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Yury Dokhoian

Yury Dokhoian, Porto Carras 2011
Full name Юрий Дохоян
Country Russia
Born October 26, 1964
Altai Krai, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2580 (July 1994)
(No. 83-93 on the July 1994 FIDE ratings list)

Yury Dokhoian (Russian: Юрий Дохоян; born 26 October 1964 in Zyryanovka, Altai Krai) is a Russian Grandmaster of chess (1988) of Armenian origin.

He played several times in the first league of the USSR Chess Championship. In 1986, he tied for second place in the All-Union tournament of young masters. He came 1st in Bucharest 1986, 1st in Plovdiv 1988, tied for 2nd in Budapest 1988, 3rd behind Smbat Lputian and Lev Psakhis in Yerevan 1988, 3rd in Sochi 1988, tied for 1st with Friso Nijboer in Wijk aan Zee 1989 and with Yury Piskov in Copenhagen 1991, 1st in Berlin 1992, 1st in Godesberg 1993, 1st in Lublin 1993, 1st in Bonn 1993, tied for 1st with Tony Miles in Munster 1993.

According to Chessmetrics, at his peak in February 1989 Dokhoian's play was equivalent to a rating of 2687, and he was ranked number 33 in the world. His best single performance was at Yerevan 1988, where he scored 9 of 13 possible points (69%) against 2598-rated opposition, for a performance rating of 2703.

For many years, Dokhoian was Garry Kasparov's second. In 2009, he started cooperating with Sergey Karjakin, being at the same time the coach of the Russian Women's team. He is also the coach of the female world class players, the sisters Tatiana and Nadezhda Kosintseva. In 2007, he was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.