs Khachiyan 1-0381996Yerevan OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
16. Totsky vs Khachiyan  ½-½231996RUS-Cup2B50 Sicilian
17. Khachiyan vs Sadvakasov  ½-½451996RUS-Cup3B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Khachiyan vs Savon  1-0501997SochiC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
19. Temirbaev vs Khachiyan  ½-½9119974th World Team ChA16 English
20. N Gurieli vs Khachiyan  ½-½4319974th World Team ChA22 English
21. Khachiyan vs Lputian  0-1671998Panormo ZonalC18 French, Winawer
22. G Sargissian vs Khachiyan  1-0431998Panormo ZonalD85 Grunfeld
23. Y Kruppa vs Khachiyan  1-0441999Cappelle op 15thD85 Grunfeld
24. Khachiyan vs Lputian 0-1341999ch-ARMC18 French, Winawer
25. Khachiyan vs Y R Yakovich  ½-½641999Cappelle la GrandeB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 244  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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