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Artashes Minasian

Full name Artashes Minasian
Country Armenia
Born 21 January 1967
Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2620 (July 1998)
Arshak Petrosian and Artashes Minasian
Chess Olympiad 2008 at Dresden

Artashes Minasian (sometimes transliterated as Minasyan; Armenian: Արտաշես Մինասյան; born 21 January 1967) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.

Chess career

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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