Artashes Minasian (sometimes transliterated as Minasyan; Armenian: Արտաշես Մինասյան; born 21 January 1967) is an Armenian chess grandmaster. He won the USSR Chess Championship in 1991 and is a six-time Armenian Chess Champion.
Arshak Petrosian and Artashes Minasian (right) at the 2008 Chess Olympiad
|Full name||Artashes Minasian|
|Born||21 January 1967|
Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2472 (February 2021)|
|Peak rating||2620 (July 1998)|
He participated in eight Chess Olympiads] with a record of +23 −12 =28. In 2006 the Armenian team took the first place at the 37th Chess Olympiad. Along with himself, the team consisted of Levon Aronian, Vladimir Akopian, Karen Asrian, Smbat Lputian, Gabriel Sargissian). Minasian won the Armenian Chess Championship six times, in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2004 and 2006. He also won the final USSR Chess Championship in 1991 and New York open championship in 1998.
In December 2009, he was awarded the title of Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia.
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- "High Titles of Olympic Champions". Armchess. 16 December 2011. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2009.
Notable chess gamesEdit
- Kateryna Lahno vs Artashes Minasian, 6th Aeroflot Festival 2007, Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18), 0-1
- Artashes Minasian vs Tigran Nalbandian, Armenian Championship 2008, Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01), 1–0
- Artashes Minasian vs Loek Van Wely, Philadelphia 1994, Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07), 1-0
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