Smbat Lputian, Heraklion 2007
|Full name||Smbat Gariginovich Lputian|
|Born|| 14 February 1958
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, USSR
|Peak rating||2640 (January 2005)|
Smbat Gariginovich Lputian (sometimes transliterated as Lputyan; Armenian: Սմբատ Լպուտյան; born 14 February 1958 in Yerevan) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster. He was first at tournament in Berlin 1982, shared first at Athens 1983 and at Irkutsk 1983, first at Sarajevo 1985 and at Irkutsk 1986, shared first at Hastings 1986-87 and first at Dortmund 1988. He won the Armenian Championship in 1978, 1980, 1998, and 2001. In 2006, he won a team gold medal (together with Levon Aronian, Vladimir Akopian, Karen Asrian, Gabriel Sargissian and Artashes Minasian) at the 37th Chess Olympiad. Smbat Lputyan has been the founder-president of Chess Academy of Armenia since 2002.
|Competitor for Armenia|
Lputian earned the International Master (IM) title in 1982 and the GM title in 1984.
In December 2009, he was awarded the title of "Honoured Master of Sport of the Republic of Armenia".
On the July 2009 FIDE list his Elo rating is 2574. His handle on the Internet Chess Club is "SM".
He has three children he lives with, but also has one daughter who is now living in the United Kingdom with Smbat's first wife. Ani Lputian born on 19/08/92, during the height of Smbat's career.