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Tatev Abrahamyan (Armenian: Տաթև Աբրահամյան; born January 13, 1988) is an Armenian-born American chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

Tatev Abrahamyan
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Abrahamyan in 2011
Country Armenia
 United States
Born (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 31)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleWoman Grandmaster
FIDE rating2358 (April 2019)
Peak rating2396 (April 2014)

She tied for first in the 2004 U.S. Women's Chess Championship, but lost the playoff match to Rusudan Goletiani.[1] In 2006 Abrahamyan won the Pan American under-18 girls' championship in Cuenca, Ecuador.[2] She tied for second place with Anna Zatonskih in the 2010 U.S. Women's Championship, which was won by Irina Krush with a score of 8/9, and took second again in 2011 after drawing with Zatonskih in an "Armageddon" rapid tiebreak game (Zatonskih won the title because, as Black, she had draw odds). She has played in several US Women's Championships and has won the Goddess Chess Award for her uncompromising play. Among her notable victories are two against former U.S. Champion Alexander Shabalov.

Abrahamyan has represented the United States in the Women's Chess Olympiads since 2008.[3]

She moved from Armenia to the United States in 2001.[4] She now lives in Glendale, California.[5] She went to Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta. She graduated in 2011 from California State University, Long Beach, double majoring in psychology and political science.


  1. ^ "Metro Briefing". New York Times. 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  2. ^ Cuenca 2006 - 15° Campeonato Panamericano u18 (girls). BrasilBase.
  3. ^ Tatev Abrahamyan team chess records at Women's Chess Olympiads at
  4. ^ SM Tatev Abrahamyan. The United States Chess Federation.
  5. ^ Tatev Abrahamyan player profile and games at

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