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Ara Minasian
Ara Minasian 
Number of games in database: 140
Years covered: 1991 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2426
Highest rating achieved in database: 2510

Overall record: +37 -49 =54 (45.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B51 B40 B42 B62 B88
 English (11) 
    A13 A17 A14 A15 A16
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A28 A22 A25 A23
 King's Indian (6) 
    E62 E63 E66
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C65 C69 C77 C78
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (11) 
    B05 B03 B02
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C67 C65 C84 C87
 Slav (9) 
    D10 D15 D18 D17
 Dutch Defense (8) 
    A85 A89 A81 A97 A87
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
 French Defense (4) 
    C12 C10 C03 C19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ara Minasian vs Ehlvest, 2004 1-0
   T Meynard vs Ara Minasian, 2004 0-1
   D Karatorossian vs Ara Minasian, 2007 0-1
   Minasian vs Ara Minasian, 1999 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Armenian Championship (2008)
   Batumi op (2001)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2002)
   20th Cappelle la Grande (2004)
   European Individual Championship (2014)

   🏆 European Championship
   Ara Minasian vs A Volokitin (Mar-13-14) 0-1
   S Sargsyan vs Ara Minasian (Mar-12-14) 1/2-1/2
   Ara Minasian vs Golod (Mar-11-14) 0-1
   Ara Minasian vs M Parligras (Mar-08-14) 0-1
   Ara Minasian vs A Antinyan (Mar-07-14) 1-0

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(born Apr-14-1974, 47 years old) Armenia

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ara Minasian vs Y Kalinichenko  ½-½291991URS-ch U18C77 Ruy Lopez
2. Ara Minasian vs A Shariyazdanov  0-1251991URS-ch U18A07 King's Indian Attack
3. Ara Minasian vs Serper  ½-½291994Kstovo opB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
4. A Yegiazarian vs Ara Minasian  ½-½351994ARM-chA10 English
5. Ara Minasian vs Brodsky  ½-½181994Kstovo opB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. Ara Minasian vs A Yegiazarian  ½-½671995ARM-chB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Ara Minasian vs Movsesian  0-1411996ARM-chA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
8. A Yegiazarian vs Ara Minasian  0-1261996ARM-chA09 Reti Opening
9. Ara Minasian vs Aronian  1-0411996ARM-chA28 English
10. Ara Minasian vs Hjartarson  ½-½821996Yerevan OlympiadA28 English
11. Shulman vs Ara Minasian  1-0401996Yerevan OlympiadD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. T Marinelli vs Ara Minasian  ½-½411996Yerevan OlympiadD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
13. Ara Minasian vs C Barus  0-1391996Yerevan OlympiadA17 English
14. Ara Minasian vs L Alvarez Leon  1-0321996Yerevan OlympiadB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. Ara Minasian vs E J Gausel  1-0491996Yerevan OlympiadB02 Alekhine's Defense
16. Ara Minasian vs Aronian  ½-½481996RUS-Cup3B20 Sicilian
17. Y Kruppa vs Ara Minasian  1-0461997EUCup Gr1B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Ara Minasian vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½201999Anibal OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
19. Ara Minasian vs A Sokolov 0-1241999Anibal OpenB40 Sicilian
20. Landa vs Ara Minasian 1-0521999Anibal OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
21. Ara Minasian vs Tiviakov  1-0471999Anibal OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. Dreev vs Ara Minasian  1-0361999Ubeda op 4thA81 Dutch
23. Ara Minasian vs M Sorokin  0-1531999Ubeda op 4thC55 Two Knights Defense
24. Ara Minasian vs Aronian  ½-½641999ARM-chA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
25. Ara Minasian vs A Yegiazarian  0-1501999ARM-chA00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-15-06  Bobak Zahmat: Poor guy :) Out of his six games which he has played the Alekhine Defense he has lost FOUR!
Feb-15-06  Bobak Zahmat: For a discussion about the Alekhine's Defense (B03) just click on the link.
Feb-19-06  EmperorAtahualpa: So little games in this database for a GM!
Feb-19-06  Bobak Zahmat: His 42,6% overall record isn't really encouraging perhaps.
Feb-19-06  Jim Bartle: Maybe those folks arguing about "(R/n-1)?, + õ?(i.e. the Elo differential?)- i?(n!)¸+ --¾[°](which is -n-1ª)" over on the Linares page might want to correct me, but I suspect that if you're going to have players with overall records above 50%, by definition you're going to have some below 50%. It can't be like Lake Woebegone, where "all the children are above average."
Feb-19-06  Bobak Zahmat: <Jim Bartle> That's true.
Feb-19-06  EmperorAtahualpa: I've found many more games by this player, which I've submitted to <>. I hope they will appear in the database soon!
Feb-20-06  Bobak Zahmat: Thanks dude.
Mar-17-06  BIDMONFA: Ara Minasian


Apr-11-06  Bobak Zahmat: Ara Minasian is an Armenian GM, he has played at the 61st Armenian Championship. Look also
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  plang: He is not as well known as his stronger countryman Artashes Minasian. They need to distinguish between Art. Minasian and Ara Minasian. It is confusing.
Apr-13-06  Bobak Zahmat: Artashes Minasian has this far a fantastic score of 5/7 during the European Championship.
May-11-10  waustad: Artashes Minasian is a different player, but are they related?
Jul-19-12  TaongWalangAlam: Once again mahal kong kababayan, andito na naman aki! Isn't chess beautiful? Hindi lang maganda ang larong iyan, kahit ang mga players mismo magaganda rin! Like this one, naglalaro na, kumakanta pa, at bongga kung manamit!--

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