Melikset Khachiyan (Armenian: Մելիքսեթ Խաչիյան; born 6 July 1970 in Baku) is an Armenian-American Grandmaster of chess, originally from Azerbaijan (then part of the Soviet Union), who now resides in Los Angeles.
|Full name||Melikset Khachiyan|
|Born||6 July 1970|
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2447 (September 2021)|
|Peak rating||2546 (April 2009)|
Khachiyan began playing chess at the age of eight. Two years later he won the Baku Junior Championship. When he was twelve he became a Soviet candidate master. Among his own early coaches was the 9th World Champion, Tigran Petrosian. Also, such great coaches as Aleksander S Nikitin and Alexander Shakarov, who are most known for their coaching and analytical work with the 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov. He earned the title of grandmaster in 2006 after immigrating to the USA.
- "GM Melikset Khachiyan". Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
- "Men's Chess Olympiads: Melikset Khachian". OlimpBase. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- "World Men's Team Chess Championship: Melikset Khachian". OlimpBase. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- "European Men's Chess Club Cup: Melikset Khachian". OlimpBase. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- "KC-Conference with Levon Aronian Part 2". Crestbook. 2011-07-24. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
- Melikset Khachiyan player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Melikset Khachiyan player profile at Chess.com
- Grandmaster Games Database - Melikset Khachiyan
- Official Site of GM Melikset Khachiyan