Sergei Movsesian, of Armenian descent, is a Grandmaster who plays chess for Slovakia now. He was born on 3rd November, 1978, at Tbilisi, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR. He is now 31 years old. His FIDE rating is 22 on November 2009 and Peak rating is 2751 on January 2009.
Sergei won international tournaments at Sarajevo in 2002 & 2007, the Czech Coal Karlsbad tournaments held in Karlovy Vary in 2007 and the Mikhail Chigorim Memorial 2007 in St Petersburg.
After he emerged victorious in 2008 at the star studded Corus B Chess Tournament with an impressive 9.5/13 tally, Sergei Movsesian won a berth for himself in the next year’s premier group.
Sergei may well be called Universal; after being born in Tiblisi in Georgia, he moved to his family’s fatherland, Armenia, till he reached his teen years, then lived in the Czech Republic and played for Slovakia. For many years, he had his rating in the medium to high 2600s, till he continued to raise his ratings since 2008, when he crossed the coveted and elusive 2700 mark. He is expected to further increase his rating after his excellent 5.5/7 score when he beat Carlsen and Svidler at the European Club cup,
Sergei Movsesian is a highly active European league player, playing on teams from Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Bosnia, Greece and also his homeland. His very good scores in the leagues are partly responsible for the recent increase in his rating. With 6.5/9 in the Chigorin Memorial, Sergei tied for a first and shared second in the Euro champs at Plovdiv.
Movsesian is married to Petra Krupkova, the woman Grandmaster.