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Nelly Aginian

Full name Նելլի Աղինյան
Country Armenia
Born August 4, 1981
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2380 (April 2005)

Nelly Aginian (Armenian: Նելլի Աղինյան; born August 4, 1981) is an Armenian chess Woman Grandmaster (2005).


She played in the gold medal-winning Armenian Women's team in the 5th European Team Chess Championship in Plovdiv 2003 and played in the Women's Chess Olympiads of 1996, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Aginian became a Woman Grandmaster in 2005. In 2005, she won first place at the Alushta International Tournament. Aginian was a member of the Mika Yerevan chess club team that won the European Chess Club Cup 2006.

She played on the gold medal-winning Armenian Women's team at the 5th European Team Chess Championship in Plovdiv 2003. The team are the first ever European Team Champions from Armenia. Againian also competed on the Armenian women team when they won bronze in 2007 at the European Team Championship. She was part of the team in 2005, 2009 and 2011, though they won no medals those years. Aginian has competed on the Armenia women national chess team for all three appearances at the World Team Chess Championship in 2007, 2009 and 2011. At the Women Chess Olympiad, Aginian has represented Armenia six times at the 33rd Chess Olympiad, 34th Chess Olympiad, 36th Chess Olympiad, 37th Chess Olympiad, 38th Chess Olympiad and 39th Chess Olympiad.