Zaven Andriasian

Zaven Andriasian (sometimes transliterated as Andriasyan; Armenian: Զավեն Անդրիասյան; born March 11, 1989 in Yerevan)[1] is an Armenian chess Grandmaster and former World Junior Chess Champion.

Zaven Andriasian
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Zaven Andriasian, Warsaw 2012
Born (1989-03-11) March 11, 1989 (age 31)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2006)
FIDE rating2606 (July 2020)
Peak rating2645 (March 2011)

Chess careerEdit

He won the 2005 European Youth Chess Championship for under-16[2] and the 2006 World Junior Chess Championship.[3] The latter victory automatically earned him the title of Grandmaster (GM). In November 2010 he won the Russian Cup Final after defeating Artyom Timofeev in the second game of the final.[4] In January 2012 he came second in the Armenian Chess960 Championship.[5] In December 2012 he shared first with Alexander Kovchan and Sipke Ernst in the Groningen Chess Festival.[6] In 2016 Andriasian won the Armenian Chess Championship.[7]


  • Andriasyan, Zaven (2013). Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian. An Uncompromising Repertoire for Black. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-429-5.
  • Andriasyan, Zaven (2015). The English Attack against the Taimanov Sicilian. A Guide for White. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-555-1.

Notable gamesEdit


  1. ^ International Master title application. FIDE. Retrieved 25 January 2016
  2. ^ - Chess News - European Youth Championship the winners
  3. ^ - Chess News - Shen Yang and Zaven Andriasian World Junior Champions
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2010-11-22). "The Week in Chess 837: Russian Cup Final 2010". London Chess Center. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Hrant Melkumyan becomes Armenia's Chess 960 champion of 2012". 2012-01-28. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (2012-12-31). "The Week in Chess: 50th Groningen Chess Festival 2012". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Zaven Andriasian is 2016 Armenian champion". FIDE. 2016-01-24. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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